Anita meets with Girl Guides

girl_guides_wide.jpgAnita enjoyed meeting with local Girl Guides and Pathfinders at General Burns Park to talk about leadership and answer questions about the Canadian Parliament. An impressive group of young leaders learning about service to our community.

Anita attends Nowruz celebration

nowruz.jpgAnita was pleased to attend a celebration of Nowruz hosted by the Afghan Students Association. Norway is a celebration of the New Year and the arrival of Spring. It is celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 

Anita attends inter-faith dialogue

Interfaith_circle.JPGAnita joined Catherine McKenna and Greg Fergus at an inter-faith dialogue circle with faith leaders from across Ottawa from Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths. They discussed how to work together against prejudice and hate.

Anita attends Britannia Woods Food Pantry 25th anniversary

britannia_food.jpgThe Britannia Woods Food Pantry has operated on volunteer efforts for 25 years to provide food to some of the most vulnerable in our community. While it is unfortunate that such a service is needed in our community, the hard work of countless volunteers and the generosity of donors has made a significant difference for many families. 

Anita attends Woodroffe United Church Dessert & Drama Play

Woodroffe_drama.JPGOttawa West-Nepean has a rich artistic and cultural scene. Anita enjoyed a play by Joan Conrod as part of the "Dessert and Drama" series at Woodroffe United Church. It was a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek story about the Mothers of Confederation as part of Canada's 150th year celebrations.

Anita recognizes Syrian refugee family

Anita attended a potluck dinner at St. Remi church for the one-year anniversary of the arrival of the Nawful family, refugees from Syria that were hosted by parishioners at the church at the initiative of a group of high school students. During a visit to parliament, Anita recognized the family and their sponsors in a statement to the House of Commons. The family are doing well, they are working and studying hard and very grateful for the generosity of Canadians.