Ways I’ve been involved with the Burlington Conservative Association as we are ‘Working To Better Our Community’!

♦ In June 2021, I was elected by Burlington Conservative Association members to run as the Conservative Candidate in the Burlington Riding in the next general federal election. ♦  Just 35 days later during the 2021 Federal election, I placed second to incumbent Karina Gould. I received the most ‘second place votes’ of any Candidate from any Political Party in Canada in Election 44. ♦ After the Election I became the Candidate of Record for the Burlington Riding. ♦ On Remembrance Day 2021, I was honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the Association at the Burl Oak Naval Veterans Sunrise Service at the Naval Ships Memorial Monument at Spencer Smith Park. ♦ At Christmas I helped plan a 2021 BCA Christmas Skating Party for association members, Election campaign volunteers and their families. ♦  In March 2022, my Association held our AGM which I took part in. ♦ In 2022, we held two events (one in the spring & one in the fall) to educate and raise money & awareness for the people of Ukraine. Our spring event was held at the Polish Hall on March 26th. I was honoured to be Master of Ceremonies along with special guest speakers Christian Borys of Saint Javelin, MP Dan Muys,Krystina Waler of Help Us Help, and Konstantyn Sheweli, President of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada – Hamilton Branch. ♦ On May 1st, 2022, we were part of a group of EDAs to organize a GTA West Leadership Meet & Greet where those all candidates seeking the Conservative Party leadership participated to share their views and policies and meet with those who attended. Over 1000 people attended. ♦  In the summer of 2022, I spoke at a BBQ & Lawn Bowling event that was held for members and their families. ♦ In early September 2022, before the CPC Leadership Vote deadline, I collected last-minute vote submissions from local members and delivered them to Ottawa to ensure that every member had the opportunity to cast their vote for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ♦  In the fall of 2022, on November 9th, we held a Pints & Politics with MP Melissa Lantsman, Deputy Leader of the Opposition. This was a Sold-Out event. ♦ For Remembrance Day 2022, I was once again honoured to lay a wreath at the Naval Veterans’ Memorial at Spencer Smith Park on behalf of the Burlington Conservative Association. ♦ Our fall ‘Burlington Community Uniting for Ukraine’ event was held on November 19th, and we had MP Dan Muys, President of the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress Peter Schturyn, and Lukas Daschko from Saint Javelin Head Office as speakers. I acted as Master of Ceremonies. ♦ In December 2022 we held our Annual Christmas Party at the Holiday Inn. It was a great day to mingle with members of our EDA, enjoy good food and listen to lovely music provided by two local high school musicians. ♦ …

♦ In 2023 I helped to plan and hold two BCA Town Halls – the first in February, on Affordability and the second, in April, on Public Safety. I acted as Moderator and special guest speakers were invited by me. Both Town Halls were well attended by community members. More are being planned as part of our BCA Town Hall Series. ♦  This spring I attended 3 BCA grassroots policy events with neighbouring EDAs – 2 Roundtables and a GTA West Policy & Constitution Workshop. Two of our EDA policy proposals were advanced into CPC’s Ideas Lab as a result of these grassroots events. ♦ On April 19th we held our Delegate Selection Meeting. As Burlington Candidate of Record, I was an automatic delegate for our CPC Common Sense Convention in Quebec City. ♦ In 2022, and 2023, we have continued with our annual Clean Up Green Up event, a community initiative by Burlington Green marking Earth Day. I am always pleased to help clean up a part of my Burlington Riding each year, even in the rain! ♦ In June 2023, our Association held their AGM and it was great to have an in-person AGM again! ♦ In September 2023, over 2,500 participants from across Canada attended the CPC Convention in Quebec City. Several Riding Association members attended, including the EDA President and myself. ♦  In September I attended the Appleby Street Festival, spreading the ‘Bring it Home’ message. ♦ This fall, we hosted a Pints & Politics event at Hagerty Garage & Social on October 10th with guest MP Scott Aitchison. The exotic cars and the MP’s Q & A session were a real draw and made for another Sold-Out event! ♦ This year, as I’m currently a Nomination Contestant, seeking to be Candidate once again, I laid my own wreath at the Cenotaph in honour of my Veteran family members. My father and mother are both buried in Veteran’s plots in Brampton. ♦ It was an awesome fundraiser on November 20th at the beautiful Burlington Golf & Country Club with the CPC Convention opening keynote speakers as our special guests. 100% of the fundraiser contributions stay in our Riding to help elect a Conservative MP! Once again, I got to hear from Lieutenant-General (retd) Michel Maisonneuve & his wife Major (retd) Barbara Maisonneuve give a rousing speech. ♦ And finally, for last year I had the opportunity to meet up with local association members at the BCA Members’ Christmas Party on December 7th. It was great speaking with our new Ontario National Councillor Alex Corelli, who attended our event and brought a message from our National Council. There were ‘Bring It Home’ draw prizes, and of course there was Santa!♦ …

♦So far in 2024, despite being busy working on my nomination, I’ve attended the BCA Bowling Party and I took part in the April 6th Canada Wide Canvass in our riding. ♦

My hope is to once again be nominated as the Burlington Riding Candidate, and to be able to continue this great work along with the Burlington Conservative Association Members, Board of Directors and the Conservative Party of Canada! Let’s bring on the next election, so I can get to work and represent all Burlington Riding residents here & in Ottawa! Let’s Bring It Home!

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