Action Story

07 Sep 2018 Caroling with your MLA

Caroling with your MLA During the Christmas break my wife and I and a friend had the opportunity to join our local MLA and some of his supporters for his annual Christmas caroling ritual. It was a short and simple event. We shook hands with everyone in the MLA's office and then went out on the Main Street of our downtown core and sang a few songs outside on the street corners. We went into a few stores and restaurants and sang to the customers. One of the stores was the...

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07 Sep 2018 We Need a Law Flag Display

We Need a Law flag display The flag display went well, with around 30 students volunteering to help. We were set up at a park on a busy street corner in downtown Hamilton, and didn't have a lot of foot traffic, but there were a considerable number of cars going by. Many of the drivers and passengers honked or gave us thumbs-up -- even one city bus driver, who went by several times on his regular route, honked each time he went by in support of our cause. It was amazing...

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07 Sep 2018 School Club Posters

ARPA School Club Posters In order to enlist new club members, one ARPA School Club in the Hamilton area designed some creative posters! They had a great response and a strong and active club today. Maybe something worth trying with your Club this year. ...

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07 Sep 2018 Council Elections Meeting

Council Elections Meeting Our local ARPA group hosted an informal evening at my home to encourage people to consider running in the upcoming municipal elections this fall. We wanted to encourage people who have considered such a position to come out and discuss it, and also provide support and encouragement. We had a local christian Councillor who had served in the recent past also come out and he gave us a picture of what such a position entails, answered questions and offered valuable insight. I think this meeting was valuable as...

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07 Sep 2018 Fundraising Dinner – ON

Local Chapter Fundraising Dinner On May 5, the Oxford ARPA chapter held their annual fundraising dinner for the year. The day started out with some challenges as the venue informed us that it had no electricity and probably would not have that turned back on until the evening or next day. Several hours were spent desperately searching for another venue. Fortunately, we were able to find another, and the evening proceeded. A message was sent out to those who had signed up for the dinner, and although our actual numbers were...

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07 Sep 2018 Flower Campaign

Flower Campaign During a recent brainstorming session with ARPA’s Grassroots Manager, our ARPA Chapter came up with the idea of a flower campaign as a way of encouraging elected officials and bringing them a message. At the AGM we enlisted volunteers to sign up for one of the business days in October to carry out this campaign. Each volunteer visited the office of MP Rachael Harder, MLA Shannon Phillips and MLA Maria Fitzpatrick with flowers and with a handwritten card of thanks and encouragement. A separate group of volunteers went to...

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07 Sep 2018 Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement Cole from Ottawa was concerned about the new budget in 2018, and sent a letter to the Finance Minister and to the Shadow Minister of Finance. He received this reply from Shadow Minister Poilievre. MPs love hearing from the youth. If you're in school encourage your friends to do this with you! Parents, teachers, pastors etc. you can encourage your children, your students, or your youth groups to do the same! You'd be suprised at the response. ...

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07 Sep 2018 March for Life – AB 2018

March for Life - Edmonton 2018 We broke our record! Yes, you read this right. This year, Edmonton March for Life broke record of attendance. We had 3000 people at the March for Life event! This year we had 4 more school from Red Deer as well as PICS from Edmonton join us at the March. Despite the cold and rainy weather it was so good to see so many people. I chatted with so many new people, returning ones as well as new ones. We talked about the importance of these events, the...

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07 Sep 2018 March for Life – Victoria 2018

March for Life - Victoria 2018 For those of us in BC making it out to the capital for the March for Life and surrounding events is no small ordeal. A mother with 4 children that I met up with, started their day with a rude awakening at around 4:30 am to make in to a carpool in Langley and off to the 8am ferry to the Island as the 9 am was booked up well in advance of the march. I was among those privileged to board the 8 am...

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07 Sep 2018 Speaker Event

Speaker Event David Sweet, PC MP for Binbrook, Elfrida, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Mount Hope, Rural Ancaster, Upper Stoney Creek, Waterdown, spoke on How Christians can Help Those with Mental Illness. ARPA Hamilton hosted an informative evening on April 12, 2018. We invited David Sweet to speak to us on Christians helping those with mental illness. There were around 180 people in attendance. He spoke of growing up with a brother with mental illness and its challenges. He also spoke of caring for his brother’s child who also had mental illness and the effects on the family....

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