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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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07 Sep 2018 All Candidates Meeting

All Candidates Meeting On May 24th ARPA Niagara hosted an all candidates meeting for Haldimand Norfolk at Rosa Flora (local business).  The evening was a very successful. We have seven candidates running in our riding and we where blessed to have 5 out of 7 attend the meeting.  We were also blessed to have 100 or so people attend the meeting (which was surprising considering there was a school membership meeting that night)  being a 50/50 split of the local community and our church community. We allowed people to write questions down...

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07 Sep 2018 Life Hike

Life Hike Steinbach is a small city in southern Manitoba and every year they host a Life Hike in support of the lives of all human beings. The previous record for attendance was 160 and this year they attracted more than 400 people to their event! Among the attendees was Member of Parliament Ted Falk. Later that same day Mr. Falk post this message to his Facebook page: Close to 500 Pro-Life supporters attended the annual LifeHike today in Steinbach. Many Canadians don’t realize that Canada sits among a tiny number of countries,...

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07 Sep 2018 Parental Choice Float

Parental Choice Parade Float We had our float in the parade along with the Local ARPA Group. Our sign read Education; Must be Parental Choice, Should be Parental Choice, Is for the Next Generation, Produces Local Athletes. We received a lot of positive comments, thumbs up, and clapping. One person said, "Look Parental Choice, that's what we need." We did not receive any negative comments that I know of. ...

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