December – MLA Karen McPherson’s Report

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Calgary Mackay Nose Hill!

It has been a busy fall season in the House and I am proud to be your voice in the Legislature.

In October, I announced my decision to sit as an independent member in the Legislature and leave the NDP Caucus. It was a very difficult decision as I have appreciated learning with and from my colleagues. Alberta is changing quickly, and I believe our political processes need to reflect these shifts. Continuing to do politics the way it is done will lead to further polarization. We are missing the middle where we have more in common than we are different, and it is with this in mind that I have chosen to join the Alberta Party. I have been taking time to talk with my constituents about your priorities at bus stops and community events and have developed a survey to get your feedback. I understand that you may have concerns about this move and if you haven’t had the chance to fill out a survey, I encourage you to: https://goo.gl/5zyvTM. As always, your feedback at the office is important as well.

Many people in our community enjoy the great facilities and programs at Vivo, which is close by in Country Hills. It’s a great organization, run by a non-profit foundation and offers us all the opportunity to stay healthy and active. I’m pleased to let you know about some of their programs.

Family Play Pass: Vivo has opened up more time for your family from Monday to Sunday. You can build your pass to fit your family. Get moving together with drop-in fitness classes, open gym, public swim, rock climbing, the fitness centre, and public skate.

Everybody Plays: It takes a village to raise healthier generations. Help raise money for Everybody Plays, a program that supports 150 children, families, and adults every single month. $119 per month gives an entire family the chance to get active together. Last summer 62 kids discovered summer camp through Everybody Plays. Change a life and help others to join Gen H through Everybody Plays. For more information visit www.vivo.ca and hit the ‘make a donation’ button.

We’re always happy to hear from you at the office: by email at calgary.mackay.nosehill@assembly.ab.ca or by phone at 403-215-7710, and you can drop by the office at #106, 8220 Centre Street NE, beside First Calgary Credit Union.

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