Members of the Opposition from all three parties joined volunteers for Keep Michener Open to go door knocking in Red Deer, collecting more signatures on the petition to keep the facility open. The MLAs were: David Eggen, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Calder; Darshan Kang, Liberal MLA for Calgary- McCall; and Rod Fox, Wildrose MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka. The campaign hopes to have 30,000 signatures before the end of the summer. Over 15,000 signatures have currently been collected.
RED DEER – On June 16, Keep Michener Open volunteers in Red Deer will get help collecting petition signatures from Rod Fox, Wildrose MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, David Eggen, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Calder and Darshan Kang, Liberal MLA for Calgary-McCall.
There was a great turnout for the Edson Area Council annual barbecue on June 11. The area council served up delicious summertime food to seniors from the Parkland Lodge and the Boys and Girls club, among others, as well as members.
AUPE members are encouraged to participate in a rally against government cuts to Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) at the Alberta legislature, Friday June 14 at noon.