MP Shelly Glover Visits Dryden
It was an absolute pleasure having Shelly visit our riding and take part in so many activities. As she tours the country conducting round tables to get feedback on the 2012 budget, she stopped in to get Dryden’s opinion from local business owners. Residents voiced their concerns regarding labour shortages and possible solutions for Shelly to take back to Ottawa. She commended the Drydenites for their hard work and willingness to be informed. Shelly also assured the attendees that their concerns would be addressed in the upcoming budget talks.
However, it wasn’t all work and no play for the Winnipeg MP. Shelly hosted a Women in Leadership reception for influential women in the community. As a woman who came up from nothing and achieved her aspirations of becoming a police officer, she shared her personal story and encouraged all women to get involved and make a difference.
From there, we took a tour of the new OPP station on Hwy 17, met with the City of Dryden and members of the Dryden Police Service, handed out candy during the Fall Fair parade and got absolutely drenched at the opening ceremonies in what was quite possibly the storm of the year for Dryden. At the end of a whirlwindy tour, Shelly, myself and my staff went out to the Barclay gun range to show off our shooting skills, courtesy of President of the Northwestern Ontario Police Pistol Combat Association Dan Landrie.
It is so important to have MPs from other ridings come into our area to understand the challenges and successes we incur in the Kenora riding. Shelly got a firsthand look from our business owners, volunteers, city employees and individual members of our community at what we are up against and how we’ve pushed through some tough times.
As a colleague and a personal friend of mine, I would like to sincerely thank Shelly for taking the time to spend a few days in our riding, meeting with our constituents and touring the town. I would also like to thank all of the volunteers, business owners and members of the community for welcoming Shelly to Dryden and making her visit one to remember.
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