February Xth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
I just adore this idea that a senior citizen I met on the street in Tamarack neighbourhood doorknocking last night. He came up with the ingenious idea of having a Food Bank bin outside the doors of the gymnasium at the J. Percy Page High School for the Ward XII All Candidates Byelection Debate on Wednesday, February XVIIth (17th) from VI:XXX-IX:XXX (6:30-9:30) PM! I guess he called up the school principal & the Food Bank staff to suggest the idea & it is going through.
I for one cannot tell you how much this pleases me as both a person & as a candidate! People say that senior citizens don't have great ideas are dead wrong! If it wasn't for this initiative & a war veteran's raw determination in making his idea come to light, there would be no bin at the school. I for one will bring a food donation & I encourage all Edmontonians attending this forum to do so. Plus, this old soldier wishes to remain anonymous in his suggestion & I will respect his wishes & keep his information private! Just a typical soldier, reserved & with decorum!
Hunger is an issue that transcends politics. Look at my most Honourable & Respectable Opponent, a Mr. "Can Man" Dan Johnson & his yearly efforts to garner Food Bank Donations! Frankly, Candidate Danny's efforts, along with those of this senior are truly an inspiration for integrity & honesty above all else in helping the less fortunate of our community during these tough & uncertain economic times! I for one strongly encourage the media, the public & anyone attending to bring all the food you can to the forum, or contribute to one of many Food Bank Bins across the city!
Thank You All,
Source: "The Campaign II Elect R. Joey Koopmans Ward XII YEG City Councilor."
Ward XII Candidate "Can Man" Dan Johnstone