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It’s been a hectic spring and summer! After a spring election, Throne Speech and budget, this is my first real opportunity to take a deep breath and express my gratitude. In that spirit, I want to thank the people of Tuxedo for re-electing me as their MLA.
Over the past 16 years I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful constituents and community leaders. Tuxedo is a strong and vibrant community, and I will work hard to represent your interests at the Manitoba legislature.
While summer is a good time to pause and give thanks to those around you, it’s also a great time to kick back and have some fun. In this respect, Tuxedo offers so much for families looking to enjoy the sunshine—most of which can be found at the wonderful Assiniboine Park.
I am so lucky to have this world-class destination in my constituency, and it is hard to know where to begin when describing all the special events and unique attractions available to families.
Due in part to its redevelopment plan, the Assiniboine Park Zoo has evolved into a truly remarkable place. The Journey to Churchill attraction features what the zoo calls the “most comprehensive” exhibit of northern species in the world. As you wind your way through the exhibit, you will experience everything from the vast arctic tundra, the beautiful habitat of the polar bears, and the dazzling northern lights of the Aurora Borealis Theatre.
After having the pleasure of visiting Churchill on Canada Day this year to participate in the polar bear plunge in support of Special Olympics Manitoba, I can tell you that the exhibit is a true-to-life replica of our beautiful northern community!
Tuxedo families looking to appreciate the natural beauty of carefully cultivated greenery and plant life can also check out the Assiniboine Park Conservatory and formal gardens. They can further enjoy the wooded Qualico Family Centre, available to book for receptions, banquets and other events.
The park is also hosting the Manitoba rural and northern juried art show from August 6-28 and a live broadcast of the CBC’s “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” on August 20 at 7:30 pm on the Lyric Stage.
I want to thank you all again for your support, and I hope you will get out and enjoy everything that Tuxedo, and especially Assiniboine Park, has to offer this summer!