Kay Jay Wte
July 30 at 11:06pm
I have a question for candidates. What have you done in the past five years to build a stronger Airdrie? If you are an incumbent councilmember, I would like to know what projects or programmes you spearheaded in your last term on council.
Thank you so much for this question Kayla Jessen! It is important to know the background of your candidates and their commitment level within the city.
To answer your question - I moved to Airdrie 5 years ago and became active in the community right away volunteering with the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society on their Board of Directors. This experience really launched my love of this community. Seeing how the city came out (even on very cold nights) to support one another and this organization, was inspiring.
I have volunteered with many organizations since such as:
- Airdrie Health Foundation
- Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie
- Airdrie Food Bank
- Rockyview School District (Elementary Schools)
- Airdrie Pro Rodeo
- Volunteer Airdrie
- The Nose Creek Players/ Bert Church Theatre
- Creative Airdrie (Mayor's Night of the Arts)
- 2014 Alberta Summer Games
- Air 106.1 (Host of "Tina's Tips")
- Airdrie MLA Election
- Calgary Reads "Wee Read" Program
- ATB Jail and Bail "Jail Bird"
- Airdrie Public Library
- Sagewood Community Festival
- Mike's March for Mental Health (Zombie Walk)
- Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society
- The Yay Airdrie Campaign
...and pretty much anywhere that will let me come on board. I believe that communities are built on volunteers and strong families, so I have tried to help wherever I can.
I shop local, try to attend as many local functions and city activities with my family as possible, and engage everyone that I know to get involved in their city! I also use many local sites to upcycle within the community whenever possible and to support small home based businesses.
Through my event planning company, Fuel Creative, I have been able to engage local suppliers instead of outsourcing for local events, while creating exciting, engaging events for our citizens, such as the Alberta Winter Games Bid Tour, The RVS 2017 Graduation Ceremonies and the Airdrie Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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