Summer of Connection

Coffee parties, Pow-wows and parades. The summer of 2022 is proving to be a time when people are coming out to come together once again.

In June, I met with constituents at meetings in a number of Saskatchewan Rivers communities. The vast majority of people that came out wanted to talk about how they were affected by overreaching government mandates. A second topic that emerged was how badly the province’s 2022-23 budget has failed to meet needs in the education system. The problems brought to my attention are extremely concerning. I will ask the government to address these issues when the house resumes in the fall.

The Sturgeon Lake Pow-wow brought visitors and dancers from across North America to their community. My granddaughter Jane and I participated in the Grand Entry and experienced such gracious hospitality. Thank you for the heartfelt invitation and friendship.

During the long weekend in Candle Lake, I was amazed at the number of people who filled the streets for the parade. Clearly people are excited to re-connect with community and enjoy our Saskatchewan summer.

I am looking forward to attending a number of other events in the coming weeks including two 100th Anniversaries. The Debden Centennial will be held July 29th to July 31st. Albertville is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the church opening in the St. Jacques/St. James Parish the same weekend. These are important milestones that are a testament to the heart of the people in these communities.

If you see me out and about, please take a moment to say hello and chat about what is on your mind.

As always, I may be contacted by email at, by phone at 306-787-0615 or by mail at RR5 Site 16 Box 4 Prince Albert SK, S6V 5R3