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August 26, 2016 | No Comments

Kudos to A&W Canada for hosting Burgers to Beat MS

Kudos to A&W Canada for hosting Burgers to Beat MS on Aug. 25, 2016 – a fun fundraiser with proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

One dollar from every Teen Burger sold will be donated to help beat this unpredictable and disabling disease.

It was a pleasure to serve at the White Oaks Square A&W on the north side of Edmonton where I met the friendly staff, several dedicated MS Society volunteers and staff and a lot of very nice customers.

It was nice to see support from legendary Oiler Dave Semenko and from several folks who parked their classic cars around the restaurant that was famous for its car hop service.

I had a chance to have a good conversation with a young woman who is living with MS and is leading a thoroughly active life despite it.

Seeking a cure for MS is especially important to me since I lost a very dear friend in June 2015 who’d been living with the disease. My friend Ted Marianix was only 70.

Thanks to everyone for supporting this fine charity fundraiser.

A&W's Burgers to Beat MS
Burgers to Beat MS with Root Bear
Kerry serving root beer at Burgers to Beat MS
Root Beer at A&W's Burgers to Beat MS
A&W Burgers to Beat MS
Burgers to Beat MS with Dave Semenko
Burgers to Beat MS 2
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May 9, 2016 | No Comments

Edmonton’s providing support to Fort McMurray

Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Last Friday, my colleagues and interim-leader Rona Ambrose joined me for the day on a tour of Fort McMurray wildfire relief centres in Edmonton Griesbach.

We visited Northlands Expo Centre and Edmonton Emergency Relief Services, meeting with many victims and volunteers of this natural disaster.

I was encouraged to see our community rallying together to support those affected by the wildfire. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers and businesses that have stepped up to help. You make us all proud!

If you are looking for a way to help, you can donate to the Red Cross online. They are providing important disaster relief, and both the Alberta and federal government have committed to match personal donations.

Northlands Relief Centre

Donations at Edmonton Emergency Relief Services

Corus Outlets Food Donations

Free Taxi Rides Kerry Diotte with Conservative colleagues and CPC Interim Leader Rona Ambrose touring Northlands relief welcome centre

Rona Ambrose talks to Fort MacMurray fire victims in Edmonton Griesbach

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