April was a busy month with an even busier month planned! Thank you to the many Conservatives who have come out and participated.
In March we have done the following:
Participated in Legion Branch No. 606’s Easter Day Parade
On Saturday, April 8th, Pickering-Uxbridge Federal Conservatives had numerous volunteers and Board Members participating in the Parade. This will be the last year in which the Legion will be hosting the Parade. In future years, the City of Pickering has stepped up in running this event.
Hosted a Nation-Wide Hybrid Policy Meeting
On April 23rd, Pickering-Uxbridge Conservatives hosted a nation-wide Policy Breakfast with over thirty-two (32) EDAs from around the country who joined either in-person or online at the Pickering Legion Branch No. 606.
Thank you to the EDA Board Members who helped support this event with the food, drinks, accessories, etc. Raveena Rajasingham and Pat Perry for the food. John Meloche for technical assistance.
Ajax Conservative’s EDA Pub Night Fundraiser/Social
Pickering-Uxbridge’s Conservative EDA also had representation at Ajax’s Pub Night Fundraiser/Social. We supported our neighboring Conservatives, and we hope that we can take each other’s best practices to better organize for our next election and build bridges that may be useful for our EDA.
Thank you to Ajax’s President, Dave Saunders for the invitation.
Scarborough-Rouge Park’s EDA AGM
I was invited by Scarborough Rouge-Park’s President Craig Anhorn who allowed me to give some words of support to our fellow Conservatives to the West. Moreover, it enabled me to invite some of the members to our future events and to bring attention to the progress we have made locally. Moreover, we also do share some members on our respective EDAs so in good faith, it is always good to have a positive relationship with our neighbors.
Tim Hortons Smile Cookies
Two of our Board Members: John Meloche (PUCEDA Secretary) & Ayesha Sardar, took part in making smile cookies in support of Durham Children’s Aid Society. Thank you for positively representing our EDA in the community!
Our Upcoming Events in May will Include:
PUCEDA’s Pints and Politics Evening (Sunday, May 7th, 2023)
This Sunday, I am proud to announce that we will be hosting a Pints and Politics evening between 4-7PM at the Harp and Crown Pub (300 Kingston Road Pickering, ON L1V 1A2).
There will be special guests which include: Pickering’s Mayor Kevin Ashe, Member of Parliament Jamie Schmale, Member of Provincial Parliament Patrice Barnes, Former Member of Parliament Bob Saroya, Toronto Mayoral Candidate Anthony Furey, National Councillor Stewart Kiff, and National Policy Committee Member Sue McArthur.
Tickets are $20, which includes dinner and can be purchased at: https://www.puceda.ca/pub_night_with_pints_politics_may_7_2023
Family Meet & Greet Evening with Member of Parliament Tom Kmiec (Friday, May 12th)
Due to a scheduling conflict, MP Tom Kmiec will be unable to attend our Pints and Politics Evening. In lieu, we will be having a Meet and Greet on Friday, May 12th at Second Cup (650 Kingston Road Pickering, ON L1V 1A6).
If you would like to attend, please RSVP at https://www.puceda.ca/meet_greet_with_mp_tom_kmiec
Only Members who RSVP will be able to attend the Event
We are trying to support our local small businesses, so all attendees would have to purchase their own food and drinks at the Second Cafe. The owners would like to thank everyone who helps purchase anything in advance!
In closing, I appreciate the grassroots support we have been receiving from our membership. The Direct Mail Campaign started last month, and we appreciate our members’ generosity to help successfully organize to win our Constituency in the next Federal Election.