Page 7 - February 29 2016
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Letter to the Editor

A willful disregard

for the voters


According to Wikipedia, “spring fever is a
term applied to several sets of physical and
psychological symptoms associated with the
arrival of spring. In general it refers to an
increase in energy, vitality and particularly
sexual appetite, often particularly strong in
those suffering from seasonal affective
disorder (SAD).” I can't comment on the
sexual appetite part, but the other symptoms
certainly seem to apply to our latest crop of Lexie Tymchuk with her mom Rebecca checking out
Alberta premiers! everything at KidsFest on February 20. Rebecca
Last April Premier Prentice, full of the said, "This is our first time attending KidsFest and it is
energy and vitality springing from his nice having an event like this happening in the
apparent conviction that he had effectively community."
killed the Wildrose Official Opposition,
called an election a year earlier than the law
stipulated. I don't know if Jim Prentice Annual Kidsfest draws
suffers from seasonal affective disorder, but
last year's general election result certainly 220 adults with children
made him SAD!
Perhaps it is our unseasonably warm Christine Stunzi with the Edson Play School
weather that prompted Premier Notley to by Deanna Mitchener Association and Stephanie Fossheim
adopt a similar strategy. Notley's Calgary president of the association said, "This is our
The Fourth Annual Kidsfest was held at the Pinegrove
Greenway by-election call is not unlawful, as Middle School February 20 for families with preschool third year taking in KidsFest and it's always a
was Prentice's; however it demonstrates the aged children. The event offered crafts and activities for great place to bring preschool kids to have
same wilful disregard for the voters and the children and parents, along with information from some fun and a great opportunity for parents to
same self-serving partisanship. Not professionals on health and programs. get some important questions answered.”
necessary until the end of May, Notley called Anna Vander Haeghe, chair for Early Childhood
the by-election yesterday, just a few days Matters Coalition, and one of the many organizers for building blocks. Kids had blocks stacked as high
after nominating their NDP candidate. The the Kidsfest was very pleased with the turn out. "We did as they could. They would pull them down and
other major parties have not yet nominated our best at keeping track of families as they came rebuild just as fast as they could.
their candidates; Notley apparently wants to through the door and from what we counted we had 220 Younger children were excited to see some of
catch them unprepared and so cut short their adults with their children attend this year." the local mascots that made an appearance
effective campaigns. 19 different organizations were available including including Bertie and Sparky.
This conservative fervently hopes that local preschool education providers, healthcare We had an incredible group of volunteers and
Notley's attack of spring fever last Tuesday providers, drop-in centers, the Library, Edson Day Care organizations who donated their expertise and time
to help make this event a success. The children
Society, Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School, local
results in the same unhealthy outcome for the RCMP and Fire Station crew. were really enjoying themselves with all the fun
NDP in Calgary-Greenway as Prentice's bout A popular activity station was the Edson Tumblers activities that were made available," said Anna.
with it a year ago had for the PC's province- Gymnastics area where they had a couple of rows of We are so thankful we had families bringing
wide! Alberta's health certainly depends on different types of tumbling activities set up. Kids of all their little ones out. That is always great to see
it! ages were walking beams, climbing in tubes, and over when families can play along side their kids and
Sincerely, the obstacle course. have fun too," said Anna.
Another popular activity was the sand table and
Clyde Corser, President Wildrose West
Yellowhead Constituency Association

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