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Appreciation open house held for Robin Campbell

by Deanna Mitchener Campbell, asked Val Findlay to give a presentation on
behalf of the Edson and Hinton Friendship Centers.
On July 19 an appreciation open house, to provide Findlay said, "Like everyone else has already said
members of the community the opportunity to stop in Robin has done so much for us, and our communities.
for a social with former MLA Robin Campbell, was But I would also like to thank you on behalf of the
held at the Pioneer Cabin. Aboriginal Communities. I can honestly say that your
Campbell served as MLA of the riding from 2008 to work has made a big change within our communities.
2015. Along the way Campbell gained many friends You have not only become a friend but someone that
and supporters. believes that aboriginal people contribute to our
Jim Gomowka, president of the constituency, began communities and that we are not just takers. I think that
blind view his speech by thanking Robin Campbell for all his hard is really important, so on behalf of the Edson and Hinton
Friendship Centre we would like to thank you so much
work over the years. "There is someone else in this
for your friendship, your support, your contributions to
window picture that experienced all the same things that Robin our Friendship Centers, and our communities."
was involved in, and that is Robin's lovely wife
Obviously moved by the speeches, Campbell closed
Jennifer. Jennifer did a lot of things that kept Robin
fashions going. We recognize there were some very difficult the presentations by saying, "It has been a pleasure
serving over the years and it is a pleasure to be here
times and we just have to thank Jennifer for being there
to support Robin over the years. The PC party was today. I want to thank all of you. I have met some good
going to give Robin a gift. But after plenty of thought I friends. We were doing some great things in this riding
decided on no gift at this time, as Robin Campbell is not and some great things as a government. It is a great
riding with great people. My wife Jennifer and I just
July 20 finished here yet. He is still the person who represents photo Deanna Mitchener spent 10 days together for the first time in seven years.
West Yellowhead from the PC Party. We don't want to
Seven years is a long time. It took a lot of my health, but
see that change until such time Robin comes to us and
August 10 explains how he wants to move forward. We know if Edson Mayor Greg Pasychny presents Robin it is slowly getting better. I am back out fishing and
doing other things I love. I've work hard over the years
you decide not to re-elect as our representative, you will
and I would still be there if I could.”
August 31 be one of our supporters and will help guide us back to Campbell with a clock during the open house for people and we are seeing a lot of change with young
“I think there is a lot of potential with the Aboriginal
where we rightfully belong as a PC Party," said
the former MLA on July 19.
MP Jim Eglinski said, "I didn't get much opportunity
September 21 to work with Robin, but in the short time I did get to impossible, so we are grateful for that." chiefs on the First Nations side. The women's first Métis
Counsel is doing some great work,” said Campbell.
“I want to thank everyone for coming out today. I
know Robin, I learned to respect him very much. On
Mayor of Edson, Greg Pasychny, said, "Normally I
October 12 behalf of the federal government we thank you for the start my speeches off with, 'it brings me great pleasure,' took over some pretty big shoes when I took over for
Ivan Strang and I hope I have left some big shoes to be
service you have given to this area. We thank Jennifer as
well today is not one of those days that gives me great
November 2 well, because we couldn't do our jobs without the pleasure. We would like to present Robin with a clock, filled. I would also like to wish Jim Eglinski the very
best in his coming election this October. I want to thank
support of our wives."
to represent the time, until Robin gets to run again. Our
those that worked on my campaign and Kevin for being
Gerald Soroka, Mayor of Yellowhead County, said,
list is endless of the many things Robin has done for our
November 23 "On behalf of Yellowhead County we wish to thank community. The biggest one being of course the new my press secretary. Thank you all very much."
Robin Campbell for the years he has dedicated to our
hospital that is almost complete. We have money secure
December 14 constituency so far. It sounds like there is still a bright right now for the Parkland Lodge that will be expanded My name is
promising future, so in the future when you decide to
and that was a lot of hard work too. As a community we
retire officially it will give us another opportunity to
thank you for your hard work. There are definitely
present to you. But currently, for now we just want to things in this community we can show for all your work. Mittens. I love
thank you for the years you have assisted us, throughout It brings sadness that when we go to cut the ribbon at the snuggles and pets
everything we have tried to accomplish." new hospital, you won't be there to help cut the ribbon more than anything
Rico Damota from Jasper said, "On behalf of Council after all the work you did for our community in getting else. I’m very well
and the Municipality of Jasper, we thank Robin for all it." behaved and calm
The mood took a turn and many were fighting back
Blind View his hard work (thus far) Robin was instrumental on tears as Kevin Zahara, former press secretary for for a kitten. I like
getting our new school in Jasper, without him it was
kids, love other
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