Our volunteers were out in force in 15 parishes this weekend

By Glen Argan

Our campaign distributed Elect Glen Argan brochures in 15 parishes across Ward 75 this weekend with well over 50 volunteers taking part in the distribution. Thank you to all who lent a hand.

I personally visited three parishes and had an excellent reception with many people telling me straight out that they will vote for me on Oct. 16. Our volunteers had similar experiences.

Sorry that we do not have photos to share; we were too busy meeting people.

We also distributed brochures at four parishes last weekend and will visit a couple of more on the Thanksgiving weekend. All told, more than 60 people have volunteered their time for this campaign, many others have contributed financial resources and a few have allowed us to set up mobile signs in their front yards. Then, there is our small, but effective, phoning committee.

It has been a heartening two days. I am confident, but not over-confident, and I respect all the work my opposition and her volunteers are putting into her campaign. Much work remains to be done. The voters will make their decision on election day.

In the meantime, I urge you to attend the candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Assumption Parish Church Hall, 9040-95 Avenue.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association local is also hosting a forum on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Ave., to which all candidates for the Catholic school board in Edmonton’s seven wards have been invited.

St. Joseph’s Basilica Parish is planning a forum on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. for the three Ward 75 candidates.

As for the needs of our campaign, we are still seeking one location on a major traffic artery in Ward 75 for a large four-by-four-foot sign. If you are willing to offer such a site, please phone me at 780-446-9878.

Any donations to our campaign would also be appreciated. Please make the cheque out to the Glen Argan Campaign and mail them to 9513-95 Avenue, Edmonton T6C 2A1. That’s not my home; there ought be some distance between the candidate and the money that comes in.

Many thanks to all our volunteers, especially to Kathy O’Neill, Claudette Roy, Gloria Pigat and Ray Pinkoski who have taken a leading role in our campaign.

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Glen was the editor of the Western Catholic Reporter in Edmonton, Alberta, for nearly 30 years. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards for editorial and feature writing, layout and design, and general excellence of the WCR. Glen is also the 2015 winner of the Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award. given by Newman Theological College for his work in promoting a Christian culture in Western Canada. He continues to work toward promoting Christian culture as a candidate for the Edmonton Catholic school board.

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