Fedeli Pays Tribute to Local Spirit of the SeasonNovember 29, 2017
QUEEN’S PARK — Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli delivered a Members’ Statement in the Ontario Legislature today celebrating community spirit this Christmas and holiday season.
Text of his statement is as follows:
The spirit of Christmas is very much alive in Nipissing, with a host of seasonal events taking place to inspire the yuletide cheer.
I understand the North Bay Santa Claus parade was a huge hit as always. Speaker, I was here for the weekend votes.
But this past Friday, I did have the opportunity to take part in the annual Downtown Christmas Walk, which features the traditional tree lighting, and showcases our downtown merchants.
It was a great opportunity. Our office stays open late and I can tell you first-hand, the cookies my wife Patty – Miss P as she’s called at home – offers up, they’re well worth the visit to the office!
The holiday season in Nipissing also offers up some wonderful music entertainment.
The Canadian Forces Base North Bay band and just held its annual concert at the Capitol Centre.
Scollard Hall was packed for the 3rd annual Christmas Concert in support of Nipissing Serenity Hospice.
Haleyfest is an annual one-night celebration of local children’s school choirs in memory of Art and Doris Haley. It too takes place at the Capitol Centre a week from tonight.
And the Ontario Northland Christmas train rolls into North Bay on Sunday evening.
And, of course, the volunteers with the North Bay Santa Fund are hard at work once again, raising funds and tapping into the enormous generosity of our community to help those families less fortunate in our area.
Speaker, I’m so proud that in Nipissing, the Christmas season is about spreading joy and good cheer and making a difference in our communities.
And don’t forget your red (Salvation Army) kettles.
Thank you, Speaker.
Video of Fedeli’s statement can be found online here: https://youtu.be/X_OEnYc0w2g