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    Cherish the warmth of the season

    It’s that time of year again! The Christmas holidays are upon us. There is so much I could write about from a political standpoint, but I thought I’d do something different this week. I’d like to share some thoughts on the season and express my gratitude to you and to this wonderful country, province, and community that we call home.
    First off, I hope this finds you happy, healthy and ready to enjoy some quality time with family and friends.
    It’s funny, but preparing for the season actually becomes one of the busiest times of the year in our home. Is yours the same?
    There is the shopping, the baking, the Christmas and music concerts, the decorating, preparing for company, social events, etc, etc. To be completely honest, Lisa handles the bulk of this in our home, especially the baking part! It does make for some long days and late nights. This is where we have to remember to take the foot off the gas pedal at some point.
    When the rush is over, I hope we all find the time to kick back and cherish the warmth of the season. We have much to be grateful for.
    We unquestionably live in one of the greatest possible places on this planet. Oh sure, there’s the weather, (and what a season it’s been already on that front!) but for the most part we have it pretty good. There are so many people around the world that would give anything for the freedom and prosperity that we enjoy. On that note, I can’t tell you how much my heart filled with pride at the great turnout for our Remembrance Day ceremony this year. Yes, I think we recognize our blessings and those who sacrificed so much so we could enjoy them.
    On behalf of Lisa, Mitch, Morgan, and Ally I want to wish you and your loved ones the very best of the Christmas season. Here’s hoping 2014 is a terrific year for you also.
    I’d also like to extend an invitation to you to join Lisa and I, and a room full of great people, as we ring in the New Year with a New Year’s Eve party at the Chestermere Recreation Centre. It’s been awhile since we’ve thrown a party so we will be decorating the MPP room, serving a three course meal, ringing in the New Year with a champagne toast, and dancing the night away. If you’d like tickets, go to BruceMcAllister.ca, or call Melissa at (587) 226-7039.
    They are starting to go quickly, so if you would like to join us, act fast before we sell out.
    We would love to have you celebrate with us.
    Again, from my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    God Bless,