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    MLA report April 7

    Hello Chestermere! Sadly, another young person was killed on a local highway. 19 year old Quinton Peplinski of Langdon died at the scene of an accident on Highway 797. Friends and others from the community gathered at Langdon Field House on March 29 and released balloons to honour his memory. It is especially cruel when we lose our young people. While we do not know the exact circumstances that led to his death, it reinforces our resolve to advocate for safety improvements on our highways.
    Last Saturday, World Autism Awareness Day, we held our Light It Up Blue Fundraiser at the Delacour Hall in beautiful weather. It was heartwarming to see the Chili Teams, public, celebrity judges, speakers, and prospective employers gather together to support Inclusion Alberta and Autism Speaks Canada in their efforts to assist in ensuring these very ABLE people become engaged, productive, tax paying members of our society. We would like to thank:
    Celebrity Judges: Mazlie Gehring, Mackenzie Murphy, Coral Bliss Taylor, Constable David Graham, RCMP
    Our Speakers: Garth Johnson, Meticulon Inc., Laura LaPeare, Bev LaPeare, Angela Pitt, MLA
    Charities: Sara Protasow, Inclusion Alberta; Sherrie Cameron, Autism Speaks Canada
    The Chili Teams:
    Rotary Club of Chestermere (Chestermere)
    Carolyn Leece, Mardi Oel, Jason McKee, Ralph Hamilton. Jim Britten, Carolyn Christison

    Newsy Neighbour Superheros (Langdon)
    Aleesha Gosling, Todd Gosling, Ryan Gerimia, Denise Geremia

    Meatless Wonders (Chestermere)
    Patricia Matthews, Katy Domansky, Chris Steeves, Martin Shields

    Smouldering Dung (Langdon)
    Kevin Casement, Alana Casement, Leah Casement, Anne Brander, Bruce Brander

    Beans In Jeans (Springbank)
    Cathi Day, Carol Cowan, Jeannine Janewich, Ann Logue, Jennifer Wainwright

    Red Hot Chilis (Chestermere and Rocky View)
    Heather Davies, Kim Urban, Heather Forsyth, Jenn Gillies, Anne Povey

    Inclusion Calgary (Calgary)
    Kate Houston

    No Mercy Chili (Chestermere and Rocky View)
    Justin Bon, Christy Redl, Patty Sproule, Sean Postlewaite, Coralee McIntosh, Alicea Sproule

    Let’s Get Rec’d (Indus Rec Centre)
    Brandon Nichols, Linda Perich, Shonna Tkachuk

    Donors Of Supplies and Services: Pinks n Plates, Rotary Chestermere, Buy Low Foods Langdon, Eric’s NoFrills Chestermere, Early Minds PreSchool, Nadine Cox, Indus Graphics, Bank Of Nova Scotia, Waiting Room Café, West Creek Auto Wash, Parveen Aheer-German, Aheer Studio Of performance

    Silent Auction Donors: Anonymous, Chestermere Law, Rand Silkie, Paul Hart, Betty Tanner, JK Apparel, Strathmore Real Deals, Springbank Park For All Seasons, Terri Finnegan, Browns Social House, Boston Pizza, Chestermere Landing, Chestermere Taxi, Rainbow Falls Dental, Chestermere Smiles Dental, Malek’s Hairstyling

    1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize Donor: West Creek Auto Wash

    Our Volunteers: Gillian Parmar, Alessandra Predolin, Laura Bechard, Henry White, Emma Taylor, Synergy, Alicea Sproule, Akesh Aheer, Malkeet Aheer, Sehran Aheer, Nicole and Kelsey Johnson
    The Beautiful Delcour Hall: Colleen Laye
    Above And Beyond: Dave Kersey
    Everyone who came out and supported this great cause.
    THANKS TO YOU ALL. It was heartwarming to see this come together and we hope to do this again next year. If we missed anybody we will catch you next week. We are truly grateful for your energy and generosity.
    Leela Sharon Aheer, MLA and Peter Tindall