Members Statement Families First Society

On November 25, we were honored to have MLA Jessica Littlewood introduce Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur, and Families First Executive Director, Heather Boonstra, to the Legislative Assembly in a Members Statement.  As we listen to MLA Littlewood, we can’t help but be struck once again by how much our community is embedded in everything we do. The 950 families – those are all of you. The Touch a Truck event – full credit to Meghan Pollard and Denise Stacey of Little Minion Events for organizing that amazing event, and to the many participants, sponsors and volunteers, including members of the Elks Club, for helping to make it a huge success.  Families First was very fortunate to have benefited by the funds Touch a Truck raised in its first year here in Fort Saskatchewan. The Take Back the Night Walk, which raises awareness about ending violence against women and girls, began as a Families First event, and has now been adopted by another grass roots group of community members, White Ribbon Fort Saskatchewan. Families First could not do what we do, without each of you who do so much in our “village”.  In the spirit of “Ubuntu”, or “I am because of you”, thank you!


On November 25, we were honored to have MLA Jessica Littlewood introduce Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur, and Families First Executive Director, Heather Boonstra, to the Legislative Assembly in a Members Statement.  As we listen to MLA Littlewood, we can’t help but be struck once again by how much our community is embedded in everything we do. The 950 families – those are all of you. The Touch a Truck event – full credit to Meghan Pollard and Denise Stacey of Little Minion Events for organizing that amazing event, and to the many participants, sponsors and volunteers, including members of the Elks Club, for helping to make it a huge success.  Families First was very fortunate to have benefited by the funds Touch a Truck raised in its first year here in Fort Saskatchewan. The Take Back the Night Walk, which raises awareness about ending violence against women and girls, began as a Families First event, and has now been adopted by another grass roots group of community members, White Ribbon Fort Saskatchewan. Families First could not do what we do, without each of you who do so much in our “village”.  In the spirit of “Ubuntu”, or “I am because of you”, thank you!