We were honoured to be mentioned in the Manitoba Legislature yesterday by MLA for Dawson Trail, Bob Lagasse during a Private Members Statement. You can read Bob's statement below and watch the video.
Thank you, Madame Speaker,
I rise in the house today to recognize an active community organization and not-for-profit that provides an essential service to adults living with intellectual abilities in the Dawson Trail area.
Located in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Pulford Community Living Services has been a part of the town for a full 10 years, making connections between the people they serve and the community. Through the help of volunteers, Pulford provides those with abilities an opportunity to find their strengths.
They also provide individuals with employment opportunities. One of these opportunities came in the form of a second-hand shop that started as an employment initiative. The Store sells gently used clothing, furniture, housewares and home décor at affordable prices.
Madam Speaker I had the opportunity to tour the store and the building it is housed in. I was extremely impressed with the facility and the fantastic work being done by the individuals that work there. The revenue raised by the store goes directly to furthering the organization and the people they serve.
They have also partnered with the town of Ste. Anne to become as much a part of the community. This partnership includes operating the Recycling Depot for the town.
Last year Pulford Community Living Services held a picnic in the park, and it was a great success. This year, they will once again be hosting their picnic at the Ste. Anne splashpad, complete with food, games, and a bouncy castle.
Please rise and join me in acknowledging Pulford Community Living Services as Dawson Trail Hero’s and the outstanding work they do.