Just giving a little bit more PR to what should be a great event at Carleton on Wednesday:
Title: A Conversation with Justin Trudeau
Location: Mike's Place, University Centre, Carleton University, 1233 Colonel By Drive
Price: 4 OC Transpo Bus tickets
Time: 6-8 PM
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Notes: Justin Trudeau is coming to Ottawa-Centre! The Ottawa-Centre Federal Liberal Association and the Ottawa-Centre Federal Young Liberal Association invite you to join JUSTIN TRUDEAU and PENNY COLLENETTE at Carleton University for an evening of drinks and conversation. Possible Topics: Youth Involvement and the Environment
** Why are we asking for bus tickets?
Very recently 9 Ottawa families lost their homes in a fire. Along with losing their homes and their belongings, one family lost their youngest child and have 6 remaining children to care for. Penny Collenette and her team held a drive this past Sunday and we saw amazing support from everyone in the community.
We found out that these families are also in need of help with their transportation costs. So we are asking everyone to bring with them Octranspo bus tickets which we will be giving to the Carlington Community Centre to give to the families.
A bit of History about Mike's Place:
Mike's Place was named in 1973 in honour of Lester B Pearson. Pearson, whose nickname was "Mike", was Chancellor of Carleton University until his death in 1972. His connection with Carleton followed a distinguished career in the public service and politics. He served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968 and is remembered for the introduction of Canada's Maple Leaf flag, among many other achievements. He was also the winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for the creation of the UN peacekeeping force to ease the Suez Crisis in 1956. An official photo portrait hangs in the pub to this day.
Hopefully we can have a good turnout, all Ottawa area Young Liberals should come!