KENORA – As I’m writing this week’s column, snow is falling outside my window and it never fails to amaze me at how lucky we are to live in the north and enjoy peaceful surroundings that bring us so much joy and comfort.
I know many of you will be looking forward to the ice finally becoming thick enough to head out on the lake for ice fishing, or to whip around our abundant trail system on snow machines. Over the past few weeks I have been fortunate enough to visit many events across our riding as each community gears up for Christmas.
These events serve as a great reminder of the great talent we have within our communities, whether its handmade goods at a craft market, eating goodies at a bake sale or Christmas tea, or watching talented performers take to the stage at a number of events.
These events also remind us that while there are stresses in our every day life, there’s much to be appreciated and enjoyed in our own communities. Even when family and friends are in a different place, a trip to one of these great events serves as an important reminder of the friends we have and the joys we can share as a community.
This being my last column before Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes and hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. This is a special time of year and I hope you find some time to relax and rejuvenate with family and friends. For me, its being together that brings the most joy in this season. Please be safe and enjoy a great holiday.
Sarah Campbell, MPP Kenora-Rainy River