Annual Member’s Statement Ceremony

The Annual Member’s Statement Ceremony that my office and I host is the highlight of our year. It is our chance to say thank you to those special individuals in our community who either give back through volunteerism, open businesses that help our community or have achieved amazing goals, academically or otherwise.

A Member’s Statement is a great honour given by the Province, and all this year’s recipients’ statements were read in the House of Assembly in the Fall and Winter of 2018, as well as this past Spring 2019.

I would also like to thank my CA, Zeina Klayme for emceeing the event with Ray Anjoul, a fellow constituent who is always there for us to lend a helping hand.

In addition, I want to thank my office staff (Zeina, Gail and Rebecca), and the volunteers, for putting together this amazing event. The evening went smoothly because of their efforts.

If you were in attendance, you know that having local 12-year-old pianist, Devin Huang, was quite the treat. Devin played three classical pieces… off by heart. We are so lucky to have such a talent in our community and city. I know he will go on to accomplish many incredible things.

Thank you to Samer Al-Jokhadar, a Syrian-Refugee and the owner of ‘Booza Emessa,’ who treated us with his delicious ice cream. The ice cream shop will open on June 15th at 819 Bedford Highway. Samer specializes in pistachio ice cream, which is extremely popular in the Middle East. Let’s all support this new entrepreneur and wish him great success!

Thank you to Grand Moment Digital Productions for taking photos and videos during our ceremony. Your photos are truly beautiful, and we are so grateful that you captured these special moments for us.

Last, but certainly not least, we want to extend our gratitude to the Bella Rose Arts Centre. Thank you for letting us use your space for our event. Everything is always so well-organized, and your staff is a pleasure to work with.

If you know someone who you think should be recognized, please send an email to:, or give a call to my office at: 902-443-8318.

It is important that we acknowledge those who help Clayton Park West flourish in order to inspire the youth of the future!

Photo Credit: Grand Moment Digital Productions