Ted About Town
I had the opporunitity to speak to Urban Planning students at Queen’s University and interested community stakeholders, responding to student presentations on how to improve Via Rail. Students talked about high speed rail, improving the local Via station, and marketing Via Rail to students amongst other topics.
Thanks to the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging for inviting me to their Open House. the Council on Aging office is located at 230 Brock Street. One important issue for the Council, which has come up in the House of Commons, is the prevention of elder abuse.
My family and I took advantage of a sunny afternoon in Kingston to join skaters at Market Square.
Photo Credit: Guillaume Nolet
Thank you to a group of youth in the riding who organized a fun night of trivia with questions on everything from Greek mythology to Justin Bieber! My wife Tara and I enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to meet each of them.
Princess Street was closed to vehicles for a day during the third annual Princess Street Promenade — an event where local businesses and organizations set up stalls, demonstrations, and fun activities. I took advantage of the opportunity to make myself available to constituents.
Thanks to everybody at the Queen’s University Biological Station for their hospitality during my recent visit. Students were studying how human development affects bio-diversity and aquatic environments. Here their T.A. introduces me to a baby gray rat snake.
The Canada Day celebrations in front of City Hall offered a great opportunity to meet with constituents and, of course, celebrate our wonderful country.
I attended three high school graduations this June at Bayridge, QECVI and LCVI. Seeing these students and their proud parents on such an important day is a very special experience. I was also able to present the new “Ted Hsu MP Award” given to a student at each secondary school who has shown leadership in environmental protection.
A relatively new event in Kingston, Veteran’s Appreciation Day at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 was a fantastic way for me to talk to and learn from current and past members of the Canadian Forces.
A very successful event promoting equality and diversity. I attended the Kingston Pride Parade with my family and was happy to speak about the importance of celebrating and embracing diversity in Canada.