By Jay Denney
With summer now unofficially behind us, and the kids back in school, it is time to shift our focus to Hike the Hill 2018 and our GR Forum, which is just 9 weeks away.
As the last event before next year’s federal election, having a strong turnout of advocates from across the country is crucial. Thank you to the many who have already registered for what promises to be our biggest and best event yet!
If you have not yet registered, please do so at: https://secure.ccua.com/GRHiketheHill
New features for Hike the Hill / GR Forum this year include:
- Hockey Night @ the Hike (Sunday Nov. 4th): We have secured a fantastic group package to the Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning game. Packages are available for $190 or $245 per person and include transportation, pre-game buffet, club lounge access and lower bowl seats. To book your ticket, please contact Anna Morena – firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-binders: Many of you have asked to receive briefing information earlier, and in electronic format, so this year we will be doing just that! You will still receive your Hike the Hill meeting sheets in print format here in Ottawa, but the bulk of the materials will be sent in advance.
- Centre Block tour: Later this year, Centre Block will be closing for a 10+ year renovation. So if you’ve never toured it in detail, this is your last chance for quite some time! Having formerly worked in the building, I have a great working knowledge of its many rooms and history. I will be leading a few informal tours over the course of the program. Specific details to come!