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Kits for Kids Campaign Helps Families in Need
The Sou'Wester September 1, 2021
Th e summer has passed by quickly and September is now upon us. I usually look forward to the autumn for its beautiful colours, the fresh, crisp air, and less annoying insects! This year feels a lot different than previous years. We have learned a lot over the last 18 months but we face another battle ahead of us with the pandemic’s fourth wave...
SWCC Fort Richmond Site to be Upgraded
The Sou'Wester August 4, 2021
On July 24, along with Waverley MLA Jon Reyes, Coun. Janice Lukes (Waverley West), and Coun. Markus Chambers (St. Norbert Seine River), I was pleased to announce that South Winnipeg Community Club has been awarded a 2021 Building Sustainable Communities grant from the provincial government...
Volunteers are Core of Communities
The Sou'Wester May 12, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers honoured this past Sunday!
May 12 is Manitoba Day, and as we again mark this occasion more quietly due to COVID-19, it is still a chance to celebrate our amazing province. Apart from the beautiful, varied landscape, it is the people who make our home so wonderful. Manitobans step up to make differences, big and small.
Peter and Audrey VanderSpek are two such Manitobans...
Yazidi Community Finds Home
The Sou'Wester April 14, 2021
What a month for spring traditions. The Jewish community celebrated Passover in March and April, Hindus commemorated Holi, the “festival of colours,” and Christians celebrated Easter on April 4. Eastern Christians will also mark Easter on May 2, while the Yazidi community marks Easter and their new year in mid-April. Thank you for celebrating safely during this second spring holiday season of COVID-19...
(Please note the date for Eastern Christians celebrating Easter was accidentally listed as April 14 in this article. Sorry for any inconvenience!).
Activity Blooming in Fort Richmond This Spring
The Sou'Wester March 17, 2021
The beginning of March brought a much-needed break from winter’s cold. We can only hope the balmy weather extends quickly into spring. We all benefit from being able to easily step outside for a breath of fresh air after such a challenging winter...
Looking Forward to Engaging with Constituents
The Sou'Wester August 5, 2020
There is so much in our community to be proud of, including our fabulous parks. I am looking forward to the opportunity to engage with residents later this month while I visit several of our green spaces and share some Manitoba 150 memorabilia...
Plenty to Celebrate, Plenty to Consider
The Sou'Wester June 10, 2020
Th ere are some very unsettling and difficult conversations happening across North America about privilege and abuse of power. The actions of many citizens have proven these discussions necessary if we want to reach the goal of peace and justice for all...
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Fall 2018 Fort Richmond Newsletter
Two and a half years ago I was elected to represent the Fort Richmond constituency as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. There have been many opportunities to learn from each of you as we met to discuss the issues that matter most to
our corner of the province...
Sarah shares personal stories and celebrates those living and working in Fort Richmond in the videos below.
Sarah Guillemard Recognizes a COVID-19 Christmas
MLA Sarah Guillemard recognizes small gestures of love by neighbours and wishes seasons greetings to all. Posted December 2, 2020, by Manitoba PC Caucus.
MLA Sarah Guillemard Recognizes Alison Bodner
MLA Sarah Guillemard recognizes Alison Bodner, teacher-librarian at Bairdmore School. Posted October 8, 2020, by Manitoba PC Caucus.
Sarah Guillemard Recognizes Heidi Wilson
Fort Richmond MLA Sarah Guillemard recognizes Heidi Wilson, a dedicated employee of the University of Manitoba who recently took part in Take Your MLA to Work Day. Posted December 6, 2018, by the Manitoba PC Caucus.
Sarah Guillemard Recognizes Darryl and Cheryl Ferguson
Fort Richmond MLA Sarah Guillemard recognizes Darryl and Cheryl Ferguson, two outstanding music educators in the Fort Richmond constituency. Posted April 26, 2018, by Manitoba PC Caucus.
Bell Let’s Talk - Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond
Sarah shares her personal story on mental health and the need to end the stigma around mental illness. Posted January 31, 2018, by Brian Pallister.
Sarah Guillemard Recognizes Community Hero Atticus McIlraith
Fort Richmond MLA Sarah Guillemard recognizes young community hero Atticus McIlraith who has raised over $40,000 to provide baby formula for those in need. Posted April 13, 2017, by Manitoba PC Caucus.