Posted on Nov 24, 2016
Introduction of Guests: Diversity Committee
Ms McKitrick: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am pleased to rise today and introduce to you and through you to all members of this Assembly three members of the Strathcona County Diversity Committee: Anna Attademo, Parvaneh Tashakor, and Mariam Farooq. Coming from very different backgrounds, these three women provide leadership to the committee. They are also involved in volunteering for organizations such as the arts council, affordable housing, Heartland Housing, and Masjid in the Park. Their wisdom and passion make them natural mentors for some of the less experienced members of the committee. It has been a pleasure for me to get to know them and to support their activism to create an environment where everyone is welcome and supported. I would like to ask Anna, Parvaneh, and Mariam to please rise to receive the traditional warm welcome from the Assembly.