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Ontarians Deserve our Gratitude

December 5, 2006

(Queen's Park) Oak Ridges MPP Frank Klees, the PC Education and Citizenship & Immigration Critic today made the following statement in the Legislature on International Volunteer Day:

"Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Leader of the Official Opposition, John Tory, and the Ontario PC Caucus, I want to acknowledge International Volunteer Day and to pay tribute to the more than 2.5 million Ontarians who freely contribute 400 million hours of their time each year to community service and to meeting the needs of others.


"Today, I would like to say "thank you" to some outstanding organizations and their volunteers who are representative of that volunteer spirit.

Thank you to the 250 volunteers of the "Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program" that provides beds, meals and clothing to over 1200 individuals and their families each winter season throughout York Region.


"Thank you to the 1200 volunteers of the Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association who deliver a full range of community support services to more than 6,000 senior, disabled and other clients annually throughout the GTA's Chinese Community. Thank you to the many volunteers in our hospitals, long term care facilities and hospices who give tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those they serve.


"And thank you to the many service clubs of our province for their volunteer initiatives through which youth are encouraged to become the best they can be and our communities are strengthened. Thank you to these and all volunteers whose hard work helps make Ontario a better place in which to live!



For further information:

Frank Klees, MPP


Dear Frank,

Thank you for acknowledging Carefirst's volunteers in your address to the Legislature regarding International Volunteer Day. We truly appreciate your continued support and encouragement over the years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the best for this holiday season and a very happy new year!

Yours sincerely,
Genevieve Wong
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association