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Tuesday April 30, 2024: 6:30 pm (CST) Guest: Jeff Colvin, Former Mayor of Chestermere, AB

Join us for an engaging discussion on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 6:30 pm Central Time, as we welcome former Mayor of Chestermere, Alberta, Jeff Colvin, to our MST Zoom Meeting.

Jeff Colvin served as the mayor of Chestermere until he and three other city council members were dismissed from office by the Provincial Municipal Affairs Minister. The decision to remove Colvin and his colleagues has sparked controversy and legal action, as they argue that their dismissal contradicts the will of the voters who elected them in October 2021.


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In a recent court hearing, Jeff Moroz, the lawyer representing Jeff Colvin, emphasized the adverse impact of their removal on the community of Chestermere. He argued that the appointment of an official administrator has led to the cancellation of contracts, policy reversals, and decisions that undermine the work of the former mayor and councillors.


During our Zoom meeting, Jeff Colvin will share insights into the legal battle and the broader implications for municipal governance and democracy. We will explore the challenges faced by elected officials in upholding the will of the voters and the importance of accountability in public office.


Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from Jeff Colvin and gain a deeper understanding of the issues at stake. Whether you're interested in local politics, civic engagement, or the principles of democracy, this discussion promises to be enlightening and thought-provoking.


Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Time: 6:30 pm Central TimeLocation: MST Zoom MeetingGuest Speaker: Jeff Colvin, Former Mayor of Chestermere, Alberta


To join the meeting, please use the Zoom link provided below. We look forward to seeing you there!



📅 Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 🕡 Time: 6:30 PM Central Time 📍 Location: Zoom provided


Let's come together as a community to explore the issues that matter most to us and chart a path forward toward a stronger, more prosperous Canada. See you there!

 
 

This Weeks "Jam Packed" Agenda.


  1. Intro and Welcome to the MST Zoom Meeting (1 min)

    1. The meeting has a 60 minute time length

    2. We only Video Record Guest Presentation

    3. Respectful atmosphere at all times

    4. Guest speakers represent their own perspective, not necessarily the opinion os MST

    5. We provide an opportunity for diverse opinions

    6. Our meetings are intended to inform and to create community

  2. Welcome (New Members) (1 min)

  3. News From the Week (9 Min)

    1. Video from Last Two Weeks Zoom is now online on our Video page: https://www.manitobastrongertogether.ca/video

    2. Social Media Feed Sharing! https://www.facebook.com/ken.drysdale

    3. Twitter Feed: @MBStronger

    4. School Trustee Bi-election in Louis Riel School Division June 6, 2024 Ward 1

      1. By-election is June 6, 2024

      2. There is one seat up in the by-election (Christine's seat)

      3. We have 3 members who have stepped up, and we are discussing strategy for the approach to the election.

      4. Next general election is October, 2026

      5. https://www.winnipeg.ca/city-governance/wards-elections/2024-school-trustee-election

  4. Update on Politicians Invite to Present to MST (2 min)

    1. Ken to explain the program

    2. There is a page on our website that you can go and check, if you like you can send the letter to your MLA. Email me and I will send the template. https://www.manitobastrongertogether.ca/mst-mla-tracker

    3. We are now complete, and are waiting for responses

    4. More to Come this week!

  5. Presentation by Jeff Colvin (30 min)

    1. Jeff describes what happened in Chesermere, and what the current state of affairs is.

    2. How you can help

    3. Questions

  6. Upcoming Speakers (1 min)

    1. Lisa Miron, May 7, 2024 Digital Gulag

    2. Leah Vossen, May 14, 2024

    3. Dr. Bernard massie, May 28, 2024

  7. Upcoming Events for this Week (8 Min)

    1. Jenn Allstar - Update News from the legislature

    2. Stronger Together Conference update - Chairperson Rosalie Drysdale | Need On Site Volunteers to assist during the conference. |

      1. Early Bird ticket pricing Ends April 30, 2024

      2. We need sponsors!

      3. Pre-Register Now!

      4. Tickets are on sale from our website and through Evenbrite.com

      5. If you buy a one day pass, you can use it on any day of your choosing

      6. We will be sending all members a press kit that they should share.

      7. Delegate capacity is 850. We need to fill this up

      8. Shadoe Davis is hosting the "Panel Talks"

      9. Four Panel Talks with leading expert from around the country, topics include:

        1. Panel One Reclaiming Our Education System: Empowering Parents and Communities

        2. Panel Two.  Litigating for Liberty: Legal Challenges to Government Overreach

        3. Panel Three:  Navigating the Media Landscape: Communicating Our Message in a Hostile Environment:

        4. Panel Four Building Resilient Communities: Grassroots Activism and Local Solutions

      10. We have not yet confirmed our Keynote speakers.

      11. Guests and Panel Hosts are being announced on website, updates coming daily

      12. Website Page: https://www.manitobastrongertogether.ca/live-events

      13. Location: Brokenhead Community Centre; Beausejour, Manitoba, https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=5af6226d-6da1-41ee-85d9-c43810ad5c76&cp=50.053157~-96.512618&lvl=16&pi=0&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027

      14. Promo Video Updated: https://rumble.com/v4nw7sw-stronger-together-conference-june-21-22-23-2024-promo-one.html

      15. Information packages are continuing to be sent our by our intrepid volunteers.

    3. NCI New Hearings for three days in Regina, May 30, 31, and June 1, 2024

  8. Wins of the Week (4)

    1. #1 Pick of the week Baby Eve’s passing is certainly a tragedy, but her legacy lives on with each life saved by the safe surrender locations that she inspired. On Christmas Eve of 2017, while many families gathered to commemorate the birth of Jesus, a tragedy was unfolding in the Calgary community of Bowness as a newborn baby was found deceased and discarded in a dumpster.   In response to this tragic event, individuals who were personally affected by the story were moved to take action to ensure this wouldn’t happen again. Through their efforts, Hope’s Cradle was created to tackle the issue of unsafe abandonment. Hope’s Cradle is a safe surrender program that allows mothers and fathers to leave a baby that they are unable to care for inside a closely monitored drop-off location anonymously, with the knowledge that professionals will take care of their child. https://www.rebelnews.com/tragic_discovery_of_baby_eve_in_2017_inspires_safe_surrender_locations?

    2. #2 Pick of the week A former SNC-Lavalin executive has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison in connection with a bribery scheme for a bridge repair contract in Montreal, the RCMP say.   Normand Morin, once a high-ranking vice-president at the engineering firm, received the sentence Tuesday after his conviction for corruption and fraud last month. A police investigation revealed that SNC-Lavalin executives paid bribes of roughly $2.3 million in order to secure a $128-million contract to repair the Jacques Cartier Bridge deck in the early 2000s.    In 2017, Michel Fournier, former CEO of the Federal Bridge Corp., admitted to receiving the bribes through Swiss bank accounts between 1997 and 2004.    Mr. Fournier, who served as chief of staff to Jean Chrétien when he was Opposition leader in the early 1990s, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison and has since received full parole. SNC Lavalin rebranded their company name to Atkins-Realis on 13 Sept 23.  The switch in names will be ratified by the shareholders in the annual general mtg this year. https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/former-snc-lavalin-executive-sentenced-to-prison-term-in-bridge-bribery-case-5637236

    3.  #3 Pick of the week DENVER — A couple who owned a Colorado funeral home where authorities last year discovered 190 decaying bodies were indicted on federal charges that they misspent nearly $900,000 in pandemic relief funds on vacations, cosmetic surgery, jewelry and other personal expenses, according to court documents unsealed Monday.   The owners(Jon & Carie Hallford) of  Return to Nature Funeral Home in Colorado Springs entered a federal courtroom bound in shackles as they made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak. https://sharylattkisson.com/2024/04/owners-of-colorado-funeral-home-where-190-decaying-bodies-found-indicted-on-federal-charges-for-covid-fraud/

  9. General Discussion, Ken Calls on You. (4min)

 

Stronger Together Conference news

Updated

Vist our Events Page for more Information: https://www.manitobastrongertogether.ca/live-events




Conference Schedule:

Friday, June 21, 2024

  • 12:00 pm:     Booth Set Up for Registered Organizations

  •   3:00 pm:    Delegates Registration

  •   5:30 pm:    Welcome Delegates; Rosalie Drysdale; Dinner Service Start

  •   6:10 pm:     Program Kicks off with Special Video Presentation with Theme Song: "People Get Ready"

  •   6:30 pm:    Opening Remarks: Ken Drysdale

  •   7:10 pm:      Delegate Meet & Greet, Music, Bar Service

  •   8:15 pm:      Wrap Up and Good Night

  •   8:30 pm:        Closing 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

  • 8:15  am:     Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 am:     Welcome to Delegates; Chris Riddell

  • 9:15 am:      Panel One

​                          Reclaiming Our Education System: Empowering Parents and Communities:

                          Moderated: Shadoe Davis

  • 10:45 am:     Coffee / Visit organization Info Booths

  • 11:00 am:      Frontline Perspectives: Insights from Freedom Leaders 10 Speakers x 10 mins Each

  • 12:40 pm:     Lunch Service / Mix Mingle / Visit Booths

  • 1:30 pm:       Panel Two

                           Litigating for Liberty: Legal Challenges to Government Overreach:

                           Moderated: Shadoe Davis

  • 3:00 pm:       Coffee / Visit organization Info Booths

  • 3:15 pm:      Panel Three:

                           Navigating the Media Landscape:

                           Communicating Our Message in a Hostile Environment:

                           Moderated: Shadoe Davis

  • 4:45 pm:      Breakout Time: Mix & Mingle, Visit organization Info booths, bar open

  • 5:45 pm:      Buffet Dinner Start (Live Music)

  • 6:45 pm:       Keynote Speaker: TBA

  • 7:30 pm:       Delegate Meet & Greet, Live Music (Walle Larson), Bar Service

  • 8:15 pm:       Wrap Up and Good Night

  • 8:30 pm:      Closing 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

  • 8:15  am:     Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30 am:      Worship Service: Emilie Carothers - Smith (optional)

  • 9:00 am:      Welcome to Delegates

  • 9:15 am:       Panel Four

                            Building Resilient Communities: Grassroots Activism and Local Solutions

                            Moderated: Shadoe Davis

  • 10:45 am:     Coffee / Visit organization Info Booths

  • 11:00 am:      Guest Speaker TBA

  • 11:45 am:      Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

  • 12:00 pm:     Lunch Service / Mix Mingle / Visit Booths

  • 2:00 pm.      Official Closing of Events, Farewell to Delegates

WE NEED YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS HISTORIC CONFERENCE.

VOLUNTEER NOW!!!!







Please join on time, we start and finish on time.

Usually I am in the chat ten minutes before the start of the meeting!




 

Information for First Timers!

 

Unite and Ignite: Join us for our Engaging Tuesday Evening Gathering!


At Manitoba Stronger Together, we deeply value our members' time and commitment to our cause. As a testament to this respect, we have made a dedicated effort to keep our weekly Tuesday evening meetings strictly to 60 minutes.



We understand the importance of balancing civic engagement with other responsibilities in our members' lives. By efficiently utilizing this time, we ensure that each minute spent in the meeting is productive, purposeful, and impactful. Our commitment to maintaining a concise and engaging gathering exemplifies our dedication to empowering our community without imposing unnecessary burdens on our valued members. Together, we maximize the value of each moment, propelling our mission forward and creating a united front for a stronger and prosperous Manitoba.





 

What You Can Expect at Our Meetings?


1. Warm Welcomes and Introductions:

Our meetings begin with warm smiles and enthusiastic introductions, as new faces join familiar ones. The spirit of camaraderie and shared purpose fills the air, reminding us of the power of coming together as one.


2. Update on Progress:

The leadership team shares the latest developments within our organization. We are elated to report significant growth in our membership numbers, reaffirming our belief in the importance of responsible governance and community empowerment.


3. A Dynamic Guest Speaker:

Each evening we welcome a special guest speaker who speaks to our membership about topics that are of special interest. Their expertise sheds light on critical issues affecting our province, urging us to keep striving for a better tomorrow.


Do you know someone who would be a great guest speaker? Email us with the name and contact information.



4. Open Dialogue and Discussion:

One of the highlights of the evening is the lively and engaging discussion that follows the guest presentation. Members actively share their insights, opinions, and ideas on pressing subjects that demand our attention. Through respectful dialogue, we reinforce the importance of transparent communication and active civic participation. Remember our 60 minute Deadline! If you cannot speak this week, there is always next, and you can contact us by email through the website.


5. Building Solidarity:

Throughout these meetings, the sense of solidarity is encouraged, fuelling our commitment to fostering a united Manitoba. We discovered that, like the bison herds that once roamed freely, our collective strength lies in standing together, unyielding in the face of challenges.


6. Embracing the Road Ahead:

With each meeting you will feel your spirit soar with the knowledge that we are on the right path. Together, we are building a movement that empowers citizens and redefines the political landscape. The journey may be challenging, but we stand unwavering, ready to create a brighter future for our beloved province.


Join Us Next Tuesday, and every Tuesday:

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all citizens who share our vision of responsible governance, community empowerment, and unity. Our Tuesday regular meetings are more than just gatherings; they are catalysts for positive change.


 

Exciting news at Manitoba Stronger Together!

We have recently added a dynamic "Schedule of Events" section on our homepage (bottom of page), where you can conveniently review and stay updated on our upcoming guest speakers and other important gatherings. This schedule serves as your go-to resource for planning your engagement with our community.


While we are diligently working on optimizing the schedule for mobile devices, we encourage you to view it on a desktop or tablet for the best experience.


Together, we look forward to exploring a multitude of impactful events that unite us in our mission for responsible governance and community empowerment. Mark your calendars, and let's embark on this journey together!


We can also use this schedule to update members on upcoming events that our membership may be participating in.



 

What Our Logo Means

The logo for Manitoba Stronger Together incorporates elements that symbolize unity, community, and the strength of the bison.

  1. Bison Icon: Is a silhouette of a stylized representation of a bison, symbolizing strength, resilience, and unity. The bison is depicted in a side stance, representing progress and moving together as a community.

  2. The vertical stripes: represent that the movement includes all people from all walks of life, all beliefs and all political affiliations.

  3. The Horizontal Connecting Lines: across the bison represent the connections and interdependence of community members, emphasizing the concept of being stronger together.

  4. Blue Tones: The blue in the logo design represents growth, harmony, and the natural beauty of Manitoba's landscapes.

  5. Dynamic Font: We choose a strong and modern bold font for the organization's name "Manitoba Stronger Together" to convey a sense of confidence and forward-thinking.



 

Let us continue to unite, ignite our passions, and work towards building a stronger and united Manitoba. Together, we will shape the future we want and deserve.


Keep an eye out for our next meeting announcement, and let us walk this transformative journey as one!


Stay united, stay empowered, and stay strong!

In solidarity,

The Manitoba Stronger Together Team

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