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James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for RadissonFriday, December 15th, 2017 at 7:45am
Today is the day! Come on down to the Kwiatek house at 503 Kildare Avenue between 5pm and 8pm TONIGHT in support of Winnipeg Harvest! Looking forward to seeing Shadoe Davis and other Global Winnipeg and 680 CJOB personalities on site.

BACKGROUND: For years, the Kwiatek family turned its Transcona home into a stunning Christmas display. In 2015, Peter Kwiatek lost his wife Pam to cancer. In his grief, Peter was tempted to give up the Christmas light tradition, but one of Pam’s dying wishes was to collect food donations for those less fortunate through Winnipeg Harvest. In response, hundreds — even thousands — of people come together each year to celebrate Pam’s wish and help Peter continue to turn his sorrow into joy. I hope you will join us, with a food donation, at 503 Kildare Ave. W on Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in support of Winnipeg Harvest.

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/herald/correspondent/How-to-support-local-causes-this-season-462372113.html
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for RadissonTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:25pm
Attending my second of several school concerts this week at École Howden where Principal Ron Cadez does double duty as the sound technician for the impressive performance!

I can only stay for the first half though since I'm also helping out with the Food Bank at Cornerstone Alliance Church next.
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson shared Handbags of Hope's post.Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:11am
The generosity of #Manitobans on display once again!
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for RadissonTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:01am
Please join me at my Christmas Open House this Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Enjoy coffee, conversation and Christmas treats!

We will also be collecting donations of baby formula or cash for the Atticus McIlraith Baby Formula Drive for Winnipeg Harvest.

Hope to see you there!
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for RadissonMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 10:03am
My friend Sharon Miller Evans and her friends have taken on the challenge of organizing this year's Handbags of Hope campaign.

Their goal is to collect 1,000 gently used handbags filled with useful items and to distribute them to women who are homeless or living in shelters. You can fill the purses with new socks or panties, shampoo, conditioner, warm mitts or gloves, cosmetics, granola bars, feminine hygiene products, soap and more.

To donate a handbag filled with hope go to the Whyte Ridge Community Centre Monday night from 6pm to 9pm or swing by my constituency office at 690B Elizabeth Rd and we'll send it along.

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James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson is with Joanne Teitsma and James Teitsma.Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 9:19am
My wife Joanne and I recently had the opportunity to meet Canada's most decorated and celebrated Olympian, Winnipeg born-and-raised Cindy Klassen.

While most people celebrate Cindy's record-breaking accomplishment of winning 5 medals at a single Olympic games, what I value most about Cindy is how she and her family responded to the near-fatal automobile accident involving her sister Lisa in 2008.

The importance of family and the significant role of faith in her life was displayed for all of Manitoba and the world to see. When Cindy heard of the accident, she canceled speed skating for the season and flew to Winnipeg from Germany on the first available flight.

The prayers of Cindy and her family and so many Manitobans were answered when Lisa miraculously recovered from her injuries after what was already a miraculous rescue. Her vehicle had plunged off a bridge, landed upside down and broke through the ice on the Red River rendering Lisa unconscious while filling her vehicle with icy water. The presence of off-duty firefighter Dale Kasper along with Toby Tutkaluk who just happened to have a filleting knife with him that day to cut the seat belt were critical ingredients of that rescue.

If you would like to read more about that story here are a few articles:

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/klassen-rescue-more-to-the-miracle-1.276816

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-happened-klassens-sister-asks/article18444219/

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/klassen-sisters-share-story-of-faith-202655411.html

 

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