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I’ve had a productive and interesting couple of weeks serving as your Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Grasswood both in Ottawa and Saskatoon.
I’ve met with many stakeholders who have visited Ottawa and I always appreciate learning and hearing from these talented constituents.  
I was honoured to meet with two exceptional women from Saskatoon who were in Ottawa as delegates of the Daughters of the Vote initiative.  
My work on the Standing Committee for Canadian Heritage continues.  We are wrapping up an extensive study on the media and local communities – the rapidly changing landscape for the delivery of news and information and we will continue with our study of women and girls in sport and museums. 
In Saskatoon I presented the Saskatoon-Grasswood 150 award to Bob Jeanneau, a constituent with a long history of charitable work in our community whose hard work I am proud to highlight.
From welcoming new citizens, to celebrating Order of Canada recipients and attending the Holocaust Memorial and serving as a judge at the Heritage fair I have had the chance to meet so many great Saskatonians in recent weeks.  
For more information on how I am representing you, please read on and as always, my staff and I welcome you to contact or visit the office if we can be of assistance.

Kevin Waugh, MP

Above Left:  U of S President, Peter Stoicheff at the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Centennial Dinner in Ottawa.  There are 150,000 Alumni in 117 countries.
Above Right:  It was nice to chat with Gerda Hnatyshyn wife of the late Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada.  Gerda founded the The Hnatyshyn Foundation which is dedicated to promoting and funding emerging, developing and mid-career artists and curators in Canada.
Above Left:  Had a great discussion with Bob McDonald and Cam McNaughton, Engineers Canada about PIEVC (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee).
Above Right:  I was so proud to be able to speak in the House recognizing Saskatoon-Grasswood's Sakeena Akhtar and Mariah Hillis, delegates of the Daughters of the Vote.  Click here to view my video statement in the House of Commons.
Above:  The Great Big Crunch!  On March 9th, nearly 200,000 children from across Canada bit into an apple to celebrate healthy, local food!   I was pleased to be able to speak about the importance of healthy food!
Bob Jeanneau and The Knights of Columbus have a long history of charitable work in Saskatoon.  Bob, a former President of the Knights of Columbus Charities and through his dedication and enduring commitment identified the need for faith-based affordable housing for Seniors.  In 1995, the K.C. Charities purchased a 1.8 acre parcel of land from the City of Saskatoon and constructed a 62 suite seniors residence, named Columbian Manor.  An additional 16 units were added to the main building in 2000.  A third phase, the addition of Assisted-Living units began in 2005.  The Bob Jeanneau Assisted Living Centre was completed in 2007 and consists of 51 units.  The aim was to keep rental fees below market value.  In 2012, the $12.4 million Columbian Place was completed.  It is due to volunteers and visionaries like Bob, that makes Saskatoon a great community.  Thank you Bob for everything you have done for our community and our seniors!
Above:  I am always honoured to welcome our newest Canadians!  The Canadian Citizenship ceremony was held at the Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters.  Welcome to all 47 New Canadians!
Above Top to Bottom Left to Right:  Congratulations Harold Chapman on the Order of Canada for his seven decades of leadership in the co-operative movement.  Congratulations Les and Irene Dube on the Order of Canada (Cory Miller accepting on behalf of Irene) for their philanthropic leadership, which has strengthened health, education and community organizations across Saskatchewan.  Congratulations John Cross on the Order of Canada for his achievements as a pioneer in Saskatchewan’s biotechnology industry and for his extensive civic engagement.  The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Above Left:  I had a great evening at Celebrating Community Champions with Fatima Coovadia & Pooja Dhawan.  
Above Right:  Thank you Amit Dhawan and Mumtaz Naseeb for graciously hosting Celebrating Community Champions bringing diverse groups together!
Above Left:  Ann and I had the honour of attending the Holocaust Memorial and meeting their keynote speaker, Bill Glied.  Bill's story of tragedy and survival was engaging and inspiring.
Above Right:  Jan Gitlin, Co-Chairperson of the Holocaust Memorial Committee.
Above:  I had a super day being a judge at the Pope John Paul II Heritage Fair!  Akuel's project was Billy Bishop and Gordon's project was Gordie Howe.
Above Left:  Congratulations to Wilkie Saskcan Community Center for winning $25,000 for making the top ten community centers vying for a chance for $100k in arena upgrades.  The field has been narrowed to two finalists, O'Leary Community Sports Centre (PEI) and the Ituna Arena (SK). Tune into the Hockey Night In Canada™ broadcast on April 1 to hear which community will claim the title!  Over the past 11 years, Kraft Hockeyville has contributed over $3.8 million to 88 communities across Canada, because of their belief that community builds hockey and hockey builds community.
Above Right:  I attended the information meeting held for the Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 interchange project.  The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $14,730,392 to the interchange through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.  For more information please visit:
Lakeridge won $10,000 in the GOAP (Get Out And Play) In Motion Challenge!   Thanks to MP Kevin Waugh, Provincial Minister Don Morgan, City Councillor Bev Dubois, for helping Lakeridge get the word out on the challenge.  The Lakeridge Playground Project is a group of volunteers with the goal of replacing the two playground structures adjacent to Lakeridge Public School.  To visit their facebook page please click here:  Lakeridge Playground Project.
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Please click here for common tax-filing questions like when is the filing deadline this year, who has to file, and more!
The Special Olympics Team Canada is a proud group of 148 athletes, coaches, and mission staff from all over the country representing Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games being held in Austria from March 14 to 25, 2017.  Saskatoon has five athletes participating.  Let's cheer on Saskatonians Dean Boechler, Kyle Couture, Lee Salzl, Mike Snell (Floor Hockey), and Ronald Brandt (Snowshoeing).
Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape continues to attract exhibitors from all across western Canada located in 4 halls of the Trade and Convention Centre at Prairieland Park.  For more info please visit:
March 24th marks World Tuberculosis Day.  Tuberculosis (TB) is an important global health issue. TB is one of the most common infectious diseases in our world today. With an estimated 9 million cases in 2014, TB was responsible for 1.5 million deaths worldwide.
The Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship returns to Saskatoon in 2017!  For more information please click here
QUANTUM: The Exhibition shares the exciting world of quantum technologies.  This first-ever exhibition on quantum information science and technology examines how quantum mechanics and information technology are merging to create technologies that will revolutionize and define the 21st century. Using thoughtful and creative stories and engaging multi-level interactives, this exhibition breaks down the barriers of this fascinating science for Canadians of all ages and backgrounds.
The exhibition celebrates Canada's innovative past and its transformative future as part of the CANADA 150 celebrations. Thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, QUANTUM is a key partner in the INNOVATION 150 program.  

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Saskatoon Interchange Project Site Work Underway.  Construction on two new interchanges in Saskatoon starts this spring - at McOrmond Drive and College Drive and at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16. Site work and the relocation of utilities adjacent to each intersection is currently underway and construction begins in June. In the meantime, transportation plans for each location are in development.  To view the full news release please click here
Lyell Gustin (1895-1988), musician, piano teacher and leader in artistic circles, profoundly influenced development of music and culture in Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, and in Canada.  Born in Fitch Bay, Quebec, he came to Saskatoon in 1912.  Blanche St. John Baker, a pianist trained in the finest European traditions, was teaching in "early Saskatoon."  The youthful Lyell Gustin explored the art of piano performance and also began teaching music.  He devoted four years to intense music study in Chicago.  In 1920, Mr. Gustin returned to Saskatoon.  For nearly 70 years, countless students took lessons at the Lyell Gustin Piano Studios.  The studios became known nationally and internationally for musical excellence.  Lyell Gustin played a key part in establishing the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association and co-founded the Young Artist Series.  After Dr. Gustin's death in 1988, his former student Lloyd Rodwell, purchased the property to save it from dispersal and maintained it until his passing in 1996.  He established the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee to carry on his work of preserving the Gustin Legacy.  Another structure of historic significance on the property is Trounce House, which dates from 1883 and is Saskatoon's oldest building. In summer 2007, the small Trounce structure was raised and placed on a concrete base further into the lot to assist in its stability and preservation. The Gustin and Trounce Houses were designated as Municipal Heritage Property on April 10, 1989 and as Provincial Heritage Property on April 24, 2008.  The Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee Inc. presents an annual series of classical concerts by performers.  A special feature is the return of artists who began their musical education and careers in the region.  Upcoming on April 3rd is Janina Fialkowska praised around the world for her magnificent lyrical sound, her technical mastery and her sterling musicianship.  She will give an all-Chopin recital  Now a resident of Bavaria, Ms. Fialkowska is an Officer of the Order of Canada.  For more information on events and tickets, or to arrange a visit to the heritage property please visit;
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