MP Larry Miller Speaks to Christmas Fund Broadcast in the House of Commons

December 9, 2014

 

MP Larry Miller Speaks to Christmas Fund Broadcast in the House of Commons

 

Ottawa, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, made the following statement in the House of Commons during Members Statements:

 

Thank you Mr. Speaker.


I rise in the House today to congratulate sponsors and organizers of the 75th Anniversary of the Annual CFOS/Sun Times Christmas Fund Broadcast in Owen Sound. The Christmas Fund Broadcast began in December of 1940 and was created to raise funds for food baskets that were to be distributed to local families for the holidays. Both CFOS and the Owen Sound Sun Times began, and still support this tradition after 75 years. This year, more than $11,000 of the total funds raised will support the Hospital Campaign to improve cancer care and heart health treatment at hospitals with Bruce Grey Health Services. The remaining funds will support 21 local charities. Hundreds of people performed during the seven hour broadcast that brought in over $17,000. The fund is still receiving donations and is on track to reach their goal of $30,000. Mr. Speaker I would like to congratulate and thank both CFOS and the Owen Sound Sun Times on their tremendous effort to support our local community. This is truly what Christmas is all about.

Merry Christmas.”

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