An All-Party Celebration at Queen's Park
On Monday October 30, MPP Deb Matthews, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community & Social Services, hosted the "Celebration of Accessibility" to recognize the 55th anniversary of March of Dimes and the contributions of the advocacy machine, Warren's World.
Nearly one-third of the Legislative Assembly (MPPs from all parties) jointed to celebrate, together with several dozen friends, donors, partners and contributors of March of Dimes and Warren's World.
Special thanks go to Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community & Social Services for her special notes of congratulation, MPP & Parliamentary Assistant Deb Matthews for her inspiration adn hospitality, and organizer extradordinairre, Jeff O'Grady for coordinating the logistics for this very special evening.
Warren with Hon. Monte Kwinter and host of the evening, Deb Matthews, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community & Social Services
Ben Chin, Senior Communications Advisor to the Premier, congratulating Warren on the sucess in the first year.
NDP MPP, Peter Kormos, explaining his party's commitment to accessibility.
Front: Warren and NDP MPP, Peter Tabuns. Rear: Whistler's Owner, Steve Mastoras and Ben Chin.
MPP David Ramsay congratulating Warren and March of Dimes' Steven Christianson.
Warren, MPP Peter Tabuns, Mike Shields of the CAW, and Carlene Lunau of Brown-Cohen Associates.
NDP Leader Howard Hampton congratulates March of Dimes' Andria on 55 years of work.
Minister Chris Bentley explaining to Warren his government's achievements on the accessibility front.
Andria Spindel & Warren receiving greetings from Minister Marie Bountrogianni
Bob Thacker of Wheel-Trans with Oliver Ramaker of Liberty Motors and Co-op Cabs' Peter Zahakos.
Andria Spindel and Steven Christianson speak to CJC representative, Len Rudnick.
Health Promotion Minister, Hon. Jim Watson, welcomes Warren to Queen's Park.
Warren with a Who's Who of the Queen's Park Government Caucus.
Deb Matthews, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community & Social Services, delivers welcoming remarks.
Warren getting "chummy" with a variety of MPPs.
Some honourable Members sharing a laugh.
Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community & Social Services, with Mr. Speaker, Michael Brown and Jeff O'Grady, the event's chief organizer.
The crowd listens to Minister Meilleur on her Ministry's work with Warren's World and the March of Dimes.
Minister Meilleur congratulates Warren's World on a first sucessful year and March of Dimes on 55 years of achievements.
NDP MPPs Michael Prue and Chefi DiNovo listen to Warren delivering his address to the crowd.
Warren and Andria presenting Deb Matthews, MPP, with the famous "Accessibility Rocks".
Parliamentary Assistant Deb Matthews, MPP and Jeff O'Grady, modelling the "new look" March of Dimes hats.
Warren and event organizers giving the evening reception the traditional "Thumbs Up".