For Immediate Release
February 2, 2018 – Ottawa, ON
This week Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, presented a Thunder Bay Chill Soccer jersey that had been signed by Thunder Bay youth to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. These youth have been advocating for a venue where they can play soccer, and MP Rusnak wanted to highlight the passion and engagement of the young people here in our city. Rusnak hopes the jersey will serve as a reminder to the Prime Minister, who also serves as the Minister of Youth, of how important recreation funding programs are to young people across Thunder Bay—Rainy River and the whole country.
“I have been watching the youth advocate on this issue very closely over the last few months, and I was blown away with their commitment and passion. It was extremely inspiring to see them engaging local politicians, and I think they deserve some recognition for being brave enough to raise their voices in an effort to shape our community in a positive way. I wanted the Prime Minister to know that we have some powerful and engaged youth in our riding, and that they should always be at the forefront of the decisions he makes as the leader of our country. Thank you to the youth, Soccer Northwest Ontario, and the Thunder Bay Chill for helping me deliver this important message to Prime Minister Trudeau.”
- Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River