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A parade of patriotism and a big birthday for the games

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Canada “puffed up” its chest and paraded its patriotism as we celebrated our 150th birthday on July 1. And what a celebration it was! Fireworks, parades, music, and so many other projects that are going on all year. There have been pieces of art created, plays and dances performed – some large projects and some small. And of course, Winnipeg’s giant living maple leaf at Portage and Main, which has been viewed by millions around the world. Continue reading A parade of patriotism and a big birthday for the games

How a service organization serves mankind

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “a nation will be judged on how it treats its weakest members.” As a politician, I always keep that thought in mind when considering policies that I believe in. And certainly, that philosophy is one that politicians must always remember.

But is that responsibility one to be borne only by government and the politicians who run government? I think not. In our society, we have many service organizations who do excellent work in providing service to our weakest members of society. One of those organizations that I am most familiar with is Rotary Club. Continue reading How a service organization serves mankind

DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

What would you think if you discovered that your ethnicity was vastly different from your sibling’s though you have the same parents? I know what I would have thought! Well, genealogy and DNA testing can provide some interesting and often unexpected results. For example, one man was surprised to find out that his ancestry showed that he was 70 per cent British and 30 per cent Irish and his sister was almost the complete opposite. How could this be? Continue reading DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

‘You, lady, have an opinion, you have a voice. Now you can make a difference by getting involved.’

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

The following inventions have a common denominator. Read through them and guess what that common denominator might be.

Car heater (in 1893)
Beer (no date)
The fire escape (1887)
Residential solar heating (1947)
Game of Monopoly (1904)
Modern electric refrigerator (1914)
The computer algorithm (1842)
The ice cream maker (1843)
The dishwasher (1887)
Closed circuit television security (1969)
Modern paper bag (1871)
Central heating (1919)
Kevlar (1965)
Computer software (1940s) Continue reading More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

With so few sunny warm days ahead of us, I decided to go for a walk in one of my favourite places, Assiniboine Park. I should make more time for myself to do that, but with the busy work schedule and family commitments I sometimes struggle with fitting the “me” time in. Continue reading For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living