March 8, 2019
VIDEO: MP Martin Shields Honors Linda Brunet
On February 28, 2019, Member of Parliament Martin Shields (Bow River, AB), invited retiring Encounters with Canada Director General Linda Brunet to the House of Commons, where he stood to recognize her years of service to the organization. Mr. Shields, a frequent speaker and teacher-monitor at EWC, declared: “As a volunteer for Encounters, I have seen firsthand the incredible work she is doing. (…) Ms. Brunet has been pivotal in ensuring Encounters stays a dynamic, exciting experience for young Canadians. I join generations of Canadians in thanking Linda Brunet for her dedication to Encounters with Canada and wishing her all the best, going forward.”
Current members of Parliament Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), Lisa Raitt (Milton), Matt DeCourcey (Fredericton), Randeep Sarai (Surrey Centre), Sean Fraser (Central Nova), Steven MacKinnon (Gatineau) and Dane Lloyd (Sturgeon River-Parkland) are all EWC alumni. Most were present and gave a standing ovation to Linda Brunet – a fitting closing to a truly remarkable career.