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Mike Celebrates the Opening of the L'Arche Association Ted Bradshaw House
Saturday, 03 November 2007
On November 2, 2007, Mike attended the official opening of L’Arche Ted Bradshaw House. This newly constructed 10-unit facility in Bonnie Doon will provide 24/7 support services, including medical care, meals, transportation and social and recreational activities for aging persons with developmental disabilities. This facility was made possible through the partnership of the Government of Canada, the L’Arche Association of Edmonton, the Edmonton Housing Trust Fund, and a host of community partners.
Through its Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the federal government is committed to helping individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and this project helps deliver much-needed low-cost housing to our most vulnerable citizens. While Mike attended the ceremony to represent the Government of Canada, when he brought greetings, he spoke as a father. “I have an 11-year old son who has autism and as a parent I think about what will happen to him when we’re no longer there to take care of him,” he said. “It’s inspiring to see a place like this and to see wonderful people who care so much and who understand.”
The house is named after Ted Bradshaw, a long-time L’Arche resident whose family got the idea for the project following his death seven years ago.
To read more about this project and the initiatives behind it, please visit:
The Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy
The Edmonton Housing Trust Fund
The L’Arche Association of Canada
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Mike Lake - Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Wetaskiwin