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At a glance
August 16, 2019

While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 — Senator Brian Francis attends the St. Anne’s Sunday Celebration on Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island. For more than 400 years Mi’kmaq families from all over have travelled to Lennox Island to pay tribute to St. Anne, the patron saint of the Mi’kmaq people.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 — Senator Paula Simons poses with a group of Russian folk dancers at Edmonton’s acclaimed Heritage Festival.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — Senator Robert Black attends the 74th annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Fergus, Ontario. Senator Black spent time with Lillian Burden who realized her dream of attending a Massed Bands event for the first time in decades thanks to Wish of a Lifetime Canada, an organization that helps older adults fulfill their lifelong dreams and commemorates the service of veterans. Ms. Burden was the festival’s honoured guest.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — Senators Brian Francis and René Cormier attend the opening ceremony of the 6th International Acadian Congress in Abram Village, Prince Edward Island.

Monday, August 12, 2019 — Senator Brian Francis attends the unveiling of a trilingual plaque in Mi’kmaq, English and French commemorating the historic significance of the 18th century Mi’kmaq-French Alliance. The plaque is on display at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site on Prince Edward Island.

Monday, August 12, 2019 — Senator Mary Coyle meets the team at the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, following an educational tour. The Ecology Action Centre is a charity focused on issues ranging from biodiversity to climate change.