Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand here today to pay tribute to two people from my riding, Bonnie Ryan and Jeannie Taylor of Exshaw. While the Ryans were watching Senator Charles Schumer of New York on CNN, Senator Schumer commented about the nightmares his children had been experiencing since the tragedy of September 11.
When she heard this message Bonnie Ryan immediately decided to donate to Exshaw School the supplies required for the children to make dream catchers.
This past Wednesday the entire school of Exshaw, all 234 students, made dream catchers to send to some of the children of the police and fire personnel that were lost on September 11. After the dream catchers were made a native princess from the Stoney reserve came to bless them.
With the kind assistance of the Alberta government some of the children of emergency personnel will have their very own dream catchers. I wish these children only the happiest dreams courtesy of the true selflessness, generosity and kindness of Bonnie Ryan, Jeannie Taylor and all the caring students of Exshaw School.