Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to welcome from my riding of Okanagan--Shuswap, Mr. Gordon Waters, a music director from School District 83.
Mr. Waters is in Ottawa this week with his four piece jazz quartet comprised of Kelly Vanommen on guitar, Devon Leyenhorst on drums, Andrew Rasmussen on piano and Alex Dobson on bass. This group was awarded a gold/superior rating at the Interior Jazz Festival in Kelowna and was invited to perform in Ottawa at Musicfest Canada.
They will be performing tomorrow morning, May 16, at the National Arts Centre at nine o'clock, and I invite all members to attend.
The thought occurred to me, Mr. Speaker, that if the House had background music, how much easier it would be for you, as the conductor of the House, to set the tempo and tone. Members would not hit as many flats and be so sharp to each other. Music would help to transcend this place of conflict into a symphony of cooperation, “The Speaker's Opus”.