Mr. Speaker, I stand in the House today to recognize a true example of community spirit and volunteerism at its finest.
Within my riding and in my hometown of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity, an annual winter festival is held. Invites are extended to people from neighbouring small towns and communities to participate in a week of fun.
I am proud to say that this festival is celebrating its 25th year and brings a sense of togetherness like no other, including to our senior population, who truly enjoy all the social activities that this festival offers.
To host and manage this event requires a tremendous amount of work. However, each year 30 to 40 people come forward to volunteer their time, some since the very beginning, in making this festival a huge success.
I am truly proud to stand today as their member of Parliament and commend these amazing volunteers for their effort and commitment.