LOUISDALE: The Cape Breton-Richmond Progressive Conservative Association held a lobster and steak appreciation dinner on Friday, June 22, at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall.
The feast was held by the PC Association to extend a hearty thank you to the general public, as well as volunteers, who supported MLA Alana Paon during her first year in office. Paon defeated former Cabinet Minister Michel Samson in the May 2017 Provincial election.
“I was honoured that the association wished to host an appreciation dinner in my name,” Paon said. “The work I do on behalf of constituents is so rewarding to me. I have been elected to serve all constituents and I value their concerns, ideas and requests for all manner of assistance.
“The most important message that I wished to convey from this event was my appreciation for the support that I receive in my role as the MLA to all those who continue put their faith in me to be their voice in the Legislature and a voice that is representative of the entire constituency.”
The evening began with social time with local performer, Myles Davidson, and was followed by dinner and then an auction with MLA Alfie MacLeod as the auctioneer. The steak and lobster feast was attended by over 165 people, representing all areas within the constituency and beyond.
“The association is very pleased with Alana’s performance in the Legislature and the people that she serves in the constituency,” said Dave Samson, President of the Cape Breton-Richmond PC Association.
“We wanted to let the public know how much we appreciate their support, as well as celebrate Alana’s first year. The constituents of Cape Breton-Richmond are in capable, compassionate and experienced hands with Alana as their voice in the Legislature. When the Progressive Conservatives form the next government, Alana is poised to fill the role of a Cabinet Minister.”