After watching my Father and Grandfather serve their local community in various organizations for years I vowed never to get involved in politics. I have said many times I would never even consider it. But, when Jerry Flynn dropped out of the Carleton Place Mayor’s race and Kory Earle got snubbed last week, I just couldn’t stand it anymore.
I hummed and hawed for a long time until I saw Paul Dulmage on Monday. In one second I was not going to run, and in the next second I walked out of the restaurant running. I just needed that push, and as you know you do not argue with Mr. Dulmage. He was right and I needed to get my butt in gear.
I thank the lovely people that I care about that signed my sponsor book, and much love goes out to Steve Yaver, Glenda Mahoney, Carole and Bill Flint and Cara Lewis from Under Pressure for emotional support.
My mandate: work together responsibly, get stuff done and as Bill Slade reminded me: “bring some sanity back to the town of Carleton Place!”
That’s all I want– let’s get Carleton Place back on the map in a good way without the insanity.
I am now part of three generations caring about local community- and I know they are laughing up in heaven right now and saying I finally joined ‘the firm”. I have lived in Carleton Place since 1981 but still considered a ‘newcomer”. I work hard and care and I was raised to care about where you live and be a ‘dooer’
Linda Knight Seccaspina- running for Council Town of Carleton Place 2018
I follow three generations in caring about community.
Arthur J. Knight
Deputy Mayor and Alderman of Cowansville, Quebec
Campaign Manager and supporter of Jean Jacques Bertrand 21st Premier of Quebec
Cowansville Masonic Lodge
Branch #99 Cowansville Canadian Legion
Frederick J. Knight
Cowansville School Board 1952-1964
One of the founders of Branch #99 Canadian Legion Cowansville, Quebec
Grand Master of Cowansville Masonic Lodge
Mary L. Knight
Canadian Legion #99 Cowansville
And so many other things there would be no room– she was a HUGE ‘dooer’ as they say– and made me DO too LOL
“Mary L Knight Room” dedicated to her for all her years at Trinity Church in Cowansville (Anglican) and she was so devoted she died in the church pew 10 minutes before a Sunday service. Now that’s community service!
Lady in waiting to Queen Victoria ( maybe we shouldn’t add that one LOL)