Monday, February 09, 2009

Loyalist PR trip to Ottawa: Recap of Day 2

The second day of our Loyalist PR student trip to Ottawa began with a visit to Parliament Hill.

Our hosts for the day were Loyalist PR alumni Lisa Kirbie, Senate Liaison and Stakeholder Relations Officer for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and Heather Forsyth, Communications Assistant for the Senate of Canada.

After a tour of the Peace Tower and Memorial Chapel, Lisa and Heather took us to the boardroom of the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition where we met with Leslie Church, Communications, Office of the Leader of the Opposition and David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, and Official Opposition Critic for the Environment (see photo above).

Both speakers conveyed their passion for the field of politics, and left us inspired to become more effective agents for social change in our own communities.

Following our visit to the Hill, we wrapped up our trip with a skate on the Rideau Canal (the world's longest skating rink) where picture-perfect weather put the crowning touches on a truly spectacular day.

An unforgettable trip with great students, friends and future colleagues - cheers, all!

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