Ted Arnott, MPP, Wellington-Halton Hills
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HONOURING JACK JOHNSON – On September 25, 2015, Highway 6 from Mount Forest to Guelph was renamed the Jack Johnson Memorial Highway in honour of former MPP Jack Johnson, who served in the Ontario Legislature from 1975 to 1990. Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Td Arnott, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, and Wellington County Warden George Bridge help unveil the sign alongside the Johnson family.
TERRY FOX RUN – Town of Halton Hills Councillor Jon Hurst and Ted Arnott help kick off the annual Acton Terry Fox Run on September 20 at the Acton High School. Each year there are numerous Terry Fox Runs held in communities across Wellington-Halton Hills. (Photo courtesy of the Independent & Free Press)
GREEN LEGACY – Ted Arnott and County of Wellington Green Legacy staff meet with senior staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at Ted’s Queen’s Park office in April. Mr. Arnott is continuing to push the Provincial Government to get behind the idea of an Ontario Green Legacy Programme, with the goal of planting 150 million trees across the province beginning in 2017.
GEORGETOWN FALL FAIR – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott takes in the Georgetown Fall Fair. Each year, Mr. Arnott attends fall fairs across the Riding.
SUPPORTING THE HOSPITAL – Participants run in the annual Walk or Run for Georgetown Hospital on September 27, 2015. Ted and Lisa Arnott were glad to attend again this past year. The event raised $37,000 for the Georgetown Hospital Foundation. All the money the foundation raises goes towards improving health care service at Georgetown Hospital through the purchase of medical equipment, as well as enhancing the hospital's programs and facilities. (Photo courtesy of Independent & Free Press)
SPIRIT OF THE HILLS – People pack downtown Hillsburgh to enjoy Spirit of the Hills, held annually in August. (Photo by Ted Arnott)
FOCUS ON THE ENVIRONMENT – The Erin Citizens’ Climate Lobby met with Ted Arnott in April to talk about the environment. From left are Gord Cumming, Sue Braiden, Ron Moore, Ted Arnott, Gerry Walsh, Liz Armstrong, and Cathy Hansen. (Photo courtesy of the Erin Advocate)
THE BEAUTY OF THE GRAND RIVER – The Grand River in Fergus on a summer evening. (Photo by Ted Arnott)
MORRISTON BYPASS – Rory McAlpine of the Morriston Bypass Coalition presents Certificates of Appreciation to Ted Arnott and Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever during a Puslinch Council meeting on June 15 to thank them for their work in securing the approval of the Highway 6 Morriston bypass. (Photo courtesy of the Wellington Advertiser)
CHARLES STREET – A gorgeous sunset on Charles Street in Erin. (Photo by Ted Arnott)
TOYOTA – Ted Arnott is shown around the Toyota plant in Cambridge by Scott MacKenzie, Manager of Business Planning and Government Affairs and Pat Clement, Assistant Manager of Government Affairs. Beside them is the very first Lexus assembled outside of Japan. While serving as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development during the late 1990s, Ted was involved in bringing a number of auto parts plants to our area, which created hundreds of long-term jobs.
CANADA DAY – Each year, Ted attends numerous Canada Day events in communities across Wellington-Halton Hills. In Acton last year, Mayor Rick Bonnette, Councillor Jon Hurst, and Councillor Clark Somerville join Ted and MP Mike Chong. (Photo courtesy of the Independent & Free Press)
COTTONTAIL TRAIL – Ted Arnott attends the opening of the Cottontail Trail in Elora on June 17. The Cottontail Trail links the Elora Cataract Trailway with the Kissing Bridge Trail to complete the Trans Canada Trail through Wellington County. (Photo courtesy of the Wellington Advertiser)
MORRISTON BYPASS APPROVED – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott joins Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin, Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, and Education Minister Liz Sandals at the Puslinch Community Centre on March 29 to announce the approval of the Highway 6 Morriston bypass. (Photo courtesy of the Puslinch Pioneer)
ERIN LEGION – Ted Arnott and Town of Erin Mayor Al Alls congratulate Erin Legion executive members Enid Acton, Diana Critchley, Rose Ostrander, and Ken Paisley on receiving a grant of $2,975 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seniors Community Grant Program for the Legion’s Zoomers Senior program on July 25, 2016. The Erin Legion hopes to use the grant to provide transportation for seniors to attend the weekly program. (Photo courtesy of the Erin Advocate)
EDEN MILLS WRITERS’ FESTIVAL – Ted Arnott attends the official opening of Rivermead, the permanent home of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival in May. Founded in 1989 by Governor General Award winner Leon Rooke, the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival has been hosting a literary celebration on the banks of the Eramosa River for over 25 years. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario Trillium Foundation)
HONOURING ELSIE DANDY – (from left) Township of Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton, Ted Arnott, Jim Dandy, and Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong congratulate Elsie Dandy for receiving the Governor General’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers at the Fergus Legion on October 8, 2016. Ms. Dandy, who received the award one day after her 99th birthday, served as a nurse during World War II.
ELORA CURLING CLUB – Ted Arnott helps was on hand to help cut the ribbon at the Elora Curling Club on October 13, 2016 after the club received two grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada 150 Infrastructure Grant. The Curling Club received a $126,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to replace the facility’s ice-making components. (Photo courtesy of the Wellington Advertiser)
INTERNATIONAL PLOWING MATCH – Ted Arnott participates in the International Plowing Match which was held in Wellington County in September 2016. The International Plowing Match is North America’s largest outdoor agricultural and rural expo and attracted over 90,000 to Wellington County. (Photo courtesy of the Wellington Advertiser)
GET YOUR FLU SHOT – Acton Rexall pharmacist Dina Riad gives Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott his annual flu shot on December 2, 2016. A few years ago, a study concluded that Ontario’s universal flu shot program has saved several hundred lives and has averted a substantial number of hospitalizations, doctor and emergency room visits.
A MEDAL FOR BRAVERY – On November 24, 2016, former Halton Hills Fire Chief Brent Marshall and Assistant Deputy Chiefs Bruce Morrison and Harry Olivieri were honoured at Queen Park with the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery. They were presented the medals, which are awarded to individual firefighters who have displayed exemplary courage, by Ontario Lieutenant Government Elizabeth Dowdeswell. (Photo taken by Ted Arnott)
PRESENTING A HYDRO PETITION – Ted Arnott presents a hydro petition in the Legislature in November, 2016. Since launching the petition in January 2016, Mr. Arnott has received and presented hundreds of petitions from people across Wellington-Halton Hills concerned about the rising cost of hydro.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – Ted Arnott joins in the festivities at Ted Flanagan’s Olde Fashioned Christmas Special at St. John’s United Church in Georgetown in December 2016. The annual event features Christmas favourites sung by local performers from Halton Hills, and included Ted’s rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.” (Photo courtesy of Ted Flanagan)
TED AND LISA ARNOTT’S FAMILY SKATE – A large crowd turns out for Ted and Lisa Arnott’s annual family skate in Acton. Each year Ted and Lisa host family skates across Wellington-Halton Hills. This year’s skates were in Georgetown, Acton, and Erin. (Photo taken by Ted Arnott)
FAMILY SKATE – Erin Councillors Rob Smith and John Brennan join Lisa Arnott at Ted and Lisa’s family skate in Erin on January 22, 2017. (Photo by Ted Arnott)