Tonight I began my door to door campaign for the November 1, 2009 municipal elections. I chose to start on Ilan Ramon Crescent. Resident Boris Myschkowski (pictured below welcoming me to his home) was kind enough to join me, just as he did four years ago when overall I earned 92 percent of the vote in District 2. I have gotten to know most of the people who live on Ilan Ramon. There are many young families.
Ilan Ramon, of course, was named after the late Israeli astrononaut who died tragically on the Space Shuttle Columbia. Only recently I took a walkabout on Ilan Ramon with city engineer Charles Senekal and some residents to discuss ways in which we might be able to improve traffic safety.
Congratulations to resident Carmela Lieberman on her very recent marriage to Jarrod Grover. Carmela has been a dedicated volunteer for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Côte Saint-Luc. When I knocked on the door of what is now her "former" home there were still family members and friends over celebrating.