Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MPP Stuntman? Not exactly...

On Sunday May 1st I'll be joining thousands of people from Ottawa/Gatineau and biking in the CN Cycle for CHEO. On March 28th, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod spoke about it in the Ontario Legislature. Here's the transcript, thanks so much Lisa!

Ms. Lisa MacLeod: I just want to echo my colleague’s great statement from the city of Ottawa. We’re really proud of those Carleton Ravens. Great job to the member from Ottawa Centre.

I’m rising today to acknowledge a great community hero in Nepean–Carleton and of course across the entire city of Ottawa.

Stuntman Stu, who’s known by live audiences and Ottawa Senators’ fans but also by Bob FM listeners, has used his local celebrity status to raise money and give back to our community by advancing many causes and charities. Of course, he is a Barrhaven resident, so I’m particularly proud of he and his wife whom I often see at charitable events throughout our community.

Just last week, Stuntman Stu and his co-host, also a Nepean–Carleton resident, Sandy Sharkey, sold their show so to speak to raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society. They raised $11,000 for the Fur Ball. Last Thursday, Stu was also at an event I had attended called Twestival Ottawa, a fundraiser for the Royal Ottawa Hospital. They again raised $11,000 for mental health awareness and treatment in our city. Stu has also become a wine connoisseur of sorts when last year he launched Stuntman Stu wine, with $2 of every bottle going to benefit the Sens Foundation, and let me tell you a little bit about the Sens Foundation. Among other things, they contribute to Roger’s House, which is Ontario’s first pediatric respite and palliative care home. On May 1, however, Stuntman Stu will be taking his philanthropy to a new level. He will bike 70 kilometres in the CN Cycle for CHEO to help kids with cancer in our region. He has a heart of gold, and I know, on behalf of all of my colleagues in the Ontario Legislature, we support his efforts to raise money for this very important charity. Thank you very much, Stu.

(If you want to win a pair of 100 level tix to the Sens/Leafs game on Apr 2nd, make a minimum donation of $10 for the CN Cycle and you're in the draw, thank you!)