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Rob Altemeyer, MLA Wolseley
April 4, 2018

Agape Table

Madam Speaker, I am pleased today to provide an update to the House on an issue I had raised previously, and that is the status of Agape Table, a very–a well-renowned organization located right across the street from the Legislature. Through no fault of their own, their current workspace for 30 years is not going to be available to them for much longer. It's about to become a construction zone, and I've been very proud to be working with members of the board to support them in any way I could, to try and find a new location.

I also want to thank the Minister for Families and the Minister for Finance, because when I raised this issue in question period back before Christmas they both engaged their staff to see if any suitable government building might happen to be available in the neighbourhood.

Sadly, that wasn’t the case, but the great news is the wonderful folks at Agape have solved their own challenge and they have a new location lined up with a signed agreement with the Wave Church, located at 364 Furby Street. Best of all, this will only be one kilometre away from their current location. They plan to do this transition in a way that they don't miss a single day of service to the community and, best of all, it's still in the constituency of Wolseley.

I would like to thank all of the great people at Agape Table on behalf of all members of this House for the amazing work that they do. I'm sure every single one of the hundreds of people and families who take advantage of their free meals every weekday would love to be able to come together to share food and fellowship because they want to and not because they have to, and that is part of our task here, as legislators: to help make their world a little bit brighter any way we can.

Thank you very much.