In addition to her work in the Legislature and her Constituency Office, Member Estefania Cortes-Vargas enjoys her time visiting organizations and attending events throughout Strathcona-Sherwood Park!
To invite Estefania to speak at your event, please check out our contact page!
Hon. Margaret McCuaig-Boyd tours Strathcona County - the heartbeat of Alberta's energy industry
I had the pleasure of hosting the Minister of Energy for the day touring Strathcona County. Joining us on the tour were MLA McKitrick, Mayor Rod Frank, Gerry Gabinet, Sean McRitchie and Todd Banks. We met with representatives from Inter Pipeline, Kinder Morgan Baseline Tank Terminal, Sureway Construction & Pembina. The day concluded with meetings at Strathcona County Hall for a great discussion with County Council & at Trinity Baptist Church where the Minister was able to connect with workers involved in the energy sector.
Premier Notley's Speech at the Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce luncheon
Premier Notley delivered an inspiring speech that ended off with a request to all Albertans to support the efforts in getting the TransMountain pipeline built. "Because this isn't just about Alberta - or British Columbia - or any one province or jurisdiction. It's about Canada and working Canadians . . . I need you to get on the phone and to get online. Talk to your friends, your business contacts, Members of Parliament. Get the phones ringing in Ottawa - fill up those inboxes."
Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event!
Rural Volunteers Appreciation
In Strathcona County, residents logged nearly 8 million volunteer hours last year! I was privileged to be a part of the celebrations recognizing the rural volunteers. Thank you to all those who help contribute to this being such a great community!
Touring the constituency with Minister Sigurdson
I had the privilege of hosting Hon. Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors & Housing, to our constituency on March 20th. We visited a couple of Seniors groups and enjoyed lunch with Judy Ferguson (Executive Director of IVC), Bonnie Hoffman (an avid community volunteer), and Councillors Lawrence & Berghofer.
Petrochemical Diversification Program Announcement
It was a great opportunity to MC the News Conference for Bill 1: Energy Diversification Act.
I am pleased that our government is taking action to grow Alberta's petrochemical sector and increase ethane supplies, which will create new jobs for residents right here in Strathcona-Sherwood Park, attract private investment and help diversify the energy sector.
International Women's Day Conference
I was pleased to be one of the many sponsors, and privileged to have been asked to provide opening remarks, for the Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce inaugural International Women's Day event held at the Clarion Hotel on Friday, March 8th. Thank-you to the organizing committee for putting on such a great day and evening. I've heard tremendous positive feedback from those who attended.
SAFFRON Sexual Assualt Centre - Office Grand Opening
After a year of setting this day up it is finally here the opening of the new office. It’s very exciting. We are a stronger community because of SAFFRON’s work in advocacy, public education and counseling. My deepest thank you to the many community that support them with volunteer hours and donations. We know that in the midst of the important #metoo movement we need strong organizations to support the changes that we need to see in our society and community to be able to achieve the goal of eliminating sexual violence and assault. A powerful day indeed, glad to be at the ribbon cutting of SAFFRON's new office.
Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association Information Session
Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) is active in attracting investment and promoting our value added products to the world.
World's Longest Hockey Game
This annual event, held at Saiker's Acres in Ardrossan, is in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
I was honoured to be on hand for the ceremonial puck drop. It was a cold morning, but the out-pouring of commitment by the players, referees and hundreds of volunteers warmed my heart.
To donate, go to: World's Longest Hockey Game
Summerwood Village Retirement Residence - Seniors Games
Thank you to Rachelle and all the staff at Summerwood Village Retirement Residence for the opportunity to celebrate fitness with the residents.
Congratulations to all the participants and spectators!
Cheque Presentation to Sherwood Park Archery Club
One of the great responsibilities as the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park is to present government grant cheques that fund worthwhile organizations in our community. MLA McKitirck and I shared the honour at the Sherwood Park Archery Club.
Find more information on the community grant programs from Alberta Culture & Tourism