Founder’s Day in Ottawa
A delegation of Knights from Quebec and Ontario observed Founder’s Day with a visit to the Canadian parliament.
During the visit, the delegation enjoyed a private luncheon with the Honorable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons. Scheer is a member of Council 10418 in Regina.
A declaration recognizing the work done by Canadian Knights was read in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau, a member of Council 5925 in Ottawa.
“In 2010, the Knights of Columbus donated close to $30 million and volunteered 9.3 million hours to charitable causes in Canada,” Galipeau said in his address. He added that since the Order came to that country, the Canadian Knights have established an outstanding reputation for their service to others.
The delegation of Knights included: Supreme Director Robert Cayea; Ontario State Deputy Joseph Salini and State Secretary Kevin Daudlin; and Quebec State Deputy Jean Moyen and State Secretary Pierre Beaucage.