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May 8, 2016 – Mother’s Day

I want to take this opportunity to salute mothers everywhere on this Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016.

There is no job more satisfying and yet, more demanding than that of a mother. Mothers, the world over, regardless of their circumstance, share a collective goal – to provide the best possible life for their children. Throughout history, mothers have shown courage and strength in meeting the challenges facing their communities and societies.  They have often led by example and effected social change.

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood; maternal bonds; and, the influence of mothers in society.

Mother’s Day is a time to remember our mothers – to order flowers; send special cards; visit; and, telephone our mothers telling them how important their unconditional love and support is in our lives. It is a time to cherish all that our mothers mean to us and to thank them for being there for us, teaching us valuable lessons and giving us the tools we need for life.

As we celebrate this day with our mothers, I join with you in wishing all our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.