Here is the letter that was sent to our Red Deer MP, Mr. Earl Dreeshen.
Dear Mr. Dreeshen MP,
I first want to apologize for this tardy response, as I was busy since Thursday night and could not provide you with an email before today. I am not lucky enough to have an assistant to send emails for me as you are. As you are probably well aware, things come up and our priorities take precedent. Either way, the show must go on.
Speaking of shows, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Council of Canadians, the Sociology Students Society, and the Political Science Society to inform you of how our event, Stephen Harper: The Musical, went last Thursday, February 12. It was a roaring success complete with food, laughter, and the transmission of knowledge. We were sad that we were not blessed with your or a representative’s presence, as when we discussed the political parties your name was mentioned. It would have been a great opportunity for you, or a representative, to talk to your constituents and answer a few questions.
We were able to sell over 85% of the venue’s capacity, with almost three fifths of the tickets belonging to members of the community. The Musical involved audience participation to sing along, go up on stage, and create a song of their own. Many of them even wanted to take pictures with the puppet after the show, as it was a hit with a couple of its own songs as well. To say the show was a success and inspired dialogue about Canadian politics would be an understatement. I know that the political parties that were there, whether with a candidate or a representative, were able to place themselves within that dialogue.
On a parting note, I hope that your trip to Columbia went well and that you were best able to represent Canada during the ParlAmericas meetings. I hope you were able to strengthen democracy, promote prosperity, and realize the human potential in the member countries, including our own. We also wish you a safe return if you have not already done so.
Derrick J. Callan
Council of Canadians, Red Deer and Area Chapter