Minister Fantino Hosts Vaughan Seniors for Experience Visit to Parliament
May 02, 2012

Vaughan, Ontario:
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan, and the Vaughan Conservative Association, this week hosted the visit of nearly 500 seniors from Vaughan to our nation's capital. On Sunday, April 29, and Monday, April 30, those seniors who participated in this unique opportunity experienced historic locations and landmarks in the Ottawa region.

"Many seniors living in Vaughan have immigrated to Canada to build a better future for their families and worked their lives in support of our great country," said Minister Fantino.  "The elderly have earned the gratitude of all Canadians and I was honoured to host this visit offering a unique opportunity to experience our nation's capital region, our country's history and our Parliamentary institutions."

This two-day bus visit included a tour of the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum and Canada's House of Commons on Parliament Hill.
"On behalf of all the seniors on Bus #5 our sincerest congratulations to everyone," Said Isabella Ferrara, Bus Captain for Bus #5 and President of the Seniors Association of Vaughan Initiative (SAVI). "The feedback I received on Bus #5 was overwhelming. They all enjoyed the drive, and all the tours were fabulous.  Truly a day they will never forget!"

This trip was made possible due to the generous support of many Vaughan businesses. Those sponsors included Pizzaville, Vescio Funeral Home, Arista Homes, Active Green and Ross, Masters Insurance, Linkup, The Carpenters' Union, Pristine Printing, Matera Carpentry, Richview Manor, IC Savings and Longo's. No Parliamentary funds were used to present this program.