09 Jan Member Statement: Thank you to Cathy Burton
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Cathy Burton of Hammonds Plains. Cathy began her career as a physical education teacher, went on to teach in the classroom and now she is a vice-principal.
During these years, she also coached many school teams and began coaching outside of the school. For disclosure, Ms. Burton taught me Grade 7 and was my track and volleyball coach. Cathy began coaching ringette at the club level and eventually became part of the coaching staff for the Canada Games girls ringette teams for both 2011 and 2013. This year, Cathy was involved with the girls soccer team at Canada Games as team manager. She brought a wealth of experience as a parent and a fan, as an athlete, and coach of previous games.
Cathy gave an inspiring speech at the rally held before the team left for the games. Cathy has given herself tirelessly to youth and sports. And even now as her own girls are off on their own or in university, she spends countless hours making a difference in the lives of youth.
I ask all members of the house to congratulate Cathy and thank her for her commitment.”