Dear Friends and Residents of Cliff Bungalow Mission Community,

The Nominations are closed for this year’s Municipal Election to be held on October 21st. I have reviewed the Ward 8 candidates, and my choice is John Mar.

I have lived in Ward 8 since I moved to Calgary in 1982 and as many of you know, I have been actively involved in politics at all levels of Government. In fact, in 2010 I worked with Zak Pashak in the Municipal Election.

Since 2010 I have gotten to know John on several City issues and most recently worked side by side with John on the flood recovery. He was tireless, working 24/7 for all of us. We relocated residents of Inn From the Cold, we helped to launch Mission Possible at the corner of Elbow Drive and 4th St SW, deploying more than 6,000 volunteers in 1,000+ homes.

Then under John’s direction, Mission Possible moved to High River where we deployed more than 21,000 volunteers assisting with the cleanup in more than 3,000 homes. John is still a strong supporter of Mission Possible as we go forward.

I encourage all of you to get involved in this year’s Municipal Election and I’m quite sure after examining the candidates the vast majority of you will come to the same conclusion, John Mar is the best choice to represent the residents of Ward 8 on City Council.

– Donn Lovett, Director, Mission Possible Recovery Foundation; former member of the Executive, Cliff Bungalow Community Association