On Thursday, August 14, 3:45pm, I had an appointment at Rogers TV Durham (301 Marwood Drive) to record a 2 minute message to my constituents. I had a lot of material to boil down into 2 minutes. The original message I had to give was 3-4 minutes. Debra, the Producer, told me it had to be 2 minutes.
There were two big paragraphs: one on my two terms on the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee; and the other being a prose detailing my Delegation opposing the Sole sourcing of a contract to Dillon Consulting Limited for a peer review of the Fire Master Plan and conducting a Community Risk Assessment. I kept the latter.
I was allowed to make three recordings and choose best one. My first recording first 2:34 (so no good, over 2 minutes), second was at 1:54 (it was okay, I jumble my words a bit), and third was at 1:59 (not perfect, but 3rd times a charm.) I was told my recorded message would air in mid-September, and I would be notified by email before it airs.
You can read my message here.
After the recording, I needed some water to hydrate. The security guard walked me to the staff room and got me some water. He asked me what my platform was, and I told him:
“I’m fighting the good fight for Oshawa, so the constituents have a greater voice and influence in how the City of Oshawa develops.”