Speaker: Members’ Statements. Members’ Statements. Mr. Picco.
Member’s Statement 229 – 1(5): Thor Simonson’s Book Hon. Ed Picco:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and good afternoon.
Mr. Speaker, very few Nunavut residents have written and illustrated their own book. Mr. Speaker, of that select group of authors, certainly very few are just entering their teen years. Mr. Speaker, Thor Simonson, a 13 year old cartoonist from Apex has joined this select group of Nunavut authors.
Mr. Speaker, many people outside of Iqaluit know Thor from his comic strips that have appeared in Nunatsiaq News. Thor has been working hard on this project for over a year and has contributed his saving and earnings toward the publication of his cartoon booklet.
Mr. Speaker, this type of project takes a lot of work and co-operation, but Mr. Speaker, with the help of several local Iqaluit businesses, as well as support from businesses in Ottawa and most importantly support from his friends and family, Kirt, Rannvah and Bjorn, they have made this publishing possible.
Mr. Speaker, to purchase a book by Thor, you can contact Thor or Rannvah Simonson in Iqaluit at 979-3183 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Speaker, I would ask that you and this House join with me in congratulating a fine young man and a Nunavut youth role model, Thor Simonson, for his accomplishment.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >>