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Salute to Hazel McCallion

by Emma Zhang (age 9)

Recently, Voice K had the opportunity to tell our longest serving mayor, Hazel McCallion, about how we adored her. Three journalists from Voice K each made an official speech to her in person!The event is called “SALUTE TO HAZEL,” a party at the Mississauga Living Art Centre for the community to thank our retiring mayor.  I saw a stage and a GIGANTIC cake when I walked in.  One of the big halls was filled with crafts that had something to do with Hazel. There was also a big wall for people to leave their words to the mayor. I made a headband that said, “I ❤ HAZEL.”

When I met up with the Voice K group, my legs were shaking. When the host finally called “VOICE K MAGAZINE,” I walked carefully onto the stage. Once the microphone was handed to me, I started with a few, slow words. “Our mayor is an outstanding mayor,” I began very slowly, “I’ve seen her in many community events….” In no time, I was finished. I passed the microphone on for the next speech. I thought, ”Well that wasn’t so bad, was it?”

Here is Emma’s Speech for the Mayor:

Our mayor is an outstanding mayor. I’ve seen her in many community events. Once I saw her at a StreetFest during my birthday. I also saw her at a Christmas parade. I never miss the part where she comes in! I’ve seen her at the City Hall during the New Year when my choir sang there. Recently, I saw her at the Terry Fox Run. Our mayor is honorable. She takes part in lots of community events and makes a lot of effort. No matter whom our next mayor is, our Mississauga has already become strong. Hazel McCallion used a lot of determination and hard work for Mississauga to be the best place it can be. Hazel McCallion is our mayor that we will always remember.



Meet the writer

Emma Zhang

Emma Zhang

Hi! My name is Emma Zhang. I am born in the year 2005 in June. I enjoy skiing, swimming and archery. I play two instruments; the piano and the zither. I love Teddy Bears. I can’t imagine life without them. The thing I can’t live without is my teddy bear; Tim. In my spare time, I like browsing on my computer, draw cute cartoon characters or wander around the house. I enjoy playing chess with my friends. I love traveling to different places and seeing different cultures. I enjoy meeting new people. That’s all you need to know about me!!!!

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