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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Woode, Pat

Ontario, Wellington - Halton Hills, Christian Heritage Party of Canada

1946 - born the third daughter of a family of six children near Woodstock, Ontario.

At age five, bulbar polio caused a year long hospital stay, braces on both legs, arms, and back.

1968 - graduated from Social Work at Ryerson University

1969 - married and worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto until 1973.

After moving to Georgetown, volunteered in public schools and in church.

1979 - adopted a 3 year old daughter. When her daughter completed grade one, Pat returned to activities involving social work at the local Distress Centre, answered phones and acted as Publicity Chairman for several years.

1982 - Halton Helping Hands requested her services in contacting their clients. This resulted in the formation of an organization of the disabled in which she acted as chairman for five years.

1983 to 1988 - Wrote a weekly column on disability issues for The Georgetown Herald; hosted a monthly TV show that ran for three years at Halton Cable TV.

As an advocate for persons with disabilities she was called upon to deal with many levels of government, making a number of presentations, writing letters, and lobbying. She sat as a committee member on two provincial committees giving input into the revised Ontario Building Code and an advocacy program for Ontario.

1988 - She focused on environmental issues and became chairman of an environment group for 7 years in North Halton. Again this required many dealings with government officials, ministers and bureaucrats. The issue to stop a garbage dump succeeded in 1997.

Over the past 12 years, she has been a member of the Family Coalition Party of Ontario and has lobbied on many issues including abortion and homosexuality.

She belongs to several prayer groups, a choir, and is affiliated with a number of Christian ministries.

Phone: (519) 856-1055

Other Wellington - Halton Hills candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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