Thursday, May 31, 2012

50 Years of Medicare

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

You are cordially invited to share an evening with former Premier Roy Romanow as we celebrate 50 Years of Medicare and look forward to the next 50 years. This special event happens on Saturday, June 23, 2012 as part of the 75th Annual Convention of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party in Saskatoon.

The 50th anniversary of the implementation of Medicare in Saskatchewan is July 1, 2012. Today, Medicare is something that all Canadians take pride in and unfortunately most take for granted. The implementation of Medicare did not happen easily or without significant protest and opposition. The CCF Government, led by Woodrow Lloyd at the time, was immediately faced with a doctors’ strike opposing public health care. This was an incredibly difficult challenge for the CCF Government of the day and many members of that administration received death threats and other attempts at intimidation. The Government held its ground and prevailed, planting the seed which has now become our national Medicare program and a point of pride for Canadians. Join us as we celebrate the creation of Medicare by our predecessors and look towards the next 50 years.

The dinner will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon. The cash bar featuring free champagne for the first 30 minutes will open at 5:30 p.m. with an opportunity to view a collection of art by Saskatchewan artists available by silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by the program featuring former NDP Premier Roy Romanow as we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and look to the next 50 years.

Tickets are $100.00 per person and there are several sponsorship options available. All proceeds from the event will go to the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. Please inform your colleagues and friends of this important event.

To ensure your reservation or sponsorship, please complete and return the attached form at your earliest opportunity by mail, fax or email. If you have any questions, or prefer to purchase your tickets by phone please call me at 306-525-1322 ext. 1. I will respond to your questions promptly.


John Tzupa on behalf of
The 50 Years of Medicare Planning Committee

John Tzupa
Director of Organization
Saskatchewan NDP
1122 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina SK S4P 0C4
(306) 525-1322 ext. 1

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