Frederick Blake Jr.
Mr. Speaker, let me acknowledge a couple of people who have served the NWT for several years in their respective departments.
Ms. Debbie Greenland, manager for her department for three communities of Fort McPherson, Aklavik, and Tuktoyaktuk. Debbie Greenland was employed with the Health and Social Services Authority since 1980 until 2017, 37 years of service, dedicated to her field of helping families and assisting with our schools, working as a community liaison to ensure families are safe and living in a healthy family environment. Let me congratulate and thank Debbie for all the years of service, and wish her well in her future endeavours.
Mr. Speaker, please allow me to also congratulate and thank Ms. Sheila Greenland, teacher at Moose Kerr School, in her field since 1994 to 2017, 23 years of instructing our children. Being a teacher also means being a parent. At 8:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon, Sheila is responsible for our children, and makes every effort to teach them math, show them how to read, and how to write. It is people like Sheila who dedicate their time to our schools, and we are sad to see her leave. Sheila has dedicated her time to education both in Inuvik and Aklavik, and we wish her well in her future goals. Both ladies, Mr. Speaker, have a wealth of knowledge, and are going to be missed in the Delta. Good luck, Debbie, and good luck, Sheila. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.