CARP Celebrates National Seniors Day

To help celebrate older Canadians on National Seniors Day, CARP held flag-raising ceremonies in large and small communities across the country.

In Toronto, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell joined CARP President Moses Znaimer, executive vice president Susan Eng and a gathering of seniors and local politicians to raise the CARP standard to fly over Toronto’s City Hall.

Chris Tolley, Green Party candidate from Toronto-Danforth, noted the importance of honouring all seniors this day, thanking them for the immense amount of work they’ve done in building this great country. He also gave a nod to the demographic’s burgeoning influence: “All politicians from all parties are listening to you,” Tolley assured the audience.

Moses Znaimer echoed these sentiments, saying that thanks to the wealth and ballot box power of Canada’s senior population, “everyone is finally aware of the decisive importance of our demographic.”

He said 42 communities across Canada were participating in similar flag-raising ceremonies “to highlight the work CARP is doing for this nation’s seniors.”

After the talks, Moses, Eng, the chapter representatives and the Deputy Mayor all helped raise the flag.