I first want to say thank you so much for all my friends and followers on social media for indulging ( some say enduring!) my passion for this campaign. Over the past few months, I’ve share the reasons I got involved in this election and Brian embodied those reasons. As anyone who knows me can attest I have been passionate about Winnipeg well before this campaign and this journey has only solidified my view that this city is just full of amazing people who want to work together and see this city grow and flourish. Believe me I wrestled with wether or not I was going too hard with all this, but as anyone who’s pretty active in social media can tell you, passionate fuels your success. So thank you, you can quit hiding my posts and un-mute me on twitter!
Yesterday at Parlour Coffee Brian and I had a chance to reflect to the conversation we had way back when I offered my support IF he decided to run. It’s been an amazing journey to go from majority of Winnipeg saying “Brian who?” to chants of “Bomentum!” as he entered the room last night. I truly had fun facing the challenges in getting the message out, using all the skills I have with my images, my words and my efforts on the street.
In my line of work, I am incredibly privileged to work with community leaders of all kinds in this city. It’s in the moments before and after I train my lens on these leaders where their true character is revealed. As the campaign went on, and I had a chance to work beside, laugh and even shed a tear or two with Brian, my respect for him just grew and grew, and I felt compelled to share it with all of you. His insistence to run this campaign in a positive way, without going negative, inspired all of us, and at the end of it allowed all of the team to hold their head ups up, proud that we ran a good clean campaign, win or lose.
When Brian pledged he wasn’t going to run provincially or federally and that he was truly running “for Winnipeg” I made a similar pledge, I stated it publicly here and I made that pledge to my amazing wife, Lynda Gyorgy- McCausland who was just so supportive of me embracing this new experience to its fullest.
This being my first political campaign, i’ve learned so much about myself my beliefs and my passions. It will be an exciting challenge to find new interesting ways to share those with you.