Progress Is Impossible Without Change

The decisions we make today will shape the future landscape of Arnprior

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2022 Arnprior Councillor Candidate

I'm Leslie Anne

Your change partner, 

I’ve been part of the community since 2015 when I relocated from the big city with my husband Captain David Hook (retired) and our two children Brandon and Emma. 

Leader. Advocate. Friend.

I have a proven history of community leadership, entrepreneurism and local advocacy. You may remember my inspirational youth programming at Studio Leslie Anne on John Street or the community-uniting events I hosted at the Arnprior and District Museum.
If elected as a Town Councillor, I promise to work hard for you, speak up when something isn’t right and help people discover the unique possibilities that exist only in Arnprior.

Facebook: @VoteLeslieAnne

Transforming Obstacles Into Opportunities Is What I Do Best

We need elected officials that are committed to removing barriers to success and restoring trust within our community. The past few years have been difficult for many of us with Covid-19 creating a unique set of challenges. I'm focused on the brighter days ahead and have a beautiful vision for Arnprior that is rooted in compassion, collaboration and opportunity.

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A United Path Forward Is The Solution

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Inclusive leadership is about creating an environment that fosters a sense of belonging where individuals of all identities can be themselves without the fear of judgement.

I envision a future for Arnprior that is rooted in compassion where we all work together to remove barriers to success and create an equitable society. One way to make this happen is to elect people to council that are committed to creating a more inclusive community.

Inclusive Leadership

  • Personal responsibility from each of us to improving diversity and inclusion
  • Treating everyone with respect, even when you disagree
  • Commitment to continued learning and improvement
  • Building trust in the community so that everyone feels empowered to share their ideas
  • Learning from the lived experiences of others

Inclusive Leadership

Effective Growth Solutions

Community-Led Initiatives

Compassionate Responses

You have the right to live in a safe community that is free from racism, discrimination and violence. This is not a current reality for everyone and that needs to change.

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Arnprior has been recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in Renfrew County.

It is essential that we implement effective growth solutions that not only protect the unique qualities that make our community so attractive but also ensure that we don’t miss out on lucrative economic opportunities that would benefit us all.

We need a balanced plan to support growth with emphasis on four core elements.

Effective Growth Solutions

  1. Protect what those before us worked so hard to establish by improving existing infrastructure and expanding local service offerings.


  2. Support individuals and organizations that want to establish a presence in Arnprior by consulting the community on future development plans and identifying new collaborative partnership opportunities.


  3. Develop strong recruitment plans to attract small to mid-size businesses to Arnprior so that we can have more variety, local jobs and self-sustaining opportunities.


  4. Promote Arnprior businesses in a unified way that markets our community as a desirable tourism and shopping destination.

Inclusive Leadership

Effective Growth Solutions

Community-Led Initiatives

Compassionate Responses

PROTECT

SUPPORT

DEVELOP

PROMOTE

Operating a small business in Arnprior can be both rewarding and challenging. I would know, I’ve done it myself and it was tough! We need to collaborate on creative ways to drive more traffic into Arnprior with an emphasis on a unified strategy to promote our local offerings and events.

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Inclusive Leadership

Effective Growth Solutions

Community-Led Initiatives

Compassionate Responses

Community-led initiatives can play a transformational role in the future development of Arnprior. I envision a future where community members feel inspired to work collaboratively with the town to achieve shared visions and goals. 
 

I wholeheartedly believe that a community-led approach can help us tackle many local issues. One reason this is true is because of the heightened accountability factor that comes when you put your name to something you are passionate about.  

Community-Led Initiatives

  • Change comes from within
  • Elevating individuals with lived experience as subject matter experts
  • Creating solutions to our own problems
  • Play a role in the local decision-making process
  • Celebrating the wins together as a community

Community-led, government supported is the answer.  

Arnprior is home to many wonderful community serving organizations and caring residents. We need to establish modern amenities to support our growing population. Let’s make youth a top priority in 2023 and put our heads, hearts and resources together to get an Arnprior Youth Centre off the ground.

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Inclusive Leadership

Effective Growth Solutions

Community-Led Initiatives

Compassionate Responses

Compassionate leadership is vital when forming effective responses to challenging situations, especially when emotions run high. The way in which we react to conflict sends a direct message to the greater Arnprior community and can travel beyond our town borders. We deserve compassionate leaders who are dedicated to moving Arnprior forward in a positive direction that raises our community profile. 

Compassionate Responses

  • Try to understand where other people are coming from
  • Listen calmly to concerns and address them quickly
  • Consult with others to find effective resolutions to conflict
  • If you don’t have the answer, that’s ok. But work to get one.

When you highlight something within our system that is broken, you should be commended, not shamed, blamed or ignored. You deserve to have your voice heard and concerns addressed in a timely manner.

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Elevating the voices of Arnprior residents to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be heard.

Igniting a spark within our community that empowers ordinary citizens to demand a seat at the decision-making table.

The important role that ordinary citizens play in shaping our community.

Modernizing the Arnprior and District Museum. We believe that the upper levels of the Museum should be fully accessible to all guests and will advocate on behalf of our disabled community members and individuals with mobility issues who currently cannot fully enjoy the building.

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I Support

Leslie Anne

I first met Leslie through her studio. My daughter participated in numerous workshops/activities there, and even had a “paint night” themed birthday party there with 7 friends! Since day one of knowing Leslie, she welcomed my daughter, making her feel important, included and like she mattered. She loved attending every event that came up!

When my daughter decided to sell lemonade to raise funds for a school in Dominican Republic, Studio Leslie Anne matched her donation! My daughter was over the moon, shocked and happy. Leslie also reached out during a particularly rough moment in my life with positive words of encouragement and generosity.
She has made a positive impact on both mine and my daughter’s lives, which I will never forget! I no longer live in the Arnprior area, but I support Leslie Anne Hook from the sidelines, and know she is worth standing behind! ♥️

Kaylie Anne

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I 100% support this beautiful, strong, courageous, generous, kind and smart woman on her journey for Arnprior Councillor. Leslie Anne is honestly one of a kind. I had the pleasure of meeting Leslie Anne through her studio she had opened for children and teens when my pre-teen daughter signed up for drama classes. What a welcoming and encouraging and uplifting human being she is. She put so much confidence into my shy girl while in her drama course and made us feel like we had known her forever. Being a part of her studio was not the only interactions I’ve had with Leslie Anne. She has reached out to me when my family was down and out, she’s helped in so many ways, her generosity, her kind words, her uplifting support, making me realize we are all human and doing the best we can. This woman is a mom, a friend, a resident, a supporter, a cheerleader, she’ll be in your corner when you need her and will do all she can to make everything better. Vote for Leslie Anne Hook for Arnprior Councillor ❤️❤️❤️ you’ll be happy you did.

Tammy Mathews

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Leslie...we met many years ago when I was the Chef at The 2 Grands...collaborated later on at the museum...In the new year my career will bring me back to Arnprior and I am so excited. I respect you and will always support you!

Chantal Labreche

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You are an incredible woman and leader! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know you Leslie as an author and your powerful life story is so inspiring. Congratulations on jumping in, you have so much to offer and your community will benefit in many ways.

Kady Romagnuolo

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Upcoming Campaign Dates

Municipal All Candidates Debate Sponsored by the Greater Arnprior Community Council on Poverty and Homelessness

wednesday, september 28

Parish Hall, 285 Albert Street

7:00 - 9:30 PM

Watch the local candidates debate important issues such as poverty, homelessness, housing, infrastructure and governance.

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Get In Touch With Leslie Anne Today

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This kid wanted to be a rockstar but became a changemaker instead.