I have been a resident of Cramahe Township, living on my family farm for all my life. My parents were immigrants from the Netherlands who came to Canada to start a new life. I am the eldest of four brothers and two sisters and the proud parent of Anjela, Myranda, Bianka, Jahnny and Arrielle. The accomplishments my children have made in each of their lives already gives me bragging rights for years to come. I am also grandpa to five amazing grandchildren - Ayva, Elias, Kayla, Anneke and Kaden.
I am a farmer and in today's world it is a tough life but that has taught me not to give in easily. This has been invaluable to me in this journey we call life.
I have been on Cramahe Council for the past 7 years and have gained a wealth of knowledge from those at the Council table with whom I was able to serve. The past term of Council has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had and that is why I am back.
As a solid Council, we have much to do. Cramahe has so much potential to continue developing as a growing and thriving community. Many of the people in our Township have the willingness to work collectively to become the community that will be the envy of other towns and villages in Ontario.
I look forward to a proactive approach to issues facing our community to continue to make Cramahe a great place to live and do business.
i am Ed Van Egmond.