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Aiden's Prime Minister for a Day Wish

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image source: Make A Wish Eastern Ontario

Aiden's Prime Minister of Canada for a Day Wish Granted

Aiden Anderson, a 15 year old from London, ON finally had his Make A Wish granted this week.  Aiden has had a passion for politics since he was in Grade 7 when he first made his wish.  Aiden and his family are members of CCHA and part of our Hearts of London/Middlesex chapter in London ON.

This week Aiden's wish came true with an incredible once in a lifetime experience thanks to Make A Wish Eastern Ontario and Make a Wish Southern Ontario. His 4 day journey included

  • An official Prime Minister's welcome at Chateau Fairmont Laurier
  • Treated like a VIP at Brooks Brothers where he was outfitted in clothes fit for a prime minister

  • Escorted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police - National Division security detail

  • A VIP tour of Prime Minister's airplane

  • Meet former Prime Minister Paul Martin

  • Private tour of Rideau Hall

  • Welcomed at the Canada Reception Centres at Ottawa International Airport where government officials and dignitaries are welcomed to Ottawa

  • Visited the RCMP - National Division Musical Ride Stables and was treated to a surprise horse-drawn carriage ride

  • A tour of the Technical and Protective Operations Facility with the RCMP - National Division, including taking part in Special Forces exercise with a mock hostage situation

  • Interview with CTV Ottawa Morning Live https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1562327&binId=1.1487308&playlistP...

  • Toured Centre Block at Parliament Hill (just before the 10 year closure for renovations!)

  • Received a standing ovation in House of Commons

  • Held his first press conference in the Foyer and took questions from the press gallery. To see the video of his press conference https://youtu.be/eSKn4gI6bq8

  • Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

  • Meeting with the Commander of the Canadian Army

To see more of Aiden's incredible journey follow our coverage on social media @CCHAforlife or some of the links below

https://makeawisheo.ca/aidenspmwish?fbclid=IwAR1ifl71GdNrd3DyawdlG4PGCZn...

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/young-londoner-gets-wish-to-be-prime...
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/wish-granted-ont-teen-gets-full-pm-treat...

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1563502&binId=1.1164511&playlistP...


 

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