Ward 5

George Chahal

Website: votegeorge.ca

Facebook: @ChahalGeorge

Twitter: @ChahalGeorge

Q. Which Library do you use the most?

A. Saddletowne & VIVO Libraries

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. Ward 5 is a very diverse ward. The library is not only a resource center, it is also a
gathering place to share ideas and dreams.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. Oldest memory- My brothers used to take me to the library as a youngster while they
studied. Positive experience -I recently met many new Canadians at the library and I am
impressed and encouraged by their drive to succeed.

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?

A. I use it as my quiet time to read a newspaper or collect my thoughts.

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. Presently reading a biography of Winston Churchill. My favourite book is “The Long
Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela. I would recommend this book, as it is an
inspiring reflection on perseverance, forgiveness, and leadership.

Q. What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. Drums...I have no musical talent. Drums seem the most fun.

Hirde Paul Jassal

Website: hirdeservecalgary.com

Facebook: @vote.hirde.paul.jassal.ward5

Twitter: @HirdePaul

Q. Which Library do you use the most?

A. Saddletowne Library

Q. In your view, how does Calgary Public Library strengthen your ward?

A. I have experienced & noticed that this library is an important meeting place for senior citizens, youth, south Asian house wives and for those adults who are new immigrants or visitors to Canada.

Q. What is your earliest library memory, or, tell us about an experience you’ve had at Calgary Public Library that made a positive difference to you.

A. I used to go at village square Library before 2012 & I inspired by his passion of volunteerism. Now I am Provincial Director Alberta for Canadian Transplant Association, Chair Nelson Mandela High School, Chair Casino 538 Buffalo Air Cadet League, Director South Asian Canadian Association, Leader of “Don’t waste Food” drive in Sikh Temples in Calgary. And these all are volunteer jobs beside my two paid jobs.

Q. What is your favourite program or resource at Calgary Public Library?

A. My hats off to the availability of multilingual books.

Q. What are you reading now? What’s one book you would recommend others read, and why?

A. Presently busy in door knocking and discussing the issue of ward-5 with the residents. But I use to read the biographies of world leaders. My favorite is “Bhagat Puran Singh” , As he (Bhagat Puran Singh) decided to dedicate his life to the 'selfless service of humanity. He founded Pingalwara in 1947 with only a few patients, the neglected and rejected of the streets of Amritsar. An early advocate of what we today refer to as the 'Green Revolution', Bhagat Puran Singh was spreading awareness about environmental pollution, and increasing soil erosion long before such ideas became popular. Pamphlets with his writings on various subjects, such as environmental awareness, were printed on re-used paper and freely distributed.

Q. What musical instrument would you be most likely to borrow from our musical instrument lending library, and why? (We have banjos, drums, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, violas, violins, and xylophones.)

A. I can play only Harmonium also called a "melodeon", "reed organ" or "pump organ".

Sarbdeep (Preet) Baidwan 

Website: voteforpreet.ca

Facebook: @sarbdeep.baidwan

Twitter: @voteforpreet

Tudor Dinca

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Balraj (Raj) Niijjar 

Website: balrajnijjar.ca

Facebook: @balraj.s.nijjar

Twitter: @BalrajNijjar2

Aryan Sadat

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