RESOLUTION NO. 593 Re: Tammy MacKay, harness race winnings to cancer research

MS. LENORE ZANN: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the annual Mildred Williams International Women's Harness Drivers Series is named after Mildred Williams who was born in Ontario in 1916; and

Whereas Mildred Williams, eventually known as the first lady of harness racing, with over 400 wins to her name, was a pioneer in the fight for the rights of women to compete in this sport after having been refused a driver's licence by the United States Trotting Association because she was a woman; and

Whereas Tammy MacKay of Truro has earned a place in the final field of eight women drivers from an original entrance of 60 and raced in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware on October 3 and 4, 2009 and is donating her winnings to breast cancer research;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Tammy MacKay on her young and successful career as a harness racing driver and for donating her winnings to breast cancer research.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.


MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver. Is it agreed? It is agreed. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay. The motion is carried.