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BC Green Party leader ready to ride into West Kootenays

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 4th, 2013

The  Nelson-Creston Green party recently announced that interim leader Adam Olsen will be visiting the West Kootenays on October 24-26.

The trip is the first trip away from the elected interim leader of the party on August 25.

“I look forward to visiting south east British Columbia,” said Olsen.

“We have a great local organization that I am excited to support. There is a lot of opportunity for the BC Greens in Nelson-Creston and beyond. Sjeng did very well, he attracted over 20 percent of the vote and I am confident we can grow that support over the next four years.”

Olsen replaced former Green Party leader Jane Sterk, who retired from politics followng a loss during the 2013 spring provincial election.

Olsen served two terms as a councilor in Central Saanich, in 2008 and 2011, before running in the 2013 provincial election. He narrowly missed becoming a Green MLA in Saanich North, losing by just 379 votes.

During his visit Olsen will meet with Kootenay Mayors, Councilors and Regional Directors to learn more about local issues.

“As a former Central Saanich Councilor I am well aware we live in a diverse province with diverse issues that require creative and innovative solutions,” Olsen said.

“I hope to hear about health care, emergency services, recycling, water and other important local issues, and I am looking forward to hearing about potential opportunities and local solutions that we can encourage our government to investigate.”

Olsen will be front and center during a Nelson-Creston Green Party fundraising dinner Saturday, October 25.

Olsen will speak alongside Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx and comedian Lucas Meyers aka ‘Randy from Creston’. 

“Join us for great local food and lots of fun as well as music, a silent auction and an open mike,” said Olsen.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be ordered by phone at 250-352-7300.


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