NIPR Spring 2019 Newsletter

Message from the candidate by Mark de Bruijn We’re Off! The word is out! On March 10, I was honoured to be chosen the North Island-Powell River Green candidate for the coming federal election. Thank you for your confidence. Though we brought different skills and perspectives to the contest, the other nominee, Blair Cusack, was equally qualified, and we are thrilled to now work together on my campaign to win our riding. An excellent team is rapidly forming around this quest, and campaigning will start in earnest in the next few weeks. One of my initial activities will be door-to-door canvassing to meet the people of NIPR, listening closely to their issues and concerns. I want to engage with every voter to discover how together our ideas can advance a progressive vision for Canada, and inspire them to become part of the Green wave. My goal is ambitious – to visit every NIPR home over the next 7 months! And, to raise the funds for a topnotch campaign. In a big riding like ours, travel, lots of signs, and setting up Green offices in several of our major communities all require solid funding. It’s all about connecting and listening, and expanding the compelling Green vision. Climate emergency will make this the campaign of our lives! What an opportunity to build a mighty Green wave, and then bring that to Ottawa. We need your help! Above all, it’s going to be fun. That’s the Green way. Join with me! You can reach me at mark.debruijn@greenparty.ca. 2019 Campaign Launch Election Readiness Committee by Mark Tapper Great news: North Island-Powell River Green...

NIPR Nominations for the 2019 Election are Closed

Left to right: Blair Cusack, Sandra Milligan, Mark de Bruijn North Island-Powell River Greens announce candidate nominees Nominations have closed! After a thorough search for a suitable candidate, the North Island-Powell River (NIPR) riding of the Green Party of Canada (GPC) has not one, not two, but three candidates seeking the riding’s nomination in the 2019 federal election. The three candidate nominees are Blair Cusack and Mark de Bruijn of Comox and Sandra Milligan of Campbell River. Cusack has worked as a technical analyst in the petroleum, hydro-electric and IT industries, while de Bruijn is a retired teacher and college instructor, fish biologist and community builder. Milligan is a biology instructor at North Island College and president of Greenways Land Trust. Don’t know the candidates? You can ask them anything at three Meet the Candidate Nominees events during the month of February. The three meet-and-greets are open to the public. The first one is on Monday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., at the Campbell River Community Centre Room 2, located at 401-11th Ave, in Campbell River, with subsequent events in Powell River and the Comox Valley. Watch for updates  or consult NIPR’s Facebook page. Following the three meet-and-greets, GPC members will choose their riding candidate at NIPR’s nomination meeting, set for March 10 at 2 p.m. Green Party of Canada leader, Elizabeth May, is scheduled to address the crowd at the successful candidate’s campaign launch, set for March 23. In the meantime, don’t forget that you need to be a GPC member 30 days prior to the nomination meeting in order to vote (i.e. by February 8, 2019). Go to...

Name-that-Trail Contest

Name that Trail! The North Island - Powell River Greens have adopted a trail in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands in Campbell River. You can submit your idea for the yet unnamed trail (see the red arrow pointing to the new trail in the map below). Email your fantastic trail name ideas to: northislandgreens@gmail.com for a chance to win a  prize from the Green Party.  ...

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