Provincial NDP caucus members will roam Comox Valley this week

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix and various MLAs from around the province will hear what matters to the people of the Comox Valley.

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix and various MLAs from around the province will hear what matters to the people of the Comox Valley this Wednesday and Thursday.

According to Glen Sanford, election planning committee chair for Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke, the NDP caucus will do plenty of community outreach during their packed two-day stay in the Valley.  After they arrive in town Wednesday, they will head out to speak to various stakeholders in the community.

“They fan out as MLAs and meet with as many people as possible, representing everything from business to community groups to environmental organizations and other agencies,” said Sanford.

“It’s a great opportunity for people in the Comox Valley to get to see and meet members of the NDP caucus and more importantly, or equally importantly, it’s a chance for the NDP caucus to directly hear from people in the Comox Valley about their concerns and their goals and their ideas.”

Then, the general community has a chance to meet the NDP caucus during a special evening fundraiser, called Seaside Evening, which starts Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park.

The outside fundraiser will feature a dinner with a focus on local food and drinks, live music by local musicians, and a speech from Dix.

Tickets are $100, of which a large portion is income tax deductible. All ages are welcome and there’s no cost for kids under 12.

Tickets are still available at Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay and Blue Heron Books in Comox, or by calling 250-335-3262 or 250-334-3434.

Sanford also noted tickets will be available at the entrance to the event, but urged anyone interested in attending to purchase their tickets beforehand.

Thursday starts with a caucus meeting until 1 p.m., followed by more community outreach in the afternoon.

Sanford noted the BC NDP regularly holds caucus meetings in various communities around the province, but it’s been a while since a meeting was held in the Comox Valley.

“They’ve been to the Comox Valley before but that was a few years ago so we’re really glad to have them back,” he said.

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