Premier Christy Clark welcomes her cabinet to West Kelowna Wednesday. It was the first cabinet meting here since she was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna. Despite slipping on her walk down the dock at the Cove Resort to pose with her ministers

Premier down but not out in West Kelowna

Despite slipping and falling on her walk to a photo op with her cabinet in West Kelowna Wednesday, Christy Clark carries on.

It was an auspicious start to Premier Christy Clark’s first cabinet meeting in her new riding.

Walking down the dock at the Cove Resort in West Kelowna Wednesday morning to join her ministers for a group photo, Clark’s feet went out from under her and she fell, landing in a sitting position.

Not be deterred, the premier immediately jumped to her feet and kept on walking, saying she was unhurt.

“I can take a fall” she said smiling . And she added, “we have soft wood here.”

Clark brought her cabinet to West Kelowna for the first time since winning the riding in a by-election earlier this summer. Former Liberal MLA Ben Stewart stepped down to let Clark run here after the premier lost her Vancouver-Point Grey seat to NDP challenger David Eby in May’s provincial election.

Clark was greeted by her ministers on the dock Wednesday with a round of applause and cheers.

“Welcome to Westside-Kelowna,” she said, looking none the worse for her tumble moments earlier.

Later in the day, following the closed-door cabinet meeting at the resort, Clark was scheduled to participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for the RapidBus project on the Westside.

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