Sonia Furstenau kicks off B.C. Green leadership campaign in the Okanagan

The first stop in her spring Okanagan tour is Peachland on Mar. 12

B.C. Green’s leadership candidate Sonia Furstenau is kicking off her spring campaign tour in the Okanagan.

The first stop is Peachland on Thursday, Mar. 12. She will then make stops in Kelowna, Nelson, Vernon, and Kamloops.

Furstenau has previously held events in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Vancouver. Last week, the Cowichan Valley MLA released the first part of her platform, which focuses on creating economic conditions that support entrepreneurship, innovation and quality jobs.

Furstenau announced she was running for the party leadership in late January.

“B.C. is just scratching the surface of our potential,” Furstenau said.

“In order to fully realize the dreams we have for our province, we need a change in political leadership…. I’m running a grassroots campaign to build our organizing capacity, recruit outstanding candidates and develop an evidence-based platform that will appeal widely to British Columbians.”

Furstenau first came into politics in 2014, after she was elected as a director for Electoral Area B within the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Before being elected into office, she was a high school teacher in Victoria and Shawnigan Lake.

Furstenau’s Peachland visit will be held at the Gasthaus Restaurant from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 12.

READ MORE: Furstenau flays NDP as she launches B.C. Green Party leadership bid

READ MORE: Peachland hosts first annual International Women’s Day tea and bannock celebration


Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
Email me at twila.amato@blackpress.ca
Follow me on Twitter

Green Party

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Overwhelming, incredible’ support for foreign workers following West Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

‘…Our team seems to be recovering well — symptoms are resolving’

FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19

Customers can apply for the relief program through the utility’s website

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

North Okanagan bands together in support against COVID-19

New group launches website with tools to help endure crisis

VIDEO: KLO middle school teachers shoot video to show support for students at home

KLO teachers Kayla Rose and Tonia Macgregor were the minds behind the gesture

WATCH: Salmon Arm artist hosts virtual art show amid COVID-19

Roxi Hermsen’s show “Into the Cosmos” is a tribute to her father Bill Sim

UPDATE: Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations across the Okanagan

This is a running list of events cancelled across the Okanagan

HERGOTT: COVID-19 and ICBC

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

Bus rider who travelled to Golden tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger travelled from Calgary to Golden on March 15

Armed robbery of legal grow-op in Sicamous ends in arrest near Enderby

Residents alarmed over increased police presence Tuesday morning

Wildfire burns out-of-control on Adams Lake band land in the Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service reports Shuswap two-hectare fire is not threatening structures

COVID-19: Vernon homeless shelters combine in curling club

Gateway and Our Place shelter sites housed under one roof amid pandemic

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Most Read