It has been a very busy few days for me and I suspect for all Oak Bay candidates. Between door-knocking, meeting you on main streets and attending a variety of events, the time flies by at breakneck speed and by sunset, sitting down to catch my breath is a treat.
I am grateful to my Tiny Campaign Team, family and good friends, who are incredibly supportive and volunteering in so many ways to make campaigning a bit easier. The Team also provides wonderful moral support and a real boost when energy is ebbing. My sincerest thanks to all of them.
Highlights of my activities:
- The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosted a brief presentation for Oak Bay and Saanich municipal candidates on the Chamber’s four pillars of good governance. CEO Bruce Carter delivered a slide presentation that outlines the Chamber’s philosophy and what it expects from local government. You can find the material on the Chamber’s website at www.victoriachamber.ca/elections
- Halloween saw very little sign vandalism and I was grateful to all of you who took the signs in that night. I managed to visit the pumpkin display behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall. This is a great event, although it was just me and the pumpkins as I visited during a quiet part of the day while on a break from mainstreeting on Oak Bay Ave.
- My Team is helping me walk many neighbourhoods, dropping off my pamphlet and for those of you who are at home, encouraging you to contact me with any questions.
- I completed my Shaw taping yesterday (a bit nerve-wracking) so please watch for my two-minute message that will be aired on Shaw Cable 11 beginning November 12 I understand. This is a great community service provided by Shaw and I’m told that taping will involve approximately 260 municipal candidates throughout the region.
I had a pleasant surprise recently when I learned that Eco-News, a local environmental newsletter published monthly, endorsed my candidacy, presumably for my record on environmental protection and stewardship. It’s wonderful to get an unsolicited endorsement from such a well recognized organization.
That’s all my news from the campaign trail. Please don’t forget to attend the first of two All Candidates’ meetings this coming Friday night, starting at 7:00 PM at the Monterey Centre. These meetings are a great opportunity to hear candidates and to learn about their platforms. See you there!