I am honoured to be the interim-leader of the BC Green Party. I want to acknowledge and thank Jane Sterk for her leadership over the past seven years; I wish her all the best in her new endeavours. Also, congratulations to my friend and colleague Dr. Andrew Weaver for his incredible win in May. I look forward to working with Andrew and his staff.
Our Party is entering an important time; we are presented an exciting opportunity to offer a pragmatic, evidence-based alternative to what has become the hyper-partisan politics in British Columbia.
I was elected to Council in the District of Central Saanich in 2008 & 2011. I resigned my seat in January 2013 after I was nominated as the Green candidate in Saanich North & the Islands.
Along with an incredible group of volunteers we turned the campaign into a nail biter. We received 10,136 votes, the second highest number of votes among Greens and third in the closest three-way race in the province, only 379 votes behind our new MLA, Gary Holman-NDP.
I was born in Victoria, BC, (1976) and grew up 20 minutes north, on Tsartlip First Nation—the same place my wife Emily and I are raising our son Silas, daughter Ella and black lab Fitz.
I started working in sports communications ten years ago with the ECHL Victoria Salmon Kings Hockey Club. I am now working in the field of First Nations housing. I am a networker, facilitator and fibre artist. In our family business, Salish Fusion Knitwear, we create modern Coast Salish knitted products inspired by the Cowichan Sweaters that our grandmothers knit by the thousands.
The time is now for the BC Greens! British Columbians are set to embrace our consistent and principled approach to politics. Dr. Weaver has shown the effect a different voice has in our legislature; by working together across the province, we will show British Columbians that we are a different kind of voice outside the legislature as well!
Adam Olsen, Interim Leader
Green Party of British Columbia