Standing-room only at B.C. Green Party final Island Rally

May 07, 2017

VICTORIA B.C. -- Tonight the B.C. Green Party held its final Vancouver Island rally before Election Day, with approximately 300 supporters from across Vancouver Island, with standing room only at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort.

“In the final days of the campaign, we are working harder than ever to share our vision with as many British Columbians as we can, to show them what is possible in B.C.,” said Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.

“British Columbians are sick of the politics of fear and division. We are offering a vision for B.C. grounded in hope and optimism, a vision that puts people at its centre. All across B.C., our exceptional candidates are offering people something to vote for, not against.”

“If British Columbians show up to vote on May 9, we can change politics in British Columbia forever.”

“We’ve already shown that in this disaffected world of mudslinging, smearing, and fear-mongering, we can do things differently and succeed,” said Sonia Furstenau, candidate for Cowichan Valley and Deputy Leader.

“B.C. Greens across this Province have run good, clean, local campaigns. We believe that British Columbians will choose to vote with their heart, and vote Green,” said Adam Olsen, candidate for Saanich North and the Islands.

South Island candidates participated, including:

  • Kalen Harris, Victoria-Beacon Hill

  • Chris Maxwell, Victoria-Swan Lake

  • Brendan Ralfs, Langford-Juan de Fuca

  • Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley

  • Adam Olsen, Saanich North and the Islands

Earlier today, Andrew Weaver toured Vancouver Island with the campaign bus, making stops in Campbell River, Courtenay-Comox, Nanaimo, and Cowichan Valley.

Footage of the rally will be uploaded to the cloud and available for newscasts as soon as possible. A new advisory will be issued when the files are ready.

The rally was broadcast on Facebook Live at


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