Yvonne Prest nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Kootenay East

April 10, 2017

FERNIE B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Kootenay East, Yvonne Prest. For the past six years Prest has worked as a secondary school teacher for School District #5.

“I am running as a member of the B.C. Green Party because the party’s platforms inspire me,” said Prest. “Our party is built on integrity, knowledge and honesty. I trust the B.C. Green Party to deliver on their promises. As a group, we are committed to collaborative partnerships and open democracy. Our initiatives are current and in need of attention. B.C. Greens are committed to combatting climate change for environmental sustainability but also for B.C. to succeed in today’s emerging economy which values green alternatives. Only bold leadership can counteract the damage that has been done. Fearless B.C. Greens are prepared to lead the charge.”

Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Prest’s nomination.

“I am thrilled to see another teacher stepping forward to run with the B.C. Greens,” said Weaver. “Yvonne is a highly dedicated teacher and deeply passionate about the importance of quality public education. She will bring invaluable on-the-ground insight to the Legislature as the people of Kootenay East’s representative.”

Please see http://www.bcgreens.ca/candidate_nominations for a full list of the party’s nomination contestants and candidates to date.

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Media contact

For Yvonne Prest and B.C. Green Party
Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
+1 778-650-0597 | jillian.oliver@bcgreens.ca

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