July’s events of interest to Barrie Green Party supporters:
1) Guelph by-election canvass Sunday, July 12
2) Elizabeth May’s only summer event in Toronto – July 26
3) Barrie Green Party’s first 3-R Yard Sale – August 9
1) Guelph by-election canvass
A federal by-election will soon be called in Guelph. The Green Party has a strong candidate in place – Mike Nagy – who has been working for many months to build support in the riding in preparation for this vote. Guelph was one of our strongest ridings in last fall’s Ontario election – 19.5% voted Green – so we have a good chance to elect our first Green MP here this summer.
This will be a fully-funded campaign, and the plan is to knock on every single door in the riding and identify all Green supporters. Due to the lower turnout at by-elections, if even the 9,635 who voted Green last fall show up and vote this time, we’ll win the seat.
The riding is calling on Ontario greens to help them canvass each weekend to find our supporters. If you can make your way to Guelph this Saturday (12th), your help will be appreciated. They are doing a canvass at noon, followed by a BBQ social. It is really fun, and great experience to prepare for helping in Barrie in the upcoming general election. If you can’t get to Guelph but wish to help, you can take part in the telephone canvassing.
For more information visit http://greenparty.ca/en/node/6201
If you are interested in carpooling from Barrie, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for potential rides and/or riders. Rides are also available from Toronto.
(This is their second weekly canvass, so expect another on July 19th)
2) Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May’s only summer event in Toronto – Saturday, July 26
Mark your calendar and watch for a separate upcoming detailed email about this event, or visit http://greenparty.ca/en/node/6244
3) Barrie Green Party’s first 3-R Yard Sale – Saturday, August 9
The date has been set, the time has been chosen, the location has been secured – now we just need your participation!
We will be holding our first (annual?) Green Party 3-R Yard Sale the morning of Saturday, August 9th.
It’s a chance for people to Reduce their waste by Recycling old items to be Re-used by new owners.
Time: 7 am – 1 pm
Location: 57 Daphne Crescent (off Janine, between Cundles Road & Ferris Lane)
There are many ways you can take part:
1 – donate items for us to sell – you will get tax credit for all sales of your items
2 – help prepare for or run the sale
3 – drop by and shop for bargains
If you are planning to donate, please email email@example.com and we’ll arrange for pick-up or drop-off. We plan to do a pick-up of items on the evening of Friday the 8th, or can make other arrangements if necessary.
If you can help out Friday evening (item pickups), Saturday early (setup), during the sale, or with the clean-up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number. We’ll be providing refreshments for volunteers.
That’s all for now, we hope your summer is going well!