Interim Green Party leader coming to Nelson

Recently elected interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen will be visiting the West Kootenay on October 24, 25 and 26.

Adam Olsen was elected interim leader of the BC Green Party on August 25. He'll be in our area on the 24th

Recently elected interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen will be visiting the West Kootenay on October 24, 25 and 26, on his first trip away from the BC coast.

“I look forward to visiting south east British Columbia,” Olsen said in a news release. “We have a great local organization that I am excited to support. There is a lot of opportunity for the BC Greens in Nelson-Creston and beyond. Sjeng [Djerkx] did very well. He attracted over 20 per cent of the vote and I am confident we can grow that support over the next four years.”

During his visit Olsen will meet with Kootenay mayors, councilors and regional directors to learn more about local issues.

On Saturday, October 25, Olsen will speak at a fundraising dinner in Nelson alongside Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx.

Olsen served two terms as a councillor in Central Saanich before running in the 2013 provincial election in Saanich North. He was elected interim leader of the BC Green Party on August 25 after former leader Jane Sterk retired from politics.

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