BC Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen toured Cottonwood Market with local candidate Sjeng Derkx on Saturday afternoon. The leader was in Nelson for the local constituency's AGM.

Green Party leader tours Nelson this weekend

The interim leader for the BC Greens was in town this weekend to bolster support for the party.

The interim leader for the BC Greens was in town this weekend to bolster support for the party.

Adam Olsen toured Cottonwood Market Saturday afternoon before attending the annual general meeting of the Nelson-Creston Green Party Constituency Association.

“I am very happy to be here. It’s the first time in the area,” he says. “I am supporting the local Green Party constituency as it rebuilds for 2017.”

Olsen was elected a few weeks ago and 2013 Nelson-Creston candidate Sjeng Derkx was pleased to meet the Green leader he had a hand in selecting.

“He’s an amazing guy… he has that immediate connection with people, he cares, has energy, he’s young. Adam is the first First Nations person to lead a political party in BC,” says Derkx. “I am totally stoked that he’s here and I know he’s helping already and will continue to do so.”

Derkx received just over 20 per cent of the vote during last winter’s provincial election and Olsen recognizes the local strength of the Green party.

“We know that Nelson-Creston has been a very vibrant constituency so it is very important we’re here,” he says. “But we still have a lot of work to do. We want to show people that have traditionally voted for other parties what we can bring to the table.”

Olsen finishes off his evening in Nelson by attending a local harvest social sponsored by the Nelson-Creston Greens held at the Rod and Gun Club.

 

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