Please see the below message from the New Westminster & District Labour Council
Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council
Advanced polls will be open in most municipalities over this Thanksgiving weekend. Delegates are reminded to vote.
Municipalities matter, so make a plan to vote and make your voice heard. Your final opportunity to vote will be Saturday October 15th, 2022 8am-8pm. Links to poll cards with NWDLC endorsed candidates can be found here:
1. Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/Port Moody/Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge
2. New Westminster/Burnaby
3. Surrey/Langley/Delta/White Rock
Royal Canadian Legions in our region will be returning to in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies this year. We are looking for volunteers to lay wreaths at events held by the following Legions:
New Westminster Branch #2 South Burnaby Branch #83 North Burnaby Branch #148
Port Coquitlam Branch #133 Coquitlam Branch #263 Port Moody Branch #119
Surrey (Whalley) Branch #229 White Rock Branch #8 Maple Ridge Branch #88
Cloverdale Branch #6 Aldergrove Branch #265
Please let Cheryl in the Labour Council office know if you can help, firstname.lastname@example.org 604-291-9306. Thanks!
Shared on behalf of the Shakti Society
News from local government candidates. Please consider donating, volunteering and supporting labour endorsed candidates as they prepare for the municipal election this October.
Shared on behalf of Mikelle Sasakamoose, Burnaby School Trustee candidate, Burnaby Citizens Association
Truth and Reconciliation
Tansi, weytk, way’, and hello,
My name is Mikelle Sasakamoose, BCA candidate for school board. I am a member of the Ahatahkakoop Cree Nation and I am also Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Syilx.
I am running for Burnaby School trustee, because as a First Nations person, my community has overwhelmingly had bad experiences in the Canadian public school system, including here in Burnaby.
Today, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is dedication to the remembrance of those experiences. On this day, we acknowledge and remember Canada’s legacy of genocide against Indigenous People, we honour and listen to survivors of residential schools, and we mourn those who never made it home.
To honour this, we took a pause from campaigning today and encouraged candidates, staff, and volunteers to spend the day participating in meaningful activities and reconciliation work in the community.
Learn More About Mikelle Sasakamoose
Shared on behalf of the Burnaby Citizens Association
2022 BCA Platform Launch
After months of meetings, policy review, and spirited debate the Burnaby Citizens Association has officially launched our 2022 BCA Platform for the upcoming municipal election.
This is the most detailed and thorough platform in the history of the BCA and it’s a document we can all be proud of. It embodies our values and deep commitment to make Burnaby work for all of us. Please read our platform below:
Shared on behalf of Adel Gamar, Coquitlam Mayoral candidate
We have just released our campaign video. Please watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsJbnTzJqD0
Also, we’re planning our E-Day and need volunteers. Can you help? https://www.gamarforcoquitlam.com/volunteer
Thanks very much for your support!!
Shared on behalf of Nathan Pachal, Langley City Mayoral candidate
Building an Inclusive Community through Affordable Housing
Everyone deserves to be able to afford to live in their community. That’s why during my two terms on City Council, I put forward policies that require us to preserve and grow affordable housing. As Mayor, I will use all the tools at the City’s disposal to ensure that we protect and invest in affordable housing solutions throughout Langley City.
If you believe as I do, that everyone deserves an affordable place to call home within their community and you’d like to see further investment in affordable housing in Langley, please fill out the following form and volunteer to help me make it happen: https://help.nathanpachal.com/
If you’d like to donate to the campaign, you can do so with your credit card online at: https://donate.nathanpachal.com/
You can also write a cheque to:
Nathan Pachal Election Fund
16 – 19631 55A Ave
Langley, BC V3A 0L5
Together, we can make Langley a community that’s welcoming to everyone.
Shared on behalf of Eric Woodward, Langley Township Mayoral candidate
Please join Mayoral candidate Eric Woodward, and the other labour endorsed Contract with Langley candidates: for Council Tim Baillie and Barb Martens and for School Trustee Holly Dickinson, Joel Neufeld and Sarb Rai on Saturday October 8th at 10:00 am at their campaign office (3083 271 St in Aldergove) to put out signs and drop literature.
If you are able to join us, please reach out and let us know. E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 604-992-4955
Thank you for your support!
Shared on behalf of Better Maple Ridge Council candidates
Please join labour endorsed Better Maple Ridge candidates Korleen Carreras, Sunny Schiller and Jenny Tan of Better Maple Ridge during their super Saturday canvass event this Saturday, October 8th.
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Location: CEED Centre, 11739 223 Street, Maple Ridge
Shared on behalf of Sarah Harbord, Port Coquitlam Council candidate
Please consider donating to my campaign. You can donate by:
(please note there is an admin fee so e-transfer is preferred)
Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider this request, I look forward to serving our great city!
Shared on behalf of Dr. Balbir Gurm – Team Surrey Schools
Labour Council members in Surrey, please vote for endorsed candidate Dr Balbir Gurm and Team Surrey Schools for school trustees in Surrey.
3 ways to support the campaign:
1. Display a 4×6 sign on your property
2. Drop off brochures to homes
3. Make a financial contribution, e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 7783222570