The Kitchener–Conestoga provincial Consituents Association and the Kitchener–Conestoga federal Electoral District Association will be having their Annual General Meeting in four weeks:
What: AGM for Kitchener–Conestoga Green Party CA and EDA When: Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm Where: Kennedy’s Restaurant Location: 1750 Erb’s Road, St. Agatha, Ontario Map
We’ll elect new executive for the upcoming year. Positions to be filled are:
EDA Chief Executive Officer (currently Bob Jonkman)
EDA Financial Agent (currenty Laurel Russwurm)
CA President (currenty Bob Jonkman)
CA Chief Financial Officer (currently Laurel Russwurm)
Up to three Principal Officers (currently Marie Bridel, David Weber, Wiyanna Green)
The AGM is at 7:00pm, but please join us for dinner at 6:00pm, and feel free to stay and chat about politics over a beverage until closing. Have a look at Kennedy’s menu!
Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, but only paid-up members can vote or run for the Executive. Lapsed members can renew their membership that night, but new members need to submit their membership payment by 1 March 2018.
The AGM also marks the closing day for candidate nominations for the Provincial Election. If you’d like to run, please contact Maureen Balsillie, Organizer for the Green Party of Ontario at email@example.com or +1–519–400–1437
The Kitchener–Conestoga Nomination Contest will be held in early April to select our candidate for the June provincial election.
Hope to see you at a Green Party event soon!
Kitchener–Conestoga Green Party of Ontario
Hi Waterloo Region Greens! Just a reminder that this Sunday will be the nomination meetings for both the Kitchener Centre and Waterloo Constituency Associations.
Any Green Party of Ontario members in these ridings are invited to vote for the person who will become the GPO candidate for the provincial election in June 2018. And everybody is invited to attend!
What: Waterloo and Kitchener Centre Nomination Meeting When: Sunday, 22 October 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Cal Where: Central Branch, Kitchener Public Library Location: 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario Map
Once the candidates have been nominated we’ll kick off the 2018 election campaign! Learn about Green issues and find ways to make an impact.
Hello WR Green Party members, supporters and friends!
There are a number of events coming up in the (very) near future.
What: GPC Policy Meeting When: Friday, 15 September 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm Where: Kitchener Downtown Community Centre, 35 Weber St. W, Kitchener Map
The December SGM in Calgary tasked federal council to strike a committee of members from across the country to devise changes to how we develop policy in the party. Friday, September 15, we’re meeting in Kitchener to discuss the work of this group, and hear from you, the members, on how you feel we should proceed. (My apologies for the extremely short notice on this one! –Bob)
Every year the IPM is kicked off by a parade through the IPM grounds, and so the Green Party of Ontario attends and proudly shows its colours! The parade starts at 10:00am, we’re meeting at 9:00am in the parade assembly area. The parade takes about an hour, but there’s lots of other stuff to do!
“Beyond Crisis” is the sharing of a handcrafted story featuring over fifty voices from across the spectrum of climate engagement, with notable speakers including Dr. James Hansen, Naomi Klein, and many other thought leaders from across southern Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Meet the director Kai Reimer-Watts! (This is not a Green Party event)
Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel discussion, dinner (suggested donation is $10), and a chance to speak with organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in Waterloo Region. Richard Walsh is on the discussion panel, and WR Greens will have an information table.
The five Waterloo Region provincial Constituents Associations will be having nomination meetings in the next few weeks to select candidates to run in the June 2018 provincial election. Interested in running, or meeting the nominees? Contact your local CA executives, or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
Finally, we’re planning our (not so) regular WR Greens meeting. Help us choose a date and location at Poll: Fall 2017 Meeting
Remember, you can always see the WR Greens events on our calendar. Hope to see you at these events!
Join the Waterloo Region Greens as we celebrate the first of these, Nonviolence, at the WR Nonviolence Day In The Park, this Sunday, 9 July from noon to 5:00pm at Roos Island in Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario Map.
This Tuesday please join us for Cross Cultures’ Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
What: Cross Cultures Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination When: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 from 8:45am to 8:45pm Where: Rotunda, Kitchener City Hall Location: 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario Map
The event is on all day, with a huge attendance of local schoolkids presenting and participating until 2:00pm, talks and lectures all afternoon, and a Peace Vigil and Peace Concert in the evening.
If anyone would like to help staff our information table for a few hours, either morning or afternoon, please drop by.
There’s a schedule of events on the KWPeace Calendar Pick any time, there’s always something interesting happening.
1:00pm at Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall confirmed!Map 1
Justin Trudeau promised that 2015 would be the last First-Past-The-Post election and that the Liberals would introduce electoral reform legislation within 18 months. He promised to Make Every Vote Count.
Justin Trudeau a promis que 2015 serait la dernière élection menée sous le mode de scrutin uninominal à un tour. Il promettait aussi de faire en sorte que Chaque Vote Compte et que le gouvernement libéral légiférerait la réforme électorale dans les premiers 18 mois de son mandat.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the Liberals abandoned that pledge. We urgently need to band together and tell our parliamentarians that we expect them to be true to their word and we want ELECTORAL REFORM NOW!
Le 1 février 2017, le gouvernement libéral abandonnait cette promesse. Il est urgent que les citoyens et citoyennes se mobilisent pour dire à nos parlementaires que nous attendons d’eux qu’ils tiennent leur parole et que nous demandons LA RÉFORME ÉLECTORALE DÈS MAINTENANT!
Please join us on February 11, 2017 on Parliament Hill and across the country to show your support for Electoral Reform!
Joignez-vous à nous le 11 février sur la colline parlementaire et partout au pays pour manifester votre appui pour la réforme électorale.