The Waterloo Region Greens attended the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival again this year, and a good time was had by all!
YouTube: Glorious Greens 2019
This is a busy week for Green Party people in Waterloo Region!
Kitchener — Conestoga, Kitchener South — Hespeler, and Cambridge are holding a joint nomination meeting!
Feel the energy being created by the passionate and dedicated people in your community. Connect with others and learn how the Green Party plans to bring together and boost our economy, community & environment.
Open to everyone and anyone.
In addition to the chance to meet and hear from your candidate nominees, you will also get to listen to some amazing local musicians. Derek Hines and Jason White will be jazzing up the night with their incredible talents and will likely be bringing a few friends along. We may even have a couple of surprise performers join them throughout the night.
Vote in your Green Party candidates for the 2019 Federal Election! Or simply come to learn more about the Green Wave growing in Waterloo Region and across Canada.
There will still be a contest for districts with only one nominee; the ballot also has a choice for “None Of The Above”.
In order to vote for a candidate your membership must have been activated by 6 March 2019, or if you have an expired membership you can renew it before or at the event.
Doors open at 6:30pm with some opening music. The official business gets underway at 7:15pm. We’ll have musical performances scattered throughout the night and we’ll end with an opportunity to socialize while listening to some great tunes. we’ll have some light refreshments available and Edelweiss will be providing additional food and beverage service throughout the night. They are open all day so you can even come early and get some dinner before the event.
What: Joint Nomination Contest for Cambridge, Kitchener-Conestoga, Kitchener South–Hespeler
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Edelweiss Tavern
Location: 600 Doon Village Road, Kitchener, Ontario Map 1
On April 5th, the Guelph Greens will come together to select their candidate for the 2019 federal election. This year we have a Canada-wide record five nominees vying for the role of candidate!
You will have one final chance to hear from all five candidates before voting. We will also welcome a special guest from The Green Party of Canada, and Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mike Schreiner.
In the past two months Guelph Greens membership has doubled (!!)
Thank you for your patience while we arranged for the needed larger venue! See you at the Holiday Inn!
Please register for free tickets!
Come check out the Waterloo Region Greens information table in the arena at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival! If you’ve got questions about Green Party issues, politics, or policies we’ll have the answers you’re looking for!
We’ll have a button making station for kids of all ages. Colour or draw your own artwork, and get it stamped into a button.
You’ll have a chance to meet the Green Party of Canada candidates from the five Waterloo Region ridings: Cambridge, Kitchener Centre, Waterloo, Kitchener–Conestoga, and Kitchener South–Hespeler.
And at 10:00am come to the main arena to see the “Glorious Greens” participate in the annual pancake flipping contest. Will there be celebrity flipperers? Come find out!
What: Elmira Maple Syrup Festival – Button Making and Info Table
When: Saturday 6 April 2019 from 7:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Woolwich Memorial Arena, across from the pool
Location: 4 Snyder Avenue South, Elmira, Ontario Map 3
Join the Glorious Greens as we return to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival Pancake Flipping Contest as the undisputed vanquished competitors of 2018! We have nowhere to go but up!
Got skillz? We’re looking for pinch flipperers in case substitutes are needed!
Raise a flipper in support of your favourite Green Team — We’ll need as many cheerleaders in the stands, and coaches, trainers, kinesiologists, and physiotherapists may be required, too!
Our competitive flipperers are the Waterloo Region Green Party candidates for the upcoming federal election in October 2019. Meet your candidates, and shake the hand that flipped a pancake.
What: Pancake Flipping Contest
When: Saturday 6 April 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00n
Where: Woolwich Memorial Arena
Location: 4 Snyder Avenue South, Elmira, Ontario Map 4
[reprinted from KitConGreens: KitConGreens: A Good Time Was Had By All with more/different photos]
After watching the other teams compete on the obstacle course, Mike scientifically determined which team member should play which position.
But things didn’t actually work out as planned.
The Glorious Greens made it through two rounds before being disqualified; not bad for our first time out (and valuable experience for next time!)
In between times we got to meet interesting people.
#Wloo candidate Zdravko Gunjevic ran into his MP, the Hon. Bardish Chagger.
The Glorious Greens team got to pose with FlapJack, the festival mascot
#KitCon Greens’ Bob Jonkman introduced Mike to the Hon. Bardish Chagger.
The current Kitchener—Conestoga Green candidate (Bob Jonkman) and the previous Kitchener—Conestoga Green Candidate (David Weber) introduced Mike to the Kitchener—Conestoga Conservative MP, Harold Albrecht.
We had an information booth set up inside the Woolwich Memorial Centre.
Alongside our button making event…
…where kids of all ages…
…could make their own button…
while being serenaded with live music!
Our first outing at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival was a great success.
Life is Sweet at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival… what a glorious day! We hope to see you there next year!