Since the last election campaign, membership in the Green Party of Canada for New West residents is at an all time high. Support has been growing, with young and old alike keeping the flame alive until we head to the polls again in 2019. This kind of between election support for a small political party is rare, so what’s up, Greens? I was the candidate for New Westminster-Burnaby in the last federal election. Here’s the thing:
I haven’t always voted Green. In fact, one thing almost every Green supporter has in common is that they haven’t always voted Green. Most of us were members of a different political party in the past; some of us members of multiple different parties. But we’ve all come to the same conclusion: we need to think more about the long-term, we need to ensure future generations are not burdened by our short-sightedness, we need sustainability.
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Do you ever wonder what to do with all that crazy trivial knowledge that languishes unseen and unknown in your brain? Lucky for you, you can bust it out at Kickstart!, a Trivia Night Extravaganza, coming soon, and all for a good cause. The night’s events will help sponsor a Syrian refugee family soon to make their home in New Westminster.
In a few weeks, Nader, his wife, Taghreed, their daughter, Raseen, age 12, and young son Mohammed, age 5, will be heading here from a refugee camp in Jordan. It has been five long years there – the only home the son has ever known. It’s hard to imagine what this family has been through. Their home city was one of the centres of strife, so they were forced to flee. A refugee camp is a life of limbo, of rootlessness and dislocation in every sense of the word.
Kickstart! Trivia Night Extravaganza is a great opportunity for you to make a huge difference to this family who is moving from the other side of the world to start again in our community. Imagine traversing the globe to a new home where the culture, language and way of life are incredibly different to what you know. Giving them a good financial start will give them solid footing to get grounded. Continue reading “Kickstart! Trivia Night Extravaganza”
If kids aren’t on your shopping list and you don’t plan on attending our Exclusive Shopping Night at Pedagogy Toys on November 20th, consider heading over to the Sapperton Pensioner’s Hall at 318 Keary Street for a Brain Teaser Trivia Night, hosted by VEATA. The doors and no-host bar open at 6PM and the trivia starts at 7PM. The cost is $20 per person, and all funds raised go to the Pacific Volunteer Education & Assistance Team for Animals Society. Door Prizes will be given away, first one is at 6:45pm. Your ticket also includes light snacks. Please reserve your tickets in advance.
Call Wendy @ 604-464-9133 to pay with VISA
or email VEATA at firstname.lastname@example.org
to pay by cash or cheque