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Provincial & Local Events of Interest

Tuesday, September 17th @ 6:00pm – Halifax Needham PC  Association Fund Raising Roast Beef Dinner @ St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie Street, Halifax ( Lots of Parking available)  At 6:30pm Meet and Greet (Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and snacks) Dinner: Roast Beef (includes homemade pie, coffee and tea) Guest Speakers: Dr. John Sullivan, Halifax Cardiac Surgeon-Retired along with leader Tim Houston. Tickets:  $30.00 may be ordered from Mike Salterio @902-483-9747 or Jackie King @[email protected] There will be a small silent auction and 50/50 Draw (thank you Steve and Sheryl Taylor) Deadline for tickets: September 7 – Payment can be cheque, cash or e-transfer. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions.

Wednesday, September 18th @ 7:00pm –  Sackville Cobequid PC AGM @ Knights Of Columbus Hall, 252 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville. We welcome all members and supporters of the party to join us and ensure that we keep the forward momentum from our recent by-election win. Please contact Paul Russell, at 902-830-5043 or [email protected], if you would like more information.

Thursday, September 19th @ 10:00am – 3:00pm – Pictou East PC Health & Wellness Expo @ Plymouth Fire Hall, 4667 East River East Side Rd. many display of interest on Home Warming, Housing, 211, Kids First, Community Links and much more. Refreshment available.  For more info contact Amanda van Veen at 902-759-6206

Tuesday, September 24th @ 6:30pm Colchester Musquodoboit Valley Dinner and Health Forum  – Roast Beef Dinner followed by a Health Panel featuring – MLA Larry Harrison, Leader of the Official Opposition Tim Houston and local Emergency Doctor Aris Lavranos – Mingle/Networking 6pm; Dinner at 6:30pm followed by Health Panel For tickets please contact Pam Osborne (902-456-2124) or [email protected]  Tickets: $30 per person and only 100 tickets available

September 26th @ 7:00pm (doors open at 6) –  Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Roast Beef Dinner – Meet candidate Kevin Copley @ the Eastern Passage Lions Club Hall, 65 Hornes Road. Special Guest Speaker TBA – Tickets are $40. Receipts are available only if payment is made via cheque payable to SPC Conservative Association or through paypal via email [email protected]   For any further information you can contact Larry Varin at 902-430-3854 or email [email protected]

 Friday, September 27th @ 6:00 pm –   Pictou East Dinner with Tim Houston and Special Guest PEI Premier Dennis King @ Summer Street Industries, 72 Park Street, New Glasgow –  Cost – $35 Dollars – For tickets please call Charlie Paton (902) 921-1442

 Saturday, September 28th @ 10:00am – 2:00pm  Presidents Council @ NSCC, Arthur Street, Truro – Constituency presidents and provincial executive members should pre-register with PCHQs before September 25th

 Saturday, September 28th @ 6:00pm (dinner at 7pm) Antigonish Fundraising Dinner @ Antigonish Legion, 75 St. Ninian Street, Antigonish – Guest Speaker:  Tim Houston Tickets are $30 Contact: Mary McCarron 902-863-4026

Wednesday, October 2nd @ 6:30pm – Dartmouth North ‘OKTOBERFEST’ Fundraiser @ St. Anthony Church Hall, Farrell St. in Dartmouth. Authentic German cuisine and LIVE polka music! Tickets – $50 per person. Contact: John Brannen – 902-231-3019 or [email protected].

 Tuesday, October 21st  –  Federal Election Day  Nova Scotia Federal Conservative Candidates for the October 21st election as follows: Sydney-Victoria:  Eddie Orrell; West Nova: Chris d’Entremont; Halifax West: Fred Shuman; Cape Breton Canso: Alfie MacLeod; Central Nova: George Canyon; Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook: Kevin Copley; Halifax: Bruce Holland; Dartmouth-Cole Harbour: Jason Cole; Kings-Hants: Martha MacQuarrie; South Shore-St. Margaret’s: Rick Perkins; Cumberland Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley: Scott Armstrong

Saturday, November 2nd   “Special Notice”  The Party will be holding a Special Meeting on November 2, 2019 at the NSCC Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth, for the purpose of considering amendments to the Constitution of the Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia. The Constitutional Committee will provide notice of the details of any proposed amendment to the Secretary of the Association at least 45 days prior to the meeting, and these proposed amendments will be published on the Association website at least 28 days prior to the meeting. All members are entitled to attend the Special Meeting.

Special Occasions:

September 26th  – Happy Birthday to past and Honourary President of the PC Party of Nova Scotia Irene Swindells (Clayton Park West)

September 26th  – Happy Birthday to candidate of record Rob Wolf (Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie)

September26th  – Happy Birthday to MLA Allan MacMaster (Inverness)

September 29th  – Happy Birthday to past president of the PC Party John MacDonell (Ontario)

Notes of Interest

Thanks from Tim:

Dorian hit hard.   Many Nova Scotians still don’t have power and the cleanup will take weeks. The storm showed us how strong Mother Nature can be. But it also showcased the strength of Nova Scotians.

As always, our first responders, hospital personnel and emergency services workers went above and beyond, leaving their own homes and families to keep others safe and informed. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of Nova Scotia Power crews who have worked day and night to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians.

All of these people are everyday heroes and I am certain their work saved lives.

Nova Scotians have a reputation for being resilient. And the last week proved just that. The storm caused real hardships around the province. People went for days without power, and sometimes, water. At times communication was difficult. That’s enough to make anyone irritable.

But instead of dwelling on the negative, I saw people pulling together, helping their neighbours and extending a hand to strangers.

Children manning a lemonade stand to raise money for the Red Cross. Volunteers working at emergency shelters. Hand-drawn signs offering a hot cup of coffee or a chance to charge a phone. Neighbours helping each other clean up downed trees. Gyms and recreation centres opening their doors to people in need of a hot shower.

Stone Pizza, in Dartmouth, donated fresh, hot pizza to hungry residents waiting for their power to come back on. Hellas Restaurant owner John Giannakos treated Sackville residents who didn’t have power to fish and chips. And my colleague Kim Masland assisted the North Queens Fire Association to serve hot breakfast, lunch and turkey dinner to seniors, local residents and NSP crews.

These are the gestures – large and small – that make me very proud to be a Nova Scotian. It’s that generosity of spirit that makes me so certain we, as a province, can overcome any challenge.

Tim Houston, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia

 On Tuesday September 3rd three new MLAs were elected in Byelections in Argyle-Barrington (Colton LeBlanc), Northside-Westmount (Murray Ryan) & Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg (Brian Comer).  Click here for more detail on the results.

Our three new MLAs will be sworn on Wednesday of this week and the House of Assembly will reconvene on September 26th . Welcome aboard: Sydney River-Mira -Louisbourg – Brian Comer; Northside-Westmount – Murray Ryan and in Argyle-Barrington – Colton LeBlanc

There is one more by-election to go in  Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River with candidate David Ritcey who was acclaimed as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the constituency of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
David is deeply involved in his community, particularly in his role as Director of Community and Business Development for the Community Credit Union in Cumberland-Colchester. He has also been actively involved in the Maritime Junior Hockey League, most recently in the role of Chairman of the Board and was honoured with the Moe Bent Builders Award for service and dedication to the League this past June. “Dave knows the importance of community involvement. He has dedicated much of his life to his own community as well as the Province,” said Houston. “Whether it’s through his work at the Credit Union, around the rinks in the Maritime Junior Hockey League, or his vast volunteer work, which includes the Town of Truro Police Commission and the Town of Truro Recreation Committee, he is an advocate for his community.”

Sympathy Notes:

September 5, 2019 – Elizabeth Churchill Tolson Snell  (Halifax Citadel-Sable Island) passed away.  Elizabeth was the widow of the late James Snell, a past co-chair of PCNS Fund.  In her obituary, she is described as having lived a full life with a nature that was theatrical, patriotic, intelligent, exuberant, magical, passionate, and compassionate.  A natural researcher, documentarian and archivist, she maintained exacting written records of everything that mattered to her, from family matters to financial records, historical papers and politics – following political leaders that piqued her interest at all levels of government, at home and abroad.  She would later be a driving force, along with many others, in having Scott Manor become a museum which came to fruition in 1992 when it was bought by the Town of Bedford and is today a registered provincial and municipal heritage property. Condolences to her daughter Jaime, Cambridge, UK. Her funeral will take place at 1:00 pm Friday, September 20th at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax.

September 8, 2019 – Allan Vere-Holloway (Timberlea-Prospect) passed away. Alan was a long time party volunteer in his earlier years. Condolences to his family including three sons and daughter.

September 2, 2019 – Valerie Hawley (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage) of Eastern Passage passed away. Condolences to her family including spouse Ralph Hawley. Valerie was a dedicated community volunteer – donating her time and her well-known chocolate and carrot cakes to such local organizations as the Royal Canadian Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club and Fishermans’ Cove. She was a dedicated member of the Eastern Passage/Cow Bay Lions Club, serving for a number of years on the executive and organizing 20 years of fundraising for the Lions Club of Canada Guide Dog program, in which she raised over $200,000. She received over 20 awards from the Lions Club for her continued service and was made a lifetime member of the Lions Club. Valerie was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion; serving on all the positions of the board, served four years as a commander of her zone which contained 11 different Legions. She was a volunteer with the Dartmouth General Ladies Auxiliary and served on the executive of the Eastern Passage Beacon. Valerie was a dedicated supporter of the Knights of Columbus and a lay reader for St. Andrew’s Parish.

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