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Provincial & Local Events of Interest

July 15th  – Please note the Nomination Period in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River is now open.  Candidates are welcome to apply until July 19th at 5:00 pm..  Applications may be obtained by contacting PCHQ at (902) 429-9470

Sunday, July 21st @ 2:00-4:00 pm  BBQ with Lisa Raitt, Tim Houston, Scott Armstrong and Larry Harrison @ Victoria Square, Truro (at the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets).  There will be free food, entertainment and lots of fun political talk. So grab some friends and join us for a great time: Sponsored by: The Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, Colchester North and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook Salmon River PC Associations as well as the Cumberland-Colchester Conservative Association

July 25th  – Please note the Nomination Period in Argyle – Barrington is now closed.  Candidates are Gregory Foster, Colton LeBlanc and Craig Prouty.  Nomination Meeting will be held on July 25th:   École secondaire de Par-en-Bas 4258 NS-308, Tusket – Details to be announced. Further info from president Cecil Swimm at (902) 635-1832 or PCHQ at (902) 429-9470

Friday, August 16th @ 6:30pm  Dartmouth-Cole Harbour presents A Pig Roast and Live Music @ Cole Harbour Fire hall. Tickets are $50 each and available now

Sunday, August 18th  from 3-5:00pm John and Heather Lohr will host the Annual Kings North PC Association Corn Boil @ their home, 36 Wellington Dyke Road, Port Williams –  All welcome. The Fogeys will play live music! Everything is Free! All welcome!

Special Occasions:

July 14 – Happy Birthday to provincial executive member Norm Lord (Pictou East)

July 16 – Happy Birthday to MLA Kim Masland (Queens Shelburne)

July 21 – Happy Birthday to constituency president Hamish Malkin (Timberlea Prospect)

July 26 – Happy Birthday to provincial executive member Tristan Mills (Fairview Clayton Park)

July 27 – Happy Birthday to PC Party President Julie Chaisson (Chester St. Margaret’s)

July 27 is the 20th Anniversary of the election of the John Hamm Majority Government.  Dr. Hamm was elected premier winning 30 of the 52 seats in the provincial legislature.

Notes of Interest

Halifax Armdale AGM was held on July 9th. New President is David Wilkie; Vice President/Candidate of Record Sylvia Gillard; Secretary Rob Batherson; Treasurer Blair McMullin, CPA; Director Susan Brisseau, Rick Grant, Peter Orser; Past President Michael Hodson. The following motion was passed unanimously at the annual meeting of the Halifax Armdale PC Association: Rob Batherson moved, Peter Orser seconded that Paula Hodson be named honourary president of the Halifax Armdale Progressive Conservative Association.  We are grateful for the service and leadership you have provided for our party and we are behind you 100% as you fight your illness.

Inverness AGM was held on July 8.  There were a number of changes to the executive officers.  Long serving president Bonny MacIsaac stepped aside and the new president is  Leon Livingstone.  Secretary is Monica MacLennan taking over from Gayle MacDonald.  Craig Gillis remains as Treasurer. Thanks to Bonny for her long time service since 2003 and as president since 2012. Bonny was also campaign manager to candidates Rodney MacDonald and Allan MacMaster.

Chester-St. Margaret’s AGM was held on June 25.  Officers include:  President Piers Baker; 1st VP Aileen Heisler;  – 2nd VP Michael Dockrill; treasurer  Gerry Giffin; secretary Andrew Davis; candidate of record Julie Chaisson. Directors:   Heather Mills,  Cynthia O’Connell, Robert Manuel, Wayne (Butch) Heisler,  Michael Heisler,  Alberta Duffney,   Priscilla Burgess, Ashley Buckle, George Broome. Past president David Bond

The Conservative Women’s Caucus held their AGM on June 24.  New officers and directors include President Nicole Mosher; Past President Leah Batstone; Vice President Ellen Williams; Secretary Trysta Doary; Treasurer Mary Ann McGrath; Chair, Membership Marlene Hamshaw.  Directors Patricia Auchnie, Lily Conrod, Carol Dobson, Winnie Hutchison, Catherine Klimek, Sandy Phillips, Joan Weldon. Honourary president Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin.

All Nova Scotia Federal Conservative Candidates for the expected October election have been nominated:  Sydney-Victoria:  Eddie Orrell; West Nova: Chris d’Entremont; Halifax West: Fred Shuman; Cape Breton Canso: Alfie MacLeod; Central Nova: Roger MacKay; 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

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