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Provincial & Local Events of Interest:

Thursday,  May 23rd @  7:00pm Valley Region – Consultation with Party Members on the Party’s Constitution & Bylaws @ Room 119, Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Street in New Minas.  A total of eight meetings are being held around the province from May 2 – June 6. A notice will be sent to members in each region with particulars on their local meeting

Friday, May 24th @ 6:00pm  Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg PC Association Annual Spring Fling @ East Bay Legion, 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25. Come and join us for Lobster and Steak, an auction, and lots of friends!  Book your ticket by email – [email protected], or call Michelle @ 902-578-3878 or Jean @ 902-564-8679.

Friday, May 24th & Saturday, May 25th Central Nova Federal Nomination Process – Voting will be held at the following locations: Friday, May 24 @ 7:00pm at John Paul Centre, Antigonish; Saturday, May 25 @ 11:00am at Tangier Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Tangier and Saturday, May 25 @ 5:30PM. Summer Street Industries, New Glasgow   More information by contacting Central Nova president Ryan Sharpe [email protected]

Saturday, May 25th @ 6 – 9:00 pm  Eastern Shore PC’s Supper and Variety Show in support of the Eastern Shore District High School Safe Grad committee @ St. Anselm’s Church Hall, 7045 Hwy 207, West Chezzetcook – Tickets $10 per person – can be purchased by contacting Lisa Bonang 902-889-2449 ( leave message on answering machine), [email protected]  Variety Show featuring Stone Brother and Katie Gaetz as well as other local talent.

Saturday, June 1st @ 2:00pm Cape Breton – Sydney – Consultation with Party Members on the Party’s Constitution & Bylaws @ Cambridge Suites, Sydney. A total of eight meetings are being held around the province from May 2 – June 6. A notice will be sent to members in each region with particulars on their local meeting

Sunday, June 2nd @  2:00pm Eastern & Cape Breton – Consultation with Party Members on the Party’s Constitution & Bylaws @ Canso Room, Maritime Inn, Port Hawkesbury. A total of eight meetings are being held around the province from May 2 – June 6. A notice will be sent to members in each region with particulars on their local meeting.

Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00 pm Antigonish AGM @ John Paul Centre, 308 Main Street, Antigonish – Speaker: Allan MacMaster, MLA Inverness

Tuesday, June 4th @ 5:30-7:30 pm Spring into Summer at Halifax Chebucto’s Get-Together. Atlantica Hotel bar at the corner Quinpool & Robie Street

Wednesday, June 5th @ 7:00 pm Dartmouth East Health Town Hall Series: Seniors & Pharmacy Services @ Regal Heights Church, 6 Regal Road.

Saturday, June 8th  5:00pm Cumberland South PC Annual Lobster/Chicken Dinner @ Parrsboro Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45, 56 Moore St Parrsboro – Meet and Greet 5pm Dinner at 6pm – Tickets $30 per person  Contact Mark Sauveur 902-664-4848

Wednesday, June 12th @ 7:00pm Dartmouth North AGM @ St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Courtney Road – Guest Speaker: Leader Tim Houston. There will be election of officers and light snacks.

Saturday, June 15th @ Evening Cape Breton – Richmond Annual Fundraising Event @ St. Peter’s Lion’s Hall. (5:45pm – Social; 6:30pm Meal;  7:30pm Auction)  The menu includes Lobster, Steak, Salads and Desserts.  Ticket: $25  Contact: (02-623-1402 or 902-345-2415 or 902-535-3707

 Tuesday, June 18th  Sackville Cobequid By-Election  – Our candidate Steve Craig’s Headquarters is at 445 Sackville Drive Email: [email protected]  Telephone: 902-864-4555  Regular weekday canvassing and Big Saturday Canvassing has begun.  If you would like to support with door knocking or phone calls please contact [email protected] call the campaign office at 902-864-4555 or visit us at 445 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

Saturday, June 22nd @  5:00pm Victoria The Lakes PC Annual Dinner & Auction @ Masonic Hall, Queen St., Baddeck – Auctioneer: MLA Alfie MacLeod – Tickets $20 per person  Contact Jeff @ 295-2594 or Dianne @ 736-0301 Proceeds to the local Scholarship Fund

Special Occasions:

May 14 –  Happy 85th Birthday to former constituency president and long time party volunteer Ron Macdonald (Northside-Westmount)

May  27 –  Happy Birthday to long serving provincial executive member Betty Thomas (Dartmouth North)

May  27 –  Happy Birthday to candidate of record Melanie Russell (Dartmouth North)

May  29 –  Happy Birthday to  provincial executive member & party legal counsel Adam Rodgers (Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie)

May  31 –  Happy Birthday to long serving provincial executive member Marlene Smith (Argyle-Barrington)

June 1 – Happy 60th Birthday to Shirley MacLeod (Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg). There will be a surprise birthday party on Saturday, June 1st @7:30 pm @ East Bay Legion, 2317 Kings Road, Howie Centre. If you are in the area, the family invite you to drop in. Until then, keep the surprise from Shirley.

Notes of Interest

Fairview-Clayton Park AGM was held on May 14. The new executive includes: president Nicole Mosher; VP & secretary Brianna Faulkner; treasurer/official agent Bruce MacCharles; past president Tristan Mills and directors Laraine Sleigh, David Finlayson, Diana Ocampo Cucalon, Laurel Walker, William Burns & Glenn Graham.

Colchester North PC AGM  Was held on May 9. Officers elected include president Gary Burley, treasurer Elaine Orr, Vice president Gary Black and secretary Barbara Burley.

Kings-Hants Federal AGM was held on May 5. The new executive includes: President – Dan Boyd; VP – Bob Morton; Secretary – Doug Symonds; Treasurer – Star Grant. John Trites is past president.

Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie AGM was held on May 4. The present executive was re-elected including Neil DeCoff as president, Mary Theresa Rodgers as treasurer and  Lisa Morrow-Decoste as secretary.

Pictou West AGM  was held on April 28.  The Executive has remained the same with President, Shawn Ryan, VP’s Sharon Henderson and Brendan Nichol, Secretary, Faus Johnson and Treasurer, Gordon Barnes.

Preston Dartmouth AGM  was held on April 25.  The Executive includes president – Richard Black; treasurer – Margaret Brayley; secretary – Joanne Conrod; Officers – Keon Maskell, Simeon Johnson, David Hendsbee

Kings North AGM  was held on April 24.  The Executive members were all returned for another year including Merv Steadman as president, secretary Doug Raymond and treasurer Logan Morse.

Federal Conservative Candidates have been nominated in the following ridings in Nova Scotia: 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; Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook: Kevin Copley.   Watch “In Touch” for more nomination meetings in the coming weeks.

Sympathy Notes:

May 11 Dr. Murdock Smith (Sydney-Whitney Pier) passed away after a brief illness at the age of 78. He was one of Cape Breton’s longest serving physicians holding regular office hours and had seen patients as recently as May 9. Dr. Smith was the PC candidate in the 1984 election in Cape Breton South.  Condolences to Fran, his spouse of 50 years as well as Helen, Kathleen, Murdock, and Rob and grandchildren.

May 5 – Joan MacIntosh (Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River) passed away in Truro. Joan lived in Halifax and was the first president of the Halifax Bedford Basin PC Women in the 1980’s. Condolences to her family including daughters Paige, Carmen, Susan, and sons Ross, Corey and David.

May 2019 – Milton Bonnar formerly of Sydney passed away in Ontario.  Condolences to his sister Shirley Bonnar Laffin (Northside-Westmount)

May 2 – Stewart (Skip) Duffie) (Eastern Shore) of Head of Jeddore. Skip was a former member of the executive and active both provincially & federally on the Eastern Shore. Condolences to his wife of 59 years Kim and daughter Debbie.

May 25 – Milne (Mel) Pickings  – Mr. Pickings’ memorial will be @ 11:00am at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 78 Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater. Mr. Pickings, a former Lunenburg West MLA, passed away on February 1st

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