Green Party of B.C. holding conference, AGM in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – The Green Party of B.C. will be hosting a conference in the Harbour City May 21-24.

The Green Party of B.C. will be hosting a conference in the Harbour City May 21-24.

Federal Green leader Elizabeth May and interim provincial leader Adam Olsen will be among the dignitaries at the event, along with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly. The three-day conference will also include the annual general meeting on May 23.

“We have a good constituency association here, pretty strong and very interested, so they put it forward to come to Nanaimo,” said Mayo McDonough, organizer and outgoing executive director, when asked about why the city was selected.

McDonough said about 100 people are expected to attend.

“There are courses, or workshops, and then Friday night there’s a dinner and dance and then on [May 23] is the AGM and we’re having a special luncheon with Elizabeth May as the keynote,” said McDonough.

McDonough also said a film, Running on Climate will be screened Saturday night.

The conference will end May 24 with a provincial-federal Green Party rally at Maffeo Sutton Park at 2 p.m.

Conference events will take place at both the Coast Bastion Hotel and Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

For more information on the conference, please visit www.greenparty.bc.ca/2015.