Earlier this week, provincial Green interim leader Christopher Ian Bennett candidly revealed that, while attending a party function at prominent environmentalist David Suzuki's house, "I asked his wife where the BBQ and Hot Dogs were. I didn't realize that EVERYONE was vegan, except me!" So it seems only appropriate the Greens are launching their leadership race next week in the "Hy Ainstadt (sic) Room" at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre. This, according to a media advisory sent out yesterday. Of course, properly spelled, that would be the Hy Aisenstat Room, named for the founder of Hy's Steakhouse chain. The following is a complete copy of that advisory.
BC Greens Launch 2007 Leadership Race PLUS Special Announcement
Meet the Candidates at the Official Launch, Wed July 18
Five candidates have officially declared they are in the running to be the next leader of the Green Party of BC. Hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, the stage is now set for an exciting campaign battle over the summer and fall. The leader will be chosen at the GPBC's Annual General Meeting in Victoria on October 20 and 21, 2007.
This is the FIRST and ONLY chance the Vancouver press will have to meet and interview all five candidates together before they head off on the campaign trail around BC.
PLUS Interim Leader Christopher Bennett will open the proceedings with a special announcement.
This is the first leadership race the GPBC has held in six years - don't miss it!
Date: Wednesday July 18, 2007
Time: 9.15am for a 9.30am SHARP start - the event will finish at 10am
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, Hy Ainstadt Room #2510 2nd Floor, 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, V6B 5K3
The SFU Harbour Centre is centrally located near Waterfront Station and the Seabus terminal. Transit schedules can be found at www.translink.bc.ca. The closest parking lot is at 400 West Cordova Street.
To confirm your attendance, please email Jacqui Ooi, GPBC Press Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday July 16.
Acting Press Secretary
Green Party of BC