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Wayne Stetski July Tour Schedule and Gallery

I toured the Kootenay Columbia Riding last week to see how people are doing with the fires and smoke and to let them know I am running to once again be their (your) Member of Parliament. This was not a “rally” style tour but more just talking to people one-on-one, hearing from the communities.

Tuesday, July 27 - Creston and East Side of Kootenay Lake

Morning coffee with supporters

Afternoon wandering the East Shore and Riondel

Wednesday, July 28 - Kaslo and Nelson

Morning coffee with supporters

Farmers Market at Cottonwood Falls Park in the afternoon

Thursday, July 29 - Salmo, Ymir, and Nelson

Morning in Nelson visiting businesses

Salmo Farmers Market at KP Park

Friday, July 30 - Nelson and Revelstoke

10 am - Coffee at Oso Negro in Nelson

Driving to Revelstoke

Saturday, July 31 - Revelstoke

Morning at the Farmers Markets

Pedal and Politics - cycling through the community

6 pm Guerilla Gigs Live Music at Queen Elizabeth Park

Sunday, August 1 - Golden and Fairmont

11 am Meet and Greet at the Bluebird Cafe

Fairmont Market in the mall

If you’re interested in a chat or a sit-down interview on our next tour, please give the office a call and leave a message!

Part 1 Reflections

The first leg of my tour of Kootenay Columbia began in Creston and the East shore of Kootenay Lake on route to Kaslo for the first night.

We had some good discussions about the lack of a contract for our Border Security Officers and the need for a new Visitor/Interpretive Centre at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Both issues are a high priority for me both personally and


The smoke over Kootenay lake was an eerie reminder of our current Climate Emergency.

It was great to be back in Nelson, which is like my second home in the Kootenays! I had offices here with BC Parks and the Ministry of Environment when I was Manager for the region and a Constituency Office when I was Member of Parliament.

My stay in this great city wrapped up with a coffee meeting at Oso Negro with some great folks after a visit with Kootenay Coop Radio who do a great job of keeping us informed on local issues. I promised to come back after the federal election is called, which is likely coming soon whether we want it to or not.

Lakeside Park is a great place to have lunch and enjoy one of Nelson’s premier summer attractions - a fine beach on Kootenay Lake’s West Arm.

Lots of good discussions and good information to catch up on so far in the tour. Being a life-long learner, one of the things I like best about being on the campaign trail and being your MP is how much I learn from you. Thank you for that!


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