Premier plans Penticton visit

Premier Christy Clark will be in Penticton Monday for an announcement on Okanagan College as well as a town hall meeting at the Lakeside Resort. - Western News file photo
Premier Christy Clark will be in Penticton Monday for an announcement on Okanagan College as well as a town hall meeting at the Lakeside Resort.
— image credit: Western News file photo

According to a local spokesman, Premier Christy Clark is planning to make the most out of a visit to Penticton on Monday.

According to Mark Ziebarth, secretary of the local B.C. Liberal Riding Association, the premier is coming to town to make an announcement at the Okanagan College campus. But her day isn’t ending there.

“Then she is having a self-proclaimed ‘town hall’ meeting at the Lakeside Resort,” said Ziebarth.

The public meeting is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the resort’s salon.

Ziebarth describes it as an open forum, to which everyone is welcome. People will be able to question the premier directly, in something like a talk show format, complete with a microphone roaming the audience.

This is very much a public event, he explained, rather than a political rally. There is no set topic and all area residents are welcome to attend and question the premier, regardless of their party affiliations.

“It’s not driven at all by the local riding association,” said Ziebarth, Rather, he said, the reverse was the case. With the premier already scheduled for a stop in Penticton, her office was looking for ways to add value to the trip.


In this case, that is the public town hall meeting. However, the premier is not overlooking the political front completely. After the public meeting, she will then be meeting with members of the local riding executive to discuss organization and tactics.



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

The rise of traditional baking at Walla in Penticton
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain
UPDATE: Rice receives written confirmation of changes to wheelchair cabin policy
What qualifies as essential services? : With the strike of the city of Castlegar’s workers already approaching three weeks, concerns over who is providing essential services,
Christmas at the Gallery
UPDATE: Safeway, 2nd Avenue businesses resume operations
Finning employees make large donation to United Way
Region making an impression
Realtors rally for area food banks

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.