Premier plans Penticton visit

Christy Clark expected in Penticton Monday to make announcement at Okanagan College and stage town-hall meeting

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.

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.

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.