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BC NDP candidate Ravi Parmar’s campaign office opening May 28

Spacious office, lots of supporters

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Sunny day for the campaign office opening of Langford-Juan de Fuca BC NDP candidate Ravi Parmar, May 28, 2023 in Langford. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Sunday May 28, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

On this sunny warm May 28 afternoon, Langford-Juan de Fuca candidate Ravi Parmar held his campaign office opening under the Langford noon-day sun.

Parmar was introduced by local MLA Mitzi Dean (Esquimalt-Metchosin) and enjoyed the company of two federal MPs — Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) and Laurel Collins (Victoria) as well as many other supporters from the party and around the community.

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Ravi Parmar, BC NDP candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca with Mitzi Dean, MLA (Esquimalt-Metchosin) at Parmar’s campaign office opening May 28, 2023 in Langford. [supplied]

The Parmar campaign office is located at 3100 Jacklin Road next door to the new Long & McQuade retail music store and almost directly across the street from the Sooke School District 62 administration office building. There is plenty of parking.

The spacious campaign office was loaded up with signs, buttons, stickers, balloons and other campaign materials, ready for all the action of the 29-day by-election campaign (leading up to election day June 24, 2023).

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Campaign materials for the BC NDP Ravi Parmar campaign in Langford-Juan de Fuca, May 28, 2023. [Island Social Trends]

Premier David Eby was in Langford on May 25 doing a walkabout with Parmar along on Goldstream Avenue.

On May 27 Premier Eby announced the June 24, 2023 by-election date for Langford-Juan de Fuca as well as Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.

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Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) attended the campaign office opening of Ravi Parmar, candidate for the BC NDP in Langford-Juan de Fuca, Sunday May 28, 2023 in Langford. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Also attending the relaxed BBQ-style luncheon buffet event today were SD62 Trustee Russ Chipps; SD62 Secretary-Treasurer Harold Cull; Esquimalt Councillor Darlene Rotchford, former Langford councillor Norma Stewart; former John Horgan constituency worker Hans Frederiksen; former SD62 Trustee Neil Poirier (who works on the Parmar campaign team); campaign manager Ed May; campaign workers Shannon Russell and Sue Stroud; and dozens of other supporters young and older.

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Supporters chatting at the Ravi Parmar BC NDP campaign office opening on May 28, 2023. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Attending with Laurel Collins was her husband James McNish and their two-year-old daughter Alora. Collins is expecting their second child in just two weeks from now.

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BC NDP supporters at the campaign office of Ravi Parmar, candidate in Langford-Juan de Fuca, May 28, 2023. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

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Mary P Brooke, editor. Island Social Trends
Mary P Brooke, Editor, Island Social Trends.

Island Social Trends has been covering politics, business, education and communities through a socioeconomic lens since 2008 on south Vancouver Island (previously as West Shore Voice News, and before that both Sooke Voice News and MapleLine Magazine).

Island Social Trends posts news daily at islandsocialtrends.ca (2020-2023). A new bi-weekly print edition will launch in mid-July 2023, with the online news portal continuing robustly.

Mary P Brooke is the editor and publisher of Island Social Trends. Ms Brooke followed and wrote extensively about the COVID pandemic during 2020-2022, and continues to follow that topic as new developments arise. She has covered news of Sooke School District 62 (SD62) in-depth since 2014 and BC education more broadly for over 10 years. In the west shore she also reports on West Shore Parks and Recreation.

Ms Brooke now reports with the BC Legislative Press Gallery. She is actively covering the by-election in Langford-Juan de Fuca. | BY-ELECTION ARCHIVE

Among other qualifications, Ms Brooke holds a health sciences B.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition), a university Certificate in Public Relations, and an industry certificate in digital marketing. She was awarded the McGeachy Prize in Journalism (University of Saskatchewan). Mary Brooke is building a FOOD RESILIENCE NEWS ARCHIVE.

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