Join the BCYL today for campaign training August 18th and tomorrow August 19th until 5pm at UBC in SUB room 205.
Come learn from experts in campus organizing, communications, and more, and spend a fun summer weekend with friends from across BC. Tickets for this 2-day youth training session are available for only $15.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions regarding this event please contact Nicole Paul at 778-838-2466
The little girl who answered the door was very cute, but when I asked to see her mom or dad, her mother came up to the door and, without a word, slammed it hard in my face. You see, mom was a teacher. Things didn't always go so well on the doorstep during the campaign because of the teachers' dispute. Understanding that tempers are running high, I still wondered what kind of an example she was setting for her daughter.
I found that people are passionate about their politics, whether it be teachers, environmentalists concerned about oil pipelines or the land reserve, those angry about the HST or the woman who believes that the elites are preparing to survive in underground cities while the world burns (true story)!
The BC Liberal Party has put forward great candidates in both of these ridings. In Chilliwack-Hope Laurie Throness has been working hard to become elected to ensure that families have a secure and stable future with a good quality of life. In Port Moody-Coquitlam Dennis Marsden is running to ensure continued economic growth that will provide jobs for today and opportunities for tomorrow. These great candidates can't get elected alone and will need your help!
To win these campaigns we need volunteers to enter data, scrutineer, go door-knocking, and make phone calls. You can also help simply by talking to your friends and sharing information on social media.
Please volunteer tomorrow, April 19th in one of these two ridings to help elect a BC Liberal candidate. It will be a rewarding, exhilarating and fun experience where you can make friendships that will last for a lifetime.
Come find out about how to get involved in the BCYL at the University of the Fraser Valley. Laurie Throness the candidate in Chilliwack-Hope will be joining us for part of the day to speak with interested students as well. This is a great way to get involved as we launch our campus club at UFV.
Most political events are pretty straightforward: the VIP makes a speech, answers a few questions, and then attempts to leave for their next event through a throng of people looking for a quick picture and a handshake.
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Wake Up to the Issues returns this Friday with a high profile former federal cabinet Minister as our speaker – Stockwell Day.
Lots of free parking, and our event wraps up at 8:30am sharp. $20 includes coffee and continental breakfast, as well as good company!
Speaker: Stockwell Day
Introduction by Colin Hansen, MLA Vancouver-Quilchena
For anyone remotely involved in politics, a phone-bank conjures up many different images. Large rooms, packed with landlines; cords snaking every where; numbers desks and that great smell of pizza. Everyone has a great story about a phone call that went well, and another ten that didn't.
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I wanted to let you know about a milestone for the BC Young Liberals
In two months, over 150 youth from across BC have committed to volunteering. These are people all across our great province who are ready to build a better BC.
But don't take my word for it.
"I've only been here for seven months. Since joining the BCYL I've met cabinet ministers, friends, business people, and had the opportunity to get involved in organizing by-elections. If you want to be involved there is always an opportunity to do so." - Blair Shumlich
"My experience with the BCYL has been fun and rewarding while giving me many great opportunities. I have met many amazing people and feel I am shaping the province in which I live." - Nicole Paul
Join 150 Youth Across our Province - Volunteer Today
This is an exciting time to be involved. I promise that we will continue to provide great events, meaningful volunteer opportunities and political training.
But we also want your ideas. Please tweet, message or email us any of them to us and we will to make them a reality.
Our new website is a great place to start. Take a moment to fill out our volunteer form. One of our great volunteers will contact your shortly.
With your support, lets make 2012 the best year yet.
As you may have heard, the BC Liberal blitzs have been rescheduled due to weather. It's supposed to get to -20 degrees in downtown Vancouver! Of course, that's nothing up north.
You can find the rescheduled events clicking here
- The Chilliwack-Hope Blitz will be Saturday, February 4th.
- The Port Moody-Coquitlam Blitz will be Saturday February 18th.
Volunteer Phone Bank
Last night we hosted a volunteer phonebank at the BC Liberal Pary office in downtown Vancouver. It was a huge success. Volunteers manned the phones for three hours and identified new volunteers.
We are looking to do more of these in the future! If you are intersted, just signup on the volunteer page. You'll recieve updates on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.