We Vote CBC in Edmonton Strathcona!
The We Vote CBC! campaign was overwhelmed by the interest and support for our public broadcaster at the Edmonton Folk Festival. With our lawn signs near the entrance, we met music lovers who shared their enthusiasm for the CBC and concerns for its future. More than 20 petition pages were completed in less than 2 hours. And we left with empty button bags. Great morning. The message–Go where the people are and you will find CBC lovers.
The Free Will Shakespeare Festival in Hawrelak Park was a great place to meet CBC supporters. People in the lineup were coming to us to sign the petition, get bumper stickers, buttons and pamphlets which made our job quite easy and satisfying. Lovely weather and a beautiful setting in one of Edmonton’s nicest parks. We hope to be back there next weekend for the Interstellar Rodeo.
The We Vote CBC! campaign was out at Grand Market, greeting people, sharing information and getting signatures for our petition. It was a beautiful summer evening with lots of CBC supporters.
Randy Boissonnault, Liberal candidate for Edmonton Centre, and jazz icon and former Senator Tommy Banks at the new Alberta Art Gallery. At the gathering, both addressed the important role the CBC plays in supporting the arts and the need to reinvest in our national public broadcaster.
The panel included Jacob Binnema, Green Party candidate; Linda Duncan, NDP incumbent and Eleanor Olszewski, Liberal Party candidate.
23 signs distributed at Earth’s General Store today.
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