Updated: Green Party leader Elizabeth May to visit Alberni Valley

Elizabeth May will appear at the Starboard Grill April 11 with federal Green Party candidate Glenn Soffitt.

Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, will visit the Alberni Valley on Saturday, April 11 to support Courtenay-Alberni Green Party candidate Glenn Sollitt.

May and Sollitt will be at the Starboard Grill at 8 a.m. They will take a speeder trip from the Port Alberni Train Station to McLean Mill at 9:30 a.m. where there will be a meet and greet followed by a short walk to Kitsuksis Creek to learn about salmonid enhancement. May and Sollitt will head to Courtenay at 11 a.m.

Sollitt is a mechanical engineer from the Qualicum Beach, Alberni Valley campaigner Sandy McRuer said.

The son of a commercial fisher, Sollitt has spent time himself commercial fishing off the west coast. He is presently owner of Glacier View Seafoods Ltd., a seafood distributor.

Sollitt is one of four candidates running in the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni. Gord Johns is running for the NDP, John Duncan for the Conservatives and Carrie Powell-Davidson for the Liberals.



Edited: Elizabeth May will be in town at 8 A.M., not 8 P.M. More details of her itinerary while in Port Alberni were added.

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