The New Democratic faithful will gather in Oliver this Sunday to select a candidate to represent the party in the Boundary-Similkameen riding in the May 9 provincial election.
The nomination meeting is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oliver Community Centre.
Two candidates are seeking the nomination — Brenda Dorosz and Colleen Ross.
Ms. Dorosz, who lives in Osoyoos, is well-known in the community as a central figure in an effort to save Osoyoos Secondary School from closing last spring.
“I decided to run as I feel we need a strong voice for our riding,” she said. “I feel that our voice has been somewhat lacking the last few years.”
She calls herself a “strong self starter and proven leader” ready to help.
“I will listen — that is my promise. I feel education, healthcare, seniors, housing, jobs and the environment are important issues for us.”
Ms. Ross is a first-term city councillor residing in Grand Forks. She is the owner of Grand Union Farms, an enterprise established to revitalize the food/farming system in the Boundary Region and help create food independence.
The Boundary-Similkameen riding is currently represented by Liberal Linda Larson. Ms. Larson has also indicated she will run in the May 9 provincial election.