Acceptance speech

I’m still riding high from the big news on Saturday that I was elected to council. There were strong candidates in this race. When I look at all the names of candidates who didn’t make the top six, I am humbled.

It takes help to be elected councillor for the Municipality of North Cowichan. Not just any help, but constant, committed, determined help that lasts five long weeks. It’s time to identify and thank a handful of those devotees.


Campaign tally

1800 brochures

10 big signs with my face on them (against my better judgement but it worked!)

100 little yellow signs that would have handled any element but the wind (we just endured the windiest week in the history of North Cowichan)

6 times Richard drove North Cowichan to fix wind-blown signs

8 t-shirts

25 buttons

22 emails with questions from constituents

3 two-minute speeches

1 video

18 blog posts

738 views on YouTube

4 determined women on my #dreamteam

2 supportive parents

Countless well wishers

The experience? Priceless.

This five-week journey was unforgettable. I have a year’s worth of material to write about, a lifetime of knowledge about municipal politics, greater understanding of what troubles our residents, and confidence that if I do get the job, I’m ready for it.

Thank you to everyone for your support!

Oh one more number: 6382 views of this picture. One last time for good measure…



Here are the locations, all open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre
9824 Willow Street, Chemainus

Cowichan Secondary, Quamichan Campus (formerly Quamichan Middle School)
2515 Beverly Street, Duncan

Crofton Elementary School
8017 York Road, Crofton

École Mt. Prevost Elementary (formerly Mt. Prevost Middle School)
6177 Somenos Road, Duncan

Maple Bay Elementary School
1500 Donnay Drive, Duncan

North Cowichan Municipal Hall
7030 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan