Category Archives: Events

Elizabeth May on Pender Island, Mayne Island and at Vancouver Pride

On Friday, July 29th, Elizabeth will be attending the Mosaic Arts & Culture Festival at Hope Bay on Pender Island (4301 Bedwell Harbour Road) to watch the Emerging Artists Showcase, which begins at 6:30 pm PDT, before the evening’s headliner, Leela Gilday at 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, July 30th, Elizabeth will attend the Mayne Island Farmers’ Market and the SGI Greens will have a table at the market.  If you live on Mayne Island or will be visiting the island that day, please stop by and say hello.

On Sunday, July 31st, Elizabeth will be walking with Interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner and local Greens in the Vancouver Pride Parade.  If you are in Vancouver, be sure to wave or say hello!  The parade starts at 12 noon.

Acting Locally – to Save the Environment (June 5, 2022)

Consider attending  an all day event on June 5th at Mary Winspear organized by the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea. This event features many speakers, including Elizabeth May, Dr. Courtenay Howard and Erin Bremner-Mitchell. A wide variety of topics related to living sustainably will be addressed.
Community level events may hold the most promise to inform citizens about necessary actions to take as we move forward into uncertain times.

Green Phantom Riders, June 5th 2022

Many SAAN-RA and SGI Greens remember the fun we had  riding the  four- wheeled 24 seat Big Bike through Sidney, June 2019, to fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Regrettably, due to the pandemic, the Big Bike Ride is a no-go. Instead H&S created  a fundraising DIY initiative that gives supporters an opportunity to develop their own approach to raising money.


Your SAAN-RA Executive set up  a virtual bike ride on Salt Spring Island from Fulford Harbour to Vesuvius Bay – a scenic and rigorous ride – on Sunday, June, 5th. Twenty challenging kilometres, 305 meters climbing!  All virtual.

Virtual riders don’t have to put up with traffic, saddle sores, muscle cramps or flats.  No headwinds or downpours. Sunscreen, bike shorts, and helmet; not required. Best of all, no worries about missing the ferry back to the Island.

Please join the rest of us Green Phantoms, ride the virtual route,  and support the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Here is the Team link on the Heart and Stroke website:

Reconnection Tour with Interim Leader Amita Kuttner

Join us at the SHOAL Centre at 10030 Resthaven Drive on April 19, 2022 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Our Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Elizabeth May will also be joining us.

This will be an opportunity to discuss the Party’s future, and our common vision. Amita wants to meet you and hear about what matters to you –  what’s your vision for Canada and what role can the Green Party play as we work together to create a better future for everyone.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

This event is open to the public, you can share the invitation with your colleagues and friends.

We hope to see you there!

2021 AGM — on January 22

To all present and prospective members of the Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA,

I am pleased to announce that the 2021 AGM is coming … in 2022.

To say the year of 2021 has been difficult is an understatement. I do not need to remind you of the litany of problems that arose this year. Suffice to say that our AGM was scheduled, and postponed, twice.

We have now scheduled our upcoming AGM to be held on January 22 at 2 pm and it will be a virtual session. Please mark this date on your calendar and come and join your executive and fellow members for our event. The AGM is our opportunity to deal with the business of our EDA but also to renew friendships within the membership. Invite a friend to join you for this occasion and to meet our group. Continue reading 2021 AGM — on January 22

SGI Meet and Greet Cancelled (September 12)

Canada is now embroiled in an election campaign that nobody wished for and that arrived two years before it needed to.
One result of this was the cancellation of our September 12 Saanich-Gulf Islands AGM. Our executive group had decided to turn that event into a meet and greet opportunity with Elizabeth.
Unfortunately, the campaign wheel keeps turning and the time and opportunity available to our Executive Council and our volunteers is increasingly sparse, as are any spare moments on Elizabeth’s calendar. There is also uncertainty created by Covid concerns.
It is my obligation to regretfully inform you that the event we had scheduled for September 12 has been cancelled. This was not an easy decision as it involves a get-together of our Green family.
As a result, we will gather after the election, when it is safe to do so and we can enjoy each other’s company.
Thank you very much.
Dan Kells
Interim CEO
Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA
Green Party of Canada