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EOA 2014

Blog entry 96: Sitka shows resolve, Abbotsford writes Coleman

Endorsements just continue to flow into the Key campaign: first of all, Sitka Co-op has no need to spruce up its image as a community that holds the key: they unanimously passed a resolution supporting the You Hold the Key Campaign at a meeting held on Sept 29, 2014.

Blog entry 95: A Royal Visit and a resolution revolution

Part One  A Royal Visit: No, not Kate Middleton and Prince William -- the Key Campaign is coming to the Royal City of New Westminster on Thursday, October 23 at Westminster Landing Co-op. Royal City co-ops: sign up now!

Blog entry 94: Key Campaign gets Royal Assent from New Westminster Landing

This just in from Westminster Landing Housing Co-operative President Christine McKenzie van Kalsbeek: her co-op has passed the resolution endorsing the Key campaign. Christine (who, BTW, is one of our Co-op Champions and is featured in our campaign "mini-mag") also plans to meet with her local MLA and City Council.

Blog entry 93: Mayflower Co-op sails into Resolution Cove

Mayflower Co-op in Surrey is the latest co-op to pass a resolution supporting the You Hold the Key Campaign. Not only that, but every member in Mayflower is writing a letter to Housing Minister Rich Coleman before sending the resolution off to his office.

See who else is on board and anchored in Resolution Cove.

Blog 92: Union of BC Municipalities holds the Key!

(WHISTLER) It’s official: the Union of BC Municipalities holds the Key! At the UBCM convention in Whistler the delegates unanimously endorsed the resolution put forward by Metro Vancouver calling on the provincial government to fix the co-op housing crunch.

Blog 91: Key gets a pair of Royal City votes

(WHISTLER) New Westminster Councillors Bill Harper and Chuck Puchmayr are eagerly anticipating the vote on the resolution backing the Key Campaign at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler. Are they big supporters? “Of course!” they said. So they too get the Key to the Co-op.

Photo: Chuck Puckmayr (left) and Bill Harper (right) holding the key in Whistler.

Blog entry 90: Councillor Deal holds the Key!

(WHISTLER) Vancouver City Councillor Heather Deal is revved up and ready to vote for the resolution endorsing the Key Campaign at the Union of BC Municipalities convention. Voting on the resolution is set for tomorrow. Is she in favour? “You bet!”

That earned her a picture with the big gold key.

 

Blog entry 89: Key makes Torch Relay through Whistler Village

(WHISTLER) The Key to the Co-op made a journey of Olympic proportions today through Whistler Village. Kinda like the torch relay, but nobody carrying the Olympic torch (like Catriona Le May Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene or Wayne Gretzky) had to explain what it was. Some thought it was the Key to the City. Some thought it was the key to a hotel room. But at least one tourist who wanted to know what the key was for could appreciate the campaign’s goal. Told it was the Key to the Co-op, the visitor from Germany beamed: “Yes,” he said. “Very good!

Blog entry 88: Standing room only in Surrey, going for gold in Whistler

It was standing-room only at the Key Campaign’s meeting for South Fraser area co-ops at Birch Co-op in Newton last night. The crowd included members from more than a half-dozen co-ops from the Delta, Surrey and Langley region. Lots of good energy, CHF BC's executive director, Thom Armstrong was on fire inspiring members, as usual, and now the Key is going for gold at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler.

Blog entry 87: Hurry down to Surrey so you can be in the know in Newton

If you’re a co-op member living south of the Fraser, hurry down to Surrey so you can be in the know in Newton and help fix the co-op housing crunch. The You Hold the Key Campaign meeting for co-ops in Delta, Surrey and Langley is set for September 23 at Birch Co-op in the Newton neighbourhood of Surrey. Let’s pack the house and show our most vulnerable members we are prepared to go to bat for them.