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EOA 2014

Blog entry 86: Peak performance by Athletes Village is showing resolve

Athletes Village is the latest co-op to pass a resolution supporting the You Hold the Key Campaign. They’re sending copies to Housing Minister Rich Coleman, Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Hon. Candice Bergen, Federal Minister of State for Social Development and Hon. Hedy Fry MP Vancouver Centre. See which other co-ops have shown resolve in backing the campaign

Blog entry 85: Killarney Gardens hosts Justice Minister Suzanne Anton to discuss the co-op housing crunch

Killarney Gardens threw its doors open today for their local MLA, who just happens to be Justice Minister Suzanne Anton (Vancouver Fraserview). The Key Campaign was on hand as the KG Board briefed Anton on the co-op housing crunch and several other issues of crucial importance to their members. It was a good, positive meeting and the Minister has a much clearer picture of how the end of subsidy crisis affects her whole riding. Kudos to Sandie Brown and the whole Killarney Gardens Board for initiating the meeting and carrying things through.

Blog entry 84: Hurtin’ music suits co-op housing crunch story

Country 107.1, the Lower Mainland’s newest radio station, is based in Abbotsford and plays all that great hurtin’ music (like “Blame it on your pickup truck” and “Cheap wine and cigarettes”).

Blog entry 82 - Campaign hits the high notes

Mi-mi-mi-mi... an opera singer warming up? No, just another day of more media, many municipalities and a mondo meeting -- and they’re all singing the Key Campaign’s song (even if it’s only got three notes).

Blog entry 81: Kamloops holds the Key, will be looking for Coleman at the UBCM

The City of Kamloops is the latest civic partner to endorse the Key Campaign. Council voted to write a letter to Housing Minister Rich Coleman asking him to fix the co-op housing crunch at their Sept. 9 meeting. Not only that, they intend to track Rich down at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler next week.

Check out the Kamloops council’s discussion.The fun starts at 46:12.

Blog entry 80: Abbotsford holds the key!

Watch your mail box, Rich Coleman! You’re going to be getting a letter from the City of Abbotsford urging you to fix the co-op housing crunch! City council voted to send the missive endorsing the Key Campaign last night after receiving our information mail out and mini-mag.

Blog entry 79: Who’s the Best in the West? Thom Armstrong is A-OK as Kamloops debates Key campaign

Thom Armstrong is taking to the airwaves this afternoon (Tuesday, September 9, 4:50 pm PDT) to give the straight goods on the co-op housing crunch on Radio West (CBC Radio Kelowna). The interview request was prompted by the City of Kamloops putting the Key Campaign’s mail out information and request for support on their agenda for tonight’s council meeting. Armstrong has the Thompson-Okanagan covered.

Blog entry 78: From the Delta to the Fort, get the "strait" goods on the co-op housing crunch!

The Key Campaign wants to give co-op members from the mouth of the Fraser River to historic Fort Langley the strait goods on the co-op housing crunch! We’re calling on all Surrey, Delta and Langley housing co-ops to pack a meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Birch Housing Co-op.

Three, two, one – Key Campaign BBQs hit the spot!

Two BBQs, three levels of government and one big message -- let’s protect our most vulnerable co-op members with a provincially-funded rent supplement program. That’s the net result from  Saturday’s twin Key campaign BBQs. At Quebec Manor, MLA George Heyman (Vancouver Fairview) pledged his support for the Key campaign. And over at Misty Ridge Co-op at the foot of Burnaby Mountain, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby Douglas) and Burnaby’s Acting Mayor Councillor Colleen Jordan did the same (see in photo below with CHF BC president, Isabel Evans, holding the key).