Successful LPCBC Biennial Convention and SLCBC AGM

L to R: (unnamed), Ken Halliday, Margaret McDonald, Judy Berg, Doug Hargitt, Carla Qualtrough, Gordie Hogg, Ginny Hasselfield, Rabi Alam Alexander Hyndman

Kelowna was host to the biennial LPCBC convention, November 16, 17 and 18th and to the SLCBC AGM.  Attendance at the AGM was record setting at more that 60 seniors.  The change of age for membership from 65 to 60 could have been a contributing factor but the excellent leadership of the SLCBC Executive under the very able leadership of outgoing President Rabi Alam over the past three yeas has certainly been influential in attracting more seniors to participate in the process of communicating the interests and concerns of seniors into the policy process. Key note speakers were MP for South Surrey and White Rock, Gordie Hogg; and MP for Delta, Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Service and Procurement and Accessibility.

Your incoming Executive:
President: Virginia (Ginny) Hasselfield
Past President:  Rabi Alam
Vice President: TBC – Acting VP: Ken Halliday
Secretary Treasurer:  Margaret McDonald
Policy Chair:  Judy Berg
Regional Directors
Doug Hargitt
Judy Higginbotham
Bruce Clark
Helen Shaw
Paul Stanwood
Frank Gilly
Vancouver – Vacant


Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend and Colleague

The Liberal Party of Canada and the Senior Liberal Commission are mourning the loss of Doug McDonald, a visionary and long-time supporter of Liberal values. The following outpouring of condolences only begin to express the loss we feel. Following are but a few of these messages shared within our community. Please add your comments. We will advise Doug’s widow, Rae, of the existence of this site so the family can appreciate how much he meant to so many.  Flowers were sent to his wife and family from the SLCBC with the following message:

To serve alongside  Doug was a privilege. He was both mentor and friend; passionately championing his vision for Public Policy that will form his enduring legacy. We will miss his friendship, intellect and political acumen. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. “
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