OLP Southwest Region Meeting – May 1

Advance Notice

Ontario Liberal Party – Southwest Region Meeting

The Ontario Liberal Party’s Southwest Region meeting will be held Saturday, May 1 at The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford. The hotel is located on HW 7 & 8 (Ontario St) on the eastern side of Stratford.

The day will feature workshops on election readiness, developing new communication tools, ways to engage the community in the Liberal Party, the new Aristotle system, and policy.

This regional meeting will also serve as a Provincial Council meeting being held in various parts of the province this spring.

Participants will also hear an update from the Provincial Campaign Committee on the plans for the 2011 election, an update on how the recommendations of the Innovation Committee are being implemented and an OLP Treasurer’s report.

Participants will also be invited to share ideas, best practices and ask questions about how to improve their riding associations.

President Yasir Naqvi will update us on what Executive Council has been doing.

Revenue Minister and Perth-Wellington MPP John Wilkinson will welcome us to Stratford.

We will also hear more about the Collingwood Thinkers’ Conference which will be held two weeks later.

The registration fee will be low in order to encourage maximum participation.

The day will begin at 8 am with a continental breakfast and registration. Sessions will start at 9 am and continue until about 4:00 pm. Lunch is included.

The detailed agenda is now being developed. If there is something you would like to see included, please contact me and we will try to address it.

This meeting is open to all members of the Ontario Liberal Party so please promote this meeting among your members.

Early Bird Arrivals

For those who wish to arrive early, a special room rate of $99 a night has been arranged at the Festival Inn. The hotel has an indoor pool. Phone: (519) 273-1150, Toll Free: 1-800-463-3581.

I will be hosting an informal social gathering in my guest room on Friday evening.

Enjoy Stratford and area

Preview performances are available at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Friday, April 30. As You Like It will be staged at 2 pm on Friday at the Festival Theatre. (Cast includes Brent Carver and Lucy Peacock).Ticket prices for this performance are half of the regular season price. Preview tickets are available for $25 to $37.38. More information available at http://www.stratfordfestival.ca .

Visitors to Stratford will also be able to enjoy the spring beauty of the many public flower gardens by May 1. Stratford’s many restaurants also cater to all budgets. Stratford also has a vibrant downtown with many unique shops.

A few kilometers to the east of The Festival Inn is the village of Shakespeare with its many antique shops.

More details coming

OLP will be sending a formal notice later this week to all Liberal members in the Southwest with details as to registration cost and registration forms.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Please contact me.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Stratford on May Day!

Bob Ernest
Southwest Region Vice-President
Ontario Liberal Party
8 Southwick Place, Waterloo ON N2K 1V2 (519) 529-1163

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