Canvassing on a Sunday afternoon on Salt Spring Island is as good as a day at the gym. Lot of healthy jogs up and down long driveways. Thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers we managed to cover a lot of ground. And I had such a great time at the Salt Spring Fall Fair. It was the 120th year of the fair with its sheep dog trials, poultry and livestock displays, prizes for quilting, photography, cake decorating (you name it, there was a prize)... One adorable little girl, Sabrina, was so proud to show me her trophy - "Best Pet - Not Cat or Dog.". Her hamster won first place.
We also had music and two of my favourite musician-friend-supporters - Bill Henderson (of Chilliwack fame) and Valdy - performed our unofficial campaign theme song "Take back this country."
And we will. We feel momentum and optimism as Harper support plummets on the west coast. Off to Ottawa to see how Deborah Coyne is doing in her brilliant offer to voters of Carlton to replace Pierre Poilievre.