July 24 2019
Last Week around H-L&A
I had a wonderful time in Madoc at O'Hara Mill Conservation Area's Heritage Day festival. I was a great opportunity to see the wonderful work the volunteers there are doing to preserve the heritage of some of the early settlers in Hastings County. I had some great conversations with visitors from all over Ontario. O'Hara Mill is one of our riding's most beautiful spots - a true gem. Make sure you visit if you haven't already! Check their website for more information: http://ohara-mill.org
At O'Hara Mill Heritage Day in Madoc
Talking to visitors at O'Hara Mill
I attended a very productive meeting on July 12 with business & community leaders in Tamworth to discuss the challenges facing small rural communities. Thank you for sharing your ideas with me - I'll make sure your concerns are heard in Ottawa.
Meeting with community & business leaders in Tamworth
At the Black Cat Cafe in Tamworth
I was very happy to have breakfast with the Amherst Island Men’s Group on July 13. Thank you for the great conversations!
Meeting with the Amherst Island Men's Group
My family and I had a great time at the Belleville Waterfront and Multicultural Festival last weekend. Campaign life is very busy and I’m always thankful for opportunities to spend time with my family!
Enjoying the Belleville Waterfront Festival with my family
Our Napanee office at 21 Dundas Street W is up and running! We will be open Tuesday, Wednesday. and Thursday during the summer from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; hours will increase in September. Drop in to say hello to our wonderful office manager Karen Hampel and our team of volunteers!
Our team of volunteers at our new Campaign Office in Napanee
We'll be canvassing in multiple locations next week - if you can help, email us at info@electSloan.ca or call us at (343) 645-5492. No experience is necessary; we will give you training on our simple canvassing strategy, and you will be paired up with an experienced campaigner. All are welcome, and remember, “Victory is Knocking”. We are also starting our telephone canvassing campaign this week - if you can help us by phoning prospective supporters, please contact us.
One of our major campaign events this summer will take place on Aug. 21 and 22 where we'll appear at the Hastings County Plowing Match & Farm Show at the farm of Brian & April Thompson at 1207 Sills Rd. in Centre Hastings (near Tweed). For more information, check their website: https://hastingsfarmshow.ca . We will be working with the Bay of Quinte Conservatives to set up a large tent with free cold water & popcorn, and live music. This event brings out thousands of visitors from both H-L&A and Bay of Quinte ridings. We’d love to see you there--stop by and meet our local Conservative candidates! If you’d like to help out at this fun event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our fantastic team of volunteers!
We’d love to have you join our team! We are less than 100 days away from the election, and your help is crucial to turning this riding blue in October. We need door canvassers, phone canvassers, lawn sign distributers (we need one in each municipality), election day & advance poll scrutineers and volunteer drivers, to name a few. We have a job for eveyone! This is a winnable riding, but we will only succeed with an army of volunteers! To sign up, drop by our Napanee office (21 Dundas St. W.), email us at email@example.com or call (343) 645-5492.
Update from the national Party
The Party has now released more specifics on the Conservative platform.
In a series of speeches called “My Vision for Canada,” Andrew Scheer has addressed Foreign Policy, the Economy, Immigration, Confederation and the Environment. You can watch and read these speeches at www.myvisionforcanada.ca.
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We are sharing information about our campaign on social media with news and timely updates on the campaign activities and events, as well as communications from our party and our leader, Andrew Scheer. Follow us and share our content with your friends! You can stay up-to-date on our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/ElectSloanHLA; on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/DerekSloanCPC; and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/electsloan.
Join the Victory Club!
To reach our goal of being election-ready, we are launching Victory Club, a program that will go a long way towards reaching our fundraising target and will give us the necessary tools to run a successful campaign. Our target can be reached if only 250 people donate $400. A $400 donation costs you only $100 out-of-pocket after the generous tax credit! And remember, every eligible member of your household can donate separately and join our Victory Club. We recently had a husband and wife donate $400 each--$800 for the campaign and only $200 out-of-pocket for them! See below for donation info.
As always, we are grateful for your support for this Campaign and we will keep working together to spread our positive Conservative vision for Canada and for Hastings—Lennox & Addington. Donations of any amount are always welcome: When you give to our local Conservative association (up to the 2019 max. of $1600), that money stays right here in H-L&A, and up to 75% of your donation could be eligible for a tax credit on your 2019 tax return. We can accept donations from Canadian individuals only (not from corporations or businesses). Cheques should be made payable to H-L&A Conservative Association and sent to PO Box 111, Madoc, Ontario, K0K 2K0. We cannot accept cash or credit card information through the mail; however, you can donate online at: www.electsloan.ca/donate.