NDP MLA nominee Bruce visits Grand Forks

Boundary-Similkameen NDP nominee, Rhonda Bruce held her Meet and Greet in the Grand Forks last Saturday.

Rhonda Bruce

Boundary-Similkameen NDP nominee, Rhonda Bruce held her Meet and Greet in the Contact Photo building this past Saturday morning to a capacity filled room.

Rhonda is the Interior’s regional vice-president for HEU (Hospital Employees Union) and is employed as a rehabilitation assistant at Sunnybank Centre in Oliver.

Rhonda held the crowd’s interest as she delved into a variety of topics, including health care, elder care, forestry, education, agriculture and the economy.

With her extensive background in health care and her involvement in the “Stand Up For Seniors Care Campaign,” Rhonda discussed her intentions of putting on some presentations of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s documentary, The Remaining Light, which deals with how we care for seniors.

In addition to her concerns for senior’s issues, Rhonda helped bring attention to the plight of poverty when she sat as a panelist in the Poor No More forums, hosted by Alex Atamanenko in Oliver, Osoyoos and Princeton.

Rhonda’s work on the Living Wage Campaign was also a focus of topic during the meeting.

Rhonda will be attending each of the scheduled all-candidates debates, starting off in Oliver on Thursday, June 23, moving along to Cawston on Friday, June 24 and finishing up in Grand Forks at the Wildlife Hall on Saturday, June 25, with a fundraiser dance planned after the debate. Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. for each debate.

–Submitted by Marcella Kastrukoff