Greens are taking action all around the province.
- Meet our new President and executive members
- Linda Mathers, PSM volunteer coordinator wins the Becky Smit award
- GPO annual meeting and convention report
- Kitchener Centre By-Election
- Climate Action Film Festival in Huntsville, Nov. 29
- It’s back, Double Your Impact, year end fundraising
- Celebrate the Green Belt win. Take Action on the 413!
The Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Party of Ontario (PSMGPO) is pleased to announce that Kevin Logie has been chosen president of the riding association, succeeding Arleigh Luckett after her many years of dedicated service.
As president, Kevin will provide experienced and committed leadership. Kevin knows the riding well, having lived and worked in Bracebridge and Parry Sound. In 2022, as campaign leader in Parry Sound, Kevin was instrumental in helping Matt Richter win that town, along with Bracebridge, Huntsville and Gravenhurst, an unprecedented Green success. Because of his lifelong concern for the environment and the common good, Kevin fervently hopes that in the 2026 provincial election the Green Party will be representing Parry Sound Muskoka.
“I am looking forward to working with the great team on the Executive and the many great Green volunteers in Parry Sound-Muskoka,” says Kevin.
Also joining PSM Greens is Brenda Wainman, our new Membership Coordinator. Christi Gardner, our Social Media Coordinator, has also joined the executive team. Want to volunteer? Let us know!
Linda Mathers received the Becky Smit Party Builder Award at the 2023 GPO Annual Convention in Kitchener in September.
The award is given to someone who has shown an unwavering commitment to the Ontario Greens, working to build party capacity, credibility and electoral success. Nominator Bonnie Duits shared, “Linda motivated the team that carried Matt Richter to such a strong showing in the last provincial election – and she hasn’t let up. Linda continues to reach out, motivating the rest of us to show up, and more importantly to bring a friend when we do so. Her commitment is inspiring and she has been absolutely integral to the success that we have seen in PSM.”
GPO Annual Meeting and Convention: A team of eight members from Parry Sound-Muskoka attended the convention in Kitchener. What an inspiring event! We heard great speakers, participated in workshops and learned more about finance, election planning and the Young Greens who are expanding the Green demographics. We voted on solution-focused policies to address the growing crisis in housing, healthcare, education and especially the climate.
Congratulations to Arleigh Luckett and Kris Rivard who were elected as our Northern Representatives. Thank you to those who sent in proxies. We also campaigned for Aislinn Clancy (Kitchener Centre by-election still to be announced).
Kitchener Centre – Help elect Aislinn Clancy: The Ontario Greens have been running a winning campaign in Kitchener Centre to elect Aislinn Clancy when the by-election is finally called. Our volunteers have been making phone calls. To be part of this winning campaign go to voteclancy.ca
Climate Action Film Festival Huntsville: Save the date and join the dialogue at Engage Muskoka Climate Action Film Festival at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on November 29th. Showtime will be 7pm and tickets are available for purchase at the Algonquin Theatre.
Celebrate People Powered Change!
You signed petitions, knocked on doors, emailed your MPP and, along with countless other concerned citizens across the province, you kept the pressure on Doug Ford to protect the Greenbelt. While he has reversed his decision to turn acres of farmlands and wetlands into housing for the wealthy, he is still committed to paving farmland into freeways with a costly and unnecessary HWY 413. Some of us will join fellow Greens at the Harvest Ontario Walk in Caledon on Saturday, Oct. 14th. Reply to this email for more information.
Stay tuned, Double Your Impact is coming soon! Your monetary support ensures the actions needed for the future we value can proceed.
Greens continue to strive for an equitable, sustainable future at home here in Parry Sound-Muskoka and across Ontario. Join the team and make a difference.
Check out our website: psmgreenparty.ca
Working Together to Grow the Green Voice,
Your Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Party of Ontario
President – Kevin Logie
Financial Officer – Paul Kuebler
Secretary – Lesley Hastie
Volunteer Coordinator – Linda Mathers
Membership Coordinator – Brenda Wainman
Phone Canvass Coordinator – Legh McNabb
Social Media – Christi Gardner
Members at Large – Garry Thompson, Jan Larsen