Last call for HSA's October election campaign school

Members encouraged to get involved in upcoming municipal and federal elections

HSA and its members have become increasingly active politically. HSA members worked on the recent provincial election in unprecedented numbers. Many of these members attended one of the three campaign schools HSA offered during the past year. Feedback from these members emphasized the value of these campaign schools in preparing members to work on election campaigns.

With province-wide local elections occurring on November 19, and a federal election expected in the spring of 2006, HSA is once again offering a two-day, non-partisan campaign school to members who are planning to work on a campaign, or run for office. This will be HSAs last campaign school until the new year.

Dates: October 17 & 18, 2005
Location: HSA Offices
#300 - 5118 Joyce Street

This workshop is designed for HSA members with little or no experience in electoral politics. Preference will be given to members who have not already attended an HSA campaign school. We will focus on preparing for the November local elections, but will also discuss the anticipated federal election.

Topics will include:

• The nomination process
• Nomination campaigns
• Overview of election campaigns
• Campaign positions (who does what)
• Differences and similarities between municipal and federal election campaigns
• How to get involved
• How HSA can support you to run or work in the upcoming elections

Nomination campaigns for the elections are already underway. Election planning committees and campaign teams are starting their work. NOW is the time to find out how you can make a difference in your community.

Interested members should complete the attached application form and return it to the HSA Office (Attention: Cathy Magee). Mail or fax your registration forms as soon as possible, and by Wednesday September 28, 2005 at the latest (Education Fax: (604) 419-5195 in the Lower Mainland or 1-800-663-6119 for out-of-town). HSA will call you to confirm your registration.

For further information about the campaign school, please contact Carol Riviere, Communications Officer, at the HSA office.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2005

HSA Election Campaign School - Application Form