Oct
14

Can EV uOttawa throw a party…?

 

By: Lynne Lessard | Executive Member, Equal Voice uOttawa Chapter

Ohh yes we can!

As you’ve probably heard by now, EV uOttawa’s All Party Party was a huge success! How could it fail with a name that says “party” not once, but twice?!

Students – both affiliated and apolitical – and reps from the uOttawa Young Liberals (who took the prize for most representation!), Bloc Québécois (who surprised everyone with an impressive delegation!), NDP, and Conservatives, filled our student pub, 1848, enjoyed great music thanks to the great DJ Jackson Ryan, interesting chats, and a good laugh watching party reps go head-to-head at trivia on women in politics.

The captivating Paige Galette, who is of course VP Comms for the SFUO – but more importantly an outstanding role model for all young women and men interested in getting involved in democratic representation – joined the party and addressed the crowd. Paige ran a great campaign in February, truly earning each and every vote. She brought her motivating spirit to the room last Wednesday and we couldn’t thank her enough!

A special thank you also goes to SFUO Pres Tyler Steeves who joined the party and spoke about youth engagement in student politics and about campaigning, as he encouraged all to get involved and to take the opportunities in front of us to learn from former and current reps’ experiences.

Thank you to all those who came and made this year’s kick off INCREDIBLE! We look forward to an even greater All Party Party next September!

Special thanks to Muse Mohammed for capturing the moment with his photography – pictures to come shortly!

Next steps?

1) Come out to our drop-in meetings EVERY WEDNESDAY at 7PM in Café Alt – everyone is welcome (yes, EVERYONE!) to join us for a chat about everything and anything related to politics and/or women’s issues!

2) Were you at the All Party Party? Leave us your feedback! What did you like most? What should we try next year? Or… Didn’t make it? What held you back?!

See you Wednesday!

– Lynne Lessard

This post was adapted from the uOttawa Equal Voice Chapter’s blog post by the same name, dated October 8th.  Equal Voice thanks Lynne for her contribution.



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