Creston NewsNewsRegional News Green Party members to select Kootenay-Columbia candidate for 2019 federal election SHARE ON: Jensen Shields, staff Thursday, Jul. 4th, 2019 Nelson's Abra Brynne (L) and Fernie's Kerri Wall (R) are both seeking the Green Party candidacy in Kootenay-Columbia for the 2019 federal election. (Supplied by Green Party of Canada Kootenay-Columbia Region, Facebook) *With files from Bradley Jones, Summit 107 Newsroom in Cranbrook* Two candidates seeking the Green Party nomination in Kootenay-Columbia will be holding meetings in Cranbrook and Revelstoke this week prior to the vote by party members. The meetings are meant to provide the public and party members with an opportunity to meet both the candidates seeking nomination and to learn about the Green Party of Canada’s platform ahead of the federal election October 21, 2019. Abra Brynne and Kerri Wall are both seeking the Green Party candidacy in Kootenay-Columbia. Both nomination candidates were in Nelson on June 25th for their first public meeting with party members, drawing about 35 people. “It was inspiring and humbling to be in a room full of dedicated, passionate people who truly care about the future of our country and our planet,” said Brynne. “If I am chosen to be the candidate, I realize that the bulk of the responsibility and work rests on my shoulders, but I am thrilled and relieved to know that whichever of us is chosen will be supported by such wonderful and knowledgeable Green Party members.” Brynne is a resident of Nelson, with a focus on food security on the local, regional, and national level. Wall works for Interior Health and lives in Fernie, providing health policy advice and support to local governments. “The Green Party stands as strong as ever on policies for people and the planet – shifting away from fossil fuels, adopting basic income, electoral reform, etc. – but what really sets them apart is their commitment to collaborative governance,” said Wall. “All of this was evident at the Nelson event, where Green Party members, folks from the general public, and the nomination contestants themselves showed up with warmth, respect, intelligence, and optimism.” Both candidates will be in Cranbrook on Thursday, July 4th at the College of the Rockies from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for the first of two public meetings. The second will be held in Revelstoke on Sunday, July 7th at the Revelstoke United Church from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Following the meetings, the Green Party members will vote for their one of the two nominees on July 14th. That vote will solidify Kootenay-Columbia’s Green Party candidate in the 2019 federal election.