Candidate hosts fundraising event

A fundraiser for the campaign of NDP candidate Norma Blissett will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Cranbrook.

A fundraiser for the campaign of NDP candidate Norma Blissett will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Cranbrook.

Called “An Evening With…”, the event will feature Fernie band The Bickertons, NDP figures Corky Evans and Anne Edwards, and an auction of NDP memorabilia.

Norma Blissett is running for election as MLA for Kootenay East in the May 14 provincial election.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook. Upstairs in the theatre, folk rock band The Bickertons will be playing.

“They have really accessible music,” said campaign volunteer Dana Osiowy.

Downstairs in the studio, event attendees can meet Corky Evans and Anne Edwards, and learn more about Blissett’s campaign.

Corky Evans was MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding from 1991 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009. During that time, he was variously Minister of Transportation and Highways, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Agriculture and Foods, Minister Responsible for Rural Development, Minister of Health, and Minister Responsible for Seniors.

Anne Edwards was MLA for Kootenay from 1986 to 1996. She was B.C.’s first female Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

Tickets are $10, available at Lotus Books.