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VIP 2018 Party Council Meetings

VIP 2018 Party Council Meetings

Please record the following dates for VIP Party Council monthly meetings for 2018. We have moved to bi-monthly Thursday evening meetings in Victoria and Saturday in Nanaimo for member convenience and in order to increase attendance.. Everyone who supports the VIP is welcome to attend.

This year, we will repeat the Agenda in both Victoria and Nanaimo sequential meetings. Victoria supporters need not attend the next Nanaimo meeting unless they wish to. Likewise, UpIsland supporters need not attend the next Victoria meeting unless they wish to.

Victoria VIP supporters may have relatives or friends living north of the Malahat that they would like to invite to the Nanaimo meetings. Likewise, Uplsland VIP supporters may want to invite their Victoria relatives and friends to attend the Victoria meetings.

The Victoria VIP meetings are at the new Quality Foods store at #110-27 Helmcken Road (opposite the Victoria General Hospital, View a Google Map) in View Royal. They are in the second floor Upper Floor meeting room opposite the coffee shop from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the following Thursday evenings:


I have cancelled all Party Council meetings for September, October and November in view of my VIP MLA campaign in Nanaimo.

I will have a VIP MLA Kick-off Rally at the ABC Country Restaurant in Nanaimo shortly after the October 20 mayoral election when the Nanaimo by-election is announced.

In the meantime, I would appreciate any donations up to $1,200 per person (with a $500 tax receipt) to help finance my VIP MLA Campaign

Thursday January 25, 2018
Thursday March 22, 2018
Thursday May 24, 2018
Thursday September 20, 2018
Thursday November 15, 2018

The format of each Victoria meeting is as follows:

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Set-up
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Registration, Meet & Greet
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – General Meeting
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Speaker & Discussion
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Candidate Interview(s)
9:00 pm – Close-up

The Nanaimo VIP meetings are at the ABC Country Restaurant at 6671 Mary Ellen Drive (just north of the Woodgrove Shopping Centre, View a Google Map) in north Nanaimo on the following Saturday afternoons:

Saturday February 10, 2018
Saturday April 14, 2018
Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday October 13, 2018

The format of each Nanaimo meeting is as follows:

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Registration, Meet & Greet
11:00 am to 12:30 pm – General Meeting
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm – Lunch – Special Menu
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Special Speaker & Discussion
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Candidate Interview(s)s
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Close-Up

Attention Potential VIP Candidates!

If you wish to be a VIP candidate in the next provincial election, please bring your resume. Our VIP Candidate Selection Committee will interview you and explain what is required.

Our VIP goal is to have a full slate of 14 qualified candidates for the next provincial election. We want to have candidates in place as soon as possible so that we can help them with training, publicity and fundraising events.

The Importance of Networking

A political rule of thumb is that each membership in a political party represents 10 votes in the general election. Therefore, 1,000 VIP members would represent 10,000 votes.

Networking to increase our VIP membership is our main goal in 2018. A VIP membership is only $5 per year – become a member today, for which you receive a tax credit receipt. This can be done personally at our VIP Party Council meetings, at special events or on our VIP website,


Donations up to $1,200 per person would also be gratefully received. Business and union donations are no longer accepted.

Please Join our VIP Email List

If you have not already done so, we invite you to give us your email address on our website to receive regular messages from our Leader and others on the VIP Communications Committee. Click the link below to view our newsletter sign up page.

Join our VIP Email List

Thank you


Dr. Robin M. Richardson, Ph.D.
The Vancouver Island Party
Toll Free: 1-844-933-4VIP

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