Posted on 19 April 2011Submitted. Victor Elkins, the NDP candidate for Vancouver Quadra, is planning to return to the skies to skydive to raise awareness about how out of touch Stephen Harper has become and to raise some funds for his campaign while he’s at it.
It’s time Harper and his Conservative peers got their heads out of the clouds and came back down to earth and paid attention to the real needs of Canadians. Victor Elkins, Jack Layton and the entire NDP team are committed to hiring more doctors, strengthening pensions, creating good-paying jobs, capping credit card and bank fees, and fixing Ottawa for good!
Victor is an experienced sky diver who has used skydiving as a fundraising tool for AIDS / HIV research/care over several years. “I thought, hey why not? Let’s have some fun in this campaign.” says Elkins, well known for his dedication, enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking.
For Victor, skydiving represents the chance to live: “When people dare to do truly incredible things, especially things that scare them, that’s really living. Running for office is a challenge, it too can be scary, but it’s an incredible experience. You get to speak out on issues important to you and many others such as healthcare, education, fair taxation, job creation and the environment. I want to attract the attention of all people in the riding, especially those who think Ottawa is broken. We want them to know that the NDP are dedicated to making Ottawa work for Canadians!”
This week is the most likely time for Victor to go, weather permitting. To be informed when and where Victor will be jumping, contact his campaign manager at the campaign office
Vancouver Quadra NDP
3272 West Broadway
604-569-3233 or 604-569-3317
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