Preston Manning to speak at Strahl ‘tribute’ dinner

Preston Manning, Reform Party founder, will be the guest speaker at a tribute dinner for Chilliwack's long-time MP Chuck Strahl.

The tribute dinner for Chuck Strahl will be held Nov. 12 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel.

Preston Manning, founder of the Reform Party that changed the face of Canadian politics, will be the guest speaker at a tribute dinner for Chilliwack’s long-time MP Chuck Strahl.

“We hope many can join us and Preston Manning to celebrate Chuck’s career and thank him for all that he’s done for our communities and this country,” Jeremy Giesbrecht, president of the local Conservative Party association, said in news release.

Strahl was part-owner of a local logging company in 1993 when he was first elected to Parliament in the Reform Party sweep led by Manning of Canada’s western provinces.

Strahl was re-elected by huge margins thereafter, even though the Reform Party eventually disappeared and despite his controversial role at the head of a “renegade” pack of MPs.

After the new Conservative Party was born, Strahl continued to hold important cabinet posts, even though he had challenged Stephen Harper for the leadership.

Last March, now a grandfather many times over, Strahl announced he would not run again for re-election.

The tribute dinner will be held Nov. 12 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel.

Reservations for the $125 per person seats can be made by calling 604-799-9296 or email chuck.strahl.tribute.dinner@gmail.com before the Oct. 29 deadline.

Just Posted

Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge construction could start in 2021, MLA says

The project is expected to cost substantially more than budgeted in 2017

Fraser Valley developer offering to build barn owl nesting boxes for free

Gore Brothers says anyone with a suitable building can help the threatened raptor

EDITORIAL: Post-grad years are your time

Editor Grace Kennedy shares a few words for this year’s high school grads

Dinosaurs will reign at Sto:lo Children’s Festival

Jurassic Park theme takes over long-standing, free community event

COLUMN: Llamas, goats and snakes, oh my!

Making friends on the Ryder Lake Ramble not a walk in the park

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Dinosaur statues from defunct Dinotown theme park stolen in Chilliwack

The dinosaur figures once graced the theme park but were destined for Chilliwack fundraiser

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Langley’s oldest and last strip bar shuts its doors

The Alder Inn, in operation since 1957, has reportedly been purchased

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Most Read