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

Tarl rocks Silver Chalice Saturday

After spending summers in Hope visiting his grandmother, musician Tarl returns to… Continue reading

WATCH: Brother of missing Hope woman makes emotional appeal for more media attention

Next search for Shawnee Inyallie Nov. 18 along Highway 1 towards Boston Bar

Gas price drop expected to hit Fraser Valley today

Analyst says to take advantage, warns slight increase may follow

Players Guild challenges Chilliwack residents to solve classic Agatha Christie whodunit mystery

The Chilliwack Players Guild is performing Murder on the Nile from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2

HATS invites Hope residents to talk about addiction in the midst of opioid overdose crisis

First talk happening Thursday, Nov. 15 at Blue Moose Coffee House

VIDEO: Stan Lee leaves posthumous message for his fans

Marvel Comics’ co-creator died on Monday at the age of 95

German-born British Columbian warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

B.C. referendum ballot count jumps to 18% returned, Elections B.C. says

New count adds ballots received, but not screened for authenticity

Dead killer whale discovered on Nootka Island

“This is very concerning to our people.”

VIDEO: Protected bighorn sheep killed in B.C. Interior

The sheep are considered a species of concern because of their low population in B.C.

Most Read