I became a liberal when I was 14 in the my home town of Peterborough Ontario because someone invited me to the Liberal Party of Canada. I remember walking into my very first meeting, I was uncertain, I didn’t know what I would find or who these curious characters were sitting around a small smiling British chap (latter found out this was the MP). After a couple of meetings and good company, I later volunteered on my first campaign, joined as a member, started participating in policy discussions, attended my first YL convention, attended my first LPC convention, took on other rolls, sat on the local EDA, and then ran for a PTA executive position.
Each opportunity had it’s challenges, Each opportunity more uncertain then the last, each opportunity I didn’t feel alone, and each opportunity there were like minded Liberals working together for the same goal. What is certain is the comradely among friends and like the other members sharing the same values guiding my uncertain journey of being a member to a joyful long lasting friendship of light, party and others.
I encourage you to invite someone else to a meeting and “be a liberal”.
Richmond, British Columbia
LPCBC Membership Chair