New Cranbrook office for Kootenay East MLA
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka officially opened a new Cranbrook constituency office Sept. 22 with a gathering of city and regional dignitaries and residents, as well as fellow Liberal MLA Doug Clovechok, Columbia River-Revelstoke.
From left: Columbia River-Revelstoke constituency assistant Rachel Loganberg, Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka, Kootenay East constituency assistant Heather Smith, office assistant Lois Dettling and Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok celebrate the opening of Shypitka’s Kootenay East Cranbrook office at 302-535 Victoria Avenue N (Save-On Plaza).
The two-hour grand opening event attracted many visitors, from City of Cranbrook officials and firefighters, Ktunaxa Nation representatives, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce members and staff, dozens of regional residents and District of Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher, on his way to the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference in Vancouver.
The event also featured a fundraising barbecue for fire relief efforts in the riding.