THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
VOLUME 76, ISSUE 2
T H E PA R L I A M E N TA R I A N
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
PREMIER’S 1 DOROTHY WONG ◦ PREMIER AND ARCHIVES
MESSAGE MAIL TO: DOROTHY.WONG@BCYP.ORG
BCYP APPAREL 2
SALES Welcome to a surprisingly very
snowy January! I hope you have
recovered from the sleepless
YOUTH PARLIA- nights at session (due to the
MENTS anticipation of the next fun-
filled day, I’m sure). Now that
you’ve returned to your regu-
BAR larly scheduled program, I trust
you’ll be finding time to get
involved with BCYP’s numerous
projects, as discussed at the
end of December. It is each of
our responsibilities to fulfill the
legislation we passed.
The unfortunate thing about
ject, contact me and I can di- that we do. We also try to vary
session is that you don’t get to
rect you in the right direction the different days that we have
find out the other side of BCYP:
and most likely even answer activities throughout the week,
service. BCYP’s other half only
your question. so make sure you come out!
starts after session, whether
it’s sandwich making or volun-
SPECIAL POINTS OF All jokes aside, I hope you are
INTEREST: teering at a soup kitchen. Re- 2. “Those Cabinet people are
able to discover the heart of
member, with BCYP, you only kind of freaky” - you mean
• 22 January 2005 // Auc-
BCYP and why it is we do what
get out what you put into the freaky in the good sense right?
tion Solicitations // VAN- we do. Come see a child like
organization. I promise a whole We're really a lot of fun and love
COUVER Jordan’s face light up after a
new world of adventure and what we do, so we'd love to see
week at Camp Phoenix, come
• 18-29 February 2005 // activities coming your way. you out at the activities to know
see some random man with no
Vancouver Youth Parlia- you better and show you that
ment // VANCOUVER association to BCYP bid outra-
I'm going to address a few of we're not thaaaaat freakish. So
(Applications: 3 February) geously on the silliest auction
the concerns usually raised by give us a chance ;)
item, come watch your fellow
• 25-27 February 2005 // members in the following ex-
members act crazy at our social
North Shore Youth Parlia- cerpt:
3. “I'm really busy” - of course events by throwing sugar pack-
ment // NORTH VANCOU-
VER (Applications: 14 1. “I've forgotten about the you're busy! You are one of the ets at each other, and come
February) projects at BCYP...” - have no leaders of your community; we watch youths in RYPs practice
fear, my dear! The fun-filled understand that you have other what we did just a few weeks
• 11 March 2005//Dining
journal contains all the contact stuff on your plate. But you prior. It truly is the experience
out for Life // VANCOUVER
info of Cabinet. If you’re not can’t always eat steak and no of a lifetime.
sure which wonderful Cabinet veggies...so experiment a bit
member is in charge of X pro- with all the different projects
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DANICA WONG ◦ FINANCE, CORPORATE RELATIONS, AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
MAIL TO: DANICA.WONG@BCYP.ORG
Greetings everyone, Also, the first quarterly Income Statement and Balance
Session was fantastic! Everything about this year was just Sheet are included in this edition of The Parl (page 8). I
amazing and just about everything was better than in all my encourage you to take a look at them, although they may
previous years – the sittings, my workshops, my act, the eve- not make a lot of sense to you at this point.
ning activities, and my roommates! I’d especially like to thank Ministry of Corporate Relations
everyone for their attention and responsiveness during the do-
nation total workshops and the Supply Act! • By the time you read this, I’ll have already mailed out a
truckload of corporate solicitation packages. Keep your
As for the future, there’s a lot going on in my “worlds” at the
fingers crossed with me in hopes that we’ll receive some
moment and here are the highlights:
CRO of the 18th Vancouver Youth Parliment
Ministry of External Affairs
• I’m busy recruiting applicants for the 18th VYP. If you’re
• I’m in the process of creating a database of opportunities
between the ages of 14 to 18 inclusive and live or go to
that lists various local, national and international youth
school in Vancouver, Richmond or Delta, consider apply-
leadership and educational conferences and programs.
ing to be a Member. If you’re the right age but live out-
The database should be available for your perusal soon,
side of those areas, consider applying to attend as an
if it’s not already by the time you read this. If you’ve at-
Ambassador. Application forms can be downloaded
tended one of the conferences listed and wouldn’t mind
online at http://www.bcyp.org/media/pub-apps.html.
having your name put under “members who have already
The application deadline is February 3rd. Make sure you
attended,” please let me know. If you’ve attended a
get your applications in by the deadline. If VYP’s popu-
conference that’s not on the list and think that it should
larity is similar or greater to last year, I’ll only be consid-
be added, please e-mail me with a description of the
ering applications that arrive on time.
conference and, if possible, the conference’s website.
Ministry of Finance Finally, if you’re interested in attending one of the confer-
ences listed, please let me know and I’ll try to give you a
• The first donation total deadline is closer than you think! hand in contacting the correct organization.
Remember, you must have $25 in to me or postmarked
by February 12th! Several people already have money
in, but only three of them have met the first $25 mark.
BCYP T-SHIRTS AND SCARVES: THE LOW DOWN
I was approached by several people on the I will determine the method and time of pay-
last day of Session who were interested in ment, and the transfer of items on a case by
buying T-shirts and scarves, but I was un- case basis (e.g. if you go to UBC then we can
able to sell them those things because the meet there and you can pay cash, if you’re
clothing items were already packed in boxes going to the next Lower Mainland event then
and/or in Dorothy's car. If anyone would still
BCYP Apparel Pricing List
we’ll meet there, if you live in the Interior or
like to buy a T-shirt, scarf or some combina- on the Island you’ll have to mail me a cheque
tion of those items, please e-mail me. The and I may have to mail you your items).
T-shirts for $10 each
prices of items are still: Please be aware that if I have to mail your Scarves for $15 each
T-shirts for $10 each items to you (because you require your items 2 T-shirts =$15
Scarves for $15 each immediately or because that’s the only way I 1 scarf + 1 T-shirt =$20
2 T-shirts = $15 can get them to you), you will be responsible 1 scarf + 2 T-shirts =$30
1 scarf + 1 T-shirt = $20 for the postage costs as well as the cost of
1 scarf + 2 T-shirts = $30 your items.
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EMILIE-ANNE PAUL ◦ CAMP
MAIL TO: EMILIE-ANNE.PAUL@BCYP.ORG
A warm welcome from San Francisco (where I add it has rained
the ENTIRE time), If you know anyone who meets these qualifications please
pass along their contact information and any helpful tips to
I hope that you have all recovered from the stress, lack of sleep me, and I will contact them. Please make sure you ask them
and food, and the over all insanity that is Session. I have... or let them know that I will be contacting them so I don’t sur-
I want to thank all of you who showed interest in participating in prise people.
Camp, and anyone who has not had a chance to drop me a line Also to all those who joined the mailing lists I will be contact-
please do. The more the merrier. ing the groups soon. Please respond to the Yahoo invite and
A couple words: if you haven't had a chance to join, please drop me a line.
1) I am still looking for a cook. The cook needs to have a mini- So, I hope you all are enjoying being back at school. Let me
mum 5 years food experience cooking, in addition they must know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I
hold a current Food Safe. It is preferred that they have experi- will see you all around.
ence cooking for a variety of meals larges groups of people. Thanks.
2) If you approached me or sent me a note at session please
EDWARD WANG ◦ COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING
MAIL TO: EDWARD.WANG@BCYP.ORG
Welcome to the world of Auction!! Night Of: Dorothy Wong
Session was awesome, and I had a great time getting to know Co-chair: Travis Wong
everyone. I am looking forward to a great year working on auc- Tickets, Invitations & Sales: Dorothy Wong
tion with all the members. I have already appointed an Auction Co-chair: Travis Wong
Committee made up of myself, Dorothy Wong, Danica Wong, Island Solicitations: Liz Tribe
Travis Wong, Nicole Stewart, Emilie-Anne Paul, Paula Burrows,
Liz Tribe, Jason Liu, and Dora Turje. More info were included in There are many different ways for you all to participate in
the e-mail digests. The chairs and co-chairs of the sub- Sweet Dreams Dessert and Auction. For example the first
committees are the following: solicitations date in the lower mainland will take place or
already taken place on Jan 22nd, and many more dates will
Corporations: Nicole Stewart follow. I encourage all the members if your parents own a
Co-chair: Jason Liu business, or you have special connections with businesses,
Public Relations: Dora Turje to try and get auction items. A REMINDER, PLEASE CONFIRM
Co-chairs: Paula Burrows, Emilie-Anne Paul WITH ME BEFORE APPROACHING BUSINESSES FOR AUCTION
Solicitations: Edward Wang ITEMS. We do not wish to double solicit a business.
Co-chair: Travis Wong
JULIA LOCKHART ◦ ATTORNEY GENERAL
MAIL TO: JULIA.LOCKHART@BCYP.ORG
As foretold at Session, I am moving back from California. By the time this
Parl hits your mailbox I will be back in rainy Vancouver. Address and contact
information will soon be available as soon as I decide where I am living and
find a place and a phone and a job and a life…
Soon in the life of the Attorney General, I will be attending Senate Legislative
Review to present our legislation. After the meeting, you will receive a full
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VICTOR MUNG ◦ LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MAIL TO: VICTOR. MUNG@BCYP.ORG
Plus, misc. 75th Session Photos, Camp Phoenix Photos, misc.
I hope you have all recovered from the sleep deprivation BCYP related photos, and my Anti-Leg photos.
suffered at BCYP. No? Sux 2 b u. Anyway, I’ve set up an
unofficial BCYP photo archive on my computer, feel free to Where does one find such photos? Point your web browser to
download the pictures I’ve gotten over the past few years: ftp://220.127.116.11/ (please don’t use Firefox, it’s not work-
ing with my ftp for some odd reason). Copy entire folders to your
Aniz’s 76th Session (High Resolution – 1.07 GB) computer for best speed.
Jackie’s 76th Session (26 MB)
Spandan’s 76th Session (47 MB) You have photos to share? Drag the photos (or entire folders) into
Victor’s 76th Session (133 MB) the “Uploads go here” folder!
LIZ TRIBE ◦ REGIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENTS AND DEPUTY MINISTER OF
MAIL TO: LIZ.TRIBE@BCYP.ORG
Ministry of Regional Youth Parlliaments Again there are a number of ways to get involved in RYPs; some of the ways
are as follows:
Well I don’t know about everyone else but I am
totally stoked for RYP Season. Below is a list of • between 14 and 18 be a Member or an Ambassador
dates for the RYPs planned this year and the con- • attend as a House Servant (email Liz so she can add you to the list)
tact information for the Chairperson and Chief
• RECRUIT MEMBERS! I just can’t stress this enough.
Returning Officer (CRO). If anyone has any ques-
tions they can feel free to contact myself, the
Yours in RYPs.
Chairs, or CROs.
Vancouver Youth Parliament
Ministry of Sessional Affairs
Chair: Dora Turje (email@example.com)
CRO: Danica Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) As Deputy Minister of Sessional Affairs, I’d just like to thank everyone who
Dates: February 18th to 20th, 2005 help make my job at Session easier and more enjoyable. Everyone who at-
tended the evening events and led group dinners, we couldn’t have done it
North Shore Youth Parliament without you. I’d also like to extend a special thanks to Kerry Simmons and
Chair: Corrigan Cassidy Sarah Bonner for the endless support and aide prior to Session and Negin
(email@example.com) Mirriahi and Jenn Jay for their patience and help at Session.
CRO: Victor Mung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates: February 25th to 27th, 2005 It has been brought to my attention that there was a mix up with remote
controls for the Porsche and Viper. If the owner of the Viper to get in touch
Thompson-Okanogan Youth Parliament with the owner of the Porsche to arrange a key exchange it would be appre-
Chair: Nitsa Docolas (email@example.com) ciated. Contact the Porsche's owner's agent, Julia Lockhart at
CRO: Dustin Fuhs (firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com.
Dates: April 29th to May 1st, 2005 Since I am Deputy Minister of ‘Sessional Affairs’, I’ve taken the time to list
my five favourite lame pick up lines which may aid Members to embark upon
Vancouver Island Youth Parliament their own ‘Session Affairs’.
Chair: Liz Tribe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CRO: Liz Tribe (email@example.com) • Do you have a map? Because I just got lost in your eyes.
Dates: May 6th to 8th, 2005 • Nice dress. It would look better on my floor.
• If I said you had a great body would you hold it against me?
Lower Mainland East Youth Parliament • You must be tired because you’ve been running through my mind all
Chair: Andrea Painter (firstname.lastname@example.org) day!
CRO: Andrea Painter (email@example.com)
• If I could rewrite the alphabet I would but U and I together.
Dates: May 13th to 15th, 2005
Stay tuned for more pick up lines in the next Parliamentarian!
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AND NOW…. A VERY SPECIAL PLUG FROM YOUR L OF O
Are you a resident of the North Shore? Are you between the ages of 14 - 18? Do you want to
learn more about legislation and debate more PMRs? Join the North Shore Youth Parliament!
NSYP is being held on February 25 to 27, 2005. Have a friend or classmate who would also
be interested? Invite them too! Want to be an ambassador? Apply! (Please say why you would
like to be an ambassador in your personal statement).
The application form is available below. http://www.bcyp.org/files/14nsyp.app.pdf.
DORA TURJE ◦ DEPUTY SPEAKER
scheduled for February 18-20 at UBC.
Liz has finalised to find out when the
Well, Session is over for another year For anyone who didn’t get their hands
different RYPs are happening, and
(my last year… *sniff*), and now the on an application form at Session, a
get in touch with Liz to get on the list!
rest of the year can get rolling! With soft copy of the form is available from
I know I’m still looking for people
Session behind us, I’m now a member the BCYP website (the direct link is :
willing to help out as assistant clerks
of Cabinet, which means I get the fun
http://www.bcyp.org/files/18VYPapplic at NSYP, and I’m sure there’s room
times of voting at Cabinet meetings – of
ationform.pdf, or navigate to the VYP for clerks or other house servants at
course, everyone is welcome to show up
section of the RYP page). Don’t forget, the other RYPs later in the spring.
and contribute to discussions Cabinet
the application deadline is February 3rd!
may be having at a particular meeting. Well, that’s enough plugging region-
For anyone who’s interested in coming als for one Parl. (Note to self: you’re
Since as DS my job focussed on Ses-
to an RYP, but is too old to be a member not the Minister of RYPs any more.)
sion, I’m now free to turn myself to
or ambassador, all is not lost! It’s al- But don’t just sit here reading my
other things in BCYP. I’m helping out
ways possible to come to a regional as a ramblings – get in touch with some-
with PR stuff for Auction, and I’ll be
house servant of some sort, sometimes one and get yourself involved! Re-
helping with Camp, as well as going to
even for only part of the weekend member, BCYP is what we all make of
whatever service projects I can. The
(depending on the circumstances of the it.
biggest involvement I have coming up is
RYP). If you’re interested in getting in-
the fact that I’m chairing VYP, which is
volved with RYPs, check the dates that
LILLIAN JOHANNESEN ◦ ISLAND
MAIL TO: LILLIAN.JOHANNESEN@BCYP.ORG
Session was great. The late night games and talks that went
on and all the fun stuff discussed while we were in session.
It is something you will never forget at least I know I won’t.
Things on the Island are moving smoothly I'm starting to get
plans together for the whole year. See you all throughout the
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ANDREA PAINTER ◦ SERVICE AND LOWER MAINLAND
MAIL TO: ANDREA.PAINTER@BCYP.ORG
Hey everyone in BCYP land! I hope that so keep your eyes open! 2005. So, if you’re interested in attend-
everyone had a great new year, and is ing as a member or ambassador, de-
Dining Out for Life
enjoying the return to classes. Andrea- pending where you live, please e-mail
(www.diningoutforlife.com/) is also fast
land is getting busy and exciting, with me so that I can send you an applica-
approaching on March 11. For the past
school, readings, work, theatre produc- tion once they’re approved! LMEYP is
few years, BCYP has gone to Milestones –
tions, and of course, BCYP projects on going to rock this year, and we need
if anyone has any suggestions for differ-
the go. enthusiastic folk to make it happen!
ent participating restaurants, please let
And what projects are those, you might me know. This is a great opportunity to Well, that’s all from me. If you’re at UBC
ask? Well, some of you might recall a get to see everyone again after session, and bored around Jan 19-30, be sure to
sign-up sheet floating around at session while stuffing out bellies with a good ex- check out the Village of Idiots produc-
for volunteering for Chinese New Year at cuse! This year, I promise not to get lost tion at UBC’s Freddy Wood Theatre. If
the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese in downtown Vancouver and arrive an anyone’s interested in ushering as their
Garden on Feb. 13. If you didn’t sign up hour late. Really. If you’d like to partici- ISP (and seeing great shows for free,
at session, it’s not too late! Give me an e- pate in this event but didn’t sign up at too!) let me know, and I’ll try to hook
mail, and I’ll add you to the list. I’ll be Session, please let me know! you up. Have a great month everyone!
posting updated event info to the e-mail
Lower Mainland East Youth Parliament is
digest as I receive it from the coordinator,
tentatively going ahead to May 13-15,
NITSA DOCOLAS ◦ INTERIOR
MAIL TO: NITSA.DOCOLAS@BCYP.ORG
I hope that the remainder of your holiday was great and that you are enjoying your time back at school. I'd just like to thank you all
for an amazing session, the enthusiasm shown was inspiring and I look forward to working with each of you throughout this year.
As for the interior, there are many events coming up in your communities that I will be contacting each of you about. We are all so
spread out, but I anticipate this working to our advantage since we have the opportunity to help out in so many areas. Also, I have
sent out the donation hunt and I hope that you are well on your way with that fundraiser. The Thompson Okanagan Youth Parlia-
ment is going quite well, it's going to be held in Kamloops April 29th to 31st; if you would like anymore information on it just let me
know. I hope to see you all there :)
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SHAZAN JIWA ◦ EDUCATION AND INTERNET AFFAIRS
MAIL TO: SHAZAN.JIWA@BCYP.ORG
Greetings, educational opportunities to the Member-
liam Chow, if you wish to add any impor-
ship. I am pleased to recommend the 3rd
Congratulations to everyone on an tant information into the digests. These
annual Vancouver Model United Nations
absolutely fantastic session; I thor- will be sent out every Sunday throughout
Conference which will happen from Feb.
oughly enjoyed it from the numerous the year and submissions are due by
24 to 28, 2005 at the Vancouver Hilton
discussions on BIGCULT and multi- every Saturday night. All emails to the
Hotel in Metrotown. VMUN is the premier
syllabic words to the intense debate membership are to be sent out only
highschool Model United Nations Confer-
on the Kangaroo for the Education through William unless special privilege
ence on the West Coast of Canada. This
Ministry’s budget. This year promises has been granted by the Internet Ministry.
conference will feature delegates from
to be an exciting one for the Education If you do not get these email digests,
British Columbia and other parts of Can-
and Internet Affairs Ministries. please let me know. Members with Shaw
ada who are high school students and
Email Addresses are asked to use differ-
As many of you all know, the biggest passionate about diplomacy and global
ent emails to receive digests as our server
Education Project of the year is Youth- issues. More information about the con-
is very inefficient with Shaw addresses. If
Speak, an essay contest for youth in ference can be found at
you also require a BCYP email address for
Grades 8 to 10. If you are interested in http://www.vmun.com. This is a once in a
solicitations let me know and I can ar-
being a member of the judging panel life time opportunity and if you are eligi-
range for you to obtain a forwarding ac-
or if you are able to fax information to ble to participate, I strongly encourage
schools in your region (Interior, Island, that you attend!
Vancouver), please let me know and I I hope that many people will send me
For the Internet Affairs Ministry, I will be
would be glad to have you on the suggestions, comments, etc (hopefully
responsible for updating the webpage
YouthSpeak Committee. It is my inten- using multifarious, multi-syllabic, florid
throughout the year. If you see any mis-
tion to have as many people as possi- language – if you are having trouble,
takes on the webpage or feel that certain
ble participating. http://www.dictionary.com will solve all of
content should be added, please don’t
your problems). That’s all folks for the
As Education Minister, I also promote hesitate to let me know! Also for email
Internet and Education Ministries!
digests, please contact my Deputy, Wil-
WILLIAM CHOW ◦ DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNET AFFAIRS
MAIL TO: WILLIAM.CHOW@BCYP.ORG
Hello fellow Parliamentarians!
I hope that everyone is getting back into the swing of things with school and work. It was great meeting all of you during session and
meeting some really enthusiastic people from all across B.C. The first email digest has been sent out and I encourage all members to
submit something to the digest. The digest is an opportunity to inform everyone in BCYP of events and activities occurring in the home-
towns of all the members. Anyways I look forward to the rest of the BCYP year and encourage all members new and old to get involved in
as many BCYP activities as possible. Until then, TTYL!
TRAVIS WONG ◦ PROVINCIAL SECRETARY AND DEPUTY MINISTER OF
MAIL TO: TRAVIS.WONG@BCYP.ORG
The PMR’s will be sent out soon as soon as Senate approves. Thank you letters have also been sent out, and if anyone wants to see them,
let me know.
In other news, I’ve just recently been appointed Deputy Minister of Community Fundraising. As Deputy Minister of Community Fundraising,
I will be supporting the Edward in every aspect of Auction from solicitations, to corporations, night of, and ticket sales. My main responsi-
bilities will include working with first year members to relay their input and encourage participation from all members. I will be sorting out
the different opinions from each of the sub-committees and relaying them to Edward. I will also be efficiently responsible for completing
administrative duties for Auction such as printing tickets, running errands, compiling lists of volunteers, and delegating the volunteers to
the areas in need.
That’s it from me.
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SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED BCYP FINANCIAL FUN
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TANYA PERELYGIN ◦ STATE (FUNDRASISING)
MAIL TO: TANYA.PERELYGIN@BCYP.ORG
I hope you all had a fabulous New Year. Interested in the Purdy's Chocolate Bar Fundraiser to help with your donation total? Here is the additional
The basic idea is to purchase Milk Chocolate Bars for $1.00 and subsequently sell Milk Chocolate Bars for $2.00 each. As there are not any liquid
funds to make this happen, you should send to me a CHEQUE payable to PURDYS and then I will be able to provide the chocolate bars for you to
One carton of chocolate contains 20 bars. One case of chocolate bars has four cartons, or 80 chocolate bars. So, for example, if you decide to
purchase one carton of Milk Chocolate Bars, you would let me know first, then send the CHEQUE for $20.00 payable to PURDYS to me. And I will
subsequently provide you with the chocolate bars which you would sell to earn back what you paid for the chocolate and also make 100% profit
towards your donation total!
As there is a 6 carton purchase minimum for the whole group, let me know when you decide how many chocolates you would be willing to buy and
then subsequently sell. This should be done ASAP as this is time sensitive.
There will be a central location where you will be able to pick up your chocolates in the Lower Mainland, or if problems occur other arrangements
can be made for the delivery of the chocolates to your person.
For Island and Interior members, as there needs to be a minimum of six cases purchased for one delivery location, contact me if you have a large
order. I can arrange a delivery of six cases to almost anywhere in BC, however, as that is such a large amount areas like Victoria and/or Kamloops
can be used as central locations for pickup. But first members would have to order six cases collectively in those areas for that to work out.
Hopefully now you have a more detailed picture of how exactly you will be able to raise money for your donation total. Here is an example of how
selling a case of 80 chocolates can really help to raise money for your donation total:
One purchases 80 chocolates at $1.00 each.
One sells 80 chocolates at $2.00 each.
One has gained back the money they spent on the chocolates as well as making a 100% profit.
One now has $80.00 to go towards the $125.00 donation total.
I hope that helped clear up any confusion concerning the math. If you have any questions or comments contact me immediately as this is time
sensitive. Please reply as soon as possible if you are inter-
ested in being involved. EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR RE-
SPONSES: JANUARY 19th. Thanks!
PAULA BURROWS ◦ PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND SESSIONAL
MAIL TO: PAULA.BURROWS@BCYP.ORG
I hope that you had a brilliant time at Session! It was
great meeting you all in Victoria and I’m sure that I’ll
get to know you better throughout the year. Hopefully
you all didn’t sleep through your New Year and with
any luck you took tons of incriminating photos! Any-
ways just a little reminder about Public Relations; if
you plan on contacting your cities’ newspaper, or any
other form of media, it is ESSENTIAL that you talk to
me first. I’m sure that you are all thinking that this is
because I am an insane control freak- but it’s not,
there are reasons. It will look wildly unprofessional if
fore, when representing us (after having spoken with me) none of your political or
more than one person contacts the same paper –
religious preferences should be mentioned. If you have any more questions you all
even if you live in a town housing 300 people there is
know how to get a hold of me and I would love to hear from you.
a good chance that I might have already contacted
them. Also it is important that we have are consistent I bet everyone’s happy to be back at school :p Loving the 11 inches of snow in the
about the message we display to the public. Please Interior (without a snow day)!
remember that we are a non-partisan group and there-