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General News · 16th August 2018
Kim & George
Dear Islanders,

The rumours are true. I would like to be your Regional Director. Again!

I want to to thank all the people who have supported me in reaching this conclusion: asking me, encouraging me, and even saying “Why would you ever do THAT again?!”

The reasons are many, but primarily, I really did enjoy being your Regional Director for 9 years (’96-05). The meetings, the conversations, the lobbying: locally, provincially, and federally, but mostly representing and taking care of the integrity of this island we love so well. I have the experience. I have the skills. I am passionate about the issues. And, as many of you know, I love talking to people!

I first came to Cortes Island in 1972 and have been witness to many ebbs and flows of development, as well as social and ecological changes. Cortes needs to be very strong, in particular, at the Regional level to maintain its hard-won autonomy. I will put Cortes Island’s well-being first.

The official campaign period starts on Sept 22, but I look forward to starting to listen to your ideas and concerns regarding the future of Cortes before then.

The election is on Oct 20 and there will be opportunities for advance polling (Oct 10) and mail-in ballots. There is more information on voter eligibility on the Strathcona Regional District website:

To make this change, to become your next Regional Director, I will need your support. If you don’t know me, let’s get to know each other. If we are already acquainted, let’s get to know each other better. I can be reached by phone at 250-895-0772 or email at or PO Box 363 Manson’s.

Your Natural Choice,

George Sirk
Running for Regional Director
Comment by george sirk on 25th August 2018
Thank you for the comments so far. I've enjoyed answering all of you personally. I look forward to more comments and dialogue.
Of course, more to come once the campaign gets rolling!
Your Natural Choice
George Sirk
Getting to know more....
Comment by Tanya Henck on 19th August 2018
It would be great to hear about some of the accomplishments you are most proud of in the previous years that you were elected.

Thanks and Good Luck!
Comment by Patricia L on 18th August 2018
George, I am happy to give you my support in whatever way you might make use of it.
Comment by Joan Bevington on 17th August 2018
thank you for putting your name forward....
Comment by Kate Maddigan on 17th August 2018
...and I wonder if you could elaborate here on why you are interested in returning to this position, and what you would do differently from the current RD? Much appreciated.