We're excited to welcome delegates from across BC to our 2014 Biennial Convention in beautiful Kelowna. From May 23 to 25, we'll celebrate the anniversary of our comeback victory and plan for the three years ahead. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Remember that to be a delegate at Convention 2014, you must be a member in good standing of Today's BC Liberals. This is a great time to renew your membership.
Delegates will be chosen through Delegate Selection Meetings early in 2014. Details for these will appear at bclib.ca/events as they are confirmed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Convention Co-Chairs: Norm Letnick, MLA and Sukhminder Virk
Norm Letnick was re-elected to a second term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country on May 14, 2013.
He currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Intergovernmental Affairs. He is also the vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy and a member of the Treasury Board.
Previously, Norm was Minister of Agriculture, the Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health and served on the Legislative Review Committee. He was on the Select Standing Committees on Public Accounts, as well as Finance and Government Services. He is also the President of the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly, B.C. Section.
Previously Norm served on Kelowna City Council from 2005-2008, the council of St. Charles Garnier Parish, as well as president of the Kelowna Gyro Club and president Rotary Club.
Before moving to Kelowna, Norm lived in Banff and owned two H&R Block franchises, a Motorola dealership, and a computer store. He served on the Banff Tourism Bureau, as president of the Banff Rotary Club, secretary/treasurer of the Banff Shine Club, and was chairman of both the Banff Hospital Board and Municipal Planning Commission. Norm also served the Banff community as a city councilor, first elected in 1992 and re-elected in 1995. He was also president of the Banff Housing Corporation developing over $20 million in affordable housing.
Before being elected as MLA, Norm was a tenured Associate Professor in the business program at Okanagan University College. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Rhodes Scholarship Nomination from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh.
Norm was the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Regional Community Champion Award for his work with the Gala of Hope, helping to fund raise $624,000 over three years.
Norm speaks fluent French, enjoys sports, reading, good movies and helping others reach their full potential. He and his wife Helene have three children.
Sukhminder Virk and his family have been living in Surrey for the past 20 years since moving from Calgary, Alberta.
After graduating from North Surrey Secondary School, Sukhminder attended Simon Fraser University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science. He then went on to attend law school in the United Kingdom, graduating with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Kingston University London. While at university, Sukhminder was active in many organizations, including the SFU BC Young Liberals; he even served as president for a student’s association.
Following his return from law school, he has articled and worked in Surrey. Sukhminder completed articling in 2011 and was subsequently called to the BC bar. He presently practices law in Surrey focusing on trust, estate, and corporate law.
In the past 5 years, he has served as a director for two societies. During his time as director he was able to help raise money for the Haitian disaster relief efforts, and even had the opportunity to do relief work in Haiti. Sukhminder was able to add value to the organizations he was a director of. Recently, he served as Chairman of an election committee, overseeing an election where nearly 15,000 votes were cast.
In addition to his charity work, Sukhminder has extensive experience working on issues affecting the local community. Sukhminder has dedicated significant time to community projects and organizations. He currently sits on advisory boards focusing on local and global issues.
Sukhminder is presently a member of the Canadian Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of BC, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and the Surrey Chamber of Commerce.