February 2009 Events
- News Release
VICTORIA – Intergovernmental Relations Minister Joan McIntyre welcomed the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada, Wilhelmus Julius Petrus Geerts, (third from left) and the Consul-General of the Netherlands, Hans Driesser (fourth from left) during a visit Feb. 18 to British Columbia. Helping the minister welcome the diplomats was Chilliwack-Sumas MLA John Les.
VICTORIA – Minister McIntyre joined federal cabinet minister Stockwell Day (left) and B.C.’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Kevin Falcon on Feb. 18 to announce an investment of over $110 million for 41 infrastructure projects. The funding will help smaller communities throughout British Columbia, supporting continued economic growth.
WEST VANCOUVER – Minister McIntyre speaks to the audience at Park Royal Shopping Mall during an event Feb. 13 to launch the World Healthy Living Challenge. The Province is challenging all British Columbians to do their part to help B.C. reach the goal of becoming the healthiest region ever to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
RICHMOND – Minister McIntyre standing with Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen during the minister's visit to the Richmond Olympic Oval Feb. 13. Klassen is scheduled to compete for the country at the 2010 Winter Olympics. McIntyre's visit included a meeting with a group of French journalists from Paris in B.C. touring 2010 games' facilities.
WEST VANCOUVER – Intergovernmental Relations Minister Joan McIntyre (standing) watched as B.C. Healthy Living and Sport Minister Mary Polak (seated, left) and Alberta Sport Minister Cindy Ady sign an agreement Feb. 13 to ensure continuing use of Winter Olympic legacy venues in both provinces. The event was held at Cypress Mountain Resort, the Official Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
VICTORIA - The High Commissioner of Bangladesh, A.M. Yakub Ali, visited with Intergovernmental Relations Minister Joan McIntyre at the minister’s Parliament Building office during a visit to British Columbia Feb. 12.