Vernon, B.C.—Turning Points Collaborative Society would like to express its heartfelt congratulations to the new MLA-elect for Vernon-Monashee, Harwinder Sandhu of the NDP.

We would like to acknowledge Mrs. Sandhu’s incredible accomplishment in not only winning this election but doing so with grace and dignity in the face of hateful, misogynistic, racist attacks during this campaign.

Throughout this election, Mrs. Sandhu boldly demonstrated the type of strength and leadership we will undoubtedly witness from her over the next four-year term.

Over the past few years, Turning Points has developed incredibly strong relationships with the elected officials of our regions, throughout all levels of government.

These relationships have helped to create new opportunities for our community members experiencing homelessness, living with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

We are excited at the opportunity to continue this work with Mrs. Sandhu. (Harwinder).

“Our goal at Turning Points is to create a safer, healthier, more inclusive community for everyone, and we have been able to work towards that goal thanks to strong partnerships with various levels of government,” said Turning Points Collaborative Society executive director, Randene Wejr. “We are confident that given the opportunity, we will be able to develop a strong relationship with Mrs. Sandhu and work with her towards our common goals.”

In addition, we would like to thank Eric Foster for the past 11 years of service and appreciation for the work he has done in the riding. Thank you, Mr. Foster.

Turning Points Collaborative Society is a non-profit business based in Vernon, British Columbia. The Society offers a continuum of care that ranges from services and programs for people experiencing homelessness to addiction treatment and sober living facilities, as well as employment services. As one of the largest employers and fastest-growing organizations in the Okanagan, Turning Points plays a vital role in the health, safety and economic stability of the region.