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Kelowna businessperson to carry BC Conservative banner for Kelowna-Lake Country-Coldstream

BC Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country-Coldstream, Tara Armstrong
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Tara Armstrong

The BC Conservatives have announced that Tara Armstrong is their candidate for the 2024 provincial election for the Kelowna-Lake Country-Coldstream riding.

“Tara Armstrong is a seasoned professional with a remarkable track record in the private sector, particularly in pioneering small business ventures,” Armstrong posted on the party’s website. “Her journey is marked by a commitment to entrepreneurship and a wealth of experience in various domains.”

There is no information on the party’s website on how the candidate was selected and the biographical information on the site is credited to Armstrong herself.

Born in Alberta, she worked in aviation, including in Dubai, before returning to Canada to join her mother’s Alberta-based Driving Miss Daisy company, which has franchises in Ontario and BC, including Kelowna.

“For nearly two decades, Tara demonstrated exceptional leadership by spearheading the transformation of a small, single-province franchise business into a thriving nationwide success story,” Armstrong posted. “Her expertise extended to consulting on the business model on a global scale.”

In 2018, Armstrong and her mother Bev Halisky successfully secured offers on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.

“Driving Miss Daisy has more than two decades of expertise connecting clients to the community,” its website says. “We have proudly become a leader in non-medical senior services offering assistance, accompaniment, and incidental transportation for seniors and those with disabilities or special needs.”

Since June of this year, Armstrong has been on the party’s board of directors and her Linkedin page says she’s the party’s elections readiness chair.

She will take on Pavneet Singh who was elected as the BC United candidate for the riding on the weekend. The NDP has yet to select a candidate for the riding.

READ MORE: Pavneet Singh is BC United's Kelowna - Lake Country - Coldstream candidate

The next provincial election has to be held by Oct. 19, 2024, at the latest.

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