Mungall’s Annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour Set for Next Week

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Nelson – Next week MLA Michelle Mungall will mixing up a big batch of iced tea to share as she hears from locals during her annual Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour.  This year’s tour takes place July 7-9 and will include stops in 10 small communities from the north end of Kootenay Lake to the Creston Valley.

The Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour is a tradition that Mungall started in 2009 shortly after she was first elected to represent the Nelson-Creston riding.  Mungall extends an open invitation to everyone to visit one of her tour stops and ‘bend her ear’.

“Conversations on the Bend the MLA’s Ear Tour cover a wide range of topics” says Mungall. “Whatever people want to talk about, whether it’s current community events, the issues I’ve been raising in Victoria, or roller derby. ”

This year the The Bend the MLA’s Tour includes stops  in Ymir, Yahk, Canyon, Kitchener, Proctor, Crawford Bay, Riondel, Kaslo, Argenta and Meadow Creek – a full list of dates and times can be found below or at

“This tour is great way to stay connected with the many communities in the region,” says Mungall. “I really enjoy hearing from those I represent and spending time seeing the beauty of the Kootenays.”