Slade sup­port­ers flood Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - NEWS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS

The ex­cite­ment at Sam Slade’s Lib­eral head­quar­ters in Car­bon­ear on Nov. 26 as he was an­nounced the new MHA for the Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace dis­trict was over­whelm­ing.

Some 40 peo­ple blocked the of­fice, but dozens more joined them on the street in cel- ebra­tion, wait­ing for the ar­rival of the man they stood by through­out his cam­paign.

The en­ergy was high as horns be­gan honk­ing, cheers erupted and signs were held up to rec­og­nize the ac­com­plish­ment of the crowd’s friend and mayor, their new MHA Sam Slade.

The Com­pass fol­lowed the race from be­gin­ning to end, and the fol­low­ing are some high­lights from Sam’s big win.

As pulled up in his red pickup truck, the crowd swarmed the street, wait­ing for the chance to con­grat­u­late him.

Sam Slade (sec­ond from left) was joined by Lib­eral leader Dwight Ball (sec­ond from right) dur­ing his celebration af­ter win­ning. They are pic­tured shak­ing hands with two of Slade’s cam­paign helpers, Vic­to­ria coun­cil­lor Glenn Clarke (left) and Reuben Peach.

A large crowd gath­ered in­side Slade’s head­quar­ters on Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear wait­ing for the re­sults to be re­vealed. When­ever a re­sult was called, the crowd would cheer and holler en­thu­si­as­ti­cally.

The large crowd in Slade’s head­quar­ters piled out into the streets in celebration of his big ac­com­plish­ment.

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