Slade supporters flood Water Street in Carbonear
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.