'Bannock Lady' running for Liberals in Point Douglas
Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:37PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:28PM CST
The Manitoba Liberals have a well-known feeder of the homeless to their list of candidates in the 2016 election.
Althea Guiboche, known as the Bannock Lady, will run in the district of Point Douglas, currently held by jobs and economy minister Kevin Chief.
Local restauranteur Noel Bernier, who had originally announced he would run in Point Douglas, will now run in the nearby district of St. John’s.
Guiboche made a name for herself as the Bannock Lady for her long-running Got Bannock? campaign, giving free bannock and soup to homeless people in her neighbourhood.
"It's something that I feel that I need to do in my journey as the Bannock Lady," she said. "I can make lunch all I want and still never really acheieve real change."
The election is set to take place April 19.