Conservative MPs who represent ridings in B.C. are expected to gather in the Okanagan next week.
For the first time, the 21-member Tory B.C. caucus will hold one of its regular gatherings in West Kelowna, meeting on Sept. 13. The group often meets in Vancouver.
The parliamentarians discuss issues of common interest, and meet with local officials. West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray are expected to be among those speaking to the caucus at the closed-door meetings.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark will be in her riding of Westside-Kelowna on Sept. 12 meeting with officials from the Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce.
Suggestions are being made that Prime Minister Stephen Harper may come to Kelowna that week, to meet with both the Tory's B.C. caucus and Clark. Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan couldn't speak to Harper's schedule, but he said: "The prime minister always has an open invitation to come to Kelowna."
Clark has not met with Harper since the Liberals won the provincial election in May. Clark lost her seat in the general election, but won the riding of Westside-Kelowna in a July byelection held after former MLA Ben Stewart stepped down.
Since the election, Clark's government may have irked some Conservative sensibilities in Ottawa with its stand against the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Harper has described the pipeline as a "strategic imperative" for Canada."
The B.C. government is also opposed to a new federal funding plan for health care that starts in 2016.
Victoria says the scheme, as currently devised, is unfair to provinces such as British Columbia which have a high proportion of retirees and older people among its population.