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2014 Green Party of Vancouver Council Candidate Nomination Meeting and Campaign Launch Celebration

The Green Party of Vancouver Candidate Screening Committee has reviewed the applications of those looking to run for the Green Party for City Council in the November 2014 election, and has endorsed the applications of three very strong nominees: our current City Councillor Adriane Carr, retired lawyer and social justice advocate Cleta Brown, Chair of the Strathcona Residents Association Pete Fry.  You can learn more about each of these nominees on our website, here: www.vangreens.ca/nominees.

We hope you’ll join us to meet the nominees and find out why they want to run for Council as Greens.  We plan for the business part of the meeting to be brief, so that we can then move on to a celebration of the launch of our campaign after we have nominated our candidates.

 

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Green Party of Vancouver announces Council nominees

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Vancouver – In a press conference held on the steps of City Hall at 10am this morning, the Green Party of Vancouver announced the four nominees that have been endorsed by the party’s Candidate Screening Committee to run for City Council under the Green Party banner in the November 15th, 2014 civic elections.

Seeking to serve Vancouverites for a second term on Council is Adriane Carr, the first elected Green Party of Vancouver City Councilor and one of the civic party’s original founders 30 years ago. But this year, buoyed by strong public support and positive poll results, Carr will not be running solo. This morning Carr and the Green Party of Vancouver introduced a team of three community leaders who, along with Carr, have sought the party’s endorsement for City Council this year.

They are: Cleta Brown, a retired lawyer and tireless social justice advocate; Pete Fry, Chair of the Strathcona Residents Association, and Tracey Moir, Founder & Chair of Oakridge-Langara Area Residents (OLAR).

Read more here

DNC – Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council , Co-Chairs of DTES LAPP present to Vancouver City Council

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Richard Cunningham, Roland Clarke and Jacek Lorek of DNC – Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council , Co-Chairs of DTES LAPP present to Vancouver City Council

DNC presents to City Council cover

The Green Party of Vancouver Lift-Off Party on Wed March 5, 2014

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Lift-off Party!

The Green Party of Vancouver is on the rise! 

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The messages from the polls are clear: the Green Party of Vancouver‘s commitments to real democracy, real sustainability and a real citizen-led vision for the future of Vancouver have found resonance with the people of Vancouver. As with the Green Party of Canada’s Elizabeth May in Ottawa, Vancouverites have seen how sole Green Councilor Adriane Carr has championed the issues that matter most to them, and now they want more Greens on Council to have an even greater impact.

Read more here

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Green Party of Vancouver 2014 Annual General Meeting

February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

We are coming up on a very exciting year for the Green Party of Vancouver – a municipal election year!  We are looking forward to campaigning to re-elect Adriane and elect more Green City Councillors and Park and School Board representatives!

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Adriane Carr with Roland Clarke

 

SPOTA MOSAIC & PLACES THAT MATTER for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday November 3, 2012

November 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Unveiling, Plaque Presentation & Reception
SPOTA MOSAIC & PLACES THAT MATTER
Saturday November 3
3:30pm – 4pm Unveiling & Plaque Presentation
Walter and Mary Lee Chan House, sidewalk 658 Keefer
4pm -5pm Reception
Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer

Urban renewal – the City’s vision circa 1958 – was a major  and drastic overhaul of what the city would be. One of the major thrusts of this plan was to put a freeway through the city that would destroy the neighbourhood in Vancouver’s East End (later known as Strathcona).
In 1968 after close to a decade of opposing the changes, the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association (SPOTA) was formalized and the neighbourhood had a voice. It was heard both locally and nationally, and a movement was born that resulted in a new way of thinking in respect to urban “social” planning.
The SPOTA Mosaic pays tribute to the founding members and supporters of SPOTA. The concept of a permanent legacy to honour those who fought to stop the freeway was originally conceived during the Downtown Eastside Public Realm Arts Plan process (Richard Evans, Terry Hunter, Carmen Rosen). This mosaic and location was conceived and developed by long-time Strathcona resident Esther Rausenberg, designed by Richard Tetrault, and created by Richard Tetrault and Jerry Whitehead. The project is an initiative of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver – Creative Pathways project, with support from the City of Vancouver Great Beginnings Program.
Also being placed is a Vancouver Heritage Foundation Places That Matter plaque to recognize the home of Walter and Mary Chan, community members who led the fight against the freeway. For more information about the plaque project:
http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org
Reception to follow at 4pm at the Strathcona Community Centre. Free

This event was on Day 11 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

Celebrating the 27th anniversary of the twinning of the sister cities of Guangzhou and Vancouver at Kentizen Restaurant

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

The Vancouver Guangzhou Friendship Society, The BC-Guangdong Business Council and the City of Vancouver celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Sister City twinning of the Cities of Vancouver and Guangzhou at Kentizen Restaurant in Vancouver

Mayor Gregor Robertson gives his speech in both Chinese and English!

Guangzhou Cantonese Operatic Troupe

Type: Theatre

An evening of traditional Cantonese Opera.

October 8 2012, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Vancouver Playhouse, 601 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir

Vancouver

For ticket info 604.299.7222

The Vancouver Guangzhou Friendship Society, The BC-Guangdong Business Council and the City of Vancouver are pleased to host the Guangzhou Cantonese Operatic Troupe to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Sister City twinning of the Cities of Vancouver and Guangzhou.

The Troupe, led by Madame Ni Huiying, is composed of a variety of performers well known to those in the global Cantonese Opera community. Madame Ni had previously visited Vancouver about 27 years ago to perform Cantonese Opera, impressing the local community to take steps that eventually led to the signing of the Sister City Agreements in 1985.

For tickets, please contact William Ma at (604) 299-7222 and Ms. Glynnis Chan at (604) 202-3933.

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