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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

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Downtown Eastside Hunger Striker, (Formerly) Homeless Dave to “weigh-in” and deliver demands to City Hall

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune and the AHA MEDIA team will be seeing Downtown Eastside Hunger Striker (Formerly) Homeless Dave “weigh-in” and deliver demands to during his March to City Hall

There is a lot going on in the DTES these days and people are willing to work together on a platform of common ground that does not leave out the poor man. How can this be done? Well, campaigns like this are just as important as all the political rallying going on to prepare us for the provincial elections. On a political level we must hand the wishes of the community over to the Mayor and Council and expect them to be respectful of the wishes of the community and follow the plan of development without displacement. So far so good… march on, perhaps stop and think for awhile?

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“Gentrification is intensifying; the housing crisis is deepening, and the health of the people and the land are under serious threat. Desperate times call for desperate measures.” -Homeless Dave

Day 14: Downtown Eastside Hunger Striker to “weigh-in” and deliver demands to City Hall

On Thursday, April 4th, Homeless Dave will be pushed in his wheelchair in a procession from Main and Hastings to City Hall. This will be Day 14 of Dave’s hunger strike for social housing and to stop gentrification in the Downtown Eastside.
At City Hall, Dave’s supporters, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, will deliver a letter to the Mayor’s office that requests a meeting and a response to hunger strike demands. At this time, Dave will make a presentation and be available for questions. Also, learn about Dave’s weight and health as he enters his third week without food.
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Contacts:

Wendy Pedersen 604-839-0379

Lorelei Williams 778-709-6498

Tami Starlight 604-790-9943

Blog | http://dteshungerstrike.blogspot.ca/

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/DtesHungerStrike

Twitter | @dteshungrstrike

Mayor Gregor Robertson speaks at Creative Mornings at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

December 8, 2012 Leave a comment

CREATIVE MORNINGS / VANCOUVER 

SPEAKER: Mayor Gregor Robertson 

Mayor Gregor Robertson

 

In November 2011, Gregor Robertson was elected to a second term as Mayor of Vancouver. He was re-elected to continue building upon the accomplishments of his first three years in office—working to end street homelessness, addressing housing affordability, improving public transit, and making Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

Mayor Robertson is also a national advocate for urban issues as Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus, focusing on public infrastructure, housing and transit.

Mayor Robertson spearheaded the creation of the city’s first comprehensive Economic Action Strategy, and is committed to growing a sustainable and thriving economy in Vancouver focused on high-growth sectors like digital media, clean technology and renewable energy.

Building on the successful legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which has generated over $350 million in economic impact and created more than 3000 new jobs in the Metro Vancouver region, Mayor Robertson has established Vancouver internationally as the Green Capital—a City where going green is good for business. He has also overseen the creation and implementation of the award-winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan that aims to make Vancouver an environmental leader in everything from energy efficiency and waste reduction to clean air and local food.

Under Mayor Robertson’s leadership, Vancouver continues to rank as one of the most liveable cities in the world, with one of the most competitive environments for attracting new jobs and investment. The City of Vancouver has also been named the Most Innovative Organization in the province by BC Business Magazine for its open data initiative.

He has made affordable housing a top priority, with an aggressive, ten-year plan to provide thousands of affordable housing units for Vancouverites of all ages, while ensuring that existing affordable housing is protected. As Mayor, he has overseen significant progress towards the goal of ending street homelessness by 2015, by opening new homeless shelters while leveraging significant investments in new social housing throughout the city.

Prior to entering politics, Gregor co-founded Happy Planet, a Vancouver-based socially responsible company that produces organic juices and promotes health and nutrition. He and his wife Amy have four children. The Mayor is an avid soccer and hockey fan, and can occasionally be seen around town playing his tuba or drums.

Creative Mornings with Mayor Gregor Robertson at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment

CREATIVE MORNINGS / VANCOUVER 

Date: Friday December 07, 2012

Breakfast and Talk : 8:30am – 10:00am

SPEAKER: Mayor Gregor Robertson 

Mayor Gregor Robertson

In November 2011, Gregor Robertson was elected to a second term as Mayor of Vancouver. He was re-elected to continue building upon the accomplishments of his first three years in office—working to end street homelessness, addressing housing affordability, improving public transit, and making Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

Mayor Robertson is also a national advocate for urban issues as Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus, focusing on public infrastructure, housing and transit.

Mayor Robertson spearheaded the creation of the city’s first comprehensive Economic Action Strategy, and is committed to growing a sustainable and thriving economy in Vancouver focused on high-growth sectors like digital media, clean technology and renewable energy.

Building on the successful legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which has generated over $350 million in economic impact and created more than 3000 new jobs in the Metro Vancouver region, Mayor Robertson has established Vancouver internationally as the Green Capital—a City where going green is good for business. He has also overseen the creation and implementation of the award-winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan that aims to make Vancouver an environmental leader in everything from energy efficiency and waste reduction to clean air and local food.

Under Mayor Robertson’s leadership, Vancouver continues to rank as one of the most liveable cities in the world, with one of the most competitive environments for attracting new jobs and investment. The City of Vancouver has also been named the Most Innovative Organization in the province by BC Business Magazine for its open data initiative.

He has made affordable housing a top priority, with an aggressive, ten-year plan to provide thousands of affordable housing units for Vancouverites of all ages, while ensuring that existing affordable housing is protected. As Mayor, he has overseen significant progress towards the goal of ending street homelessness by 2015, by opening new homeless shelters while leveraging significant investments in new social housing throughout the city.

Prior to entering politics, Gregor co-founded Happy Planet, a Vancouver-based socially responsible company that produces organic juices and promotes health and nutrition. He and his wife Amy have four children. The Mayor is an avid soccer and hockey fan, and can occasionally be seen around town playing his tuba or drums.

HOST

GDC/BC W2 MEDIA CAFEThis month’s event will be hosted by the generous folks over at

W2 Media Café and co-presented by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. If you are not familiar with our supporters, please visit them online to learn more!

Thanks also to our media partner VancouverIsAwesome.com.

 

BREAKFAST SPONSOR

Breakfast will be generously sponsored by this month’s support partner modo.

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ABOUT CREATIVEMORNINGS

CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am.
CreativeMornings are free of charge!

 
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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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