Welcome to This Week in Hardwick Campaign Coverage, a weekly roundup of notable election highlights from the Colleen Hardwick for Vancouver City Council campaign. Look for it every week until Election Day.
Here's what you may have missed this week (Sept 30 - Oct 6):
Sunday, September 30th - Chinese Benevolent Association Dinner to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China at the Floata Seafood Restaurant - attended by Ken Sim and the NPA Team including Colleen Hardwick, Melissa De Genova, John Coupar, Sarah Kirby-Yung, Lisa Dominato, David Grewal, Rebecca Bligh, Fraser Ballantyne, Tricia Barker, Ann-Marie Copping, Oliver Hanson, and Jojo Quimpo.
Tuesday, October 2nd - Colleen attended the University Women’s Club Women Candidates Civic Election Forum held at Hycroft Manor in support of fellow NPA candidates Rebecca Bligh and Carmen Cho. Also in attendance were incumbent City Councillor Melissa De Genova, and candidates Lisa Dominato and Ann-Marie Copping.
Wednesday, October 3rd - The Colleen Hardwick For Council Team attended the Last Candidate Standing: 2018 Vancouver Election Debate. Incumbent City Councillor, Melissa De Genova participated for the NPA. The event turned the typical debate format on its head, allowing each and every party-affiliated and independent candidate a chance to take the stage and respond to questions on key local issues. It's part politics, part game-show, and 100% fun. Colleen was en-route back from meetings in Victoria.
The Colleen Hardwick For Council Team also attended the Sunset Community Association All Candidates Forum with NPA’s John Cooper and Paul Beesla who shared their views regarding the current Park Board policies.
Later in the evening, the Colleen Hardwick For Council Team attended the Grandview Community Centre Association All Candidates Meeting at Trout Lake in support of NPA Park Board candidate Casey Crawford who answered questions and comments about the roles Vancouver’s community centres and associations have in creating a healthy, inclusive and equitable community.
Thursday, October 4th - Hosted by Maria Wells and the Colleen Hardwick for City Council team, the investment community gathered to talk civic politics at the Gramercy Grill for a Happy Hour ‘Meet & Greet’ with NPA candidate Colleen Hardwick. Thanks to all who attended!
The Meet Your Next Mayor event held at Congregation Beth Israel by the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee to engage with electoral candidates and learn about volunteering in the October 20th local election. Colleen attended together with other NPA candidates, Sarah Kirby-Yung, Rebecca Bligh and David Grewal.
The False Creek Residents Association held their 2018 Vancouver Election Q&A with Mayoral & Council Candidates at the Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village. Ken Sim and Sarah Kirby-Yung were on the panel from the NPA, while Colleen and other NPA candidates and supporters were in the audience of 100+ residents.
At the end of the evening, Colleen attended the Director’s Guild of Canada’s Vancouver International Film Festival event to mingle with Film and TV professionals and friends. Colleen has been a member of the DGC BC District Council since 1984.
Friday, October 5th - Friday Night Supper Hosted by Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. Ukrainian Suppers (Perogy Night in Vancouver) held on the first Friday of the month. Colleen attended with members of her campaign team.
Saturday, October 6th - Visited the Sunrise Seniors Centre with other NPA candidates including incumbent Councillor Melissa De Genova.
Circumnavigated the City of Vancouver visiting each of the four corners from Hastings-Sunrise to West Point Grey to Marpole and Victoria-Fraserview.