Weekly Roundup - Sept. 28th
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 Friday until Election Day.
Here's what you may have missed this week (Sept 23 - Sept 28):
Sunday, September 23rd - Hosted by Steve Sach and the Colleen Hardwick for City Council team, the Film and TV Industry gathered to talk civic politics at the Elephant and Castle for a ‘Meet & Greet’ with NPA candidate Colleen Hardwick. Mayoral Candidate, Ken Sim, also made an appearance as did City Councillor, Melissa De Genova and candidates Lisa Dominato and Rebecca Bligh.
Monday, September, 24th - Colleen began the day with Ken Sim and the rest of the NPA TEAM unveiling their plan to bring transparency and accountability back to City Hall. To read the full policy visit: https://npavancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/platform_transparency.pdf
Later that evening, Colleen attended an open house meet & greet with Ken Sim and other NPA candidates together with residents of the Kitsilano beach area. Ken Sim spoke about the NPA’s core policies from the rooftop looking back across the City.
Tuesday, September 25th - Colleen attended and spoke at the West Point Grey Residents Association All Candidates Meeting held at West Point Grey United Church. Colleen addressed questions regarding the need for a newed City-wide plan, affordable housing and transportation solutions.
Wednesday September 26th - Colleen took part in a press conference and rally held by the tenants of Berkeley Tower to bring attention to their critical situation, and to highlight the loopholes at the provincial and municipal government levels that contribute to the housing crisis in Vancouver.
Thursday September 27th - Together with other NPA candidates, Melissa De Genova, Lisa Dominato and Jojo Quimpo, Colleen visited the senior care community home, Villa Carital, in East Vancouver to discuss issues that are important to residents.
Colleen later attended the Vancouver Historical Society's Housing Vancouver, 1972-2017: The Long View on a Present Crisis lecture by Dr. David Ley at the Museum of Vancouver which provided a historical view on our present housing crisis. David Ley was Professor of Urban Geography at UBC from 1972-2017.
Friday, September 28th - The *RePlan Committee of the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association invited several candidates from the NPA to participate in a two-hour "conversation" with several leaders from their community to speak about the issues facing False Creek South concerning their leases on City-owned land, a community plan to guide the area's future and a governance model to help implement the plan with strong community and City engagement.
Saturday, September 29th - Colleen will be attending the NPA Campaign Rally at Alpen Club Ballroom. Election day is just around the corner! To keep this exciting momentum, we would like you to join us at our upcoming Campaign Rally! Hear from Ken directly and be introduced to all City Council, Park Board and School Board Candidates.