Vancouver Civic Election is coming: Get Thee to an All-Candidates’ Meeting!

If you want an opportunity to ask election candidates about their stand on issues like Hastings Park, there are several “All-Candidates” Meetings scheduled around the City (schedule below). There is also an Open House regarding Hastings Park on Wednesday, October 26th until 9:00 PM (below).

If you want to ask specifically about Hastings Park, we would love to know. We have also provided a suggested preamble and question to candidates below, that you may want to ask candidates about Hastings Park. Please e-mail us here at FOHP.

For general election information here is the City of Vancouver election website. There is a lot of information on it that you may need!

Suggested Questions to Candidates Regarding Hastings Park

If you choose to attend one of the All-Candidates’ meetings, you might want to ask a question of candidates. This is a suggested preamble and question that gets to the point of our concern for public control of the park:

Hastings Park has always been a publicly owned property that is within the jurisdiction of Vancouver City.  Since 2003 the Park has been under the interim control of the PNE Board, a closed, appointed Board that meets in-camera (behind closed doors).  The Parks Board has little or no control. Hastings Park is the only Vancouver park not under the governance of the elected Parks Board.  Other Vancouver Parks like Stanley Park, under Park Board governance, have contracts with a variety of organizations and businesses for use of the park, and yet they continue to provide open, year-round access to programs and activities that benefit the general public. DO YOU SUPPORT THE PARK BOARD GOVERNANCE OF ALL VANCOUVER PARKS, INCLUDING HASTINGS PARK?
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City of Vancouver All-Candidates’ Meetings in October/November

Below is a list of all upcoming All-Candidates’ meetings around the city, as well as an Open House event related to Hastings-Sunrise. Note the one at the Hastings Community Centre on Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm.

HASTINGS-SUNRISE

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hastings Park Open House

Location: Pacific Coliseum, 100 N. Renfrew Street, Main Entrance
Contact: Rachel Harrison 604.871.6846
OPEN HOUSE: New Park Spaces and Greenways in Hastings Park. Please join City of Vancouver staff to share your thoughts and ideas on the initial design for new park spaces in Hastings Park.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All Candidates Meeting-Council and Park Board

Location: Hastings Community Center
Contact: Paul Calderhead 604.718.6227
Candidates from various municipal parties will be represented on the panel and residents are invited to attend, ask questions and join the debate.

GRANDVIEW-WOODLAND

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
CANDIDATES FORUM – MAYOR AND COUNCIL

Location: Britannia Auditorium 1001 Cotton Drive
Contact: Brenda Coombs 604.718.5808
Come and meet Mayor and Council Candidates and find out their plans for Vancouver for the next 3 years.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
CANDIDATES FORUM – SCHOOL BOARD

Location: Britannia Auditorium 1001 Cotton Drive
Contact: Brenda Coombs 604.718.5808
Come and meet the candidates standing for election for School Board; find out their plans for the school system for the next 3 years.

KILLARNEY

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All Candidate City Council Meeting

Location: Killarney Community Centre
Contact: Debbie Barber 604.718.8200

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – Park Board

Location: Killarney Community Centre
Contact: Debbie Barber 604.718.8209
Come and meet candidates running for Park Board.

DOWNTOWN-YALETOWN

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – City Council

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre
Contact: 604.713.1800
Come and meet candidates running for City Council.

WEST END

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – School Board

Location: Coal Harbour Community Centre
Contact: Angie Hope 604.257.8354
Come and meet candidates running for School Board.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – Mayor & City Council

Location: West End Community Centre
Contact: Angela Hope 604.257.8344

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – Park Board

Location: Coal Harbour Community Centre
Contact: Angela Hope 604.257.8344
Come and meet candidates running for Park Board.

KERRISDALE

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
All Candidate Meeting – Park Board
Location: Kerrisdate Community Centre
Contact: 604.257.8100 (Press 2)
Come and meet candidates running for Park Board.
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