Then and Now: Leadership of Hastings Park

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From 1908-1922, real estate agent John James “JJ” Miller emerged as the visionary leader of the Vancouver Exhibition Association. He said, “The gates will be ever open and [Hastings Park] will be kept as a beautiful park, such as will be greatly appreciated by the people, particularly those in the eastside of the city.”


The current chair of the PNE Board, Raymond Louie (also a city councillor), led the City Council of Vancouver to adopt a Master Plan in 2010 that results in a 70% expansion of Playland, and promised a new governance model for Hastings Park. The surrounding commmunity and public continue to demand an open, transparent and meaningful governance process.

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