Its Vision Vancouver members who select the candidates.

debateIt was a fun and exciting debate last night for Vision Vancouver candidates for the Park Board and the members who attended. Thanks to all the other candidates for participating in the process. Loads of talent for the members to just pick four candidates. Nomination races are a great form of democratic process for political parties where the members are the ones who are empowered to choose the candidates. Of course I hope I will be one of the four. Here are my reasons why.

I want to be on the Park Board because I am passionate about the idea of making great public space for people, habitat, urban wildlife and our pets.

Whether from making our community centres more inclusive and welcoming to our parks where we connect with nature, these spaces are important in making social connections.

These are places where we make friends, chat about with neighbours and discuss issues. These social interactions are what make us happy and healthy.

I want to participate in the process of stewarding and creating great and diverse public spaces where we can share our lives and that is why I want to be on the Park Board. Tonight I am asking your vote to support me.

I know from the experience of raising my kids the importance of our parks and community centres.

These are the spaces that we meet our friends and entry points to participate in our communities. They’ve allowed me to actively participate in civic life from community gardens, art projects, community celebrations and active transportation advocacy.

These relationships and dialogues are critical to building a more inclusive, welcoming, vital and sustainable Vancouver. I understand these issues both from personal experience and from my extensive history of activism in Vancouver. That is why I am asking for your support to nominate me as a Vision Vancouver Park Board candidate.

Voting information

Advance Voting:
When: June 18th, 2014
Where: Vision Vancouver Campaign office-326 West 5th Avenue
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Nomination Vote:
When: June 22nd, 2014
Where: Grandview Elementary School
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Thanks to everyone who took out a Vision membership to participate in the process

brentgranbyThanks for all the folks who took out memberships to support my nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Vancouver Park Board. It is a real honour to have the opportunity to be a candidate in this  process. Thanks to family, friends  and supporters for all the help up to this point. Special thanks to Anita Palepu for all her help and support and for all the mindful patience! Now on tho the next part….

Voting information:

Advance Voting:
When: June 18th, 2014
Where: Vision Vancouver Campaign office-326 West 5th Avenue
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Nomination Vote:
When: June 22nd, 2014
Where: Grandview Elementary School
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

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Urgent, deadline to take membership with Vision is 4 pm TODAY!

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Please take out a membership with Vision Vancouver to support my nomination for the Park Board.

Click here to take out a membership

You need to be a member of Vision to support my nomination for the Vancouver Park Board

THANK YOU to everyone who has signed on with Vision and became a member to support my campaign. Thanks for all your support and help.

Voting Information:

Advance Voting:
When: June 18th, 2014
Where: Vision Vancouver Campaign office-326 West 5th Avenue
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Nomination Vote:
When: June 22nd, 2014
Where: Grandview Elementary School
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

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An endorsement from Virginia Weller for Brent Granby for the Park Board

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“I wholeheartedly support Brent Granby for Vision candidate for Parks Board because:

Brent Granby is a stand-up, common sense guy who “walks the talk” on smart community development and sustainability.  Brent has a long track record of citizen engagement and has volunteered for decades to make Vancouver neighbourhoods stronger and more livable.  He’s an experienced community builder and team player who can create positive change on critical urban issues. Brent has staying power.  And when he’s not working hard on behalf of Vancouver residents, he loves cross country skiing with his family.”

Virgina Weller

An endorsement from Paul Faoro for Brent Granby for the Park Board

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“I am pleased to strongly recommend Brent Granby’s nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I have long been aware of Brent’s advocacy and I know that he shares my values. Brent is a staunch protector of public services in Vancouver and his experiences as a grass roots organizer all over Vancouver will be an asset to the Park Board.”

Please join vision to support my nomination for the Park Board

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Please join Vision to support my nomination for the Park Board. Take out a membership Here

I am honoured to have the opportunity to seek a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I need your help! Please take out a Vision Vancouver membership to be able VOTE for me on June 18 in the advance poll and June 22 in the regular poll. If you support me and want me to be your candidate you need to be a Vision member.

Thanks for you support and if have any questions email me at brentgranby@mac.com or call me at 604 716 2824

An endorsement from Cl. Tim Stevenson for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I am pleased to recommend Brent Granby for a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I have always considered Brent to be a great ally to the LGBTQ community in Vancouver. In his capacity as President of the West End Residents Association (WERA) has facilitated projects that have made the West End more inclusive and safer.

When Mayor Larry Campbell started the Four Pillar strategy to help reduce overdose deaths of drug users there were many concerns from residents about the program. Having individuals like Brent working with city and his community to create better understanding between the groups was instrumental and contributed to the success of the Four Pillar Strategy.

Brent has been supportive of many city interventions that were based on evidence decision-making. There is an impressive list of city interventions that were controversial at the beginning and required strong community support to ensure success. Brent has  demonstrated commitment in developing community support to allow for success of these following projects:

 

  • New Directions on Burrard St. providing support services to youth at risk;
  • Emergency temporary homeless shelters on Howe and Bidwell St.;
  • Safe injection sites in DTES and at the Dr. Peter Centre;
  • At Home Study at Bosman Hotel, supportive housing model pilot project;
  • Homeless counts by Metro Vancouver;
  • West End Integrated Neighbourhood Network;
  • Four Pillars Coalition;
  • 2040 Active Transportation Plan; and
  • Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

 

These projects require numerous community members to participate to ensure that the city works respectfully with communities and members understand the importance of the work being done by the city. Brent has worked tirelessly in this capacity.

Brent’s support for active transportation in the city has been much appreciated. Building better and safer infrastructure for walking, for people with mobility challenges and for people riding bikes will encourage more people to live active lives resulting in better health overall. Brent’s advocacy has help make the Comox-Helmcken Greenway in the West End the great success that it is.

I have been impressed with Brent’s respectfulness and focus on building consensus. His advocacy is well respected because of his commitment to being a positive voice for the issues that will help make Vancouver a better place for everyone.”

Councillor Tim Stevenson

An endorsement from Joel Solomon for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I am happy to endorse Brent Granby’s nomination with Vision Vancouver nomination to the Park Board.

In order to achieve an ecologically sustainable future, we have to arrive at a shared consensus that action is needed. All sectors of civil society from academics, decision makers, business, food producers to residents need to understand and support the importance of the steps that will need to be taken to move to low-carbon economy and culture.

I have been aware of Brent Granby’s advocacy for a while as it relates to these issues. His efforts to use his blog and social media tools demonstrate his commitment to create dialogue on sustainability issues. Building understanding at the community level is a critical mission of sustainability. Through Brent’s efforts with the West End Residents Association and other advocacy work, he is playing a key role in building that consensus that is critical for a sustainable future for everyone.”

Joel Solomon

An endorsement for MLA David Eby for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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I have worked with Brent for many years in Vancouver, and know him as someone passionate about the continuing need to prioritize fair treatment for everyone and environmental values in all levels of government policy.

My time working with Brent has convinced me that he would be a wonderful Park Board commissioner. He’s thoughtful, committed and community-minded – he’d make a great contribution to our city.

An Endorsement from Cl. Kerry Jang for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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I am delighted to support Brent Granby’s nomination for the Park Board.  I have known Brent for over a decade as a dedicated community activist who has supported progressive change on how communities talk with City Hall to create a more accessible, green and livable city.   He’s worked tirelessly in his own neighbourhood to promote an active lifestyle.  Brent’s positive advocacy is well respected throughout Vancouver and we need him as part of our team on Parks Board.