Seaside Greenway Party, Sat. July 5th, 11 am – 3 pm

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Come celebrate the completion of one of Vancouver’s best public realm treasures. The Seaside Greenway that connects downtown’s Seawall and False Creek with Jericho Beach is ready to be biked, walked, or rolled – and may the best costume or decorated bike win!

What will you find? In the parks along the route towards Jericho Beach, you can listen to live music, zip yourself into a giant petal (really!), feast from your favorite food trucks, get crafty with the kids, play all sorts of lawn games, strike a yoga pose and more. Bring your picnic lunch and find a shady spot amid the festivities and don’t forget plenty of water and sunscreen. A bike valet will be available in Hastings Mill Park sponsored by BEST.

But wait, there’s more!

Continue west down the Seaside Greenway route to check out Brock House’s Summer Fair, Jericho Sailing Centre’s 40th Anniversary Celebration (we’ve heard rumours that there’s cake!) and MEC’s Paddlefest on Jericho Beach. Also, don’t miss the volleyball tournament on Kitsilano Beach on the way down.

This celebration for everyone is supported by many, including the Vancouver Public Space Network, HUB Cycling, the UBC AMS Bike Co-op, BEST, area neighbours and others.

Thanks! Great campaign, disappointing results for our team!

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Congratulations to the new Vision Vancouver candidates for the Park Board, Trish Kelly, Sammie Jo Rambaua, Naveen Girn and Coree Tull. Thanks to all the candidates who put their names forward to run in the nomination process.

Of course, I am disappointed with the results from yesterday’s poll of Vision members. It was not the outcome that I was hoping for although I am very proud of the campaign that we ran. It was an exciting process and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to put my name forward and grateful for the new connections I made with so many people. I really appreciate everyone who took out memberships and voted. A huge thank you to the great team who helped and volunteered with the campaign.

A special thanks to my daughters, Saffrin and Mallika for helping out on the both polling days and to my wife, Anita and her parents, Rom and Samantha for their support throughout the campaign.

Brent

VOTE this Sunday June 22, 9 am- 6pm, 326 W 5 Ave

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Next step to elect Brent to the Park Board-VOTE

Thanks to everyone who took out a membership and voted in the advance poll last Wednesday.

It’s been a hard fought campaign so far.  Every vote is going to count.  I know we’re close- your vote could be what makes the difference on Sunday. I need you to VOTE!

You must VOTE for 4 candidates or your ballot will not be counted. You will also need ID with your name and address.

After getting to know the many good candidates running, I am recommending the following three people who I think would also make great additions to our Parks Board team:

Granham Anderson
Naveen Girn
Sammie Jo Rumbaua

Thanks again for your support –please make sure you get out and VOTE on Sunday!

Sincerely,

Brent

Time to VOTE! This Wednesday-326 W 5th Ave, Advance Poll

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The big day is almost here and it’s time to VOTE!

Thank you for your support for my candidacy to win a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Parks Board.

It’s going to be an incredibly tight race and so I need you to get out and vote this week to ensure that I can be your voice for progressive politics and inclusive parks and rec in our community.

Please vote at the upcoming Advance Poll this Wednesday June 18 from 2pm-9pm at the Vision Vancouver office 326 W 5th Avenue. (You must bring one piece of government ID that shows your address).

You can also vote this Sunday June 22 from 9pm-6pm at Vision  Campaign Office at 326 West 5th Avenue.

You must VOTE for 4 candidates or your ballot will not be counted. After getting to know the many good candidates running, I am recommending the following three people who I think would also make great additions to our Parks Board team:

·         Graham Anderson
·         Naveen Girn
·         Sammie Jo Rumbaua

Thanks again for your support – make sure you get out and VOTE!

Sincerely,

Brent

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.”

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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