Autumn is here in all its fullness and the West End community is in colourful glory of autumn leaves. As the seasons change, so does our community and City.
The opportunity is before us on November 19th with the Vancouver civic election. Besides independents, three mayoral candidates are running this year with slates for Council. This will be a critical election. It could determine the direction and shape of our neighbourhoods, and citizen access to decision-making, at City Hall for decades to come.
Please read on, get informed, and get involved. It’s our community. We are all neighbours. And please be sure to vote on November 19. (Voter registration cards are arriving in the mail today.)
Election Day on Saturday November 19 is Fast Approaching!
WEN is not endorsing particular candidates for the election, but is encouraging awareness of election issues. Information will be provided on candidates and issues so that West End residents can make their best voting decisions. We’ve established the voting information section “Election 2011” on the website, where you can access links regarding the election and the candidates.
Candidate meetings and debates in the West End
Meet the Candidates
for Mayor and Council at the West End Community Centre
870 Denman Street
Wednesday November 2nd, 7-9pm
for Board of Parks & Recreation at the Coal Harbour Community Centre
480 Broughton Street
Saturday November 5th, 10am-noon
Mayoral Candidate Debate on Homelessness
Mayor’s debate regarding homelessness with Robertson and Anton at Saint Andrew’s Wesley Church with Stephen Quinn as moderator:
Monday November 7
7 pm (Doors 6:30pm)
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church – 1012 Nelson Street (corner of Burrard)
(Other mayoral candidates have not been invited.)
WERA Councillor Candidates’ Debate
The West End Residents’ Association (WERA) is hosting a debate for candidates for city councillor (but not mayoral candidates):
Sunday, November 13, 1-3pm
Empire Landmark Hotel on Robson @ Broughton (main floor ballroom).
Talk show host, Pia Shandel, will be the moderator. The debate is open to all candidates for city council. The format will be designed to get the most out of the candidates, include audience participation, and be fun AND informative. It will not be the usual Q&A, but folks will be able to submit questions prior to the debate through comments on the WERA website.