Here is an important date for your calendar. Next Monday evening at 7:00pm at the former Astorino’s (corner Commercial & Venables) there will be an all-candidates’ meeting for the Federal Riding of East Vancouver.
Confirmed speakers include Jenny Kwan (NDP), Wes Regan (Green), and Edward Wong (Liberal).
Candidates will answer questions on Aboriginal issues, affordable housing, arts funding, health care, transit, refugee policy and, I am sure, anything else the audience wants to ask them about.
Just before the meeting, at 6:30pm, there will be a “how to” session on voter information and assistance.
The meeting has been organized by GWAC, SRA, Britannia, Ray-Cam, Inner City Safety and ALIVE.
There was a marvelous event at Britannia today. It was called Reconciliation in Action, part of the national Reconciliation movement in which the cultures of Canada’s aboriginal peoples are celebrated and the terrible wrongs this nation did to them are recognized and remembered.
The event took place throughout the greenway and the main Britannia square, with many groups, including the NO TOWER Coalition, hosting tables. The primary events included drumming, singing, speeches, story-telling, and dancing, and there was an enthusiastic crowd throughout the afternoon.
The event was concluded with an open-air feast which, unfortunately, I was unable to stay for — but it sure smelled good as I left!
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Today is the birthday of our beautiful and talented grand-daughter, Gemma, so far away.
She is a cake maker of extraordinary ability, and her success makes us proud and joyful.