Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Updated Tuesday, October 10 @ 3:45pm.

We asked all 33 candidates for Park Board to share their thoughts on a series of 10 questions. The responses we received are sorted both by candidate and, for ease of comparison, by question.

Responses by candidate: 

Responses by question: 

Question 1. What is your favourite park or park board facility in Vancouver, and why?

Question 2. We’ll be sharing the top three priorities that you provided the City of Vancouver, but we want to know: which one of your three priorities are you most passionate about, and why?

Question 3. Vancouver is a growing city! What are your ideas for ensuring that the city’s parks and recreation facilities can respond to the needs of an increasing and diversifying population?

Question 4. Given the high cost of land in the city, what suggestions do you have for how the Park Board should approach the creation of new park spaces?

Question 5. What, if any, role do you see the Park Board playing in responding to critical social issues such as homelessness, the opioid epidemic, and social isolation?

Question 6. In the past few years, the Park Board has taken steps to acknowledge First Nations cultures and the impacts of colonization on local Indigenous communities. Would you continue this work? If yes, how?

Question 7. How can Vancouver’s parks and recreation facilities best respond to the challenges posed by climate change?

Question 8. What, if any, role do you think privately owned companies should play in the management, operation, or naming/branding of Park board facilities?

Question 9. What, if any, role do you feel that neighbourhoods or community groups should play in the stewardship of park spaces and facilities?

Question 10. Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your platform?