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We reached out to all 32 candidates running for Park Board in the 2022 election, and asked for their thoughts on the following 10 questions.

We are publishing responses as we receive them. For ease of reading and comparison, answers will be organized both by candidate name/ballot number and question.

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 10:50 am

Responses by Candidate:

Responses by Question:

  1. You’re speaking to a friend from out of town, and they ask for a quick overview of “where things are at” with Vancouver’s parks and recreation facilities. What do you say? | Candidate Responses
  2. The topic of equity features heavily in both VanPlay (the Parks Board Masterplan) and the recently approved Vancouver Plan. What’s your take? Does Vancouver’s park system need to be more equitable and accessible? If yes, what changes would you propose and/or prioritize to make this happen? | Candidate Responses
  3. As a general principle, should parks aim to accommodate cycling paths within their boundaries? What are your thoughts on bikes and bike lanes in parks? (Please note: this is not specifically a question about Stanley Park). | Candidate Responses
  4. What role, if any, do you see the Park Board playing in responding to the needs of people experiencing homelessness/houselessness and encampments? | Candidate Responses
  5. Should Vancouver’s parks and recreation facilities play a part in supporting climate resilience or ecosystem restoration? If yes, how? | Candidate Responses
  6. Is having a Board of Parks and Recreation the best way to govern and manage Vancouver’s park system? If yes, why? If not, what would you propose in its place? | Candidate Responses
  7. What, if anything, do you think the Park Board should do to support/facilitate community activation/events and stewardship of park spaces and facilities? | Candidate Responses
  8. In the past few years, the Park Board has taken steps towards reconciliation, decolonization, and co-management with MST First Nations. Would you continue this work? If yes, how? | Candidate Responses
  9. If you could make changes to one park in the city – which park is it, and what would you do? | Candidate Responses
  10. Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your platform? | Candidate Responses