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Ping Pong is the world’s most popular game

WERA president, Christine Ackermann, is quoted in this Province article by Ian Austin:

The West End Residents Association turned down its trademark rhetoric, instead bringing along a table and two paddles for “Ping-Pong With A Politician.”

“It’s the world’s most popular game — anybody can play,” said WERA president Christine Ackermann, welcoming all ages and skill levels. “We thought instead of talking about politics, let’s take back the streets and play — and it’s proving to be very popular.”

NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and would-be MLA Constance Barnes were among those exhibiting less-than-world-class technique, bringing a little street-level populist politics to the masses.

If you missed the feature match between Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA and Commissioner Constance Barnes, you can watch video highlights on YouTube:

Also, check out our Car Free photos on flickr.


West End safety alert

West End safety alert:

Recently, in separate incidents only days apart, two women walking near Sunset Beach at night have been attacked. Vancouver Police have released a sketch of the suspect:

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police department at 604.717.0600

The CBC article can be found at this link.

The Vancouver Sun article can be found at this link.



Davie Day photos

At the recent Davie Day community festival another 407 supporters signed WERA’s petition for a public washroom in Nelson Park. Thank you! Look for the petition on the next couple of Saturdays at the Farmers Market next to the park. Or sign it online.

Signing the petition
Signing the petition

Greg Valou from Metro Vancouver joined WERA’s tent for a couple of hours to chat with residents about Metro Vancouver’s new project for affordable rentals. You can read more about his project here.

More photos from Davie Day at this link.

WERA Director Sharon Isaak with Greg Valou from Metro Vancouver

Working Group on Mandatory Recycling Amenities in Multi-Family and Commercial Building

Invitation to Participate;

Working Group on Mandatory Recycling Amenities in Multi-Family and Commercial Building

You’re invited to join a new short-term working group that will guide the development of a regional model to set minimum standards for recycling amenities in multi-family and commercial buildings and developments.
Members will include municipalities (development permitting, business licensing, recycling, fire prevention), recyclable material haulers, resident and business associations, building managers, developers, and professional associations.

o Initial 2-hour workshop to identify strategies and barriers o

Metro Vancouver Head Office, 17th Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby

o Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

We need your input to develop a strategy that is consistent throughout the region.
Please call to discuss concerns and ideas, if you cannot attend the session.
As a working group member, you will be closely involved in drafting a regional model, including regulations, programs, and forms. We will need your participation at the following consultation sessions:

o October7th o weeks of November 8th and 22nd, as well as,

o lateDecemberorearlyJanuary.

Additional stakeholders will be surveyed about issues identified by the working group. They will review the proposed model in November 2009.

Thank you for confirming your participation. Please RSVP by Friday, October 2nd to:
Esther Be?rube?, P.Eng. Metro Vancouver – Policy and Planning
Tel: 604-436-6734