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:
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