August 6, 2017

Pride Parade 2017

Members of Vancouver-Langara volunteered and marched in this year's Vancouver Pride Parade.

Several hundred New Democrats, along with candidates and newly elected MLAs marched with Premier John Horgan.

We marched because social democratic solidarity includes all of us. And because it is fun. And we're proud.

John was not the first BC premier to march in the parade, but he was the first premier to walk the entire route in 16 years!

Photos by Jeem. 
Copyright 2017  by Vancouver-Langara BC NDP. 

June 9, 2017

Balloons at Vaisakhi ~ April 15

Early morning set up

The annual Vaisakhi parade draws over a quarter million people, and we were there!

The finer points ot balloon making

The assembly line

Gudron Langolf, member from Vancouver-Langara

Ten volunteers from Vancouver-Langara joined other New Democrats from around MetroVancouver to hand out helium balloons through the day.

Madeline Lalonde, Vancouver-Quilchena

Madeline Lalonde, candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena, spent much of the afternoon meeting and greeting people.

Kelly Green, Richmond-Steveston

So too, did Kelly Green from Richmond-Steveston.

James Wang, candidate for Vancouver-Langara

And our own James Wang made an appearance too!

Face painting was a popular part of our NDP booth too!

Photos by Jeem. 
Copyright 2017 by V-L BC  NDP.

June 8, 2017

Campaign Office Opening ~ April 8

In the very heart of Vancouver-Langara and at one of the busiest intersections in MetroVancouver, the James Wang Campaign Office opened officially on April 8.

It's on the corner of 41st and Cambie and it boast store front signage on facing both streets.

The office opened with a flurry. Coffee, pastries, cake, and more delighted many members and others who arrived for the special event. It was standing room only!

Host for the opening was Jill Marzetti, one of Canada's best known political activists and campaign managers ~ and also the Campaign Manager to James Wang.

Jill Marzetti

Gordon August

The gathering was honoured to have a special opening blessing offered by Gordon August of the Sechelt Nation.

It was a crowded event and most of the food was gone before our candidate arrived!

Stefan Nielsen introduced
James Wang
Data guy: Ryan Meech
Campaign staffer, Akeena Legall
with long-time member,  Bruce Ross

Member Sherry MacDonald eyes the last piece of cake

Thanks to all who came on this special day and to our riding Executive who made it happen!

Photos by Jeem. 
Copyright 2017 by V-L BC NDP.

James Wang Nomination Meeting ~ March 15

It was a special day for our constituency association: the nomination meeting for James Wang.

The event was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre in downtown Marpole. The centre is an excellent facility and members were impressed by the amenities and the friendly service we experienced.

Members of the Executive arrived early to prepare the coffee and treats, and to set the stage with the traditional orange balloons. Everyone got into the act of blowing up balloons.

David Eby shows James his technique

Signing in

All members of our riding were invited by mail and again by phone to attend. Announcements were also posted on various social media sites. Over 150 people attended, including a large number of friends and colleagues of the candidate from throughout the region.

Media were present, along with a number of Metro Vancouver candidates.

David Eby, James, his mother and his partner Wendy

Stefan Nielsen

Our Vice-President, Stefan Nielsen, made the nomination official. Other speakers included candidates: David Eby, Chak Au, Anne Kang and George Chow.

Anne Kang

Candidates: Chak Au, James Wang, Anne Kang,
David Eby, Lyren Chiu, Katrina Chen , George Chow

Thanks to all who attended, especially to Chak Au for being our MC, our other guest speakers and special guests.

And with the nomination, the campaign was under way. Next step: find a campaign office.

Photos by Jeem.  
Copyright 2017 by V-L BC NDP.

March 5, 2017

Day of Action ~ March 4 ~ our best yet!

The provincial Days of Action are gaining in momentum. More and more British Columbians are joining our movement and taking to the streets each Saturday to support a Better BC, and Vancouver-Langara is no different.

Our Day of Action on March 4th was our strongest yet, with volunteers and activists coming from across the riding to canvas the Eastern Front, and our efforts were bolstered by the addition of our candidate: James Wang.

James and Hailey sharing conversation & coffee.

First things first, conversation and coffee, this time at the Roots Coffee Shop at 49th and Main.
Listening carefully to new volunteer: Nicole.

Ryan, our data and canvas guru, presented an overview of our goals for the day, along with some guidelines about door knocking in general.

Top secret, colour-coded maps were revealed.

Finally, after great conversation and laughter, our troops hit the street!

Ryan, Hailey, James, Nicole, Jim, Shirley, Sherry and Max

You too can be part of the fun and excitement of the movement for real change in BC. 
Join us!