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.