. . . the NPA’s school board slate for now looks like it will be short of the nine trustee slots available. Incumbents Ken Denike, Clarence Hansen, Carol Gibson and newcomer Sophia Woo are already nominated. Running today are former parks board commish Heather Holden and Dr. Lakhbir Singh, who provided the morning’s most intriguing statement: “I went to an east side school … and I did not turn into a drug dealer running marijuana down to California.” Hmm.
Kanman Wong, a member of Vancouver DPAC and chair of the Churchill Secondary Parents Advisory Council is reported to have entered the race for City Council. I had understood for some time now that Kanman was interested but wasn’t sure that he would get his wish. All the best to you Kanman!
I posted last night that I was wondering if the Non-Partisan Association would bring its 10th candidate up to scratch by this morning. They did, but not the retired police officer I’d been hearing rumours about. Instead, we got the news as we came into the NPA nomination meeting this morning that the the new candidate is Kanman Wong. Wong ran for the Conservatives in 2006 in Vancouver Kingsway but was defeated by, you guessed it, that noted Liberal David Emerson.
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