My community involvements have taught me how to compromise and find solutions. I would like to bring this type of approach if elected to the Park Board. There will always be differing ideas about what is best for various parks. Whether it’s ensuring our guest’s safety, mapping out new bike lanes or holding festivals, let’s work together to find the win-win. Let’s make sure we remember these parks are for everyone!
I have assisted the running and walking community in Vancouver to attempt to halt the paving of our park pathways. We need to find better answers about accessibility instead of laying down more pavement without thought of the impact for others. It is worth taking the time to find solutions that will work for everyone.
I have a deep connection with the local Scottish community, sit on various boards and am the past president of Vancouver’s first society, the St. Andrew’s & Caledonian Society. I’ve worked on the executive committee at the BC Highland Games for the past 10 years and put on events for the Simon Fraser University Centre for Scottish Studies.
Any free time I have is spent writing, spending time with Vancouver’s very talented local authors, and walking this around this amazing city and talking photographs.