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I believe that Vancouver’s Parks and Community Centres can play a larger role in alleviating the hardships of poverty and could do more to reduce the separation and isolation felt by so many in our modern city.
Survival vending is practiced throughout most of the City, if more concentrated in the Downtown Eastside due to the large percentage of people dependent upon government assistance. Our parks could be opened up to community groups that could create events and swap meets that would complement the existing system of Farmer’s Markets.
As coordinator of the DTES Street Market, I have fought for the rights of hundreds of vendors to make a modest living in Pigeon Park on Sundays, and I will continue to fight for the acceptance of the informal economy of binning and recycling to be included in the civic dialog.
Please vote for me on November 15th, 2014.
Posted on October 9, 2014, in Board Commissioner for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, DTES Street Market, Pigeon Park Street Market, Roland Clarke for Park Board, Roland Clarke for Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Vancouver Community Centres, Vancouver Park Board. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.