Saturday, October 31, 2009
Mark the Date: November 14
THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS!
On Saturday November 14, from 8:30 until 12:30,
I have always liked to celebrate anniversaries, even unhappy events like the receivership of my former employer. Saturday November 14 will be another anniversary...one year since the last election. While it too was a somewhat unhappy day, I thought it should be commemorated.
I am therefore pleased to promote an event that has been organized with my friends Gordon Price and Bob Ransford. Three panels of Vancouver thought leaders will review and discuss the highlights of the past year on the Vancouver Municipal Scene. The event will take place at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Presenters will include Gordon Price, Bob Ransford, ThinkCity's James Fletcher, Peter Ladner, and John Tylee of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission. We will review achievements in housing, planning and development, as well as the city's proposed Green Capital initiative and budgetary issues. The morning will wrap up with commentary from some of the city's most thoughtful, and yes sometimes outspoken pundits including Frances Bula, Monte Paulson, CityCaucus.com and Jonathan Ross of Civicscene.ca.
Coffee and Muffins at 8. More details to follow. I hope you will join us.
ps. And thanks James Basnett for creating the event poster. You're a very talented guy. And quick too!