Groundswell is very excited to present this year’s ventures, and the amazing group of participants making them happen, at Groundswell’s 2015 Showcase Gala! This is a chance to invite you to support Groundswell's projects, learn about our work and contribute to the building of a community around an emerging, human centered economy.
Wes Regan is one of the MCs for the event.
Burnaby Library, in conjunction with Fair Vote Vancouver, will present a political panel featuring representatives of the major federal parties. The topic is the state of Canada’s democracy, with a particular focus on our voting system.
Please come to hear Joyce Murray (Liberal MP), Kennedy Stewart (NDP MP) and Wes Regan (Green candidate) discuss Canada’s voting system as well as other issues related to Canadian democracy.
Live music, free food, dozens of dedicated local non-profits and charities and thousands of your neighbours. Come on down to Fair in the Square 2015. May 31st at Victory Square Park.
Come join me along with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, our host Sean Heather and the Vancouver-East Greens this Sunday May 31st (after the Metro Vancouver Green Party Rally) for my official campaign launch. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wes-regan-campaign-launch-fundraiser-tickets-17074820247
Hear why we feel the 2015 federal election will be a breakthrough year for the Green Party of Canada - Parti vert du Canada and the incredible opportunity we have for change in Vancouver East. http://www.wesregan.ca/
A walking tour of social enterprise and small business in the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood, followed by a tour of SFU Woodwards and discussion about the role of the University in the neighbourhood.
Led by Am Johal (SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement) and Wes Regan (Hastings Crossing BIA and SFU). 1-4pm, 5 June - Friday. $20
Bring friends, family and a picnic and join us for Toast the Coast at Jericho Beach! The Green Party will be there along with many other groups and organizations to talk about protecting the coast and to say #ShellNo! concerning the corporation's plans to start drilling in the Arctic. Swing by our tent to meet Vancouver East Candidate Wes Regan and other Greens dedicated to protecting our coast by sending strong, principled leaders to Parliament in the next federal election.
One of the Drive's most vibrant cultural street festivals, Wes Regan looks forward to enjoying the festivities and meeting more people in the riding during this day-long celebration. We hope to see you there!
Pleased to attend this important event for the second year in a row, and at a time when more Canadians than ever are demanding action on First Nations rights.
Join us this Friday for Pete Fry's campaign launch at the Emerald in Chinatown/Strathcona. A former candidate for Vancouver City Council, Pete is now running in the provincial by-election in Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant to replace Jenny Kwan. East Vancouver has an opportunity to reject the status-quo and elect Vancouver's first Green MLA! We hope to see you there.
To find out more about Pete's campaign visit www.PeteFry.ca
The Green Party is excited to attend the 11th annual Car Free Day at both locations in the riding of Vancouver East for one of the best community events all year. Wes looks forward to meeting more people in the communities of East Van, look for our table and bring us your ideas, concerns and questions as we head into this important federal election.
Visit the Car Free Day website for more information: www.carfreevancouver.org
Interested in coming on a Green Economy Walking Tour with Elizabeth May and several other locals this coming Monday? East Van is home to some of the most innovative, environmentally and socially progressive businesses in Canada. These emerging industries and venture types can help inform what economic development that is ready to re-engage with an increasingly urban Canada looks like. If you can't make it Monday we're doing a bike tour on the 20th too! (Sans Elizabeth though) For more information click here https://green-economy.eventbrite.ca
Join us Sunday August 9th in Strathcona's MacLean Park for a summer BBQ to celebrate the start of Canada's 42nd Federal Election and the dissolution of the Harper government! We've got plenty of food, soda pop, juice, and a genuine Texan barbeque genius on the Q. Come meet your neighbours, learn a bit more about the campaign, make some new friends. We hope to see you there!
We are joining others at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church for an evening of solidarity in support of the Unist’ot’en people protecting their land, sovereignty, culture and community from the threat of industrial fossil-fuel expansion through their unceded ancestral territory.
See Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474903989496895/
Join us for a lively discussion on affordable housing issues. Everyone welcome!
Featuring Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and local candidates including Lynne Quarmby for Burnaby North - Seymour, Claire Martin, Ken Melamed, Wes Regan, Green Party Candidate for Vancouver East, Lisa Barrett, Green Party Canada Candidate for Vancouver Centre and Jo-Ann Roberts for Victoria.
See the Facebook event page here.
Running On Climate, by filmmaker Robert Alstead, looks at the lengths scientists will go to highlight the dangers of runaway climate change and the actions individuals can take to avert catastrophe. Its principle subject is Andrew Weaver, the internationally renowned climate scientist who took a run at provincial politics in 2013 and went on to become British Columbia's first elected Green MLA in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
This film offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at a campaign that defied the pundits' predictions by unseating a long-time cabinet minister and electing a Green to the Legislature for the first time in history.
Running on Climate premiered at the DOXA Film Festival in Vancouver in April 2015, where it received rave reviews. Now you can see it at the Rio for only the second Vancouver screening ever!
The film will be followed by a short discussion with Dr Andrew Weaver himself, who will be joined by filmmaker Robert Alstead and two East Vancouver Green candidates looking to follow in Weaver's footsteps: Pete Fry, the BC Green Party candidate for the impending Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection; and Wes Regan, the Green Party of Canada candidate running to become Vancouver East's first Green MP in the October 19 federal election.
Purchase tickets here on Eventbrite.
As the party's Critic for Urban Affairs and Housing, Wes has been invited to participate on a panel discussion with Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates on the state of housing trends in Canada.
Mark September 22nd on your calendars for Vancouver’s biggest Green campaign event at the Roundhouse Community Centre, as we count down to the final four weeks of the longest election campaign since 1872.
Come join us and meet our fabulous team of Green candidates for the 2015 federal election in Vancouver, including Lisa Barrett for Vancouver Centre, Wes Regan for Vancouver East, Kris Constable for Vancouver Quadra, Michael Barkusky for Vancouver Granville, and our candidates for Vancouver Kingsway and Vancouver South to be announced soon!
With live music and special guests, Lynne Quarmby for Burnaby North-Seymour and Claire Martin for North Vancouver and emcees Green City Councillor Adriane Carr and Park Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon. This will be a lively event with refreshments, live entertainment and a no-host bar. Let’s make the Roundhouse, the historic building where trains were turned back around after arriving in Vancouver, the place where we change the course of Canadian politics.
Open meeting, featuring Van East Federal Candidates Wes Regan (Green), Jenny Kwan (NDP) and Edward Wong (Liberal) to discuss the election.
Join us for performances by: Mind of a Snail, Johnny McRae, James Lamb, Magpie Ulysses & Other Special Guests. We'll also have an artist and audience Q&A with Wes Regan.
Description copied from SFU website:
With over 80% of the Canadian population now living in urban areas, it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect our cities. For this special pre-election edition of City Conversations, we have invited representatives from the Conservative, Liberal, New Democratic and Green parties to showcase their policies and vision for urban issues, focusing on housing and transit. It is important to note that this will be a professionally facilitated forum, not a debate, with an emphasis on productive conversation.
The event will begin with remarks from City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of Canada's Big City Mayors’ Caucus. Shauna Sylvester Director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue will be moderating the conversation.
The following candidates will be presenting on behalf of their parties:
- Liberal - Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre)
- NDP - Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South)
- Green - Wes Regan (Vancouver East)
- Conservative - to be confirmed
Then it’s your turn to question, observe, and offer your perspectives and opinions.
This SFU City Conversation is co-hosted by Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, SFU City Program, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors’ Caucus.
This event is FREE, but registration is required because seating is limited.
Mojitos, May, & More!
We invite you to come celebrate the opening of our new office at 1124 Commercial Drive. It is the first time a federal green candidate has ever had an office in East Vancouver and it is a demonstration of how strong of a campaign we are running.
We are in the home stretch of a very long election and we are confirming what we believed all along; there is a green surge coming in East Vancouver!
Come celebrate with us and help us raise the final $3,000 we need for our E-day Get out the Vote Drive. There will be mojitos, our custom Wes Regan growlers on sale and an acoustic performance by our very own Wes Regan.
Thats not all!!! We are joined by special guests Frankie James ( http://www.frankejames.com) and the leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May will be there between 2:30-3:30pm!
RSVP and Reserve your growlers today at https://www.eventbrite.ca/myevent?eid=18835098286
@ Astorino’s (corner of Venables & Commercial)
Join us on election night to see the results come in and cheer on our new Green MPs!