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July 20, 2008

Jasper Announces Run For Parks Board

(Vancouver) Prominent West End community activist Aaron Jasper today announced that he will be seeking the Vision Vancouver nomination for Parks Board. Jasper says that he is committed to increase citizen participation in building a truly sustainable city.

“I am very excited to part of Gregor Robertson’s team and his vision of positive change for Vancouver. Parks Board is a natural fit for where I am at in life right now and I am committed to making a real difference if elected.”

Jasper, a Realtor, is currently a Director with the West End Residents Association and a member of the Renters at Risk Campaign. He recently helped organize the West End Car-Free Festival and was heavily involved in the Nelson Park Re-development initiative. He says that his community involvement has given him valuable insight into the importance of neighbourhood level input in decision-making.

“City government has to change the way they operate. We must move away from the top down, highly partisan culture and start to involve those people who are directly affected by decisions made. Gregor’s commitment to changing the political culture at City Hall was one of the reasons I actively supported his bid to seek Vision Vancouver’s mayoral nomination.”

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Contact: Aaron Jasper (604) 669-3131

http://www.votejasper.ca

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MEDIA ADVISORY

July 18, 2008

For immediate release

Jasper to Launch Vision Park Board Campaign

(Vancouver) Well known West End activist Aaron Jasper will officially launch his campaign for a Vision Vancouver nomination for park board on Sunday, July 20 in Nelson Park in the West End of Vancouver. Jasper is currently a Director of the West End Residents Association (WERA) and was a longtime COPE member before joining Vision Vancouver to endorse mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson.

WHAT: Neighbourhood activist Aaron Jasper launches campaign for Vision Vancouver nomination for park board.

WHERE: Nelson Park, Thurlow & Comox, West End

WHEN: 1 pm, Sunday, July 20

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For more information, please contact Aaron Jasper, 604-669-3131

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