on Friday,

Statement by Peter Armstrong, NPA President


It is with regret that I announce that I have accepted the resignation of Rob Macdonald as a director of the NPA board of directors.

Rob has done tremendous work for the NPA and in his role as vice-president he played a vital role in reinvigorating the NPA and now believes that this important task has been accomplished with the announcement of a slate of excellent candidates being led by mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe.

Rob Macdonald has been and will continue to be a tremendous supporter of the NPA. He believes in the organisation’s guiding principles and shares the desire of so many citizens to return good government to city hall.

On behalf of the NPA board I thank him for his support of the NPA and me personally as president. I wish him the very best.

Peter Armstrong, President of the NPA


on Wednesday,

NPA rounds out campaign slate with announcement of Park, School Board candidates


Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe welcomes accomplished group to NPA ahead of November municipal election

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Vancouver BC - Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe today unveiled four new candidates for Park Board Commissioner and four new candidates for School Board Trustee.

They are:

  • Casey Crawford;
  • Jay Jagpal;
  • Sarah Kirby-Yung; and
  • Erin Shum for Park Board Commissioner, and
  • Penny Noble;
  • Christopher Richardson;
  • Stacy Robertson; and
  • Sandy Sharma for School Board Trustee.

These candidates join City Council candidates George Affleck, Greg Baker, Elizabeth Ball, Melissa De Genova, Ken Low, Rob McDowell, Ian Robertson, and Suzanne Scott, as well as incumbent Park Board Commissioner John Coupar and School Board Trustee Fraser Ballantye and represent the NPA’s slate of candidates for the November election.

“This slate offers voters an impressive, diverse group of people dedicated to giving back to their community,” said LaPointe. “Like me, they look forward to representing the city of Vancouver and I am excited to work with them in the coming months.”

The candidates say they look forward to an issues-focused election under Mr. LaPointe’s leadership, focused on openness and accountability of Vancouver’s civic government.

Kirk LaPointe will introduce the candidates today at 12:30 pm at Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St, Vancouver (access parking lot off 53rd). You are welcome to attend. This is an outdoor event behind the community centre.

Note: A podium will be provided for media microphones. There will not be a direct AV or media feed.

For candidate bios, visit npavancouver2014.ca.

on Thursday,

NPA announces Gregory Baker, Ken Low, Rob McDowell, Suzanne Scott as City Council candidates


Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe welcomes diverse group of candidates to Council race

Thursday, July 24, 2014, Vancouver BC - Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe today unveiled four candidates seeking election to Vancouver City Council:

  • Gregory Baker;
  • Ken Low;
  • Rob McDowell; and
  • Suzanne Scott.

They join incumbent Council candidates George Affleck and Elizabeth Ball, current Park Board Commissioner Melissa De Genova and former Park Board Chair Ian Robertson on the NPA Council slate. Continue reading

on Monday,

NPA announces former Park Board Commissioner Ian Robertson as City Council candidate


Monday, July 21, 2014, Vancouver BC - Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe has announced the candidacy of former Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Ian Robertson for City Council.

“I am thrilled that Ian has decided to run for City Council,” says LaPointe. “As a dedicated public servant with deep roots in Vancouver, his knowledge of its issues and his ideas for improving the city will be invaluable.”

Robertson served on the Vancouver Park Board from 2005 to 2011, and chaired the Board during its Stanley Park windstorms restoration efforts in 2006. He is the current Executive Director of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia and serves on the Board of Governors for the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Continue reading