Gwen Giesbrecht: Past President of the Britannia Board of Management, small business owner, longtime resident of Grandview Woodlands, 2011 COPE Candidate for School Board.

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COPE Park Board Commissioners in the News


  • 4/20

'We will never ever permit this event': Park board votes to give 4/20 the boot by 2020 [COPE Commissioners were the only two votes against this motion]

  • Access to Beach 

Park commissioner John Irwin seeks express bus from East Side to Jericho, Locarno, and Spanish Banks beaches

Express transit bus route proposed from VCC-Clark Station to Spanish Banks Beach

  • CRAB Park Expansion and Indigenous Healing Lodge

Motion by COPE park commissioner John Irwin aims to extend CRAB Park to the west

Vancouver Park Board commissioner wants a major expansion of Crab Park

Downtown Eastside residents rally for improving CRAB Park

  • Artificial Turfs

Vancouver park commissioner John Irwin brings motion forward dealing with health effects of artificial turf

Lead concerns prompt Vancouver Park Board to take closer look at artificial turf

Artificial turf concerns raised over potential health issues

  • Oppenheim Park Tent City

Following Oppenheimer Park eviction notices, Vancouver politicians call for more housing to fight homelessness

COPE calls for warming station, storage for Oppenheimer Park homeless campers

Vancouver park board will not seek injunction to remove homeless from Oppenheimer Park


(Last Updated Jul 2022)