Monday, October 19, 2009

A Weekend on the Campaign Trail

We're quickly closing in on election day!

This past weekend was quite busy both with events and campaigning. I attended a couple of great events on Friday night:

Korean American Celebration: Hosted by the Korean Society of Vancouver, the purpose of the event is to celebrate Korean culture and American citizenship. There were a number of Korean speakers, including Yeong Han Choi, the Consul of the Republic of Korea. The evening included performances by the Korean School of Vancouver Choir, Tae Kwon Do Master David Han, Nanta, and traditional Korean dance and drum. Korean dinner also was served. It was a great event, and packed with an enthusiastic crowd.

Silver Buckle Fundraiser: Also on Friday night was a fundraiser for the Silver Buckle Equestrian Center . This non-profit has the mission to improve the quality of life of young people by teaching life skills to help them become productive members of society. The mission is accomplished through horsemanship, with lesson plans designed to assist youngsters to achieve personal growth and responsibility. I am proud to support this group and the work they do -- they've made incredible impacts on the lives of so many young people here in our community.

Courtyard Coffee Lounge: Thank you to the Courtyard Coffee Lounge in the Academy building for opening up on Saturday morning and hosting our candidate coffee talk. Some 20 participants engaged me with questions and conversation about important issues in our community, including matters of leadership by example, communication with our citizens, and the affordability of living in our city.

Doorbelling: On Sunday, we spent nearly 4 hours in east Vancouver saying hello to residents at their doorsteps. Much appreciation to my supporters who joined. We had quite a productive day, visiting some 250 doorsteps. The reception was fantastic! Many folks have already submitted their ballots and are in favor of a new perspective at City Hall! Thank you!

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