All elementary students should have access to free swim lessons as part of their education

Every child has the right to be safe in the water, yet accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death in children. And all those deaths are preventable.

As summer draws to a close, many parents are thinking about how to strengthen their kids’ swimming skills with those important fall swimming lessons. But swimming lessons at public facilities are hard to come by, and it has become even harder to find lessons in the COVID years. The only alternative is private lessons, which are expensive and out of reach for many parents.

The current system for swimming lessons is not working. We need a new approach to teaching children to swim.



Kishone Roy no longer running for City Council

Local author and affordable housing advocate Kishone Roy will not be will not be running for city council in the upcoming election.

“I have been honoured to be a Vision Vancouver candidate for council alongside this remarkable team of people, who I believe would make a significant difference for our city. While my passion for the city runs deep, I am being encouraged to pursue opportunities in the housing sector federally and will likely be relocating to Ottawa. I strongly encourage you to support the Vision Vancouver candidates to advance a supportive housing agenda in Vancouver” Roy said. 

Vision Vancouver is grateful to the contributions that Kishone Roy has made as a candidate and know they will continue to advance solutions to address the housing crisis our country faces. We wish Kishone all the best in their future pursuits. 

Vision Vancouver is running an exceptional team of candidates for city council, park board and school board. The full list of the slate can be seen here


A former Green Party member, and three-term park board commissioner, Mackinnon’s announcement comes on the heels of former COPE park board commissioner John Irwin’s news that he has also joined the Vision Vancouver team. Mackinnon will sit as a Vision Vancouver park board commissioner until the end of his term.

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