On July 8, Vision Vancouver members select two candidates for Park Board to represent Vision on the election ballot this October.

Last week, Vision announced eight Council nomination candidates representing a broad range of ages, ethnicities, professional experience and political backgrounds within Vancouver.

“The race to join the Vision team is really heating up,” said Vision Co-Chair Michael Haack. “We’re so excited to have such a diverse, talented team stepping forward to run with Vision Vancouver this October. “With Ian Campbell as our mayoral candidate, we are presenting a new and exciting Vision team to Vancouver voters - a team is putting forward new ideas and a progressive agenda this fall.”

The three candidates seeking Vision’s nomination for Park Board are:

  • Cole Rheaume: Has owned a Vancouver-based consulting business for over 15 years where, as a sustainability consultant and facilitator, he’s played a role in developing many programs and policy initiatives. Cole sees running for the Park Board as a natural next step in a lifetime of community activism. He’ll be bringing with him both a passion to encourage City Hall’s new Indigenous reconciliation agenda and the well-being of all Vancouver residents.

  • Shamim Shivji: lawyer, mediator and former president of West Point Grey Community Association. Shamim is dedicated to meaningful community engagement and wants to continue to work to meet community needs for access to parks and recreation facilities as a Park Board Commissioner.

  • Cameron Zubko: Metis business owner with 20 years of experience building partnerships and infrastructure across the country. He serves on the City’s Urban Indigenous People’s Advisory Committee where he works with city councilors to advise city policy. Cameron is committed to provide leadership and meaningful dialogue on today’s issues and to build safe, inclusive community spaces for Vancouver.

The nomination vote for Vision Vancouver’s candidates for City Council and Park Board will take place on Sunday, July 8 at Creekside Community Centre from 10 am to 6 pm.  

Profiles of all of the candidates seeking nomination to run on Campbell’s slate are online at  http://www.votevision.ca/meet_your_vision_nomination_candidates


For media: Ange Valentini || ange.valentini [at] votevision.ca