Gastown Megaproject announcement (Thurs. Oct. 13! 10:30am!)
Attend a media conference to voice your concern about the atrocious ABSENCE of community consultation for a megaproject on the Gastown Waterfront. Our community's future will not be decided by the CPR, Vancouver Port Corporation, or land developers. We stopped a casino and we will stop a stadium.
Please attend with banners, signs, to hear the announcement and share local residents' views on megaprojects ignoring the voices of the DTES.
The precious little waterfront remaining must be planned for the benefit of the majority of local people, with dynamic use, which preserves heritage while providing employment, recreation, culture, and housing for all. We reject the notion that we must be surrounded by entertainment zones like the Plaza of Nations, casinos, Molson Indy, Canada Place, BC Place, GM Place... all sandwiching into oblivion our neighbourhood for the entertainment of middle class audiences from outside our community.
Our Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is at a critical time with massive gentrification in full-swing, and it is at this critical time we require consultation and dialogue about what is in the best interests of local residents.
WHITECAPS TO HOST MEDIA CONFERENCE
VANCOUVER, B.C. ? Vancouver Whitecaps President John
Rocha and Director of Soccer Operations Bob Lenarduzzi
will make a major announcement on Thursday, October
13, at 10:30 a.m. at Granville Square Plaza.
What: Major announcement
Who: John Rocha ? Vancouver Whitecaps, President
Bob Lenarduzzi ? Vancouver Whitecaps,
Director of Soccer Operations
Where: Granville Square Plaza
Adjacent to 200 Granville Street - West of the
Waterfront SkyTrain Station, Downtown Vancouver
When: Thursday, October 13
Time: 10:30 a.m.
There will be photo opportunities
For more information please contact: Vancouver
Communications Manager: Nathan Vanstone
Telephone: 604.669.9283 (WAVE) ext. 224
200 Granville St, Vancouver, BC