Commissioner Gwen Giesbrecht of the COPE party joins the Park Board for her first term.
Her goal is to reduce fees and eliminate fees for children, increase access, and restore pools.
Commissioner Giesbrecht would like to see more pocket parks built and to protect park land from other uses, such as development, commercialization, traffic routes, and Hydro substations.
She will consult and partner with First Nations and urban Indigenous communities to fund and create new Indigenous-centred infrastructure and programming, as well as treat community centre associations as equal partners.
Commissioner Giesbrecht is an active volunteer in her community as member and past president of the board at Britannia Community Centre. She has advocated for families, students, and communities as past chair of the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council. She is also a small business owner.
Park Board liaison
- Renfrew Park Community Association
- Thunderbird Neighbourhood Association
- Trout Lake Community Centre Association (was Grandview CCA)
- Vancouver Heritage Commission
- Women's Advisory Committee
Contact Commissioner Gwen Giesbrecht
Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
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