Ep 49 – Advocates Turned Candidates: Panel Discussion of Municipal Election Candidates

October 20th in British Columbia was a municipal election for City Councillor and Mayoral positions. This election cycle saw a number of Trail Advocates on ballots from all over the province. We hear from three of them: Janis Neufeld from Nakusp, Stewart Spooner from Rossland and Jeff Cooke from Squamish. We also here from Cooper Quinn of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association about how groups can get engaged with elections, without compromising their charity or 501c3 status.

Show Notes & Links

https://vmba.org/get-involved/18-mtb-state-summit/
http://www.trailheadontario.com/brantford-nov-4-2018/

https://nakuspbikesociety.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nakuspbikesociety/
https://www.instagram.com/nakuspbikesociety/
https://twitter.com/BikeNakusp

http://www.shons.ca
http://www.facebook.com/shonsbs

http://www.kootenaysufferfest.com
https://www.facebook.com/kootenaysufferfest/

http://www.kcts.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/kootenaycolumbiatrailssociety/

http://www.jeffcookeformayor.ca/

https://www.sorca.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/sorca.ca/
https://www.instagram.com/squamishbikes/
https://twitter.com/sorca_ca

http://frontlinesmtb.com/2017/04/05/ep-12-politics-non-profits-interview-with-vernon-huffman-president-of-access4bikes-differences-of-a-501c3-vs-a-527/

https://nsmba.ca/dnv-election-questions-for-the-candidates/

https://sites.google.com/site/bitterrootbackcountrycyclists/news/talkingpoints

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One Reply to “Ep 49 – Advocates Turned Candidates: Panel Discussion of Municipal Election Candidates”

  1. This reminds me of growing up in Edmonton, AB. Sport is always incredibly political once the impetus is there to grow a sport. Edmonton in the 1960s, at the municipal government level, decided to make Edmonton a swimming center for Canada. They built swimming pools till they had more city owned pools than any other city in North America. And then they hired world class swimmers to manage those pools. Water Polo Olympians, Competitive Swimming Champions. And they are today still an enormous force in swimming. So it is fabulous to see more municipal governments electing sport, recreation advocates. Everyone benefits. Kids for sure. Adults, families. And seniors as the choices to get outside and engage, either as an athlete, or as a spectator cheering on youth and engaging in the sport at their own level continue to grow.

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