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Feet on the Street

It’s not too late to register! The Walkers Caucus and our partners in the Cities of Burnaby and New Westminster invite you to our forum Feet on the Street! Join a world movement to promote walking in our communities!
Feet on the Street is a free community event that will include workshops, walks and dinner. Our keynote speaker is Mitchell Reardon from Happy City.
Thursday, May 30 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South)
4460 Beresford Street – near Metrotown Skytrain station

Keynote: Mitchell Reardon, Happy City –will provide examples of how communities around the world are improving walking infrastructure that works for everyone. He’ll also provide practical tips to make walking happier in your neighbourhood!


Walking Advocacy – Walkers’ Caucus’ Reena Meijer Drees and Mary Wilson will walk you through working with a municipality to make walking easy and accessible in your city.
Walking Together: Towards a Healthier Community and a Healthier You – Dr. Davidicus Wong will discuss the physical and social benefits of walking and how to make it a part of your daily life.
Urban Design Walking Tour – Stuart Ramsey, City of Burnaby Manager of Transportation Planning will guide a walking tour highlighting new walkability features in Metrotown and the planning process that created them.
Healthy Urban Walking Environment – Alex Kwan of Fraser Health Built Environment program will facilitate a discussion on how transportation plans influence our health and behaviours.

All welcome. Registration required:
You can also register by phone: 604-431-0400

British Columbians asked to help shape referendum on electoral reform












British Columbians can now provide input to help shape next year’s provincial referendum on electoral reform as part of the How We Vote public engagement.

Today through Feb. 28, 2018, British Columbians can visit learn about the characteristics of voting systems used here and elsewhere in the world, and to provide input on key elements of the referendum — including ballot design, choice of voting systems and public funding distribution during the referendum campaign period.

“British Columbians deserve a say in the question of how we elect our members of the legislative assembly, and how our society is governed,” said Attorney General David Eby, who launched the engagement in the B.C. legislature today. “I encourage everyone to visit the engagement website to learn more and participate. We want to hear from all B.C. voters.”

British Columbians are encouraged to visit the website to complete an online questionnaire, provide comments and review the submissions of organizations. In the new year, more information and resources will be added to the site, including educational videos and graphics, while libraries will be provided with information kits to help engage British Columbians in advance of the fall 2018 referendum.

“This is the first step towards asking voters if they want a change from our current voting system to a system of proportional representation,” said Eby. “This is about giving British Columbians the power to decide how we vote.”

Quick Facts:

  • The Attorney General will serve as a neutral arbiter throughout the process to ensure the referendum is conducted fairly and in accordance with B.C. law.
  • Following the public engagement, the Ministry of Attorney General will prepare a report with recommendations, which will be presented by the Attorney General to cabinet and made public in advance.
  • The Attorney General will recuse himself from all cabinet and caucus debate and decisions regarding the referendum.
  • Government introduced the Electoral Reform Referendum Act, 2018, on Oct. 4, 2017, to establish the referendum, which will be held no later than Nov. 30, 2018.
  • The referendum will be conducted through a mail-in ballot, with results binding at 50%+1 of the vote provincewide.
  • If a new voting system is approved, legislation will be introduced in time for the 2021 provincial general election.

Learn More:

How We Vote public engagement: