Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver attracting donations, candidate Terry Martin says
Matthew Burrows, November 1, 2011
A city council candidate with Vancouver’s emerging Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver slate has claimed that cheques are rolling in from a variety of sources, even the pocketbooks of possible Non-Partisan Association supporters.
According to Terry Martin, those in attendance at the October 25 council candidates meeting organized by the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association and Arbutus Ridge Concerned Citizens Association voted with their voices and their wallets.
“The applause level was four or five times [higher] when we spoke,” Martin said, referring to the meeting at the Hellenic Community Centre. “When I spoke for one minute—I wasn’t even on the panel—halfway through speaking, the room was applauding. When I sat down, a woman turned around and handed me a cheque. Another person sitting beside me—I’d never seen this guy before in my life—handed me a cheque for another $100. At the end of the meeting, three more people gave us cheques for $100. And several people asked how they could volunteer.”