Saturday, July 19, 2008


Oldtown News
Vancouver, BC

JAMIE LEE HAMILTON'S PARK BOARD ELECTION CAMPAIGN BUILDING STEAM: Queen of the Parks' support reflects the real Vancouver and its diversity

Vancouver, BC - The Queen of the Parks, Jamie Lee Hamilton, led off her campaign with a diverse West-End kick-off, announced her campaign chair, released her next 3 campaign engagements and promoted her upcoming campaign website.

Jamie Lee Hamilton's Queen of the Parks campaign kick-off barbecue was successful, with about 60 guests in the Katharine Hepburn Penthouse
bordering Stanley Park on July 13. Attending were Elizabeth Ball, NPA Vancouver City Councillor; Laura McDiarmid, former NPA chair Vancouver Park Board and current candidate; John Boychuk, president Vancouver Pride Society; Wally Chan, 1st Vice-president food services union; Ken Low, federal Liberal candidate for Vancouver East; The Primetimers: Bryan Searle and Patrick Savoie, owners of Vancouver infamous Elbow Room Cafe; Laurie McDonald, founder Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society (GVNCS) along with princesses and chiefs of the GVNCS; Loretta Woodcock, COPE Vancouver Park Board commissioner; Dan Grice, former federal Green candidate, Korky Day, former chair Vancouver Greens; Natasia Wright, director PACE; Vincent and Doons Fodera, owners of Backpackers' Hostel; Ryan Warawa, chair BC Conservative Party.

"And good wishes are expressed to Jamie Lee from Alan Herbert, former NPA City Councillor who sends his regrets for being unable to attend due to a disabling health problem."

Not to be outdone by NPA Councillor Suzanne Anton bragging at city council about someone streaking her summer solstice event, Hamilton was amused by a
political streaker doing two rounds at her party.

Hamilton announced her campaign chair is Michelle Mollineaux, who brought her 2-year child to the party. Michelle was an NPA school board candidate
in 2005. Her accomplishments include developing the award-winning program
Opening the Door, a program at Science World for less advantaged high school

Her team will launch the "Queen of the Parks" Web site within about 2 weeks at

The Queen of the Parks will attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Park to rub shoulders with her loyal subjects (Friday to Sunday, July 18 to 20).

Sunday, July 27, the candidate will premiere at the world-renowned stage of the Penthouse Nightclub as a featured entertainer.

Wrapping up the month, Jamie Lee Hamilton will be the featured speaker and
emcee on Tuesday, July 31, at 411 Seniors Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

Hamilton is seeking an NPA nomination In September for Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.