Friday, November 14, 2008


November 14, 2008


Vancouver, BC

Support Reflects a Bridge-Builder

Jamie Lee Hamilton, Independent candidate for Park board who early on had her civil liberties trampled on by the NPA board didn't allow this to derail her campaign.

Ms Hamilton went on to pile up endorsements from every area of the City, reflecting a true representation of Vancouver citizens. Her support spanned the left, centre and right divides of the political spectrum and is a testament to those who see Jamie Lee as a bridge-builder.

Besides racking up declarations of support from two newspapers, XtraWest and the Georgia Straight, a number of former politicians, community leaders, environmentalists, neighborhood activists, prominent and average citizens alike enthusiastically embraced the campaign of Jamie Lee Hamilton which was affectionately dubbed the Queen of the Parks campaign.

From former Mayor Philip Owen to former MP for Van-East, Art Lee to Deputy leaders Adriane Carr of the Green Party of Canada and Damian Kettlewell of the BC Green Party to former Councillor Tim Louis, Ms Hamilton earned their trust, received their blessings and faith for her record of community advocacy.

From prominent businessman Mark James to Downtown Eastside arts promoter & activist Irwin Oostindie to Women Leaders like Colleen Nystedt of MovieSet Inc and Claudia Ferris to Chinatown community Leader David Wong, the Hamilton campaign show-cased the trust citizens have of her.

The Social, Cultural and Gender Diversity of the City was well represented with Councillor Elizabeth Ball, former Councillor Alan Herbert and Little Sister co-owner and Community Hero Jim Deva, voicing their support of the Hamilton campaign.

States Park board hopeful Jamie Lee Hamilton, " I have been blessed by the generous support, respect and kindness bestowed on my campaign. The encouraging words of support from every corner of this City is what keeps a candidate focused. While it was difficult at the beginning of the campaign due to the aforementioned mistreatment, my campaign overcame this and succeeded due to the countless volunteers, donors and faith of Vancouver citizens. This demonstrates to me that Vancouver truly is a world-class and compassionate City which cares deeply for the less fortunate in our society while embracing fairness and equality for all. This bodes well I think for the citizens as we get set to welcome the world in 2010 and if elected as a Park Commissioner, one of the strengths I bring is that of a bridge builder".

For a full listing of endorsers please visit

The Hamilton campaign will celebrate election night at the Railway Club starting at 8 pm.


For further information Jamie Lee at (778) 329-1981 or mobile at (778) 235-3677