Parks Board Meeting

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An important message from the folks at the All Bodies Swim:
On Monday, May 13 at the Vancouver Parks Board meeting, Commissioner
Trevor Loke will be raising a motion to convene a working group to
identify and recommend measures to make Vancouver’s parks and
recreational facilities safe, inclusive, and welcoming for trans and
gender variant community members. Here is a link to the motion:
http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2013/130513/TransandGender-VariantInclusionMotion.pdf

This motion builds on the work of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee to City
Council, Theo of the All Bodies Swim organizing team has been meeting
with members of the Advisory Committee to work on specific issues and
needs around inclusion and safety for trans and gender variant folks
in Vancouver. We are excited to see a motion come forward to formalize
the collaboration between the Parks Board, Advisory Committee and
community groups like the All Bodies Swim.

We would like you to consider attending this meeting to rally a strong
visible presence of trans and gender variant folks and our allies.

Please consider adding your voice and register for the Speakers list.
It is recommended that you register prior to noon Monday, May 13.
Speakers have 5 minutes to speak.

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in speaking at the
public hearing, please reach out as outlined below:

Phone: 604.257.8428 or Email: lyssa.morrison@vancouver.ca

Meeting time is at 7:00PM on Monday May 13th at Vancouver Parks Board,
2099 Beach Avenue
We suspect the motion will be open to speakers by 8pm and encourage
you to arrive by 7:45pm.