What North Vancouver Residents are saying about Angela Girard...
The City’s contribution to this playground upgrade meant that a rubberized surface and the removal of the perimeter barrier was able to be installed, which now allows Xeth to fully access this playground. Xeth can wheel around and play amongst his friends, rather than watch them play from a distance. This has meant the world to him, and to me as his mom.
These playground upgrades have also allowed other children, who may not attend Westview, and who also have physical disabilities, to enjoy this playground as well. I am grateful to Angela Girard for having re-established City funding towards school playground upgrades, which has made a world of difference for my son, Xeth and for other children with physical disabilities who come to enjoy it as well.”
On the other note, I am also honoured to be working closely with her on the upcoming Multicultural Community Festival project in our City – a motion brought to Council by both Councillors Girard and Hu in January 2022… I have been consistently impressed by Angela’s passion for the community and commitment to service. To continue making the City of North Vancouver a great place, we need people like Angela on our municipal Council. I love to see Angela continuing her journey and hold her current position as a Councillor to carry on what she started.
I can describe Angela as a visionary, passionate, hardworking, honest, candid, astute and very intelligent. I believe these qualities would make her an excellent Councillor to be re-elected.”
I believe a good councillor has to be able to diffuse awkward situations, negotiate effectively, facilitate many agendas while at the same time not losing site of the task at hand. Angela has the ability to do all of these things. I have been in business since 1984. Sometimes you meet people who you instinctively know, behind your belly button, are genuine… Angela is one of those people!”
Angela is genuine, respectful and cares deeply for all residents in City of North Vancouver. She is very approachable and listens to concerns that residents have shared with her. She makes time to support and help anyone that reaches out to her. She is prepared and engaged at the Council meetings. She is a team player who values the feedback and perspective of those she is working with.
In her 4 years as a Councillor, Angela has brought forward many motions including making the City a Living Wage employer, establishing a coordinated After School Care program, and establishment of a Task Force to explore an annual Multicultural Festival, to name a few. She also initiated the re-establishment of City funding for upgrades to school playgrounds which has already had a positive impact for three City schools, and the expansion of childcare.
Angela is very dedicated, invested and committed to making City of North Vancouver a diverse, equitable and inclusive place where everyone feels part of the community. I am happy to support Angela Girard for a 2nd Term as City of North Vancouver Councillor."
I had the pleasure of hearing Angela bring her experiences and expertise to every ADP session between December 2018 and January 2022, which was my last ADP session. During that time, Angela would look at not only the construction and maintenance of the buildings but also their impact on the City and its citizens and communities.
Angela brought such a forthright and non-judgemental insight to the sessions that I looked forward to every time I would get to hear her thoughts. Many times Angela would bring up matters that I intended to bring up and it was a pleasure to hear her bringing up construction, maintenance, community access or other usability concerns that can be overlooked and bringing them up in such a way that it was constructive.
I have no doubt that Angela will bring that forthright and non-judgmental attitude to everything that she does and I support her in her future campaigning efforts.”
As a Commissioner, Angela has demonstrated her ability to question, comment and bring forward ideas and initiatives that align with in her view and values in her role as a Councillor for the City of North Vancouver. Her passion for both recreation and culture is apparent in her the way she addresses and raises issues and topics that are focused to provide positive impact to the families and citizens in The City of North Vancouver and more so for the community at large. For example, Angela, brought forward a motion to Council advocating for much needed, after school care programming. This demonstrated her deep understanding and connection to her community.
Angela’s passion and commitment to serving her community and supporting her community is evident in all the work she does, and I hope she will have the opportunity to continue to drive her thoughts and ideas forward for another four-year term.”