When there is something important I want done- I can often be relentless. Many of you know I’ve had a lot of criticism about that because of my pursuit to rid Occupy Vancouver of its Black Bloc problem. Often, this relentlessness pays off…
I’ve approached many people in our city to try and get the Curtis Brick fountain running again- from the city Engineering department, to Mayor Gregor (who didn’t even answer when I warned about a potential death at OV), and Penny Ballem (I marched her over to the fountain on the night she was blocking OV from setting-up camp at Grandview Park.) All of these pursuits proved to be fruitless.
So, when I saw Sarah Blyth posting on Twitter after she had won her new position on the Park’s Board, I couldn’t resist sending her a message. She and Aaron Jasper have discussed a solution and it seems hopeful they may be able to close this issue for us!
I will, of course, keep you all updated. And, if the fountain is finally repaired due to Sarah’s help- I will be sending her a (modest) Christmas gift as a token of my appreciation. Because, after all the negativity I’ve felt from our city over the past couple of months- this would be a wonderful way to move on into a new year!