Park Board Candidate

Olga is running for Parks Board for the second time.

She previously served as the Community Outreach Director at Hillcrest Community Centre and was heavily involved in the life of the neighbourhood. Now that she is planning to raise her family in Vancouver, she recognizes some key issues in Vancouver that might concern people either with small children or of the younger generation.

By profession, Olga is a certified translator and a realtor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics and Translation. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia. Olga is also a successful realtor. Being the President of Best Choice Alliance of Real Estate, she enjoys working with a multi-national group of professional real estate agents.

Cherishing diversity and multiculturalism in Vancouver, Olga is very much engaged in the Ukrainian community. She is a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress as well as the League of Ukrainian Canadians.

Given the previous experience of working with community centres, Olga concludes that there should be better communication and more support coming from the City (mainly Parks Board) to the facilities that have been used by families for generations.

She also feels that it should be the community that shapes the recreation system of Vancouver, thus, she strongly promotes community outreach and public consultations.

Olga supports art and entertainment, and believes that the process of obtaining permits for events at parks and beaches should be simplified, to encourage the initiatives that come from local residents.