Thursday, September 27, 2007
Betty announces her Candidacy for Mayor of Vancouver
After 7 months of incarceration at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, Betty Krawczyk returned to Vancouver and hit the ground running. After a number of television, radio and newspaper interviews, she addressed a packed audience at her Welcome Back rally last night at the Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver. Speakers included key figures such as author and journalist Rex Weyler, Deputy Leader Green Party of Canada Adriane Carr, Lawyers Cameron Ward, Pivot Legal Society's David Eby, Wilderness Committee's Joe Foy, CFRO's Charles Boylan, indigenous activist Kat Norris and many others. Each stated their views about a world in which a great-grandmother that stands up for our environment and democracy is awarded with jail-time by our courts and our government.
Liberal politician David Orchard sent his message to Mrs Krawczyk via a letter stating "Inside the prison you continued your work of fighting for, and speaking out for, those whose voices are seldom heard. Your stand on behalf of our trampled and beleaguered environment is appreciated by multitudes across our country and beyond."
Vancouver singers Edith Wallace, Spirathon, "Stompin' Tom" Mitch Anderson and the Carnival band entertained the crowd. But Betty Krawczyk stole the show when she took the stage to announce her candidacy for Vancouver's next mayoral election. Her announcement, greeted by cheers and applause, was no surprise to many who know her stand on the importance of more "ordinary citizens" to be politically active. For more information see the Facebook group "Betty K for Mayor of Vancouver" at
Upcoming events at which Mrs Krawczyk will speak include:
1.Friday September 28th 5:30 - 8pm
Critical Mass Bike Ride
Behind the Vancouver Art Gallery with the Olympic Clock at Howe and Georgia.
A pedicab will take Betty Krawczyk on this well renowned ride.
2.Friday September 28th 8:00 pm
Betty Welcome Back Party
The Anza Club, #3 West 8th
Fundraiser for her campaign.
This will be a fun event with bands, performances, great DJ's and dancing.
3.Saturday September 29, 5pm
Hello Al, Goodbye Gateway!
Outside the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Cardero North of Georgia
A Rally to Welcome Al Gore to Vancouver and Demand Action on Climate Change. Campbell’s proposed $10 billion Gateway megaproject (twinning the Port Mann Bridge and expansion of Hwy 1 and Delta Port) does not fit with his plan to combat climate change.
4.Sunday September 30th, 12-4pm
The Salmon Celebration
Vanier Park beside Maritime Museum
Honour the spirit of the salmon that used to live in the streams that flowed into False Creek.
For more information contact
direct: 604.733.4884 cel: 778.865.0664