VANCOUVER, Nov. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Jack Uppal, South Asian community
leader and business man publicly endorsed NPA Park Board Candidate
Melissa De Genova today. Committed to an independent Park Board, De
Genova is focused on community centre renewal and finding creative
funding solutions to support projects such as a Seniors' Centre in
south east Vancouver.
"Melissa De Genova has the passion and energy needed to improve our
Parks and Recreation facilities in Vancouver," said Uppal. "I have
known her father for several years and he demonstrated great dedication
and leadership on Park Board. Melissa is the next generation and brings
a fresh perspective to Park Board and I am certain she will follow in
her father's footsteps and work tirelessly for the community."
"Jack Uppal is a pioneer in the South Asian Canadian community and I am
truly honoured to receive his endorsement," said De Genova. "I look
forward to working with the South Asian Canadian community and all
communities in our city. I am committed to rebuilding the independence
of the Park Board and focusing on maximizing green space, providing
better community facilities and recreation opportunities for all
Jack Uppal is a highly esteemed leader in Vancouver's South Asian
Community and has won several awards. Uppal is best known for his
community work and has served on the executive of the Khalsa Diwan
Society, which now runs Vancouver's Ross Street temple.
Melissa De Genova is the daughter of five term Park Board commissioner
Allan De Genova.
The Vancouver civic election takes place November 19th.
SOURCE Melissa De Genova
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To learn more about De Genova's initiatives, visit http://www.melissadegenova.com/.