Uppal endorses NPA Park Board candidate Melissa De Genova

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 Vancouverites."

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/.

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