Meena Wong Is A Closet Artist And Other Fun Facts About Vancouver Mayoral Candidate

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Meena Wong, COPE's candidate for Vancouver mayor, has some ambitious proposals for the city, including a $1/day transit pass and a punitive fee on empty properties.

The community organizer, who currently works with Vancouver Coastal Health, was born in China and spent part of her childhood in Hong Kong. She moved to Canada as an international student when she was 19. Wong got involved in politics in Toronto, working for Olivia Chow, then a city councillor and wife of late NDP leader Jack Layton.

If elected, Wong would be Vancouver’s first female mayor, as well as the first Chinese person in the role.

We asked Wong to share some fun facts with us that you may not know about:

  • She's a community gardener.
    Meena Wong
    She started EcoMinds, a group that promotes better mental health through gardening.
  • She's a paddler.
    Meena Wong
  • Loves Haida Gwaii.
    Meena Wong
    She lists kayaking and hiking in Haida Gwaii as one of her favourite vacation pastimes.
  • Meena Wong
  • Batman-lover.
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    She's huge fan of Batman because he "fights injustice in Gotham City."
  • She's a closet artist.
    Meena Wong
  • Meena Wong
  • Meena Wong
  • Her motto:
    Meena Wong
    "Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly."

The Vancouver municipal election is on Nov. 15.

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