Campaign Journal Entry # 3

Wednesday we had a sold out launch party at the Jolly Miller Pub, and unveiled the "My Neighbourhood, My City, My Candidate" theme for the Campaign. I had a great time with friends and family, and even met some folks who will be first time voters in Chilliwack. We also took the time to celebrate the first of the Advanced Polls. The final tally looks like the numbers were up ...more than 75% from 2011. Hopefully we can keep up the momentum for this week - Advanced Poll (Wednesday, November 12 at City Hall) and Election Day (November 15th) I also had the opportunity to visit folks at Hampton House, and share a Jason Lum Campaign first - Karaoke! Thanks to Tracey and the amazing residents at Hampton for being so generous with activity time - I'm practicing my Sinatra for a return visit. Lastly - we found out this week that our Campaign has been endorsed again by the Firefighters in Chilliwack. As a Candidate that has focused on the importance of Public Safety, this endorsement means a lot. I am very appreciative of the work of our team, from our POC's to our full-time staff - these men and women put their lives on the line for Public Safety, and I appreciate their hard work and dedication.

We have a very busy week ahead with a lot of very cool things to share with you. Stay tuned to the website and social media for more to come!

Thanks,
Jason

Campaign Journal Entry #2

It's nice to have the first of the all candidates meetings finished. Even though I am a candidate, it's great to hear what the 16 other folks running for office have to say as well. Lot's of interesting ideas! This week I had a great opportunity to get out and meet with a few folks in the seniors homes. The City has spent a lot of time listening to the concerns of seniors around mobility, accessibility, and transportation. It was nice to have tea with some friends and I brought my trusty notebook to write down ideas and concerns. I also visited the high-school (as I do every semester) to talk to young people in the community and brainstorm what kind of things we can be doing better to engage youth. The ideas coming out of the civics, socials, and peer counselling classes are excellent and, if re-elected, I will continue to work to include them into the city planning process.

Halloween was fun, although it seemed like we have fewer and fewer kids trick-or-treating every year. By now you have probably seen the awesome‪#‎lumkinchallenge‬ - we may not have the signage and resources that our competitors have, but our team has definitely topped the charts in the creativity department. We also attended the Annual Hospice Gala (which raised almost 100K for Chilliwack Hospice Society) A fantastic event, with great food, fun, and lot's of reminders that ‪#‎Chilliwack‬ is a very caring and generous place. Lastly, Sheila and I took in the Bentall, Byrnes, and Mann Show at the Cultural Centre. The show was packed, and to be able to see that caliber of entertainment right here in Chilliwack makes me proud of our investment in the Cultural Centre.

Quick reminder that this week (Wednesday) is the first of the Advanced Polling opportunities at City Hall (8550 Young Road) Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. As always I am available for any questions, comments, concerns - please feel free to share this update with a friend.

Cheers,
Jason

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Campaign Journal Entry #1

I started the weekend attending the re-opening of the Peach Creek section of the Rotary Trail - definitely worth a walk down to see the great work done by Canada Lands and the Rotary Club of Chilliwack. Saturday I attended the Seniors Recreation Centre re-opening, the Sutton Pumpkin Donation, the Yarrow Harvest Dinner (first time I have seen a line-up out the door - Eileen would have been proud), and finished the day at the Chilliwack Community Services Melody Mayhem. Sunday we spent some time dusting off the signage and fixing up some of our old frames. It's been great to get out in the community and connect with so many folks!

Cheers,
Jason