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Rick Orser is a former independent candidate for Vancouver City Council (Civic Election 2011) who supported Green City initiatives, but also asked the question – What good is green without health?  As in healthy people! We need to do more than just be the “Greenest City in the World” we need to be the “Healthiest City in the World” as well!  Being elected to Vancouver Park Board will help make this happen.

Born in Vancouver in 1960 and has always lived in the Metro-Vancouver area except for a year in Toronto and a year in Asia.  Grew-up in Burnaby, went to school for three years in East Vancouver.  One of two students (one male, one female (“Adam & Eve”)) chosen to represent the interests of students to the Junior League of Vancouver in 1979 as it developed plans to promote the creation of an Arts, Science and Technology Centre, which eventually became Science World.  Has lived in South Vancouver with his wife since 2009.

Obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Communication from Simon Fraser University in 1986.  Career in marketing, research, information services and consulting, mostly for technology firms, with particular interest in promoting BC homegrown technology.  Currently working in the security field as well as exploring ways to improve society through health and wellness.  Promoting a proposal endorsed by COPE calling for the establishment of a TransLink Wellness-Hub which would enable incentives to be offered to transit users for maintaining and improving their health.