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Sam Sullivan to welcome torch to his old neighbourhood

By Kristen Thompson, Metro Vancouver Sam Sullivan has waited a long time for the Olympics to come to his hometown, and tomorrow the former mayor gets to carry the torch through the neighbourhood where he grew up — Commercial Drive. “It’s a real (sense of) completing the circle,” Sullivan said. “(Having) to leave my neighbourhood […]

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Sam Sullivan: GlobalTV interview before Olympics

GlobalTV reporter Rumina Day caught up with former mayor Sam Sullivan on Commercial Drive. See the video report here.

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Joel Epstein: Exploring Vancouver With A True Olympian

Source: Huffington Post Next week when the Winter Olympics get underway in Vancouver, BC, many will recall the iconic image of Sam Sullivan waving a massive Olympic flag at the 2006 winter games in Turin, Italy. Were Sullivan just another athlete or Olympic official the image he cut would be long forgotten. But Sullivan is […]

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NY Times: Vancouver’s Former Mayor Remains Face of the Games

By Greg Bishop, NY Times (published Jan. 30, 2010) VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Millions watched four years ago as Vancouver’s mayor, Sam Sullivan, rolled onto the Olympic stage in Italy. Spasms shot through his legs. The blinding lights felt warm. The crowd at the closing ceremony in Turin gasped as Sullivan turned a tradition into […]

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Explore.org Documentary: Life in a Wheel

Click the following link to view a documentary just produced about Global Civic Policy Society founder Sam Sullivan.

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Retrouvé© Sam Sullivan – interview en francais

M. Sam Sullivan interview par Radio Canada sur le politique de la société civique mondiale. Cliquez sur le bouton Play ci-dessous pour écouter l’émission. Pour télécharger le programme, cliquez droit ici. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Sam Sullivan interviewed by CBC Radio Early Edition

Host Rick Cluff speaks with Sam Sullivan about life after City Hall, and the new Global Civic Policy Society. Click the Play button below to listen to the broadcast. To download the program, right click here. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Densification is the path to affordable housing

The explosion of single-family homes — a.k.a. Suburban Domination — is bad for the environment By Sam Sullivan, Special to the Vancouver Sun In the early 1970s an urban reform movement swept North America. Inspired by authors such as Jane Jacobs who railed against the “highway, highrise city,” Vancouver avoided a highway through its downtown […]

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Interview on the Bill Good Show

Award-winning broadcaster Bill Good welcomed Global Civic Policy Society CEO Sam Sullivan to his studio this morning for an interview and open line segment. The former mayor responded to calls, and described the goals of his newly launched organization. Click the Play button below to listen to the broadcast. To download the program, right click […]

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Former mayor launches new project

Sam Sullivan is a ‘facilitator’ for Global Civic Policy Society, linking research with politicians Byline: Doug Ward, Vancouver Sun Sam Sullivan, urban eco-warrior, has two rules in his new post-political life. He won’t do breakfast meetings and he no longer drives, preferring to roll his zero-carbon wheelchair through a 10-block radius around his high-density downtown […]

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