Crowds line up early for crack at good seats for Judy Rogers celebration event held at PNE
With the event to celebrate former City Manager Judy Rogers' career fast approaching, we thought we would check in with our sources to see how tickets sales were going. There is only a week to go before the cutoff and it looks like 150 tickets (or so) have already been sold.
I've been advised that a number of former City Councillors (from several administrations) as well as former Mayor Sam Sullivan plan to be at the event. It was a tad more difficult for CityCaucus.com to confirm whether the current Mayor or his new City Manager plan to be there. There is a rumour the Mayor's staff are preparing a taped video message for the event as he has a conflict in his schedule. I guess the video message is one step better than him sending a quick note via twitter.
If you recall, the second act of Mayor Robertson's administration (the first was to throw himself an $80,000+ celebratory inaugural bash) was to fire the respected Judy Rogers and pay her $570,000 in severance pay. He then proceeded to hire Dr. Penny Ballem, a clinical hematologist, to replace her. The loss of Rogers sent immediate shockwaves throughout the administration which has lost a number of key corporate managers in the last 3 months.
If you live in Vancouver, and would like to attend the Judy Rogers event, tickets are still available. You can write your cheque payable to the "Judy Rogers Dinner" and send it to Dr. Ballem's office on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. Hope to see you all there - it should be a blast.
THE CITY OF VANCOUVER Corporate Management Team (CMT) is pleased to invite you & your spouse/partner to an evening in honour of Former City Manager, Judy Rogers
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
No host reception 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Pacific Room – Located at the PNE Coliseum
Cost $ 60.00 per person
Dress: Business Casual
RSVP or enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We need to know
Number of people attending: _________________
Cheques payable to “Judy Rogers Dinner”
Mailing address: City Manager’s Office, 3rd Floor,
453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4