BC Wrestling Well Represented at Upcoming Elections

Voting has begun across the province ahead of the October. 20th election, and the BC Wrestling family is being represented by a number of outstanding candidates across many regions in the province. BC Wrestling is proud to endorse these candidates and hopes that its members living within their communities show their support by casting their vote for these outstanding individuals


Vancouver Parks Board 


Edgelow, Greg – ProVancouverEdgelow is a retired freestyle wrestler who represented Canada at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He also won a bronze medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, two bronze medals at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana and a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria. In 1999 Edgelow was awarded the Canadian Sport Leadership Award, which recognizes athletic achievements and leadership in volunteerism. And he went on to create an amateur wresting radio show, Wrestling Edge. He is also a past part-time employee of Hastings, Britannia and Templeton community centres.


PlatformAs an Olympian and a long-time volunteer, I have represented Vancouver and Canadians alike. Now, I will work tirelessly to ensure your voice is heard in how our Parks & Recreation Facilities are utilized, programmed and managed. You stated you want our parks, beaches, trails & recreation facilities to be accessible, affordable, relevant, clean and safe. I will ensure Parks & Rec is deemed an important investment, not an expense. Invest now or pay dearly.

BiographyI am an Olympian, a Commonwealth Games Gold medalist and a certified coach. I have adjudicated millions of dollars to sport & recreation facilities across Canada. I am an avid daily user of our Parks & Recreation services, a responsible dog owner, a past, part time employee of the Hastings, Britannia and Templeton Community Centre Associations. You are my priority!




Fuoco, Chris – Vancouver 1st

Fuoco has more than 20 years of experience within community recreation, local sport system development, health and wellness programming, and social program delivery. He has extensive professional experience in managing and coordinating community services, organizational and policy development, and high-level service delivery.


PlatformWhen elected, this Park Board will re-invigorate the Capital Plan process so as to revitalize aging facilities. Improve the 80+ year old collaborative relationships with community association, while strengthening partnerships with field user groups. Seek to reduce pay parking at public parks and fields.

BiographyChris is a leader, mentor and innovator with a masters from Royal Roads University and over twenty years of experience within community recreation, local sport system development, health and wellness programming, and social program delivery. He has vast professional experience in managing and coordinating community services through leadership, organizational and policy development, partnership building and high-level innovative service delivery.




Yogi Johl

PlatformWhen elected, this Park Board will re-invigorate the Capital Plan process so as to revitalize aging facilities. Improve the 80+ year old collaborative relationships with community association, while strengthening partnerships with field user groups. Seek to reduce pay parking at public parks and fields.

BiographyVancouver born and raised, university educated with athletic scholarships. Continued to compete at national international, and world levels representing Canada at the Olympic games. Running for Parks Board because I believe I can do a better job of promoting kids getting into, and continuing in sports, to promote a better awareness of the benefits of having a healthy active lifestyle.


Coquitlam City Council


Chris Wilson


Attended SFU on a wrestling scholarship and has lived in Coquitlam for 28  years.  Represented Canada at the Olympics and was a two-time World Cup Champion.  Is a 98-time blood donor. In addition to coaching a variety of sports, for the past 11 years,  led KidSport Tri-Cities, raising more than $1.2 million and helping over 4,500 lower income kids from our area play a season of sport. Also led the Operation Red Nose program since 2011, ensuring that more than 5,000 safe rides home happen over Christmas seasons. . Advocated for taking big money out of local politics. Believes we need to be transparent in our decision-making.  Integrity, commitment to local issues and strong leadership


Langley School Trustee


Stan Petersen


Having lived, worked and been actively involved in Abbotsford for over forty years, I have a passion for our community and the education of children.


My thirty-three years experience as an educator, both in teaching and as an administrator, along with my long time community involvement, provide me with experience, insights and relationships that will serve the community well should I be re-elected.


As a school trustee since 2011, I have had the opportunity to have a positive impact on our “kids” by putting my leadership experience to work in serving our clients; our parents and students, and by making it easier for our professional educators to do their jobs.

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