Carole James fires up NDP Pride brunch

Carole James helps Gary Paterson fire up auction action.

Carole James helps Gary Paterson fire up auction action.

The 13th Annual NDP Vancouver West End Pride Brunch was an outstanding success Aug. 2 with Carole James stepping up with auctioneer Gary Paterson to sell off an autographed campaign sign for an astonishing $210. The total take was closer to $1,700 for the event. Big prices were paid for heritage NDP Vancouver Burrard memorabilia, which has been rendered obsolete by the new riding boundaries. Therewas a good showing from Vision candidates at the brunch, as well as local hero Spencer Herbert, the COPE park commissioner reading a bid for the seat in May’s provincial election, and Michael Byers, who is seeking nomination to contest the riding federally.