Vision Vancouver councillors unveil fake board game
JEFF HODSON/METRO VANCOUVER
Vision Vancouver councillors are rubbing shoulders with the likes of Milton Bradley and the Parker Brothers as they unveiled yesterday a limited-edition board game in time for the holiday season.
SamCity, a fake board game that takes its name from the popular 1990s computer game SimCity, attacks Mayor Sam Sullivan’s performance and record.
David Hurford, the mayor’s spokesman, called the faux board game a "regrettable" stunt that portrays Vancouver in a questionable light.
"I don’t think this is what voters elect councillors to do — to come up with board game concepts … this is another desperate act from a desperate party that has absolutely no plan for the City of Vancouver," Hurford said.
The box features a grinning and crowned Sullivan overlooking a burning Coal Harbour.
Vision Coun. George Chow said the name could stand for "Sexy And Money City" or "Sad And Mean City," depending on whether you are looking out the window of a penthouse overlooking English Bay or a single-room occupancy hotel in the Downtown Eastside.
Sullivan and the Non-Partisan Association celebrated the two-year anniversary of their victory in the 2005 civic election on Wednesday.