Leading up to the 2014 Invest New West Economic Forum on October 2nd, we’re partnering with the City of New Westminster to bring you interviews with all of the speakers to let you get to know them a little better! This year’s Economic Forum will explore the present and future growth of New Westminster and highlight potential opportunities for business and investment.
Andrew Ramlo, Executive Director, Urban Futures. Demographer, Planner, Numbers Geek.
What’s your mark on New West/what do you consider to be your greatest mark on New West?
When I first moved to the Lower Mainland I lived in the 10th Aveand 6th sT area, so New West was my stomping ground for my first year at UBC.
Which speaker are you looking forward to hearing from? Why?
Lisa Spitale, to hear about the plans and objectives the City has to move New West forward in the coming years.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon?
Ride my bike
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what couldn’t you live without?
The constant chatter of my two year old daughter (who wouldn’t need to hear about fairytale land if you were stuck on a deserted island!)
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
What is your favorite sport to play/watch?
Cycling (play) / Hockey (watch)
What is the last book your read or movie you watched? Was it good?
Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw; and Other Adventures. Yes, Gladwell is an engaging writer who arrives at seemingly counterintuitive conclusions that make you think
What’s your dream car?
Name a travel destination that is on your bucket list (that you haven’t visited yet)
Diving the Galapagos Islands
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
Ride my bike
What is your favorite hobby now?
Playing with my daughter, riding my bike, working on my car (1963 Porsche 356)…..(sorry, too many hobbies and a short attention span)
If you could live in any era, which would it be?
Today. I am a bit of a tech junkie. I can’t imagine going back to using a DOS, rotary phones, punch cards, a teletype!
This year’s forum takes place October 2nd at the Anvil Centre. Learn all about it at investnewwest.ca