On Wednesday, October 9, B.C. born actress Pamela Anderson handed out free meals in Vancouver for B.C.’s Greens Party. Anderson spent the day handing out vegan meals to residents on the downtown eastside while stirring up support for the Greens. Anderson was accompanied by Bridget Burns, the Green Party Candidate for Vancouver East in this year's federal election.
The “Register To Vote” event that offered free vegan meals to the DTES residents was conducted as part of the Green Party’s effort to garner more votes for the upcoming federal elections.
In addition to registering voters during the event, the Green Party also provided letters of residency for people to use as ID. The Downtown Eastside saw some Hollywood charm in the Vancouver neighbourhood notorious for its levels of drug use, poverty, crime, and homelessness.
In the video, Burns and Anderson can be seen handing out bowls of vegan food to attendees of the event, and interacting with Downtown Eastside residents on Wednesday afternoon. The voting event took place at Save On Meats, a vintage-style diner with an adjacent butcher shop on West Hastings St.
Save On Meats is known for supporting the homeless community in Vancouver. They have a token program, where you can purchase tokens and help those struggling in the area by giving them warm food or warm clothing.
Pamela Anderson has been part of various efforts throughout the year to make changes to animal and environment policies as an activist.
Pamela Anderson has been actively interested in British Columbia’s political and other environmental affairs. Last month, Anderson famously called out TIFF for partnering with Canada Goose during the coveted film festival.
She’s also the international spokesperson for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Anderson created a lot of buzz earlier this year after she penned a letter to the city of Port Moody asking to save Bert Flinn Park.
In the letter to Mayor Vagramov and councillors, Anderson said "Please consider the bears, coyotes, deer, frogs, birds and other animals who call the park home.”
She went on further to implore the city to “to scrap plans for building any future road through the park.”
In 2006 she tried contacting Prime Minister Stephen Harper about seal hunting in Canada and in 2015 she wrote an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting him to prevent the passage of a ship containing whale meat through that country’s Northeast Passage on its way to Japan.