Sitting down at the outdoor patio at Richmond City Hall, where Henry Yao has been spending a lot of time lately, a gust of wind knocks over a water bottle not belonging to him.
“Oh, sorry,” said Yao.
Yao, a city council candidate from last election, has gone from a Taiwanese immigrant at age 11, to a McNair graduate at age 18 to a cancer survivor at age 25. And after 10 years as a youth worker, he’s become as humble and apologetic as your stereotypical Canadian. …
Every other Monday evening he is present at Richmond City Council meetings, unlike many other past challengers.
“I heard Mayor Malcolm Brodie criticize Richard Lee for never attending a meeting, so I want to understand the process and read the documents and understand the issues,” said Yao.