May 14, 2007
The following information is intended to provide quick highlights
of this scheduled Board meeting. Every attempt has been made to summarize
these highlights as accurately as possible; however, the complete and
official minutes will be posted on the web site
on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.
Meeting Agenda - May
The Chair reported on a number of recent special
events - the annual Volunteers Dinner and Appreciation
Night, opening of the refurbished Kits Basketball
Courts, opening of redeveloped Pandora Park,
and the 10th Anniversary celebrations at the
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
The last Planning Committee agenda included
West Point Grey Community Centre redevelopment,
Pride Parade request for beer garden and
Connaught Park pilot Farmers' Market.
Granville Island Brewing made a generous
donation to the Stanley Park restoration
project, presenting a cheque for $55,000.
Theatre Under the Stars - Operating
The Board approved a 3-year Operating Agreement
for Theatre under the Stars (TUTS) to occupy
Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. The installation
of a temporary new 'gateway' structure for
admissions and concessions was also approved.
Since 1934, TUTS has been producing quality
musicals during the summer. The two shows
scheduled for the 2007 season are Grease and Oklahoma.
Donor Recognition Guidelines
This item was deferred to the May 28th Board
Consultant - Ghost Train and Bright
Mortal Coil Performance Society was awarded
the consultant's contract for Artistic Director
of the Stanley Park Hallowe'en Ghost Train
and Bright Nights in Stanley Park, for a
fee of $32,000. In the past, the group has
provided creative and professsional services
to these popular events. Park Board staff
are working on ways to improve net revenues
at the Ghost Train.
Sunrise Community Hall - License
The License Agreement was approved with the
Sunrise Community Association for the use
of Sunrise Community Hall for 5-years for
a nominal fee. The facility, built in the
1930s, is home to recreational/ educational
programs and activities in the Hastings-Sunrise
Stanley Park Restoration Plan -
Gait Enterprises was retained to provide
on-site supervision of forestry crews and
machinery engaged in the Stanley Park restoration
project. Acting as day-to-day supervisor
through to the end of October, Gait will
balance environmental protection issues with
WCB worksafe procedures around the falling
and removal of damaged and downed trees prior
to the commencement of replanting activities
in the park.
The next regular meeting of the Park Board
will be held at 7 pm on Monday,
May 28th at Trout Lake Community