Board Meeting Highlights
April 4, 2011

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 website on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.

Meeting Agenda - April 4, 2011

The Chair reported on the 2011 Canada Winter Games recognition event, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Riley Park Rink Farewell Skate and upcoming Ross Park fruit tree orchard.

On the last Services and Budgets Committee agenda: Klahowya Village event in Stanley Park.

Park Board related item on Council agenda this week: Annual Procurement Report.


2011 Major Events
The Board approved two popular annual special events: permission was granted for a maximum capacity 600 person Public Special Occasion Licence for the Coastal Jazz International Jazz Festival at David Lam Park on July 2 and 3, 2011; and permission was granted for a maximum capacity 250 person Private Special Occasion Licence for the Volleyball BC Open at Kitsilano Beach, July 15 to 17. Approval was also given to two new additions to the events calendar: a major civic event application was approved from Vancouver 125 Celebration's "Summer Live", July 8 to 10 at Brockton Point in Stanley Park, including a maximum capacity 750 person Public Special Occasion Licence; and a major event application was approved from Parks Canada for their "Centennial", July 16 at Brockton Point, including a maximum capacity 500 person Public Special Occasion Licence.

Strategic Plan Update
The Deputy General Manager provided the Board with an update on development of the new Strategic Plan, including process, key deliverables, outcomes, timeline and project scope.

Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2010
The Board received for information the year end financial positions for the 2010 Operating Budget, the Donation Program and the Stanley Park Restoration Project.

Klahowya Village Event in Stanley Park
The Board approved the use of the Stanley Park Miniature Train site for the Klahowya Village cultural tourism event in 2011 with an option to extend the agreement for up to two additional one year terms. The inaugural event ran last summer to positive reviews. The Park Board will again partner with Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC. Proposed dates this year are May 16 to September 11.

The Board moved that in order to provide the most effective earthquake crisis relief, the Park Board work with the City to expand Emergency Preparedness and Response services at community centres, which includes providing tools, training and support to a network of neighborhood volunteers. The motion carried.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2099 Beach Avenue.