Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
at Riley Park Community Centre
Monday, June 21, 2004 at 7:00 pm
A recording of the Agenda
is available at 604-257-8507
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday,
June 7, 2004 .
- Minutes of the special meeting of the Board held on Monday, May
31, 2004 .
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
Award Presentation: Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Accessibility
Award - Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
Gingerbread House Daycare/YMCA
Staff report dated June 10, 2004 recommending that the Board approve
recommendations A to F.
Appendix 3 - Public Consultation flyers
Connaught Park - Meraloma
Club Lease Renewal
Staff report dated June 9, 2004 recommending that the Board approve
the Finance Committee recommendation to renew the lease with Meraloma
Club at the Connaught Park Fieldhouse.
Park Naming Process
- 8th and Fraser Parksite
Staff report dated June 16, 2004 recommending that the Board approve
a community consultation process to consider naming opportunities
for the 8th and Fraser parksite.
1. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Riccius,
- The Federal Government allocated $50 million to B.C. over the past
two years to support childcare and early childhood development;
- The B.C. Government has reduced funding for childcare across the
Province by $50 million since 2000;
- The City of Vancouver is experiencing a crisis in childcare caused by provincial cutbacks to subsidies for low and moderate income families, cuts to operating grants and cuts to childcare advocacy organizations;
- The City of Vancouver has for the past two years provided subsidies
to protect 600 childcare spaces for those families who are most in
need even though childcare funding is a Provincial and Federal responsibility;
- The City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver
School Board established a Joint Council on Childcare to work together
to ensure the protection of existing childcare services, the more
efficient provision of childcare services, and the equitable expansion
of childcare across the city.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
THAT the Vancouver Park Board endorse the recommendation of the Joint
Council on Childcare calling on the Government of Canada to require
- Maintain their 2001-2002 baseline spending on childcare and related
early childhood development programs; and
- Use Federal funds to supplement, rather than replace, Provincial
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
THAT the Vancouver Park Board forward this Motion to the leaders of
the major political parties running candidates in the federal election
and the Government of British Columbia.
2. The following Motion was put forward by Commissioner Riccius,
- The Municipal parks of Vancouver are a public trust treasured by
residents and visitors;
- Vancouver's parks contribute significantly to the livability of
- Vancouver's parks provide a wide range of recreation opportunities
for residents and visitors to enjoy;
- An active public is a healthy public;
- The Canadian Parks Council, along with non-governmental organizations,
Provincial and regional governments, promotes the observance of Canada's
Parks Day across Canada;
- The people of Vancouver should be encouraged to take an interest
in and visit Vancouver's parks.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT,
- The Vancouver Park Board request that the Mayor proclaim July 17,
2004 as "Canada's Parks Day" in Vancouver; and
- That the Vancouver Park Board encourages residents and visitors
to visit a park that day.
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 5, 2004
at 7:00 pm.