Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
at Riley Park Community Centre
Monday, June 21, 2004 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, June 7, 2004 .
  2. Minutes of the special meeting of the Board held on Monday, May 31, 2004 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
PRESENTATION

Award Presentation:  Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Accessibility Award - Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

STAFF REPORTS
  1. Gingerbread House Daycare/YMCA (Nanook)
    Staff report dated June 10, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to F.
    Appendix 3 - Public Consultation flyers

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

MOTIONS

1. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Riccius,

WHEREAS:

  1. The Federal Government allocated $50 million to B.C. over the past two years to support childcare and early childhood development;
  2. The B.C. Government has reduced funding for childcare across the Province by $50 million since 2000;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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 provinces to:

  1. Maintain their 2001-2002 baseline spending on childcare and related early childhood development programs; and
  2. Use Federal funds to supplement, rather than replace, Provincial spending.

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,

WHEREAS:

  1. The Municipal parks of Vancouver are a public trust treasured by residents and visitors;
  2. Vancouver's parks contribute significantly to the livability of the city;
  3. Vancouver's parks provide a wide range of recreation opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy;
  4. An active public is a healthy public;
  5. The Canadian Parks Council, along with non-governmental organizations, Provincial and regional governments, promotes the observance of Canada's Parks Day across Canada;
  6. The people of Vancouver should be encouraged to take an interest in and visit Vancouver's parks.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT,

  1. The Vancouver Park Board request that the Mayor proclaim July 17, 2004 as "Canada's Parks Day" in Vancouver; and
  2. 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.

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