Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, October 04, 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, September 20, 2004 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Vancouver Aquarium - Discovery Education Centre
    Staff report dated September 23, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the design for the redevelopment of the "Discovery Education Centre" at the Vancouver Aquarium.
    Appendix 1  [3Mb] - Vancouver Aquarium Discovery Education Centre drawings
  2. Downtown Eastside Public Space Arts Programming Proposal
    Staff report dated September 21, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the expenditure of $25,000 from the Corporate Sponsorship Fund for the development of a plan for arts programming and events in Downtown Eastside parks and open spaces subject to matching funds from the Vancouver Agreement and to support being received from neighbourhood organizations.
  3. Vancouver Rowing Club Parking Lot - Renewal of Operating Agreement
    Staff report dated September 28, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  4. Operating Statements as at August 31, 2004
    Staff report dated September 22, 2004 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendix 1 - August Statement
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
MOTIONS

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner De Genova:

Whereas, Nat Bailey Stadium is the primary venue for amateur and professional baseball in Vancouver, and this historic structure has been an important part of Vancouver sports and community activities since 1951;

Whereas, Salvation Army Harbour Light, Hillcrest Little League, Riley Park Community Centre, Mayor Larry Campbell, Baseball BC, UBC Baseball, Vancouver Community Baseball, ALS Society, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Make a Wish Foundation, Baseball Canada, Senator Ray Perrault, BC Special Olympics, Vancouver City Police, Vancouver Community Baseball, Jericho, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, Hastings Little League are the Friends of Nat Bailey Stadium;

Therefore, it is resolved that the Park Board direct staff to work with the Friends of Nat Bailey Stadium to study the viability of preserving Nat Bailey Stadium to enable it to continue to serve the Community.

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 18, 2004 at 7:00 pm.

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