Board Meeting Highlights
March 20, 2006

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 - March 20, 2006


The Chair represented the Board at the March 10th First Nations Summit in Vancouver, put on by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.


The recent Finance Committee agenda included the 2006 Operating Budget. Recent Planning Committee agenda items included Leeside Tunnel skateboard site and Southeast False Creek update.


Special Event Request - Red Bull Flugtag
The Board approved the use of Creekside Park as a spectator area for the August 19th Red Bull Flugtag event. This national 'flying contest' has been held in over 35 countries around the world, with participants building and customizing their own homemade flying machines that are launched off a stage into the water. The park will be used as a secondary viewing area for the public at this free, one day event.

Killarney Ice Rink Consultant
Approval was given for the Park Board to enter into a contract for full consulting services for the design and construction contract administration of the Killarney Ice Rink and Lobby, with Acton Ostry Architects for a fee of $1,028,000. The rink is being replaced and will provide ice hockey practice space for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. The replacement lobby will join together the new Killarney Leisure Pool (recently opened to the public), community centre and new ice rink. Post Games, the rink will be converted to become a community recreation facility. Design will begin immediately, with construction targetted to start in Spring 2007 for completion in Fall 2008.

Award of Percy Norman Aquatic Centre Design Contract
Design services in the amount of $2,172,487 were authorized to be executed with Hughes Condon Marler: Architects for the new Percy Norman Aquatic Centre. This is a follow up to the earlier Capital Plan approvals which permitted the architect to be selected and work to commence on this facility.

Redevelopment of Existing Childcare Centre on Delamont Park Site
A new modular building will replace the ageing, portable Kitsilano Area Childcare Centre. The Kitsilano community has been involved in the consultation process for this project. The facility's design was approved by the Board.


Commissioner Robertson moved that the Park Board request staff to develop terms of reference and structure for a dog strategy task force and report back on the membership and involvement with the Vancouver School Board, City Council, Commissioners, Park Board staff, and members of the public to fairly represent all views. The Motion carried.

Commissioner Robertson moved that the Park Board direct staff to immediately begin work on an additional (artificial turf) field in 2006 and another in 2007 and report back on the locations, budget, project schedules and staff resources. The Motion carried.

Commissioner Herbert moved that the Park Board formally endorse the (Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation) Society's request, and ask that City Council support the goal of having the Yaletown Canada Line station named "Yaletown Roundhouse Station". The Motion was referred to Planning Committee, with authority given to the Committee to make a decision on behalf of the Board.


The next regular meeting of the Park Board will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 2099 Beach Avenue.