Board Meeting Highlights
october 6, 2008

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 - October 6 , 2008

CHAIR'S REPORT

The Chair reported on Women's History Month, being celebrated in October through a poster display at the Vancouver Archives and at various community centres.

STAFF REPORTS

Cottonwood Community Garden Proposal
The expansion of Cottonwood Community Garden in East Vancouver's Strathcona Park was approved. The additional 80 to 100 plots will allow for more food production and help further activate the area for the neighborhood.

Vancouver Sport Strategy Implementation Plan
The Board approved the Vancouver Sport Strategy Implementation Plan and endorsed a request to Council for $100,000 additional funding; they also authorized staff to seek additional funding support from other levels of government and participating organizations for implementation of the plan. The progressive Strategy, being led by the Park Board, is a guide to the City's future initiatives and engagement with quality sports programs, facilities and events, within the Canadian Sport for Life framework.

NEXT MEETING

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, October 27, 2008.

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