Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm


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

  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, March 23, 2009 .

2008 Bright Nights at Stanley Park - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund
Cheque presentation to the Burn Fund, represented by David Dales, Executive Director, Programs & Events, and Ray Boucher, Chair, Bright Nights Committee.
Presentation Slides

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductees
George Frankel, Prospect Point Café, Pioneer Category and Jean Turcotte, Fish House, Active Restaurateur Category, were inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.
Presentation Slides

  1. Outdoor Sports Facilities Permit Fees & Charges Changes for 2009
    Staff report dated April 6, 2009 recommending that the Board approve the Fees & Charges adjustments for Outdoor Sports Facilities.
    Appendix A - 2009 Proposed Fees & Charges for Outdoor Sports Facilities
    Presentation Slides
  2. Updated Shortlist of Potential Artificial Turf Playing Field Sites
    Staff report dated March 27, 2009 recommending that the Board endorse Memorial South Park, Rupert Park, Beaconsfield Park and Sexsmith School as potential sites for artificial turf playing field installation for further technical review and a public process.
    Presentation Slides
  3. Accomplishments Report 2008
    Staff report dated March 25, 2009 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
  4. Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2008
    Staff report dated March 10, 2009 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendices I, II, III Operating Statement, 2008 Revenues and Expenses by Program and 2008 Revenue and Expenses by Expense Category
    Appendix IV Donations Program
    Appendix V Operating Statement Stanley Park Restoration Project
    Presentation Slides
  5. 2009 Operating Budget Update
    Staff report dated March 25, 2009 recommending that the Board approve the proposed    2009 Park Board Global Budget of $61,386,930, subject to Council approval on April 7, 2009.
    Presentation Slides
  6. Public Wireless Internet Access
    Staff report dated March 27, 2009 recommending that the Board receive this report for information along with the Council report attached as Appendix A.
    Appendix A Council Report: Exploration of Options for Wi-Fi in Civic Buildings

The following Motion was put forward by Commissioner Barnes:

WHEREAS accessible, affordable and quality childcare is essential to the health and well-being of the City of Vancouver's children and families;

AND WHEREAS the current Early Childhood Development Memorandum of Understanding adopted by Council sets out a framework for collaboration between the many partners in child development that supports coordinated actions on specific policy such as a joint council on childcare;

AND WHEREAS the establishment of a joint council and protocol on childcare between the Council, School Board and Park Board led to the creation of more than 600 new childcare spaces between 2002 and 2005, exceeding the original goal of a 5% increase; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Park Board direct staff to collaborate with City staff to reinstate the Joint Council on Childcare and renew its goals and previously adopted Terms of Reference, along with an objective of a further 5% increase in childcare spaces in the next three years; 

AND, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Park Board direct staff to cooperate with City staff in any review of supply and demand review for infant, toddler, 3–5 year old and out of school care spaces.

THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the City.


NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Thunderbird Community Centre.

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