Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, March 01, 2010 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, February 01, 2010.
  2. Minutes of the special meeting of the Board held on Monday, February 08, 2010.


2009 Bright Nights at Stanley Park - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund
Cheque presentation to the Burn Fund, Represented by Ray Boucher, a Director of the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund and Chair of the Bright Nights Committee.

  1. Concept Plan Approval -Fraserview Park Upgrade
    Staff report dated February 18, 2010 recommending that the Board approve the concept plan for the proposed Fraserview Park Upgrade as described in this report and illustrated in Appendix 1.

  2. Stanley Park/English Bay Seawall Consultancy Contract
    Staff report dated February 18, 2010 recommending that the Board authorize the General Manager to award the consultancy contract related to the rehabilitation of portions of the English Bay and Stanley Park seawall.

A. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock:

WHEREAS Vancouver Park Board subsidizes the annual operating budget of Bloedel Conservatory and is seeking new ways to increase revenues and reduce costs;

WHEREAS the Bloedel facility needs to review it's energy strategies in order to reduce annual utility costs in excess of $150,000;

WHEREAS while Park Board is seeking ways to address Bloedel's operating budget through a Request for Expressions of Interest for business cases/concepts for the future use of the facility, it also simultaneously needs to seek creative solutions to locate funding to improve the building's energy efficiency;

BE IT RESOLVED that Park Board staff pursue strategies to locate incremental grant funding to improve the energy efficiency of Bloedel that includes seeking alternative energy government grants.

B. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Barnes:

WHEREAS the City of Vancouver has world class recreation facilities, attractions, and parks;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board is committed to maintaining and improving services, concessions, and attractions in our parks and recreation facilities;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board has an opportunity to explore and pursue potential new, alternative, and innovative ways to increase visitation (by existing and new users) to its unique facilities and attractions;

WHEREAS the legacy venues that will remain after the completion of the 2010 Olympic Winter Olympic Games present a potential marketing and revenue-generating opportunity;

WHEREAS tremendous expertise exists within our community stakeholders, the City's tourism/hospitality industry, and environmental partners;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board is committed to engaging community stakeholders and business partners, and soliciting their ideas, input, and creative energy;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Vancouver Park Board establish a Marketing & Business Development Advisory Committee, consisting of tourism/hospitality and marketing experts as well as Park Board stakeholders, for the purpose of assisting the Park Board to identify potential new marketing and business opportunities and improved parks and recreation services.

In-Camera Meeting

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:

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the Park Board if they were held in public.


NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm, at the Park Board office.