Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, April 04, 2011 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 14, 2011 .
  1. 2011 Major Special Events
    Staff report pdf dated March 22, 2011 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  2. Strategic Plan Update
    The Deputy General Manager will be providing the Board with an update on the Strategic Plan.
  3. Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2010
    Staff report pdf dated March 10, 2011 recommending that the Board receive this report for information.
  4. Klahowya Village Event in Stanley Park
    Staff report pdf dated March 24, 2011 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.


The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock:

Whereas Japan is a leader in having organized its citizenry in earthquake preparedness, and Christchurch has organized a Civil Defence Emergency Management plan involving a series of partnerships between City Council, emergency services, community agencies and neighbourhood volunteers for effective emergency response and relief, and were immediately deployed after the feb.22, 2011 earthquake, and

Whereas Vancouver's Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) delivers sessions on family emergency Preparedness through community centres; while at the same time there is no coordinated Response measures in effect

Whereas Vancouver actively supports volunteers in Emergency Social Services and Amateur Radio through the Office of Emergency Management and the Police Department, however does not have programs in place to engage women's and disability organizations to address more specific family needs

Whereas there is no single program that consolidates neighbourhood emergency Preparedness with Response teams through the Office of Emergency Management, the Police Department and Community Centres across the City

Be it resolved that in order to provide the most effective earthquake crisis relief, the Park Board work with the City to expand Emergency Preparedness and Response services at community centres, which includes providing tools, training, and support to a network of neighbourhood volunteers.


NEXT MEETING:  Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.