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Park Board renews tradition of community meetings

October 26 2015

“I’m looking forward to the meeting as it was a high priority for this Board to engage with our community more and hold meetings in various neigbourhoods to increase public access to the Board,” said Park Board Chair John Coupar.

The Vancouver Park Board is on the road!

Community engagement

In the first of a series of community engagement events, a special dialogue will be held Wednesday, October 28 at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue. The event begins at 6:30 pm.

Topic: People 55+

At the community dialogue, the public is invited to join Park Board Commissioners and staff to discuss how best to support people 55+ with recreation facilities, programs and services. Feedback will be used to plan Board policies and programs.

“I’m looking forward to the meeting as it was a high priority for this Board to engage with our community more and hold meetings in various neigbourhoods to increase public access to the Board,” said Park Board Chair John Coupar.

This community dialogue is not a regular Park Board meeting, but rather a special community engagement initiative as a result of a Board motion passed on February 16, 2015.

The Board holds regular meetings on the first and third Monday of each month except August. Meetings are held at the Park Board office, 2099 Beach Avenue, and are now streamed live.
 
In the past, the Park Board held regular Park Board community meetings across the city. This practice was discontinued in 2010 and is now being revived by the current Board.

Reserve your spot now

Capacity at the Marpole meeting this Wednesday is limited so residents are encouraged to pre-register by emailing pbRSVP@vancouver.ca or phoning 604.257.8428.