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Synthetic turf play fields, February 8 VPB special meeting

A federal government grant of $1 million trumped the results of a prolonged public consultation process that the Vancouver Park Board conducted on the selection of preferred sites in the east and west side of Vancouver for the installation of two synthetic turf fields. As liaison to the Field Sport Federation, COPE commissioner Loretta Woodcock […]

Monday’s Vancouver Park Board Meeting

Empire Field

At the next City of Vancouver Council Meeting of January 19, Councillor Raymond Louie has a motion on notice on the agenda that will, in effect, rubberstamp the control of the Empire Field from the PNE Board to PAVCO. What is curious about this motion is that there is no staff report attached to it. […]

Winter Solstice 2009

Vectorial Elevation to light up Vancouver nights during 2010 Winter Games, what do you think?

I have been asked by CKNW to speak to the proposed light display that is being planned for False Creek during the Olympics. I am unsure of the artistic merits of the proposed are artwork are. My main point about the work is the process. It seems that VANOC is pushing its agenda about is […]

Anton’s motion on Park Board dies on Docket

The independence of the Vancouver Park Board At the September 22 Council meeting Councillor Suzanne Anton submitted a motion on notice about the independence of the Vancouver Park Board. Originally Councilor Anton had intended to move the motion at the September 22 meeting, but for some reason she with drew the motion and put it […]

Monday’s Park Board Meeting-same old, same old thing

While there were predictions that the Park Board meeting tonight could have some intrigue and excitement because of the recent announcement of General Manger’s pending retirement, in fact, the meeting was quite routine. One minor deviation and the little bit of excitement to the meeting was a closely scripted statement from the Chair on the […]

Vancouver Park Board meeting tonight could be a bore

Monday, September 21 Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, 7 pm, Park Board Office, 2099 Beach ave. While the agenda on Monday’s Park Board Meeting may not be the most exciting ever posted, think of the debates of whales in captivity and the expansion of the Aquarium, there will be something of a buzz at […]

Walking Figures by Magdalena Abakanowica comes to English Bay

Wikipedia regards Magdalena Abakanowica “… as being one of the most important and influential female artists of the 20th century.” Why they have to preface her description with “female” seems is a bit curious and insulting. Is John Cage described as one of the most influential male composers of the 20th century? I think not. […]