Ccl Agenda May 29
Calendar to June 9

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

They don't call this the Wet Coast for nothing.
Hope you enjoyed the rainy long weekend, particularly cruel after a few hot days during the week.
So look at the bigger picture -- Eric Idle about our universe:
This issue:
=  Main Items May 29th ccl mtg:  -- Amazing -- May 15th minutes only to be available 'on table' that night!, May 1st finally there but pared almost boneless; TransLink Governance; VCHA Lease, but on table; Financial Task Force (but no apptmts named in pkg)
=  Calendar to June 9th; UPDATES re Eagleridge, Police Press Release; FLASHBACKS (Mayor's speeches: Swearing-in and Youth Ccl -- you will be amazed at what these youth have done and are doing!); May 29th Ccl Agenda; INFObits (Futureville -- Vancouver! and Dimming the Sun -- fascinating about what's slowing global warming); Haiku for May; Quotations

=== CALENDAR to June 9th ==============
===  SATURDAY May 20th
Ralph Sultan, MLA to appear on Constituency Report Tune in to Constituency Report with MLA Ralph Sultan for the latest news and views on West Vancouver-Capilano on Shaw Cable TV this Saturday, May 20 at 8.30am and again at 5.30pm.  Get the latest updates on the Taylor Way/Marine Drive traffic engineering study.  Find out what's happening with BC's white hot economy and more...  For more information on the West Vancouver-Capilano Constituency, check out the Ralph Sultan Report: www.ralphsultan.com
***  REPEATED SATURDAY May 27th, 8:30am and 5:30pm  (in place of Bill Siksay, listed)  ***
=== Sunday May 21st ===
Spring at Cypress Provincial Park
Vancouver Natural History Society is hosting a walk with Katherine Steig through the Hollyburn Ridge and Yew Lake areas on Sunday May 21st.  Car pool from McDonald's in Park Royal at 9:20 am, or meet at the Hollyburn Ridge cross-country parking lot at 10am.  Info: 737 3074 or www.naturalhistory.bc.ca.

=== Monday May 22nd ===
David Marley (who made some presentations re DWV Budget 2006) and Ed DesRoches, co-chairman of the Vancouver Fair Tax Coalition, will be "talking property taxes" on the Bill Good Show Monday, May 22nd, from 9 - 10am on CKNW, 980.  (You can listen to the show later by going to CKNW's audio-vault on the InterNet.)

Please bring your friends and family to another wonderful "wild salmon" BBQ at the bluffs beginning at 5:30 pm on May 23. Only $5/person for a delicious meal amidst the most spectacular scenery in the world (donations of course are gratefully accepted). Bring your chairs or blanket and enjoy a break from cooking while supporting all of our efforts in saving Eagleridge Bluffs!
This is a critical time and as we've witnessed over the last few days events change quickly. Please check your email and our website frequently!
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  The Coalition to Save Eagleridge Bluffs ~ www.eagleridgebluffs.ca

President's Dinner and Business Excellence Awards
RSVP Deadline Tuesday May 23rd at Noon - 926 6614
Please join us
for our annual spring gala and awards dinner next week on Thursday, May 25th at the Capilano Golf and Country Club. This year, awards will be given out in five categories: Corporate Business of the Year, sponsored by GTM Group of Companies; Retail Business of the Year, sponsored by the North Shore News; Service Business of the Year, sponsored by Loren & Company, CGAs; Community Service Citation, sponsored by the North Shore Outlook; and the Citizen of the Year.
In addition,
we will be honouring West Vancouver member businesses that have been in operation for 75 plus years. These firms will receive one of the new "President's Awards of Distinction". Councillor Michael Smith will present these awards to the recipients at the gala event.
The evening
will begin with a no-host bar at 6:30pm with live music by pianist Sean Baynton. A hot and cold buffet will follow. At 9pm we will hold a live auction.
There will be a trip for two to Whistler on the new Whistler Mountaineer; a fabulous evening for four that will include a lovely dinner provided by the Boathouse Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay, followed by a Sewell's Marina Sea Safari outing to the Fireworks on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Also, local renowned artist Sol Maya, of Solart Studios, has generously provided a piece of his original glass artwork for the live auction.
The Awards ceremony will commence at 9:15pm.
Cypress Mountain has also generously donated a terrific door prize.... The Cypress Mountain Prize Pack....including two winter lift tickets, two tubing tickets, two cross-country tickets with a logo fleece vest and logo cap.... but you have to be present to win!
Tickets are $75.00 per person and include GST. This event is for members and non-members alike. Everyone is welcome!  Be sure to book your seat today!

===  Wednesday, May 24th ===

~  noon ~ WV Ch of Commerce: Community Affairs Committee re signage   
The Community Affairs committee, consisting of representatives from our local business associations and groups and other interested individuals, will be meeting at noon to discuss signage issues. Brent Dozzi, Manager of Public Works and Transportation at the District of West Vancouver will be our guest. If you are interested in attending this important session please contact kathleen@westvanchamber.com

The hearing for the enforcement order will take place on Wednesday, May 24. This means that if the enforcement order is granted, the earliest we can expect to see it served at our camps is midday on Wednesday.
We were in the court of appeal today (Friday) and expect a decision on the appeal early next week. Of course depending on the outcome, this will affect the injunction/enforcement order.
We encourage everyone to "stay on alert" but know that there will not be a threat of enforcement over the long weekend. We hope that you will take the opportunity to come to the bluffs this weekend, enjoy a peaceful hike, and support the many volunteers who are now into DAY 33 at tent city.

~ 4 - 6pm ~ Hay Park Cmnty Mtg in Hay Park -- followup to last mtg; more input
Several comment forms, emails and letters have been received, representing a spectrum of views about the park, recent and planned trail work, re-vegetation and stewardship, the creek, trees, and general park maintenance.  Thank you to all who took the time to respond.  We received some truly helpful suggestions which we will bring to the meeting on May 24th.  Further information about Hay Park is available on the municipal website at www.westvancouver.ca; or call the Parks Department at (604) 925-7138.  If you are unable to attend the meeting on May 24th, but would like to comment, please call (604) 925-7138, email parks@westvancouver.ca, or write to the Parks Department at 3755 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver, BC  V7S 3E7.

~ 5 - 7pm ~ PAC (Heritage Strategic Plan presentation for comment)

~ 7pm ~ WEST VANCOUVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Annual General Meeting at the Seniors' Ctr
Speaker: Isaac van der Horst; Topic: The Last Tack: Disappearing BC Salmon Trollers
A look at the unique, fading subculture of our province's coastal fishing industry: the BC salmon troller. Through a serious of historic photographs, artifacts, and a number of engaging stories, the presentation will chronicle the history of the men and women who once roamed our coast in pretty little boats in search of the elusive Spring and Coho salmon.

===  Thursday, May 25th  ===

~ 4 - 6pm ~ Police Bd Mtg in Ch of Commerce Boardroom [CANCELLED]
~ 4:30 - 7:30pm ~ DAC [CANCELLED]
~ 5 - 7pm ~ NSACDI, CNV Hall, Conf Rm A
President's Dinner and Business Excellence Awards at the Capilano Golf and Country Club
Annual spring gala and awards dinner.  Details above and were in last issue.  Call 926 6614 for info.

~ 6:30pm ~ A Tribute Dinner for the Honourable John Reynolds, P.C.
In recognition of twenty-five years of outstanding public service.
John Reynolds's tribute dinner will commence 6:30 pm, May 25th, 2006 for cocktails (7:30pm Dinner & Presentations) at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Black Tie Optional. All proceeds will support the Zajac Ranch for children. For more information or to purchase tickets ($200 per person) please contact the Zajac Foundation at 604.739.0444 or at info@zajac.com.

~ 7pm ~
Here is a great opportunity to understand what we have been fighting for. 
As part of their free lecture series Speaking of Science, Simon Fraser University is presenting an evening of information on Eagleridge Bluffs.
"What's up on the Bluffs? The unique ecology of Eagleridge Bluffs and Larsen Creek wetlands" will be a panel discussion exploring various aspects of the bluffs. If you want to come, you should reserve ahead at 291-5100 or via email penikett@sfu.ca.
Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings S, Terasen Cinema, Room 1800 

===  Friday, May 26th
~ 11am - 9pm ~ Library Foundation Croquet Tournament, Ambleside Par 3

===  Saturday, May 27th
~ 9am - noon ~ Broom Pull at Lighthouse Park; meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot.
The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society will be removing broom from several locations in the park.  They will be working for three hours, but please join in even if you only have an hour or two to help.  Try to wear old clothes and work gloves, and bring clippers or loppers if you have them.  (Some tools will be supplied.)
Note : Scotch Broom was introduced to this province in the mid 1800s, and has spread so much that it has become a destructive weed.  Broom is a member of the "pea" family, takes over sunny bluffs crowding out native shrubs like the Nootka Rose and Spirea, and alters the soil composition so that native wild flowers cannot survive.  Learn more about this plant at the May 27th Broom Pull.

The island's geological history will be the focus of an upcoming heritage tour offered by the WV Museum & Archives.  Join geologist and biologist David Cook on a walking tour of the beaches and trails of the island's southwest coast and discover rock formations created up to 400m years ago.  The tour takes place May 27, 10am - 2pm.  The cost is $12.  For more information or to register, call 925 7295.

~ 10am - 5pm ~ 18th Annual WV Fire Dept Car Wash for Children's Hospital (13th & Bellevue)

~ 11am - 3pm ~ NV Museum and Archives: Community History Centre Open House
Join us at the District of North Vancouver's newest public building, the Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley, NV.  This Centre, located in the former stone and brick 1920s' Lynn Valley Elementary School (next door to the 2004 school), is the new home of the NV Museum and Archives Commission and the Archives Research Room.  Enjoy some cake at noon, meet our Museum and Archives staff, and see some of the behind-the-scenes spaces and the treasures they hold.  For more information, please call 604.990.3700

===  Sunday, May 28th
~ 8:30 - 11am ~ 10 km Rotary Fun Run, Park Royal Village
~ 9am - noon ~ Westie Walk Dog Walk, Lighthouse Park

===  Monday, May 29th<= b> -- Special Ccl Mtg 7pm  ===

===  Tuesday, May 30th  ===
~ 10 - noon ~  Philosophers' Cafe in the Peters Room at the Library
Moderator Joe Ronsley will discuss British, Irish, and American poets of the early 20th century


Parade (theme: Myths, Fables, and Fairytales) goes from civic centre (around 10am) to Ambleside Park where there'll be lots of booths and activities.
NOTE: Dundarave Farmers' Markets are on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm; Check for Ambleside Farmers' Market.

===  Sunday, June 4th
~ 9am - 2pm ~ N.S. Stroke Recovery Centre "Family & Friends Relay" in John Lawson Park
~ noon - 5pm ~ the Caulfeild Business Association will be holding their annual fun-filled day at Caulfeild Village. Families, and particularly the kids will enjoy themselves bouncing, swinging, and making crafts. There will also be rides and food available. Almost everything is free and compliments of the merchants of Caulfeild Village. Be sure to mark your calendar!

===  Monday, June 5th  == == Ccl Mtg ===

===  Wednesday, June 7th == Heritage Strategic Plan Open House at Library

===  Thursday, June 8th
~ usually about 5:30pm ~ Evelyn Drive Guidance Cmte: tentative date for mtg; check with Hall (925 7000)
~ TA DA! ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream ~
                Opening night for BARD ON THE BEACH!

===  Friday, June 9th
~ noon ~ Deadline for Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Call for Nominations, 2006-2008 Term
Members are invited to nominate a Chamber member in good standing to serve on the Board of The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. You are welcome to submit your own name if you are interested in joining our Board of Directors.  Each Director elected will begin a two-year term of office at our Annual General Meeting on June 14th, 2006.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 9th at Noon. For more information please phone 926 6614.

=== UPDATES re EAGLERIDGE ==============
Well, events will have overtaken these updates by the time you read this.
Enforcement order obtained as expected.  Now the polite police must politely plead for the polite protestors to peacefully disappear.
Still puzzles me if a third lane is cheaper and safer (and more sensitive and beautiful) why that's not the solution -- never thought science and engineering wd be as inscrutable and hard to find as these cost estimates are.

WEST VANCOUVER POLICE, 1330 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC  V7T1B5  604-925-7300
NEWS RELEASE --  Date: May 25, 2006            
Contact: Sgt. Paul Skelton / Cst. Jeff Palmer  
Subject:  Eagleridge Bluffs Enforcement Order; File: #06-4129  
West Vancouver Police have now completed removal of a protesters encampment in the Eagleridge Bluffs area.
Officers moved to contain the area shortly after 5:00 am this morning.  Approximately 80 to 100 people remained in the protest camp.
Shortly after 9:00 am WVPD Staff Sgt. James Almas read a BC Supreme Court Injunction and Enforcement order directing protesters to leave the area. 
A majority of the highway construction opponents departed the area at that time without incident.
A total of 23 persons (correct) refused the order to leave the area and were arrested for Breach of a BC Supreme Court Order. 
All arrested persons have since been released on a Promise to Appear in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver June 9, 2006. 
[Ten] of the individuals arrested identified themselves as West Vancouver Residents.
West Vancouver Police were pleased to note there were no acts of violence and no reported injuries during the operation.
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 12:51:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Eagleridge Bluffs Coalition <info@eagleridgebluffs.ca>
To: Carolanne Reynolds, Editor WVM
Subject: Eagleridge Update - Injunction Served
At approximately 5:00pm Thursday, May 18 Eagleridge Bluffs supporters at both the Eagleridge  and Black Mountain camps were served with an injunction.  Maps have been  posted  delineating areas that are "out of bounds" for protesting.
A few hours ago (Friday morning), Kiewit representatives requested access to the site, but not surprisingly protesters did not budge.While we are uncertain about the timing of the enforcement order we expect that it could be as early as Friday afternoon, or possibly on Tuesday following the long weekend.
Many of you have volunteered to be part of our "first response" effort and be at the camp as soon as we get word of the enforcement order. We can't stress enough how important it is that we have a strong showing for this event. This is our last chance to make an impact. Please be on alert today and come to the camp as soon as you are phoned or hear of it. Remember that we are not asking anyone to get arrested (although there are many who have indicated a willingness to do so). We simply need your presence there en masse.
With your support we will stop this madness!
Thank you!  
The Coalition to Save Eagleridge Bluffs
PS: Thank you to those people who have been dropping off flowers at the entrance of the camps in support of the continuing protest -- [your] sign of encouragement and support is appreciated.. We welcome others who may wish to do the same. Remember, the battle is not over!

Dennis Perry's response to the BC Supreme Court's decision to grant an injunction to Kiewit to keep protesters clear of construction says it all : "We have lost a battle but we haven't lost the war".
 The Coalition will file an appeal of the ruling. It has also requested that the government establish a 60-day cooling off period during which time the Ministry of Transport could get bids for the four-lane tunnel and third lane options.
This fight is far from over and we have had a huge influx of support from individuals and organizations since the occupation began one month ago. At this morning's press conference at the bluffs, Squamish Nation hereditary chief, Chief Capilano, and Squamish elder Harriet Nahanee formally announced their opposition to the destruction of this land and their plan to stand in solidarity with Eagleridge Bluffs supporters.
 Please continue your support, we need you more than ever! An enforcement order of the injunction is expected later this week and we need all of you present when this happens. If you have not already signed up so that we can call you to come out, please do so now at additions@eagleridgebluffs.ca  (please provide your phone number and indicate that you are volunteering for "first response").
 The outcome of the Eagleridge Bluffs battle will speak volumes about what value we place on our most important resource - and what Canada is famous for worldwide. Stand up and save our incredible natural environment while keeping Canada's promise to the world of a sustainable Olympic games!
 Please read Mark Hume's article in the Globe and Mail for more details on yesterday's court ruling.

===  FLASHBACKS: Swearing-In and Youth Ccl Awards =========

Police Chief Swearing In for Chief Armstrong March 24, 2006
The Mayor's Speech
Thank you for coming and welcome to Police Chief Scott Armstrong.
We will now be led in the singing of O Canada by Rockridge Students Tierney Milne & Roberta Worrall, accompanied by Charlsy Dobell.
Thank you girls, for your beautiful voices.
The Police Board - Cec Brown, Mark Reder, Russ Fraser, Pat Gallivan, Ardath Hoole, and Liz Pederson who is away, and I, as Chair, welcome you to the Swearing In of Police Chief Armstrong.  We thank you for your participation in bearing witness to his commitment to our safety & security, and to the high standard of conduct our Police Force exemplifies, in service to the public.
We have an outstanding display of community support here today.  This is a testament to the high regard we have for our police officers and also for the leadership of Chief Armstrong.  There are many community leaders here, all of whom I would like to recognize towards the end of our program as a way of including their stature in the community, in a salute to the Chief.
We are very fortunate, as well, to have been offered the participation of our Squamish Nation neighbours and friends.  Their processional and ceremonial blanket are received by us in the spirit in which they have been given - in celebration of shared values.
At this point, I would like to ask Byron Joseph to remove the ceremonial blanket, in preparation for Police Chief Scott Armstrong to take his oath of office from Judge Doug Moss.
(The Oath)
Congratulations Scott, if I can call you Scott.  Before we hear your vision for policing in West Vancouver, we are very honoured to have as our special guests: Chief Byron Joseph and Dennis Joseph from the Squamish Nation, Vancouver City Chief Constable Jamie Graham, and Mr. Kevin Begg, Assistant Deputy Minister to the Solicitor General and Director of Police Services.  Each will offer a few words, in support of you in your new role.
(Scott's speech)
{This was printed in WVM2006 - 10}
(Squamish Nation Victory Song)
(Snowbird Song to the Mayor)
Thank you, Chief Armstrong, and thank you to your family for their role in your public life.  It is demanding and we are very grateful.
We have Pipe Major Milton Cameron of the JP Fell Pipe Band to pipe out Chief Armstrong, his family and our special guests.  I would like to invite our community leaders to stand as I call you name and to remain standing as the ceremony closes.  On behalf of the Police Board, we appreciate your dedication and we are proud to be your partners.
{Here the Mayor named about 40 guests -- politicians, Squamish Nation, Police Forces, etc}
Congratulations to your mother, Marian Armstrong, and especially to your wife Sheral and daughter Tara.
--->It was a lovely ceremony if you didn't get to go -- really upbeat and a great beginning.
---> And now to hear about the fantastic young people in WV:


Youth Week is a nationally recognized week dedicated to youth. This week of fun, interaction and celebration is to recognize youth as a valuable resource and to promote youth involvement in our community. West Vancouver has been celebrating Youth Week since its inception in 1995 and each year has developed programs to acknowledge the unique and creative spirit youth bring to our community.
Tonight is the Fourth Annual Municipal Youth Appreciation Awards. We want to recognize and honour the youth in West Vancouver who make exceptional contributions to our community. Their valuable efforts enrich the world we live in. We would also like to take the time this evening to thank the person responsible for creating the West Vancouver Youth Appreciation Awards, Mr. Ira Applebaum. Although Ira has been ill and cannot be with us this evening, we know that he will be excited to learn of this year's youth achievements.  We wish Ira a speedy recovery, and send our warmest wishes to him, and to his family. Had it not been for Ira Applebaum's keen youth advocacy in his role as Coordinator for the Youth Outreach Program and the Ambleside Youth Centre, we would not be here tonight.
We are proud to present the following Youth Appreciation Awards, but acknowledge that there are countless initiatives being undertaken by young people throughout the community every day. While those may not be recognized this evening, they no doubt have great impact and in no way go unnoticed.
We begin tonight's proceedings with a special recognition award. For 75 years, the West Vancouver Youth Band has brought the joy of music to children, parents and the entire community. This is the longest continuously running youth band in Western Canada, and is the official youth band of West Vancouver. On the occasion of their 75th Anniversary, Mayor and Council wish to recognize the West Vancouver Youth Band and the incredible contribution they have made to the lives of music lovers throughout West Vancouver.
My colleague this evening is Youth Mayor Kristine Chalk and we will now present West Vancouver's Youth appreciation Awards.
Youth Mayor
The group known as, Young Adults Helping U, or YAHU, has contributed tirelessly to the cause of philanthropy. They are involved in activities ranging from fundraising, hosting Youth Volunteer Fairs in all West Vancouver High Schools, volunteering with the West Vancouver Community Foundation, assessing Youth Leadership Grant Applications and overseeing grant giving. West Vancouver Community Foundation member Naomi Chard, has nominated the following youth leaders of YAHU.  Please come forward to receive your deserving awards:
        Richard Loat
        May Yu
        Kristine Chalk
        Philipp Krebs
        Kevin Kim
The following Collingwood students have been nominated by Mahasti Mofazali. They have worked diligently and committed huge amounts of time to a variety of service projects, both inside and outside of Collingwood School. They have organized fundraisers and clothing drives for the homeless, worked in downtown Soup Kitchens, spearheaded Collingwood's 30 hour Famine for World Vision, and volunteered in developing areas of Thailand and Kenya. Please come forward to receive your awards: 
        Abrisham Eshghi
        Darien Niamir
        Cara Wilson
Youth Mayor
The students who participate in the Amnesty International Club at West Vancouver Secondary School contribute numerous extra-curricular hours planning events to raise money for and awareness of human rights issues such as land mine victims, orphaned children, and the aids pandemic. According to nominator Alison Chamberlain, they energetically campaign to end violence against women, and consistently write urgent action letters to politicians and governments throughout the world to grieve human rights injustices, and fight to free political prisoners. Would the following youth please come forward:
        Eun Ju Kim                              Kelsey Lenters
        Heather Norton                  Charlotte Watson
        Jio Park                                Amy Fan
        Alexandra Burgin                Kathryn Ovenell-Carter
        Mackenzie Dickson               Mojdeh Shakiba
        Tracey Hinder                           Andrea Barrios
Mulgrave School Vice Principal Anthony Wilson would like to nominate following group of students for their work to end Breast Cancer. Their incredible service contributions started as they encouraged peers, teachers, and parents to rally and support them in their fundraising campaign. These students walked a total of 60 km over two days, staying overnight in the tent city set up for participants in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Their fundraising efforts, raised a phenomenal 30,000 plus dollars towards the fight against breast cancer. Would the following Mulgrave students please come forward:
        Talia Benson
        Meghan Robinson
        Jenni Hughes
Youth Mayor
The following West Vancouver Secondary students have been nominated by their sponsor teacher Maryl Stewart for their commitment to raise awareness about multicultural issues, promote tolerance and understanding, and their encouragement of students to celebrate their differences. This group have created an exciting array of Diversity Week events and seminars for the benefit of both school and community alike.
Please come forward to receive your award:
        Romina Maboub
        Melody Lin
        Saama Sabeti
        Michelle Sun
The St. David's Youth Group have been busy trying to create change all around the world, according to nominator and St. David's Church Youth Group Leader Colleen Blair. They have raised awareness of the importance of fair trade, fundraised to buy supply kits for children in the Sudan, hosted lunches to raise awareness and money for children in Uganda and for HIV-AIDS relief in Africa.  They are also involved in initiatives in the downtown eastside of Vancouver to feed and offer support to the homeless. Would a representative from the St. David's Youth Group please come forward.
Youth Mayor
Nominated by Sentinel Secondary School teacher Sue Herd, the following students are co-presidents of the Cinderella Project. Their responsibilities range from promotions to fundraising and gathering donations. Literally thousand of underprivileged young people from all over B.C. are helped by the Cinderella Project to enjoy all the necessary clothes, accessories, foot wear, and even services from stylists, so that they are able to attend their graduation banquets and after-grads, along with their classmates. Please come forward:
        Tina Choi
        Monica Kim
West Vancouver Secondary's Special Event Committee was responsible for creating stimulating and educational assemblies which were enjoyed by the school and community alike. Most notable were this year's Remembrance Day Ceremonies, a multi-media presentation highlighting the sacrifice made by our war veterans, and the many controversial issues surrounding our war history. The following youth have been nominated by West Vancouver Secondary School Vice Principal William Bird. Please come forward:
        Lara Therrien-Boulos
        Jonathan Lam
        Patricia Tao
        Marisa Woodham
Youth Mayor
Nominated by West Vancouver Youth Outreach Worker Peter Chisholm, the following  West Vancouver Secondary students have embraced a multitude of initiatives, all of which have significant social impact. They volunteer regularly for Amnesty International and Project Share, both time consuming and demanding programs. They were part of the Global Education volunteer task force in Nicaragua, and they jointly spearheaded this year's 30 Hour Famine, held at the Ambleside Youth Centre, which raised 4,000 dollars for World Vision. Please come forward:
        Sarah Jarvis
        Emma Walter
Sentinel Secondary School Teacher Kaethe Clarke has nominated the following leaders of the Sentinel Interact club. They have had several fundraisers for the Rotary Club to support their efforts in developing countries. They did an excellent job of organizing the 30-Hour Famine at Sentinel, which raised over 3,500 dollars for World Vision. They are currently about to begin the organization of their next educational campaign for the Canadian Diabetes Association. All three students have made a significant contribution to the community. Please come forward:
        Karbo Kam
        Teresa Chen
        Pedram Moussavi
Youth Mayor
The following youth, nominated by Youth Outreach Worker Jan Riddell, have led a project which requires an unusually large time commitment and a unique sense of ownership. Project Share is a youth lead initiative which involves gathering community donations of food stuffs and equipment, fundraising, and acquiring leadership grants. A tremendous amount of organization and delegation are necessary in order to bring together all resources necessary to create and transport a hot, nourishing meal, and feed up to 350 people in the downtown eastside every second weekend all year long.
The Project Share Youth are motivated to do more than feed the hungry, however. They are taking every opportunity to talk with street entrenched people, and to hear their stories. They are learning about larger issues such as substance abuse, prostitution, mental illness, and Canada's lack of affordable housing. They are compassionate. They are wise. They are consistent and unwavering in their commitment to this cause. Project Share, with the support of the Ambleside Youth Centre and the West Vancouver Outreach Program, is in its fourth continuous year, and will continue as new recruits are constantly being trained. We are pleased to present this award for outstanding community achievement.
        Clair Jacobsen
        Tiffany Elsner
        Sima Gerami
        and project leader Marlee Hershfield
Our next Youth Appreciation Award goes to a young person from Sentinel Secondary School who has worked hard for over two years to support the initiatives of the West Vancouver Police Department. An involved member of SWET (the Student Work Experience Team), this youth has made himself available for any and all projects the police have undertaken in the community, such as the Cops for Cancer Fundraiser, the native Reserve Clean Up, the Police Volunteer Appreciation night, and the Police Community Open House.
He has also been instrumental in implementing the North Shore Meth Watch Program, in conjunction with the North Shore Crystal Meth Task Force. According to nominator Constable Harry McNeil, this young man is prepared to help at any time with any project no matter how daunting. Please come forward:
        Ethan Landy
Youth Mayor
The next award goes to a student from Mulgrave School and is nominated by Graham Gilley and Anthony Wilson. This student has showed remarkable dedication to the safety and well-being of Mulgrave students as a leader of the School Emergency Response Team. She participated in the B.C. Ambulance First Response Course, a 40-hour intensive first aid program, culminating with a formal written and practical licensing exam, in order to receive her BCAS First Response certification. She has been responding to emergencies within the school, in addition to providing medical support to certain athletic events. She has assisted in organizing and supervising emergency drills, record keeping, safety audits, and skill development exercises throughout the year at Mulgrave. Please come forward:
        Megan Nelson
This student is from Sentinel Secondary School. She has been nominated by both Corinne Amber, of the West Vancouver District Parks Department, and Steve Biggin-Pound, of the Evergreen Environmental Group. This young person began an Environmental Club at Sentinel Secondary when little or no interest or support existed for such a thing. She was not discouraged, however. On the contrary, she increased her level of commitment to include leading the Community Youth Stewardship Program, carried out in conjunction with Evergreen. In this role, she has worked hard to support community initiatives to remove evasive plant species and others to salvage certain habitats. Known for her quiet determination, please come forward:
        Aqeela Nanji
Youth Mayor
The next student attends Mulgrave School and has been nominated by Vice Principal Anthony Wilson.
This young person volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica, worked to coordinate the Canadian Association of Independent Schools National Student Leadership Conference at Mulgrave, and helped to organize Spirit Week Programming, including a special Stephen Lewis Assembly.  He is also fundraising and preparing for the Kenya Legacy Trip this summer, where he will help to build a library for a community school located outside of Nairobi. Like many of the youth acknowledged here today, this young person is involved in countless other school and community initiatives. Please come forward to accept your award:
        Chris Pallai
This award goes to a Mulgrave School student for her efforts and commitment in developing and coordinating undoubtedly the most inspirational Spirit Week ever at Mulgrave School, one that moved the school's concerns towards greater global awareness, compassion, and humanitarian action. In support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and the fight to ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa, this young person organized an African Drumming Assembly, a Day of Silence Campaign, an Art Contest, various fundraising initiatives, and a special address by Stephen Lewis at the school, with a follow-up student panel discussion. These events were only made possible by many months of planning and communication.
Vice Principal Anthony Wilson feels that the opportunity to hear Stephen Lewis speak and witness directly his genuine compassion for others and his exasperation at how little we invest in making things better for the people of Africa, is something Mulgrave students and staff will never forget.
This youth can take credit for being a catalyst in raising awareness in our community about pressing issues like the AIDS Pandemic. So far, her efforts have raised over 15,000 dollars in contributions for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Please come forward and receive your award for your outstanding contributions:
        Samantha Russell Gil
Youth Mayor
The following Rockridge School student has been nominated by Jennifer Richmond of the West Vancouver United Church Youth Group, for his efforts as coordinator of the Oppenheimer Sandwich Outreach Program. It is this young person's responsibility to organize volunteers for each excursion, correspond with Oppenheimer Park staff in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, coordinate donations and make announcements for the congregation, so that they may support the program. He also generously gives of his time to make the church's annual flea market happen, to assist in Sunday school with younger children, among many other contributions in school and the community, such as the Interact Club. Please come forward for your award:
        Geoff Ives
The following Collingwood School student was nominated by West Vancouver District Manager of Community Services Josie Chuback.
This particular student had a goal in mind. He wanted to create a self-sustaining foundation which would help needy children with learning differences. His first project was to publish a calendar highlighting the stories of successful people who had faced many struggles as a result of their learning differences. The calendar is truly an inspiring collection of stories from courageous individuals.
But this young person didn't stop there. He obtained sponsorship so that he could print more calendars to be sold and distributed across Canada and in many countries around the world. His efforts have raised considerable awareness of our many learning differences. His efforts have also so far raised over 10,000 dollars for the Unique Minds Foundation.
        Kelvin Wilson
On behalf of council, I express our sincere appreciation to the youth and their families who are here this evening, to the nominators of the awards and the staff throughout West Vancouver in all our schools, programs, facilities, and services who have helped in some way to provide these opportunities for these young people. We are very proud and inspired by the dedication and care West Vancouver youth show every day.

Thank you to my colleague, Youth Mayor Kristine Chalk.
In celebration of Youth Week 2006 and the Youth Appreciation Awards, we invite you to join us for refreshments in the main lobby.

===  ABBREVIATED CCL AGENDA May 19th ==============
                                SPECIAL REGULAR COUNCIL AGENDA
1.         CALL TO ORDER //  2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3.1       Council Meeting Minutes, May 01, 2006
3.2       Council Meeting Minutes, May 08, 2006
3.3       Council Meeting Minutes, May 10, 2006
3.4       Committee of the Whole Minutes, May 15, 2006   To be provided on table.
3.5       Council Meeting Minutes, May 15, 2006    To be provided on table. 
4.1       Presentation of Certification of Commendation to Gillian Harris (File:  0050?07)
            THAT the presentation regarding the Certificate of Commendation to Gillian Harris for providing assistance to another person in a selfless manner, regarding a water rescue at Calvin Grove Cliffs in Lions Bay on July 4, 2004 be received.
5.         DELEGATIONS
5.1       North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues re Access Awareness Day (File:  0180-18)
5.2       P. Jacobsen, TransLink CEO and B. Paddon, TransLink Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs regarding TransLink (File:  3210?01)
6.         REPORTS
6.1       TransLink Governance Review
...report dated May 01 was received by Council on May 08; RECOMMENDED: Council comments ... be received. 
6.2       Development Variance Permit 06?012 (6215 Summit Place)
            THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that Development Variance Permit Application No. 06?012 (6215 Summit Place), which would allow for confirmation of an existing home with a variance to front yard, will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, June 19, 2006.
6.3       Proposed Revisions to the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues Terms of Reference
            THAT the proposed revisions to the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (NSACDI) Terms of Reference as outlined in the report dated April 27, 2006 from the Planning Analyst be endorsed.
6.4       Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Lease  -- To be circulated on table.
6.5       Fiscal Sustainability Task Force Terms of Reference and Appointments
            1.         The Fiscal Sustainability Task force Terms of Reference dated May 17, 2006 be approved.
            2.         The appointments of the following individuals to the Fiscal Sustainability task force, effective May 29, 2006 to September 30, 2006 be approved:
                         To be provided on table.
6.6       Appointment to Board of Variance
            RECOMMENDED: ...appointment of Patricia McClung for the term of May 16, 2006 to May 16, 2009.
            The following Consent Agenda items may be considered separately or in one recommendation.
7.1.1   Development Application Status List: THAT Development Application Status List be approved.
8.         OTHER ITEMS
>>>  Action Required
8.1.1          G. Pajari, May 10, 2006, regarding Lease Agreement with Health Board
                  Referred to Director of Parks & Community Services for consideration and response.
8.1.2         J. Bant, May 19, 2006, regarding Eagle Harbour Road Speed Bumps
                  Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
8.1.3         E. Bradbury, May 14, 2006, regarding proposed publication:  West Vancouver:  A View Through the Trees
                 Referred to Director of Finance for consideration and response.
>>>  No Action Required (receipt only)
8.1.4          Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
                  (a)       Community Services Advisory Committee Minutes, April 18, 2006
                  (b)       Community Services Advisory Committee Minutes, March 21, 2006
                  (c)       Board of Variance Hearing Minutes, March 29, 2006
8.1.5         G. Fleck, May 15, 2006, regarding appointment West Vancouver Financial Advisory Board
8.1.6         M. Gingues, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, May 15, 2006, regarding "Members' Advisory - Prime Minister Supports fixing Municipal Infrastructure Deficit"
8.1.7         M. Hunt, President, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, May 15, 2006, regarding 2005 Community Tourism Program Grant
8.1.8         J. A. Davidson, Mayor, Town of Smithers, May 17, 2006, regarding "Smithers is Hockeyville"
8.1.9         Capilano Community Services Society, undated, regarding invitation to 30th AGM
                Previously distributed due to timing of event.
8.1.10       M. & A. Ashurst, May 16, 2006, regarding Commercial Dog walking
8.1.11       H. R. Decaire, May 16, 2006, regarding Eagleridge/Sea-to-Sky Highway
8.1.12       L. Byrd, May 16, 2006, regarding 24 Hour Construction and Eagleridge Bluffs
8.1.13       A. Steele, May 16, 2006, regarding Community Centre Plans
8.1.14       R. Eisler, May 16, 2006, regarding concerns regarding sale of provincial property
8.1.15       M. Rahbar, Vernacular Design, May 12, 2006, regarding Redevelopment Proposal at 2031, 2047 and 2061/63 Esquimalt Ave
8.1.16       H. Bennett, May 17, 2006, regarding petition with thirty-one signatures regarding Aquatic Centre Arthrocize charges
8.1.17       M. Grinnell, Chair, TransLink Governance Review Panel, May 11, 2006, regarding TransLink Governance Review
8.1.18       J. Brownlee, Secretary, West Vancouver Fire Fighters, May 18, 2006, regarding 2nd Annual West Vancouver Fire Fighters "Pipes by the Sea" Pipe Band Festival
8.1.19       D. R. Corrigan, Mayor, City of Burnaby, May 16, 2006, regarding Provincial Review of GVTA (TransLink) Governance
8.1.20       J. E. Barker, President, Cascadia Society for Social Working, May 19, 2006
                Previously distributed due to timing of event.
>>>  Responses to Correspondence
8.1.21       May 18, 2006 response from E. Barth, Director of Engineering and Transportation to Eagle Harbour Road residents' petition letter, undated, regarding traffic calming measures on Eagle Harbour Road  
>>>  Responses to Questions in Question Period   --    None.

===  INFObits ==============

Last issue had Larry Beasley's talk on Heritage in Vancouver.  He and his vision are described in the current issue of Canadian Geographic -- see http://www.cangeo.ca/magazine/mj06/feature.asp -- has an article: Vancouver has the fastest-growing downtown core in North America and is becoming a showcase for the greatest urban experiment since the 1950s.

***  DIMMING THE SUN  -  www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sun/about.html
                TV Program Description; Original PBS Broadcast: 2006 April 18
"Dimming the Sun" investigates the discovery that the sunlight reaching Earth has been growing dimmer, which may seem surprising given all the international concern over global warming. At first glance, less sunlight might hardly seem to matter when our planet is stewing in greenhouse gases. But the discovery of global dimming has led several scientists to revise their models of the climate and how fast it's changing. According to one recent and highly controversial model, the worst-case warming scenario could be worse than anyone has predicted. "Dimming the Sun" unravels this baffling climate conundrum and the implications for Earth's future.

===    HAIKU  *** &= nbsp; 2006 May 17/18   ===  West Vancouver  =====

                a quiet evening of verse  ~~
                        through window wanders
                                        the scent of lilacs

===  QUOTATIONS =======

On May 26, 1689, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was baptized in London.  While not particularly well-known today, she was one of the most colourful women of her era.  She was a great wit with a vivacious personality, and is principally remembered as a prolific letter writer, but she was also highly regarded as a poet and essayist.
In one letter, she offered this paradoxical insight:
"A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable, is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly."
Lady Montagu was at her best, however, when she was trying to communicate an important life message via an analogy:
"People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed."


I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
                        -- E.B. White (American, 1899 - 1985)