May 16/19 Ccl NOTES
June 6 AGENDAs
Calendar to June 24

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

~~~ glorious Diamond Jubilee weekend ~~~ 

= Main Items on Council Agendas June 4

4pm Special Mtg (ie in camera; Ccl votes in the public interest mbrs of the public be excluded)

then the regular Ccl Mtg at 7pm

2011 Annual Report; Ice Allocation at Arena; Mobile Phone Industry; Housing for those with Disabilities (MyOwnSpace Housing Society); Ambleside and Dundarave Parking; Write-Off Taxes Receivable; 2012 Cmnty Grants ($125K?); Allocation process of Youth Competition/Leadership Fund Grants; Adoption of a Zoning Housekeeping Amendments Bylaw, and bylaws on fees and charges, building, bylaw enforcement, traffic mgmt, blvd construction; Traffic Mgmt Guidelines; Ccl Mtg added June 25; Devt Applic Status; Correspondence includes: Amb Village Ctr; 370 Mathers Devt; ADRA public mtg June 20; Proposed Arts Ctr; Caulfeild Park

NB: although the posted agenda has a link to the Ccl Correspondence page, at the time of writing the list to May 29 is not (yet) on the DWV website {done on Friday June 1}

= Vive le Canada (Queen's Jubilee in UK); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Transcripts; Caulfeild Pk); UPDATES & INFO (Visual Arts Ctr; OGCS; WRA; PkR Gift Card)

= CALENDAR to June 22nd; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music; Ballet; Dance)

= HEADSUP 10A June 1: June 4 Agenda; Centennial Celebration; NSATP consultation; VHF House Tour; Songfire VISI

= Ccl Mtg May 28 NOTES:

Public Hearing 7pm: Zoning Bylaw Housekeeping Amendments [followed by]

Reg Ccl Mtg: Delegation re BC211; Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts Ctr Design Brief}; Completion of Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area Review; Traffic Management Plans and Boulevard Design Review for Construction Projects - Building Amendment Bylaw, Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment, and Fees and Charges Amendment [Bylaw]; Zoning Housekeeping Amendments Bylaw; Removal of Fence and Trees at Gleneagles Elementary School; WV Cmnty Ctrs Society -- Pumpkin Fest Request; Ccl Remuneration and Expense Policy; E-Comm Bd Appmt; DVP Applic 6685 Madrona; Devt  Applic for Rodgers Crk Area 3 West; and Correspondence: WVM re Name Games for Subdivn; Food Scrap Cans (funny); Boundary Extension Petition; NSh Lifeboat Society and CCGA; Parking on 21st; Trees Keith & 11th; CCGA launch; Traffic calming 22nd and PJ School zone; bus shelters

= Ccl AGENDAs June 4

= ANIMALWATCH (Baby animals; coatimundis; kitties); INFObits (Demographics; Antibiotics); HEBRONWATCH (Israeli Paradigm); HOUSEWATCH (Govt Demolitions); ROYALWATCH (Queen's Maple Leaf Dress; Start of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations; PHOTOS -- Tributes to the Queen; Royal Thames River Pageant); HERITAGEWATCH (TLC; HSBC; HWV; HV; VHF); HAIKUWATCH (Haiku Canada; Maiku/Tanka; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

=== Vive le CANADA === From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)

Canadian participation in Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in the United Kingdom

June 1, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario

Canadians from across the country are participating in special events in London, United Kingdom, to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 60-year reign.

Celebrations in the United Kingdom began in May 2012 with the Diamond Jubilee pageant at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, featuring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) musical ride, The Tenors and Inuit performers Artcirq. On May 23 - 24, the RCMP participated in The Mounting of The Queen’s Life Guard at Horse Guards, the first foreign non-military force to be given this honour.

On June 3, 2012, Canada House, home to Canada’s High Commission in the UK, will be welcoming 400 Canadians for a Big Jubilee Lunch and opening a special exhibition of photographs of The Queen’s visits to Canada over the past 60 years.  Her Majesty has visited Canada 22 times since her Coronation, more than any other country.

Also on June 3, the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will see a flotilla of approximately 1,000 boats sail down the River Thames in a tribute to Her Majesty.  Canadians will be well represented, with members of the Royal Canadian Navy escorting the royal barge, the MV Spirit of Chartwell. The Canadian flag will fly alongside the British, Australian and New Zealand flags as representatives of the four navies accompanying the barge

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will be joining with the Canadian Canoe Museum in celebrating the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant by sending Canada One, a replica of a voyageur canoe, to participate in the flotilla, honouring the voyageur men and women who were instrumental in opening up our great country.

Crews of breast cancer survivors, Abreast From the West and Internationally Abreast, will also be paddling dragon boats for the event. They will be dressed in red and white and will salute with their oars as their boats sail past The Queen.

A group of Canadian Heralds, the officials who grant the use of coats of arms, have also been invited to participate in the Pageant by joining English and Scottish Heralds preceding the royal barge with their banners. 

Canadian participants in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be honoured at a reception at Canada House, as two beacons are lit to join hundreds of others around the world before Her Majesty The Queen lights one of her own at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2012.

On June 6, The Queen will unveil a new portrait of Her Majesty, commissioned by the Government of Canada to commemorate the historic occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This Diamond Jubilee portrait will be displayed at Canada House in London from June 8 - 14, 2012, where it will then be returned to Canada to be installed at Rideau Hall.

=== from the EDITOR'S DESK ===

+ WVM Ccl Mtg Transcripts: As you readily recognize, "best efforts", and that's the reason there are timestamps throughout; you can more easily locate that section on the videotape to hear the exact words.

If you're not an experienced cryptographer, you might want to refer to www.westvan.org/glossary to read the transcript.

+ Ambleside Streetscape -- When looking at the panels it occurred to me public cd see them if in the M Hall lobby before ccl mtgs. Was chatting there and NG said she'd made the same comment. Glad to report they were indeed put there before the June 4th ccl mtg. I did notice the proposal has less parking than available now in Ambleside so do think that shd be addressed otherwise the shopping magnet of PkR with ample and free parking will draw more ppl away from our town ctr

+ Caulfeild Park Horror Stories -- In the Correspondence List to May 25, see letter No 10 dated May 24; documents the destruction and Plan not followed.

+ Still Unanswered Questions: As noted in several issues, alas, no answer yet to Polman's Five (June 2011 re AmbNOW) and no answer to Roach's Five re Budget 2012 asked at the March 26 mtg.

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

= Media Release: Council Supports Preliminary Concept for a Visual Arts Ctr [Wednesday, May 30]

West Vancouver Council has given its early support for the proposal for a Visual Arts Center on the 1600 Block of Bellevue Avenue.

Mayor Michael Smith says: “Council recognizes that community members have been working hard to advance the concept of an Arts Centre in West Vancouver. We are keen to see the next steps which will engage the public, develop feasibility and business plans, and meet with potential donors for this exciting project.”

The premise for the Arts Centre is that the facility would be built from non-tax sources and supported by the District with land.

The District will be initiating a public consultation on the Ambleside Waterfront Plan this summer. The timing of this consultation recognizes the important policy of waterfront land acquisition which has been in place since 1975, and has resulted in a nearly entirely publicly-owned waterfront. The consultation will seek input on specific public preferences for waterfront uses so that defined capital projects can be developed as part of the 2013 budget.

The draft guiding principles of this plan* contemplate an Arts Centre which would include: retail, community arts, and curatorial arts on the 1600 Block of Bellevue Avenue.

Arts Advisory Chair, Merla Beckerman says: “With Council’s support we have a unique opportunity to capture and celebrate West Vancouver as a special place in west coast for art, architecture, and design. We are excited to share our work with the community and donors and to receive their input.”

Merla Beckerman has chaired the Arts Advisory's work over the last two years and is an [adviser] and consultant who has been actively involved in the arts, as a professional and volunteer. She was Chair of the Vancouver Art Gallery Board and served as a Trustee for 12 years. She was appointed Vice-chair of the National Gallery of Canada and now serves on the BC Arts Council.

On May 28, 2012, The Arts Centre Design Brief was presented to Council and included information on how space and program requirements could potentially translate into a 28,000 square foot facility. The diagrams and images contained within the brief are only conceptual at this time; however, they illustrate how this public space, envisioned as the community living room, could act as a hub for cultural facilities and an important anchor in revitalizing Ambleside. The Draft Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts Centre Design Brief will be included as part of the broader public process around the Ambleside Waterfront Plan.

* The Ambleside Waterfront draft Guiding Principles and Plan which were endorsed by Council on April 12, 2010.

= Old Growth Conservation Society

    Annual General Meeting: The fifth AGM was held at the WV Library on February 15th. The new board comprises: Alan Bardsley, Marshall Bauman, David Cook, Hugh Hamilton, Miles Hume, Alexandra Mancini, Bruce McArthur, Katharine Steig, and Herb Storm. The Treasurer's report was read and received, and then Bruce McArthur presented the Directors’ report which summarized last year’s activities. At the March Directors’ meeting Hugh Hamilton was elected President; Alan Bardsley, Vice-President; Katharine Steig, Secretary, and Herb Storm, Treasurer. Godfrey Lynum, Bill McCuaig, and Terry Taylor agreed to serve for another term as Advisers to the Society. For more info, see: www.ogcs.ca

+ Western Residents' Assn

WRA Meetings are held monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month at the Gleneagles Golf Course, Community Use Room. All local residents are welcome to attend. Contact the WRA at: westernresidents@gmail.com

\WRA Membership: Fees are $20 for one year, $30 for two years, $40 for three years, or a Lifetime membership for $100. Please make your cheques payable to; “The Western Residents’ Association”. Drop off or mail to: Mary Bayes, 6357 Chatham Street, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2E1 See -- http://www.chrisadshead.com/index.html for latest news and www.thewesterner.ca

+ Enter For Your Chance To Win A $50 Park Royal Gift Card

Take our two-minute survey and automatically be entered for a chance to win. Contest ends at 4pm on Friday, June 15. The winner of the prize will be chosen at random and will be contacted by phone. Your name and telephone number will be used solely for the purpose of this contest and will be discarded immediately following the contest draw. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZPWPDP9.

=== CALENDAR to June 22nd ===

All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise. NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM goes out. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx . Notices/mtgs/changes too late for an issue or too early for the next newsletter are sent to subscribers. [See mtgs etc in the Headsup notices sent during the month]

~~~ hope you enjoyed celebrating COMMUNITY DAY and WV's centennial Saturday June 2nd ~~~

=== Monday June 4

~ 7pm ~ Sticks, Carrots, and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen's Transport Successes - Part I

SFU Harbour Ctr; Admission free but reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve

Speaker: Andreas Røhl, Bicycle Program Mgr, City of Copenhagen and Cycling Specialist, Urban Systems Ltd.

    * What can Vancouver learn from Copenhagen as Vancouver updates its Transportation 2040 Plan?

    * How is cycling in Copenhagen integrated with walking, transit, and land use planning?

    * How is cycling and walking in Copenhagen creating healthier residents and supporting their economy?

    * How did Copenhagen get to where is it now with more than a third of trips to work and school by bike?

    * How is cycling currently promoted there, through infrastructure and social marketing?

Andreas Røhl describes his experience as the City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Programme Manager. Andreas manages Copenhagen’s Bicycle Programme and recently joined Urban Systems Ltd. for a temporary term in their Metro Vancouver office. He is participating in a range of active transportation projects throughout Western Canada, including the development of an Active Transportation Master Plan for the City of Vancouver among other projects.

With the City of Copenhagen, Andreas focused on bicycle policies and strategies to improve conditions for cycling, and recently led the completion of the Copenhagen’s Cycling Strategy as well as the City’s Design Guidelines to Great Cycle Roads. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of cycling infrastructure, Andreas also has extensive experience with cost-benefit analysis, cycling education, and promotion campaigns. [Sponsored by Urban Systems Ltd., City of Vancouver, and SFU Continuing Studies (City Program)]

=== Tuesday June 5

~ 7:30am ~ The Fraser Institute: Washington’s Keynesian trap: How U.S. stimulus spending is dragging down the economy

Breakfast at Fasken Martineau - Bentall 5 -- 2900 - 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver

The U.S. economy continues to falter following the collapse of the housing market despite the billions of dollars in stimulus spending undertaken by Washington. The U.S. dollar is poised to lose significant purchasing power and few economists and investment advisors agree on the fundamental root causes of the problem or possible solutions. With Canada’s dependence on trade with our U.S. neighbour, the continuing weakness of the American economy has significant implications for our own fiscal well-being.

Join Peter Schiff, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, for a discussion on how Washington’s embrace of Keynesian solutions to stimulate the economy have led to more over-spending and excessive debt levels and what this means for Canada.

Learn more about the Fraser Institute's research on this topic and other areas of public policy.


~ 3pm ~ Witness a rare astronomical event! beginning at 3pm Venus will pass in front of the sun

This won't happen again for over 100 years -- 896 2233 -- www.britanniaminemuseum.ca

~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan Working Group Mtg.

=== Thursday June 7

~ 4 p.m. Awards Committee Meeting

=== Tuesday June 12

~ 11:30am - 1:30pm ~ Fraser Institute Boardroom

Speaker Dr Mark Milke, Sr Fellow & Director, Alberta Policy Studies on Stealth Confiscation:

How Canada’s government regulates, freezes, and devalues private property—without compensation

Cost: $39 + HST Lunch will be served; advance registration is required

~ 5pm ~ Public Information Mtg. Re: Rodgers Creek Area 3 West at Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane

=== Wednesday June 13

~ 6pm ~ Lower Caulfeild Adv Cmte at St. Francis-in-the-Wood, 4773 Piccadilly South (in Gym)

=== Saturday June 16

~ 11am ~ Opening of the newest section of the Spirit Trail

~ 2 -3pm ~ Lighthouse Park Preservation Society AGM in Sk'witsut Hut, Lighthouse Park followed by guest speaker:

and 3 - 4pm -- Kathy Heise "Pacific White-Sided Dolphins: aerial acrobats of the B.C. coast"

Kathy Heise is a graduate student and Research Associate at the Vancouver Aquarium, who became interested in

dolphins during the I980s whilst working as a lighthouse keeper. Her studies involve recording the behaviour of dolphins in

captivity and in the wild, most recently documenting the return of white sided dolphins to Howe Sound.

All members are invited to share at the annual pot-luck supper RSVP to lighthouseparkps@gmail.com for place.

~ 2 - 4pm ~ Spirit Community Garden Party at PkRoyalS, upper level just behind Osaka Supermarket and Staples

You are invited to a garden party! Park Royal is teaming up with Great Canadian Landscaping Co. to create a new community garden on the North Shore. Everyone is invited to partake in the activities – we will have face-painting, balloons, and refreshments. If you are interested in having a planter in the garden, just let us know! A waitlist will be created for those who are unable to get one this time around. For more info, contact Sara Park, Events/Mkting Coordinator at spark@parkroyal.ca or 923 4716.

=== Wednesday June 20

~ 7:30am ~ Field Sport Working Group Mtg.

~ 7pm ~ Library Board Mtg at Library

~ 7pm ~ ADRA Public Mtg at Srs' Ctr for residents to come and give their views to the ADRA Board -- height/density

on 1300blk/PSB/lease/purchase/devt of Ambleside/Streetscape/Parking/etc; for info call Prez 922 7387

=== Thursday June 21 ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Committee Meeting

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca

The Library (WVML) now has new mobile devices with quality content for children, teens, and families. Two iPads, an iPod Touch, a Kobo Vox, a Kobo Touch, and a Kobo WiFi are available at the Youth Information Desk for visitors to explore and use while in the library. The iPads and iPod Touch are each loaded with over 50 reviewed and award-winning apps. The devices also have all of WV School District’s recommended mobile applications (titles available at: http://go45.sd45.bc.ca/district/blogs/digitalliteracy/SitePages/Apps.aspx)

.....In addition to adding these new devices for youth and families, WVML has significantly upgraded its e-readers for adults. Six additional Kindles with fresh new titles are available to borrow, and an array of the latest e-readers can be tested out in the Library.


Friday, June 1, 8, 15, & 22; 10 - 11:30am Come practise English conversation -- develop skills, learn vocabulary, participate in interesting discussions, and make new friends.

For more info please call Nadia Vargha Majzub at 922 5152. English Corner is facilitated by the Baha'i Community of West Vancouver in partnership with the Library.


Join Moderator Randall MacKinnon on the third Friday of each month, from September through June for a discussion at a Philosophers' Cafe, part of SFU's Continuing Studies. Admission free, no registration is required.

Decade-Dance Is a show like Dancing with the Stars (or reality TV in general) likely to inspire and elevate people or more likely to make them feel passive and less worthy? 
Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. - noon

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT: Sofia Rei -- Friday June 22 -- Doors open at 7pm; concert starts at 7:30pm

+++ WV MUSEUM +++ http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions/current_exhibition 925 7295 

= May 9 - June 16 -- The Mill Project

Artist Talk: Sat June 9th from 1:30pm*

Bruce Emmett's Mill Project re-imagines a site in West Vancouver which has held three unique histories: the Vedder River Shingle Mill, WV Secondary School, and the Inglewood "Mill" Skatepark. The skateboard park, constructed in 1977, was the first in Canada, only to be deliberately buried underneath six feet of soil and rock, little more than seven years after its creation. The community's reaction against youth skate subculture was marked in time by this physical act of erasure. The subterranean artifact of the skatepark embodies the Mill Project: an evocative investigation of subcultural identity, dominant ideologies, mythologies, and local history.

-- Curated by Landscape Urbanist Alyssa Schwann, Adjunct Professor, UBC, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 

* Please join Bruce Emmett, who will deliver a guided tour of his exhibition, The Mill Project, on June 9 at 1:30pm, followed by a walk up to the site of the Inglewood "Mill" Skatepark (located at 17th and Inglewood), the first skateboard park in Canada, which currently lies six feet underground.

In his gallery tour, Emmett will discuss how he investigated the buried skatepark and the Mill site's layers of history as the underlying inspiration for a diverse range of works. In addition, Emmett will explain the subsurface exploration of the buried skateboard park he conducted in collaboration with Terraprobe Geoscience Corporation using ground penetrating radar scanning.

+++ Launch of Book Announced:


The stark beauty of an iconic architectural movement is captured in this rare collection of stunning images.

The West Vancouver Museum is pleased to announce a publication of Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism and the museum's second exhibition featuring the work of critically acclaimed photographer Selwyn Pullan this fall....

...The first full-length book dedicated to Pullan's compelling photographs,  Selwyn Pullan is an extensive retrospective with beautifully reproduced images and illuminating texts that place the photographer in historical and cultural context....

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

>> "100 Years // 100 Artists" ~~~ June 5 - 17

A celebration of West Vancouver’s Centennial & the 100th birthday of the Ferry Building

A celebration of the visual arts with 100 artists depicting their impressions of West Vancouver on 12” x 12” canvases

Internationally renowned artists, such as Ross Penhall, Bobbie Burgers, and Cori Creed, whose careers began at the Ferry Building Gallery, will have paintings for sale, alongside artists who have exhibited in the gallery over the years. The art scene in West Vancouver, known for its wealth of artists, has grown since the early 60s, and in June we celebrate those who contributed to making the community a significant arts destination.

The Ferry Building, built in 1912 as the terminal for the ferries that travelled from Vancouver to the North Shore and serviced the area until the Lions' Gate Bridge was built in 1939, is also the first designated historical building in West Vancouver.


Opening Reception: Tuesday June 5 from 6 to 9pm. Meet the Artists: Saturday June 9 from 2 to 3pm

>> The Magic of Photography ~~~ June 17 - July 8

Francine Drouin, Nick Meissner, Nancy Ricker

Opening Reception: Tuesday June 19 from 6 to 8pm ~ Meet the Artists: Saturday June 23 at 2pm

+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://silkpurse.ca/exhibitions/  925 7292

> May 29 – June 10 “Trees and Their Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats”

Sherry Cooper’s mixed media work combines the rhythms & gestures of tree branches with colour to accentuate the positive & negative spaces created by their overlapping parts, evoking a nostalgic & dream-like sense of wonder and possibility.

Opening reception Tuesday May 29th from 6 to 8pm

> June 12 - 24 “A Colourful Life"

Painters Anne-Marie Calder (oil) & Jose Kernahan (watercolour), share with us slices of life from around the world, including Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Europe. Their colourful works depict everything from bustling street markets to tender moments with a loved one.

Opening reception Tuesday June 12th from 6 - 8pm


Complete list of events: Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar

Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 (also for tix) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com



DANCE VANCOUVER 2012 7pm Saturday June 9

June 15 - Kay Meek Centre Annual Gala Fundraiser, " Two Men, No Script "

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy in support of Kay Meek Centre! Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.... Just like a live version of 'Whose Line'! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country. Don't miss the most exciting comedy event of the year!

COLIN MOCHRIE and his remora-like straight man, BRAD SHERWOOD -- along with celebrity host, VICKI GABEREAU, bring you an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy to benefit Kay Meek Centre.

Combine that with lots of bubbly, fine wines, succulent oysters, amazing appetizers, and chocolate; an evening not to be missed - IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS! For tickets go to: http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1299


Hi, I'm Vicki Gabereau. I hope you will join me and my special guests, Emmy-nominated improv masters, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood. We'll start the evening with tastings from Exec Chef Rob Parrott of Mangia e Bevi, First Mate, Shawn Chesney of Rodney's Oyster House, Whistler Brewing Company, and Yellowtail Bubbles!

Then there's the raffle -- Grand prize - a 5 day/4 night fishing trip to historic Good Hope Cannery in Rivers Inlet; Second prize - two tickets to any of Westjet's 74 destinations including the British Virgin Islands - and the list goes on. I know it is just too fabulous for words!

Around a quarter to nine, on our main stage, I'll be introducing the guys. Colin and Brad -- totally unscripted taking suggestions from the audience -- creating hilarious and original skits - just like a live version of their Emmy-nominated series "Whose Line is It Anyway".

Anyway, it's a PARTY and I want to see you there! Phone (604) 913-3634 for tickets or click here to buy on-line.

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++ http://www.westvan60.com/

Office: 604-922-3587 Lounge: 604-922-1920 Fax: 604-922-2659

+++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com/

+ President's Dinner & Business of Excellence Awards -- 6pm Thursday June 14th -- Hollyburn Country Club

Awards, celebrating Excellence in West Vancouver, will be presented for: Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur, Most Green Business, Home-Based Business and Citizen of the Year. Tix $99 + HST

MORE: Surprise Celebrity Guest Appearance. Great Live Auction Items, including 'The Real Housewives of Vancouver’ Essentials Kit. Don’t miss out on this fun, Gala Evening. The Two Pams, Pam Goldsmith-Jones and Pamela Martin, will host a hot and timely Live Auction. And Nominees are now out for the annual Business Excellence Awards

+ The Chamber's first Annual Taste of Ambleside was a great success!

Tuesday June 05 -- Our first Annual Taste of Ambleside was a great success! Congratulations to our participating businesses for a wonderful evening. Thanks to their support and enthusiasm, ticket holders enjoyed an amazing variety of appetizers, drinks, give-aways, special discounts, or coupons. We sold out of our 300 tickets and with over 58 businesses participating, there was a lot to enjoy.

Full story -- http://www.westvanchamber.com/page/news/ezlist_item_c88662dd-9532-4104-a197-eebde0c858ec.aspx



+ BARD on the Beach ~ 739 0559 ~ bardonthebeach.org

started May 31 with The Taming of the Shrew !!!

~ All preview tix - only $25; Opening Night Thursday June 7

Ticket availability -- https://tickets.bardonthebeach.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0

Directed by Meg Roe • BMO Mainstage • May 31 to September 22

Shakespeare’s romantic romp, The Taming of the Shrew, shines a comic spotlight on the pleasures and perils of the search for the perfect mate. Beautiful Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but she can’t marry until her headstrong sister Kate finds a husband. Along comes the fortune-hunting Petruchio, who is determined “to wive it wealthily in Padua” and sets out to capture the heart of the fiery-spirited Kate. Petruchio and Kate face off in a crackling battle of wits, while three enthusiastic suitors launch their own devious campaigns as they vie for Bianca’s affections.

Next is Macbeth

previews start Wed June 13 and Opening Night is Saturday June 16

Directed by Miles Potter • BMO Mainstage • June 13 to September 20

Seductive prophecy and devastating ambition are the forces that drive this dark and powerful tragedy. When three witches foretell that Macbeth will be King, the warrior lord and his ruthless wife decide to act on the prediction by murdering the rightful King Duncan in his bed. Reality and fantasy blur and blood begets blood, until Macbeth is finally undone by the very prophecies that tempted him to seek ultimate power.

+ ARTS CLUB 687 1644  http://www.artsclub.com

~ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage -- High Society ends June 24

~ Granville Island Stage -- Xanadu starts June 21; a musical directed by Dean Paul Gibson

+ Firehall Arts Centre 689 0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Shelter from the Storm by Peter Boychuk directed, by Katrina Dunn May 31 - June 9

Vietnam draft dodger in Tofino takes in traumatized Iraq deserter -- much in our country has changed

+ Havana Theatre (253 9119; havanarestaurant.ca)

A Streetcar Named Desire performed by Theatre Once Upon a Time -- June 12 to 16

+ Jericho Arts Centre  224 8007 www.jerichoartscentre.com

United Players presents: LONDON ASSURANCE by Dion Boucicault

The road to marital bliss is paved with laughs in London Assurance, Dion Boucicault's groundbreaking comedy of errors that crackles with wit, sidesplitting hijinks, and clever innuendo.

Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. He marvels at this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. Meanwhile his disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace...

LONDON ASSURANCE was written by a 21-year-old Irishman who blazed onto the London theatre scene in 1841 with this, his first, production. The play quickly became the most popular play in the world and the inspiration of many future comedy writings from Oscar Wilde to Monty Python. A jolly, riotous, rip-roaring, farcical romp through town and country.

June 1 - 24 Thur - Sun at 8pm Tix $16 - $20 Talkback: June 7

www.unitedplayers.com Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street

For reservations, click here, or phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 Want to know more about the show? Check out SPOTLIGHT

2012/13 Season Tix are now available online or by calling 224 8007. To view next season's lineup, click here.

+ Metro Theatre

Box Office 604 266-7191   www.metrotheatrevancouver.com

The theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive. Free parking is available next to the theatre, and on the street and paid parking at the nearby Fraser Arms or under the bridge. Metro Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides listening devices upon request. Tix: $22 adults; $19 srs/students;Thursday Night Specials = two tix for $32 (print off coupon and present at the box ofc to claim the offer)

- Emma -- One of Jane Austen’s best-known heroines --

The antics of Emma, a spoiled, mischievous young woman as she attempts to plan the lives of her friends, particularly Harriet are sure to be entertaining. Her father and long-time family friend, Mr Knightley attempt to curb Emma’s headstrong ways with very little effect! Add in the pompous vicar, Mr Elton, his self-satisfied wife Augusta, the Westons, his son Frank, the chatterbox Miss Bates, her mysterious niece Jane, and the stalwart farmer Robert Martin, and you have an evening of wit and social satire. With original music by Pat Unruh, this will be an audio-visual treat for all ages. [May 18 preview tix $10]

Ends June 16th; Wed – Sat 8pm with a Sunday Matinee June 10 at 2pm

+ Bermie Legge Theatre (New Westminster) 521 0412

The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan -- his classic drama of a family's fight for justice in pre-WW1 in England vagabondplayers.ca May 31 - June 23

+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre -- 929 3200 deepcovestage.com

One for the Road -- a British comedy by Willy Russell; June 8 to 23

+ Hendry Hall ~~ 983 2633 northvanplayers.ca

The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard; a witty intellectual riff on relationships marriage and friendship; May 25 - June 9

The play is replete with brilliant repartee and fundamental truths; Tony and Drama Desk award winner

+ Presentation House Theatre

www.phtheatre.org -- June News -- Greetings!

This summer PHT is all about your community. Local company Raven Spirit Dance helps us celebrate Aboriginal Day on June 21, while the Daniel Lapp Quartet joins us as part of the North Shore Jazz Festival on June 23. We're also supporting a number of theatre based summer camps this July and August to keep all theatre enthusiasts busy.

o Gathering Light Fundraiser in support of Raven Spirit Dance

Contemporary Aboriginal Dance company Raven Spirit Dance comes to PHT June 21

Tickets are $25, includes light refreshments

A fundraiser in support of Raven Spirit Dance Company, this evening will include a performance entitled "Gathering Light", choreographed by Michelle Olson and performed by Karissa Barry, Julia Carr, Michelle Olson, and Kimberly Tuson. Door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, and light refreshments are all included. The doors will open at 7pm with the performance beginning at 8pm.

Raven Spirit Dance is a Vancouver-based company who creates, develops, and produces exceptional Aboriginal contemporary dance. They continue to make dance that shares the stories that need to be told and that inhabits unique spaces in our community.

Presentation House Theatre is pleased to offer a residency to Raven Spirit Dance in the 2012-2013 season.


+ VANCOUVER ART GALLERY  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html

Emily Carr exhibition opens Mar 10; goes to Sept 9

Collecting Matisse

~ opened May 26; three exhibitions: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; Rodney Graham: Canadian [Humorist]; and Yang Fudong: Fifth Night.

~ Out for Lunch Kleine Lunch Musik -- Select Fridays, 12:10 – 1pm

Concerts are free with Vancouver Art Gallery admission. Programs are subject to change and seating is limited. Presented and co-sponsored

by Gene Ramsbottom (clarinet), Karen Lee-Morlang, Arioso Strings/Ian Hampton, UBC School of Music, and the Vancouver Art Gallery

Jun 8 (Lions Gate Chorus); Jun 22 (Gene Ramsbottom with Arioso Quartet): Arthur Bliss Quintet; Beethoven Quartet in C minor Op 18 No 4

~ NB: Vancouver Art Gallery Members receive 20% off admission to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria when you show your Gallery Membership card.

+ Caroun Art Gallery (CAG) ArtGallery@Caroun.com / www.Caroun.net / www.Caroun.org / www.MasoudSoheili.com

For more info, pls check www.Caroun.netCaroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month,

7 - 9pm at the Silk Purse Arts Ctr. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.carounphotoclub.com.


+ Opera Pro Cantanti 340 8545 Nabucco on June 10 and 17

+ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra -- http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/  876 3434

Season Finale: Bramwell Tovey's opera The Inventor June 9 and 11 at the Orpheum

Maestro Tovey wrote his first full-scale opera -– an extraordinary achievement for any composer -– for premiere with the Calgary Opera in January of 2011. The Inventor is a uniquely Canadian undertaking, telling a story from Canadian history, and featuring an all-Canadian cast; the same cast that will appear in the VSO's presentation of the concert version of Maestro Tovey's opera. The Inventor tells the story of Alexander ("Sandy") Keith Jr., nephew of the famous brewmaster, with John Murrell's libretto and Tovey's spectacular, dramatic score

~~ On-Board Luncheon with Maestro Tovey and Holland America Line

Join Maestro Bramwell Tovey on board the ms Zuiderdam on Saturday, June 16th and experience the incredible hospitality of Holland America Line with the Vancouver Symphony Volunteers. Enjoy a piano performance by the Maestro, followed by a gourmet four-course lunch with wine and a tour of the public areas of the ship. This is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family, or simply treat yourself to a unique and exciting event featuring great food, wine, and an exclusive performance by Maestro Tovey!

See http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/volunteer/program-and-events/ for more info and to reserve your tix


{See info in Headsup 10A} Three WV Lloyd Burritt premieres !

Tix $25 General, $20 Sr/VISI Mbr, $10 Student; BUY TICKETS or cash at the door

+ 8pm Saturday June 9 -- Songs of Here and Now - A Celebration of Art/Song by BC Composers

On the programme:

A selection of works by BC Composers including Leslie Uyeda, Jean Coulthard, Larry Nickel, Ben McPeek, and Imant Raminsh.

 World premiere of Lloyd Burritt’s Triptych - Three Songs on Three Abstract Paintings: Musical settings of poet Marilyn Lerch inspired by paintings of artist Liberia Marcuzzi. As the moving work is performed, Marcuzzi’s paintings will be projected onto the stage. @ Roy Barnett Recital Hall UBC School of Music 6361 Memorial Rd 

+ 8pm Sunday June 10 -- Close Encounters -- Vocal chamber and choral music with special guest, EnChor

Vancouver's own EnChor, conducted by Diane Loomer, will perform inspiring works by contemporary composers including Eric Whitacre, Bruce Sled, Larry Nickel, Stephen Chatman, and Healey Willan.

The concert also boasts the world premiere of composer Lloyd Burritt's Image-Nation Cycle. This stirring work is based on three poems by Robin Blaser and will be performed by Darryl Edwards, tenor; Terence Dawson, piano; and Ben Kinsman, french horn.

Also on the programme, Roger Quilter's Three Pastoral Songs, Excerpts from Love in Public by David MacIntyre, Kolours by Frederick Robert, and Imant Raminsh's Songs of the Lights, performed by sopranos Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Tracy Satterfield, mezzo-soprano Julie Simson, violinist Rebecca Whitling, and cellist Victoria Bass, as well as student participants. @ West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt Ave

+ 8pm Tuesday June 19 -- Harold Brown Tribute Concert

Honouring the spirit of one of Vancouver’s most beloved Art Song advocates

Harold Brown was one of this city's most remarkable musicians, a pianist of extraordinary insight and a collaborative artist of

strength and sensitivity. Harold's warmth made young performers feel their art mattered, encouraging them to aspire to

greatness, and reminding them to sing from their own humanity. His passing in 2011 was a great loss for Vancouver's entire

artistic community; the absence of his wit, passion, and supportive presence are keenly felt. To celebrate his remarkable

legacy, VISI is proud to present a special evening that pairs new work with old, established professionals with emerging

artists, and is brimming with stunning, evocative sound.

Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer perform the world premiere of Lloyd Burritt's Moth Poem. This cycle,

based on five poems by Robin Blaser, portrays the life of a moth in epic proportions; Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op.

45; and selections from Oscar Morawetz's 4 Songs on the Poems of Bliss Carman. 

Participants from VISI's Advanced Performance Studies Program will also pay homage to Harold Brown's remarkable legacy.

@ the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th

+ ~~~~~ Burritt premiere Triptych - Three Songs on Three Abstract Paintings for Gayle Shay, mezzo soprano   http://www.songinstitute.ca/Gayle%20Shay.html    Arlene Shrut, piano http://www.songinstitute.ca/Arlene%20Shrut.html   based on three poems by Marilyn Lerch

http://wfnb.ca/pages/lerch.html    inspired by three abstract paintings by Liberia Marcuzzi  http://www.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=5a0e1bef-95c0-421a-ae94-b077cb7f061f


Mikhailovsky Ballet's Swan Lake at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre:

7pm Wednesday/Thursday June 13/14; 8pm Fri June 15; 2 and 8pm Saturday June 16


Eighth Annual HSBC City of Bhangra Festival May 31 to June 10

14 events; various locations www.cityofbhangra.com

=== HEADSUP 10A === JUNE 1

~~~  have a glorious Diamond Jubilee weekend!  ~~~

written 5pm Thurs May 31

just a few events/mtgs -- DB stands for "Details Below" -- then {rest moved to end of WVM11} the Agenda June 4th; and below that :-) 

All weekend much coverage of the celebration of HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee -- CBC will broadcast from London -- what a milestone and how rare!

Since Heritage West Van will have a booth plus my 1965 Caravelle cream convertible will be at Cmnty Day, no doubt WVM11 will be delayed


Thursday May 31

~ 6:30pm ~  Protesting JNF's project "Arava Peace Route" (DB2)

Friday June 1

~ 12:10 to 1pm ~ Out to Lunch at the VAG

Vancouver Chamber Players: Peter Lang, violin; Gene Ramsbottom, clarinet; Brian G'Froerer, horn; Bo Peng, cello; and Richard Epp, piano; Thieriot: Quintet in A minor, Op 80; Dunhill: Quintet in Eb, Op 3

Fri June 1 and Sat June 2

~ 7pm ~ Coppelia -- Goh Ballet at Vancouver Playhouse 872 4012 x126

Saturday June 2

~ all day starting at 9am ~ WV's centennial celebration on Cmnty Day (DB3) plus NSATP (DB4)

~ 10am - noon ~ Our Friends the Frogs -- get introduced to the BC Frogwatch prog and make your own frog to take home

Lost Lagoon Nature House in Stanley Park    stanleyparkecology.ca

~ 1 - 3pm ~ Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Crofton Manor   263 0921

Celebrations kick off with a parade wch includes marching bands, antique British automobiles, and local cmnty groups, followed by a garden party, live entertainment, and more

Sunday June 3

~  start of SONGFIRE (DB6)

~ 10am - 5pm  ~  Vancouver Heritage Foundation Heritage House Tour; see vancouverheritagefoundation.org  (DB5)

~ 12:30 to 4pm ~  An Afternoon with  Christopher and Hedvig Alexander at  VanDusen Garden --  cw4wafghan.ca  299 2546 

Join Cdn Women for Women in Afghanistan and the Surrey Teachers' Status of Women Cmte 

(with Christopher Alexander, former Cdn Ambassador to Afghanistan) 

~ 1:30 to 3:30pm ~ Dragons and Damsels -- dragonflies were among the first creatures on earth

learn how special adaptations make these ancient predators perfect survivors

Lost Lagoon Nature House in Stanley Park    stanleyparkecology.ca

Monday June 4

~ 7pm ~ Main Items of Ccl Mtg June 4 (DB1) {moved to WVM11}



ADRA is planning a public mtg 7pm June 20th at the Srs' Ctr to discuss the PSB, 1300blk, Amb streetscape, and the Safeway site. For information, pls call 922 7387 (Prez) or write to 2012bd@adra.westvan.org


o  A question before we start (answer at end of WVM11):  

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?


DB1 -- Agenda is below in body of WVM11

DB2 -- Join us on May 31 to tell the JNF that ethnic cleansing of Palestinians must stop!

Picket the Jewish National Fund, Vancouver
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm

Gather across the street from Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, 3476 Oak St. (at 19th), Vancouver

On May 31, 2012, the Jewish National Fund JNF Pacific Region will be holding an evening to support their 2012 project - the "Arava Peace Route".

Similar to the mockery that is Canada Park,* the JNF is publicly claiming to be enhancing the environment and supporting a "peace route", while ethnically cleansing the Palestinian Bedouins from the same Negev region where their "peace route" will "enhance access to and from farmers' fields .. (and) will improve security". The Bedouin village of Al Araqib in the Negev has been destroyed 37 times by Israeli and JNF paramilitary forces, but the Palestinians of the village refuse to surrender, many of them returning time and time again to rebuild (more info at Stop the JNF Campaign).

The JNF uses language like "pioneering" and "security" and "100% Israel" in its publicity for the event. And equally fitting is the guest speaker that JNF Pacific Region is highlighting for the evening:- Dennis Prager from the U.S., who is a close associate of Christian Zionist leader John Hagee and his organization, Christians United for Israel.

Canada Palestine Association** is calling on all our supporters to join us and add their voices in telling the JNF that green-washing apartheid is no longer acceptable.

Please join the Facebook page event


In a recent interview, Dennis Prager (from the U.S.) seems to feel we need his input on our democratic rights here in B.C. to picket this JNF event. He also describes Israel as "one of the most humane, open and civilized countries on earth", the same Israel that commits war crimes and ethnic cleansing. 

See the article “Dedicated lobbyist for Israel” in the local Zionist paper the "Jewish Independent":

"Prager has a simple message for those JNF critics who may picket his Vancouver talk, as they have previous JNF and other Israel-related events: ‘You live in a free country, so If you are peaceful, welcome,’ he offered. 'Having said that, I regard those who protest against Israel or the JNF and other supporters of Israel – one of the most humane, open and civilized countries on earth – as having broken moral compasses. The world is filled [with] barbarism, and they protest against Israel!'."


* built on two Arab villages depopulated (10K) and razed during the Six-Day War (1967)

** FYI: The head of the Canada Palestine Association is a Christian; CPA cooperates closely with JJP (Jews for a Just Peace)




has the most complete info with activities from 9am -- booths, maypole dancing, collector cars, music, boat tours, and more! Ambleside to Horseshoe Bay

Info also at: 

http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25816   //    http://westvan100.ca/   //     http://westvan100.ca/calendar-of-events/



This is a reminder about the North Shore Area Transit Plan (NSATP) consultation.  We are in our final stage of public consultation, and we have been receiving feedback on the draft 13 high priority (delivered within 10 years) projects.  If you haven’t already, we encourage you to join us at a community event or alternatively, join us online.

Community Events

We are attending several community events throughout the North Shore during the consultation period.  Please feel free to come by and chat with us at one of the following (events in red are in the past):

·         Saturday, May 19: Bowen Island, Snug Cove Grocery Store, 11am – 4pm * Weather Dependent (may be rescheduled due to weather conditions)

·         Wednesday, May 23: City of North Vancouver, Civic Plaza Farmers Market, 11am – 6pm

·         Saturday, May 26: Lynn Valley Days, Lynn Valley Park, 9am – 4:30pm

·         Saturday, June 2: West Vancouver Days, Ambleside Park, 10am – 5pm

·         Thursday, June 7: Lions Bay, General Store, 11am – 6pm

·         Saturday, June 9: Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal, 11am – 5pm

Online consultation

There is also an online consultation period from Friday May 18th to Friday June 15th . The NSATP webpage has been updated with current Phase 3 information and an online questionnaire is available until June 15th. Send us your comments by Email or visit us Online to provide feedback on the draft high priority transit projects.

Your comments will be valuable as we finalize the list of transit service and infrastructure priorities for the North Shore.

Learn more about the North Shore Area Transit Plan on our website. If you have any questions, please email me directly at kristin.lillyman@translink.ca  or call me at 604.953.4687.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,  Kristin

     Kristin Lillyman  Community Relations| TransLink   Public Consultation  T: 604.453.4687 | C: 604.561.6217  E: kristin.lillyman@translink.ca   www.translink.ca


See  http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/openvan.html

The Heritage House Tour is a one-day, self-guided tour of a selection of historic buildings in Vancouver. This event has brought over 18,000 people into over 100 privately owned, unique heritage buildings in our city. Each year, a different selection of homes is opened, showcasing a wide variety of traditional house styles and interesting historic neighbourhoods.

The 2012 Tour will get you inside:

A Historic church converted into strata units

Le Marche St George storefront restoration with funky apartment units

Strathcona homes including a heritage restoration with a radical modern addition and beautiful historic hand painted wall stencilling

A historic bank building restoration with modern infill behind

Shaughnessy & Kerrisdale mansions

The "Music House" - a DIY family's craftsman restoration

Your ticket is a 28-page guidebook with a map in the centre showing you where the homes are located, a full page write-up about each house, lunch suggestions and guest essays by local authors. Visit any or all of the participating homes on tour day between 10am to 5pm in any order you prefer. Your guidebook is a numbered passport which will gain you access into the homes.

Apart from being a fun, social event, the tour is a great opportunity for getting ideas and inspiration on a new life for your old building. Get practical and specific renovation and restoration tips that you cannot find in books or through courses. See first-hand how historic spaces and materials can be made relevant and functional for 21st century families. Get ideas for local trades, resources, suppliers and even wallcolours from real projects undertaken by every-day Vancouverites.

Thank you to Michael Kluckner who delivered the pre-tour talk this year, "Evolution of the Vancouver House" on Wednesday May 16th. A packed house learned about architectural styles and how and why they adapted and changed over the decades in Vancouver. Kluckner also signed copies of his recently published new book, Vanishing Vancouver: the Last 25 Years. Thank you to everyone who attended!



SONGFIRE Festival of Song 2012
June 3 - 24

Arts of Conscience
Masterclasses and Lectures
Art Song Lab

SONG = a fundamental form of human expression across all time and place.

ART SONG = the fusion of global poetry and music, singing our stories across communities, cultures, and generations. Listening, we recall and renew our commonalities.

Each June, VISI opens its doors to everyone who would like to experience the unique celebration of Art Song. Great singers, pianists, and actors from across North America join forces with local performers to light the fuse for a soaring month of stunning, passionate song!

===  COUNCIL NOTES Monday May 28th ===

5:30pm - Special (Closed) Mtg:


2. RECOMMENDED THAT in the public interest, . . . public be excluded

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee, or agent of the M or another position appointed by the M; 

(c) labour relations or other employee relations; 

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public. 

Purpose of meeting: land, committee/board applications, proposed municipal service, personnel, and negotiation matters. 


7:00 PM


Mayor: first items Public Hearing

{SSch states item}

Mayor: oral chit chat; mikes on? 

SSch: yes

Mayor: maybe start again with a little less oral chattering in the audience

{MClk states again; pls note throughout the mtg v difficult to hear Ccl; hardly any sound; seemed to be on and off}


Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012 (File:  1010-20-4712)

The Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits will describe the subject application.

Applicant: The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver

Affected Lands: All lands in West Vancouver

Purpose: The purpose of proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012 is to give effect to various housekeeping amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010.

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: The proposed amendments are technical and do not create new “policy” directions. In general terms, the proposed amendments: correct minor formatting issues, text, and metric conversions; reinstate regulations that were omitted unintentionally; and clarify regulations and language.

Sokol: second set of housekeeping amendments to the zoning bylaw adopted early 2011

intent to correct errors and omissions and clarify regulations

necessity recognized in day-to-day use of the zoning bylaws

technical in nature and not new policy directions

address erroneous metric conversions; inadvertent changes and omissions; and confusing language


{from gallery: "we can't hear"

this wd explain why ppl were talking -- cdn't hear Ccl mtg had started; throughout often difficult to hear}

Mayor: technical glitch; testing 1 2 3

any bull horns in the back?

{reads out procedure}


1) Reports received up to and including May 24, 2012:

Housekeeping Amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010 (Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012) April 12, 2012; Date for Consideration: April 23, 2012/ May 28, 2012 

2) Written submissions received up to and including May 24, 2012:   None to date

On Apr 23, Ccl set the date for the PH. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published. The MClerk will note written submissions.

Sch: we have received one one report, a staff report, and to date no written submissions


Bill Chapman, surveyor: the definition of sq width on a lot and where site width is measured in Section  5 1 b

doesn't actually change but the section still doesn't work; unless I can get with Randy Maki who's bn away on holiday to correct,  we cannot design subdivisions at the present time with this rule so b/c we're not designing any subdivisions at this time, so I'm okay

Mayor: comments, Mr Sokol?

Sokol: can't respond to those comments b/c there's nothing for me to respond to


Sop moved: all written and oral submissions up to May 28 be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.



1. Call to Order.

2. Approval of May 28, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda

MAB: adding to item 6 a report dated May 26, 2012 regarding Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts [Centre] Design; adding to Item 12, items 12.1 to 12.3

3. Adoption of Council Meeting Minutes: May 7 special and regular Ccl Mtg; and May 9 special Council Meeting.


4. J. Hannigan, BC211, regarding BC211 Information and Referral Service (File:  0055-01)

{NB: pronounced two-one-one}

RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.

Myrna Holman: says Jessie and I'm not Jessie

an org for 52 years; information referral org of sev provincial help lines

addiction line and addiction victim line, drug and alcohol; all funded by prov

work with United Way

launched 211 about two years ago shdn't have to know a pile of numbers

simply dial 211 to govt and services in Lower Mainland to Sq etc

give at least three referrals; can come back and give you info on needs

we're free multilingual 24/7

highest call-driver homelessness -- update twice a day; addictions next; partner abuse after that; health and mental health, eviction and tenancy issues

help promote 211; we know reasons will change; it's for you and ppl in cmnty

child struggling; new and need help, language issues; database of services

online database 211.ca and new one in July

more ppl searching on-line than calling and we get ~1000 calls a week

MAB: thank you for coming; heard about it in my role on WV Srs' Ctr; thought just for seniors

who's calling you?

Ans: mixture agencies looking for help for ppl; homeless

spaces for families and couples who want to be in the same shelter

Mayor: we have our Dir/Communications here and am sure she's taking notes so we can help

Ans: have a pkg for you

TP: in line with our blueprint for social policy

[7:15] REPORTS

5. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

NG: three things if I have enough time

first two I was Acting Mayor for 11 days and fortunately no earthquakes

along with Cclr Booth groundbreaking of Kiwanis; about 80 ppl on a sunny day

139 new units will be built there; going to start v soon; exciting

took part as Acting Mayor in the Hollyburn SailPast -- on boat saluting; challenging

wonderful ppl volunteers

thirdly a project I've been working on behind the scenes with Parks staff; calling this the Recreation Demonstration garden; don't know what it's going to be

fruit trees strawberries blueberries; garden beds unplanted -- a pet peeve so with Parks and NV Edible garden

[7:19] pruning workshops etc; teach ppl about urban gardening and agriculture

this week is Bike to Work week; ev intention to come with my biking helmet on but my husband said I'd look like a wingnut; thought I won't do that

support staff biking

Mayor: thank you; feedback I got was that things went more smoothly

CC: WV Cmnty Ctrs Society AGM Wed 6:30pm; acknowledging and thanking volunteers


{good; must ask about this

why is this mtg and other mtgs not on the DWV Calendar?

is the ccl liaison aware not being posted and not following the cmte guidelines?}

one more PSB public mtg -- at Cmnty Ctr Thurs

FBG -- exhibition 100 years and 100 artists; opening reception June 5th 7:30; meet artists' event Sat June 9 at 2pm

TP: new guide

Abby is the most popular name for a dog in WV and a golden retriever

on May 1st asked to present at faculty at SFU interconnected problems

on the ground green energy solutions

our xxx, and the thermal imaging project

always great to go out to the ivory towers on the hill


need more of those conversations

Teen Space at Library is a happening place; exciting

Sop: Design Review Panel with four new mbrs; take it from Ms Boyle did a terrific job

one house turned away and has to come back again

look forward to some good things from that panel

June 2 is our wonderful 100 celebration at Amb Park to Dund and HBay

Hollyburn Maypole [7:24]

MAB: four items

May 17 -- NG ML and I at Gleneagles Elementary officially renamed the Ch'axay

recognition the Sq Nation put on the site; the Lieutenant Governor Steven Point,

{ooooooo! my ears burned!  aghast she wd pronounce 'lieutenant' the American way (starting LOO) rather than the Canadian pronunciation that starts LEFF  --  those with schools and govt shd make sure they use Canadian English!} 

Rick Harrynice event

last week Yr Worship and our CAO attended a mtg with Minister Mary Pollack and other NSh mayors/CAOs

informal discussion of the new legislation; commercial industrial devt act

two projects here: Pk R and Kitimat

given background on the legislation

whole point is to provide a mechanism for prov regs to apply to federally owned land; v useful

last Thursday at WV Srs' Cte Jane Osborne; next step reaching out to seniors at action table

did a summation of the survey

the number one thing srs ask for is home support and maintenance; then a drive/transport (HandiDart and shuttlebus) and affordable housing (smaller home)

on June 21st the annual srs' picnic from 11 to 2pm; one of the perks of this job get to eat good things

rights of the child hosted at Cap mall by resources ctr

all service providers early childhood devt

gorgeous pieces of art done -- may be used for Harmony Arts; said a few words on behalf of the District

ML: past Sat -- attending at HBay christening of the new S and R (SAR) vessel

{Royal Cdn Marine Search and Rescue}

rebranding the Coast Guard Aux; well attended; Mayor made a fine motivational speech; great day; lovely weather; fabulous facility; converted old warehouse on the dock; services up Howe Sound greatly enhanced

simulation of rescue; 70 to 100 volunteers participating

pleasure of representing M&Ccl at small event at Silk Purse; Drought Relief for the Horn of Africa put on by two Gr 4s of Mulgrave; classical music by the sea event; six young performers -- five from Gr 4 and one from Gr 1; great concert; raised $1500 for drought of Africa; congratulations

Taste of Ambleside tomorrow night; walk about from 13th to Srs' Ctr; 40 to 50 participants

almost already a competition between Taste of the Bay and Taste of Amb

Mayor: that motivational speech Cclr L referred to was made after I almost fell off the [laughter obscured the word]

v small podium they had me speak at

was a nice xxx; a real plus for us as a cmnty

close to Howe Sound and the islands

revitalize the Bay and the pier; xxx safety

Thursday had Police Bd mtg; shocked to hear about car break-ins -- totally half break-ins to unlocked cars

as a cmnty have to assume some responsibility; doesn't reflect well on cmnty

on Thursday Ms Mooi's wine and cheese -- wineless punch and cheese

those who provide a good xxx for chn in our cmnty

Laura Lee one of the workers in Ms Mooi's dept displayed boards re chn through the 100 years in WV

understand will be on display here; urge you get a look

echo Sop's take a picture; cmnty Day next Sat; tell your nbrs; want it to be successful; am sure Sat will bring sunshine and clear skies


6. Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts [Centre]* Design Brief (File: 0545-01)

Info to be provided. [ ! ! ! ] {sent out Friday; *center is US spelling; centre is Canadian*; IMO govt shd use Cdn English}

Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts Center* Design Brief (File: 0545-01)

[CC changed it but staff] RECOMMENDED THAT:

1 Council receive for information the Deputy Chief Administrative Officers [sic] report of May 26, 2012 entitled: Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts Centre Design Brief

2 Council supports [sic] the concept of an Arts Centre on the 1600 Block of Bellevue Ave subject to:

The Arts Advisory Group raising the funds for a new Arts Centre;

The development of a business case;

Confirmation of feasibility;

Public consultation

Mayor: before you start, Mr Leighpleasure to have former Cclr Evison and Merla Beckerman, active for a long time

MB: honour to be here

15 mos of commitment working with staff and working with Jennifer Marshall of Urban Arts Architecture

foresight of this and previous Ccls dedicate waterfront for xxx and recreation

we are planning for the future and that means planning now

like to recognize Gordon Smith [SLIDE]

he and Marion chose WV as home 60 years ago

will ask those on the advisory to stand up


insightful report and cdn't hv been done without their support

BL DepCAO: concept of arts hub -- 1600 blk [Bellevue]

seeking support to move forward

diagram not meant to be prescriptive

outdoor stages and other things; in future stages

tonight we ask for your support so donor support can be measured xxxx


successful programming of FBG and Museum integrated into this arts facility

until biz perspective concluded we will xxx [7:30]

MB: place for innovation communication and dialogue 


exhibit, educate, and devp; celebrate our vibrant cmnty indoors and out; bird's eye view; desired locn 1600 Bellevue; WV parking lot filled all the criteria

14,700sf; nbrs: Safeway bldg Sweeney bldg etc

this is a conceptual drawing; envelope that will enclose -- look v different when we've hired the architects

streetscapes becoming more and more important; doubling with underground parking

links commercial core with the park; think it animates Bellevue; will revitalize the area

SLIDE -- art plaza; gathering place inside and out; opp for parkside terrace

want to provide a safe place for all the citizens of WV

SLIDE of night scene

happy to answer questions but hitting the highlights with this

Mr Evison

ME: where we are

what the caterpillar calls the end is the beginning of the butterfly -- this is the butterfly

don't know when caterpillar but do know when chrysalis

two new ctrs [7:45; named]

now with your blessing we have an opportunity to add a missing linkan int'l standard art ctr

biz cmnty friends of FGB, [list]

to reach where we are today

the HOW is the next challenge -- we're asking for approval in principle for the lot


concurrently we will engage donors in order to return to Ccl

a citizen initiative; firmly believe this target is achievable

this concludes our more formal proposal

before I hand it over to you and comments from the public

will turn it over to Gordon Smith, and maybe he can say when the chrysalis was born

GS: been here in WV since end of second World War; a number came back at that time

Arthur Erickson, Doug Shadbolt {Jack?}, Peter Osborne {unclear}, Don Jarvis, the Bobecks, various ppl

first started coming to WV when I and Norma Sorenson had a little group going; met once a week

a time when v distinguished ppl lived here, interesting

Dr Ethlyn Trapp, a friend of Emily Carr and she gave Klee Wyck to this M

at that time we didn't use digital cameras; we'd go and sit in front and draw for six years

climb up by HBay and look down on Anvil Island

it was a time of innocence; now I go around with a digital camera and paint from photographs

at that time before Geoff Massey built his house out on Arbutus Point

used to go and sit out there; later Erickson and Massey built their house out there

I built my house here in the early 50s

Pierre Berton wd come; we'd have lunch at Troll's; the same with going out with Lawren Harris, a wonderful person -- all these marvellous ppl

musicians and writers and artists?

interesting group of ppl that came here; artists architects musicians biz ppl came here

I love this part of the country, a magical place

Ed Hughes was working for NV; Jock MacDonald, and a young artist too

but today, education has changed the whole art prog has changed, it's a whole different world [7:50] 

technology has changed

luckily good art teachers and good schools here

now the whole idea of art is no longer just drawing and painting; just b/c you draw and paint doesn't make you an artist

giving to cmnty as you do, shopkeeper anything you do well and with passion is an artist

DH Lawrence said if you scrub a floor well you're an artist

saw a student there who drew something like Raphael but she just held it up, she didn't go on

whereas Douglas Coupland goes on and invents new ideas

all these young artists -- Graham Gilmore, young architects here; a wonderful time

Ethlyn Trapp, Bert Binning --  if they knew even considering this now, it was their dream

now it's expensive but whether it's St Ives or Bilbao, a city is known by its art

NY, Madrid, London, it's the art that makes the city

wonderful place here, wilderness and the water

two of the great collectors here:

one has the best collection of art in Canada -- family that lives in WV; greatest art being produced today not just Cdn art, but all art

and there's that great philanthropist who also collects Cdn art here; he's given so much

there's so much we can borrow from them and they wd loan us things

if you get a space here you've got to get a professional curator

the Ferry Bldg is great; the fireman who's painting is a friend of mine or young ppl painting, it's not just that kind of art not just a frill -- so important

what Darrin Morrison has done with that museum in incredible -- not just painting; design, pottery; these are the arts

[Infirm?cdn't catch word/name] know more about design

ppl here proud of houses and gardens; what you've done in parks is absolutely incredible

gotta get a new space -- Surrey Bby Richmond Kamloops [have a space]

this is a rich cmnty, shd hv a space for the arts here

Darrin has put on beautiful exhibitions

need a space; WV is going to be a cultural ctr

thank you for listening to us

Mayor: thank you for inspiring words

Jill McRae: Chair of Friends of the Gallery

recognized arts cmnty; not news; the way Gordon's articulated; programming

int'l reputation given size; need to expand

spanning decades; [citizens made clear] arts and culture is a priority

come together for the future

believe arts ctr will further xxx us all

set the inevitable in motion; what artists deserve

take this out to the cmnty so fundraising can begin; supported arts for decades; now our time

TP: how much time do you think you need?

MB: been making soft advance; don't have a dollar fig; won't have till go into the cmnty

no sense building a bldg no one will go into; need a critical mass

TP: how do you see this enhancing our waterfront?

see captured in this doc; how this can build on?

MB: learned a valuable lesson -- on the other side of the tracks

already a commercial street; link the two -- look good from water and other side; thinking cafeteria gathering place; other facilities housing arts and culture still there

TP: finally b/c we all want to build together; how synergies with KMC building on that and not taking away

MB: v conscious of that; hope a complementary function

basically a visual arts space; partnership; greatest respect for KMC

ML: like to follow up

asked to give a v expensive piece of District landscape

we need a sense from you -- how long will it take you to get the funds?

MB: will work closely and with great transparency so won't be 'six months heard nothing'; think 12 months down the road real ideas and can go forward

Sop: Ms Beckerman straightforward with you over the years

millions of dollars; credit society needs a pat on the back

in public consultation reference made going to Harmony Art and arts cmnty; don't need to be afraid about going to the ppl who support you

go to public and get feedback you need; or at least recommendations from staff

a bit disappointed not other alternates; there are other lands

BL DepCAO: points well taken; public consultation being initiated tonight

so work Merla spoke of can start tonight

the arts advisory a lot of work landed in a poor place have to admit [8:04]

strong traffic

this site stood out so feel approp to move forward

Sop: Ms Leemhuis do we know the value of the land?

Nina: depends on use 

Mr Sokol ???

Mayor: parking lot

Sop: parking lot or not, has value; be straightforward

wd like to know the value of that land

Sokol: don't have that information xxx

{someone shd hv!}

CC: My motion has two parts -- first to receive for info:

that Council receive for information the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer's report of May 26, 2012 entitled: Ambleside Cultural Facilities Strategy and Arts Centre Design Brief

CARRIED [8:07]

{words added to this recommended motion are underlined and in italics}

CC: the second part of the motion the more substantive part; I move

that Council support in principle "an Arts Centre on" District-owned land at 1600 Block of Bellevue Avenue subject to:

- The Arts Advisory Group securing within the next year the commitments for sufficient funding to construct a new arts ctr

- The devt of an appropriate business case for the construction and ongoing operation of the arts ctr;

- Confirmation of feasibility of building a new arts ctr in the 1600blk of Bellevue;

- and last but not least,

a comprehensive process of public consultation based upon among other things, location, sizeand functional program(ming?) of a new arts ctr

First off, recognize tremendous amount of work

staff mbrs of cmnty, efforts and skills

delivering a v well thought-out and carefully considered proposal

initial, not final, certainly something to start from

without passion and hard work the adv grp

and without aren't going to get any further

tremendous opp for cmnty

yes, land not an inconsequential sum

have a privately financed world class at no add'l cost to the DIstrict is inspiring and almost shocking

what I'm intending not that Ccl's made a final decision

can't without biz case without funds without going to the public, however what I'm intending is an opp for space and see if it's viable

provided the arts adv grp with a year to xxx

seek the public's feedback as has been done by prev and with xxx

want to hear from the cmnty

shd not downplay or dismiss the tremendous opp this presents if the cmnty can come up with money, cmnty will be enriched

ML: don't want to be in the way of raising $25M

this is a window of opp for District and arts cmnty; time to get out and deliver on this

fully supportive of the motion and hope get out and come to fruition

TP: time to lead and

have things go forward

standng 50 years old

Jack Shadbolt

art that is vital is always closest to home

tremendous at ev level; certainly be supportive for many reasons; fertile place to inspire

have to realize it takes time but the time to xxx is not

cmte has done a lot of work; first step in a new direction

talk about conservation options for the GLH; many concerned about xxx [8:12]

foreshore works part of the vision; celebrate history connect to water; a place for all of us

art design and architecture; west coast modernism is our brand in WV [8:13]

this area of Bellevue is prone to flooding; have to look at that

if viable; confidence we can deliver on that

finally v imp this is a xxx lot but we can do much better

we're gaining b/c Amb is a problem xxx

Sop: don't want

nowhere in motion re finances; expectations from District; need some flexroom

bothers me a little bit what if you don't raise the money


in your report says can look at Endowment Fund xxxx DCC

money -- go for the gusto

case so we look at this as a feasible direction; don't want to waste your time

11 months to raise may be some great benefactors, you may need more time

more comfortable with a pro forma

$25M other money? then operating; a sustainable future for operating; we can help in that

where I stand in that; not standing in your way but

MAB: art is heart of cmnty; where better to put than in heart of downtown WVnear seawalk

parking lot but not giving it the prominence it often gets

will enthusiastically support this; look forward to updates and devt of biz plans

NG: know you've had to consolidate your report -- 40 - 60 pages

concern with the public who don't all have opp or time to look

take exhibition place of FBG and the Museum move into this art ctr; exhibitions from elsewhere

taking what's now in two diff locations and putting them in this locn; that's gist of the proposal

as I read through the report; as Mr Evison alluded this has bn a long time coming

satisfying for me to read that this proposal fits with our current arts and cultural priorities

has come back in many manifestations over the years

good we're moving in that direction -- it's not just coming out of nowhere though some might think of that if not been following

you've been consulting with various groups

look forward to feedback from other stakeholder groups we haven't heard from yet

a curator will be in the biz plan

Brent Leigh nodding -- the paragraph on sustainability

the goal wd be a LEED certification -- solar panels? geothermal? wastewater heat recovery?

if bldg going to be around for 50 years have to be on cutting edge now in my opinion

Sop: Mr McRadu and Ms Leemhuis

we keep pushing for zero taxation -- wd it be advisable to hire some individs to take this on? take extra staff time?

financial rendering and have to be dealt with now

a year from now -- fingers crossed it's a ton of money

Mayor: like to give a brief answer to that?

NL: we'll try to make sure

Mayor: this is an exciting night for WV

if works built with private funds on a parking lot

solid biz case/fund xxx [8:23]

fall through floor boards  xxx 

world class; far about what we can attract now

think it's an all-good scenario

Ambleside -- we know as of 8 o'clock at night nothing to revitalize


hope a number of citizens into Amb day and night; onward and upward

in a year we shd know wch way the wind is blowing

Ccl wd extend the time



7. Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Amendments (File:  0185-01-METRO)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Ccl accept the proposed amendment to the MetroV RGS proposed by the City of Coquitlam and described in the report dated May 14

Sokol: provision to allow recreation land 


within urban containment land eg a golf course

City Coq; however asked provision be removed from qualifying as a minor amendment

change to those lands 2/3 vote of regional board and xxx [8:27]

xx and xxx both supportive of this change

no effect on WV xxx; staff recommend accept

Sop: curious this motion sets a pattern; board in relationship to all Ms

two-year window -- we're looking at our lands still?

Sokol: yes, still in play and this has nothing to do with it

Sop: when completed go to Metro Bd as well?

Sokol: an OCP amendment to require public outreach; will bring to Ccl


8. Completion of Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area Review (File:  2540-08)

Sokol: issue of preserving local nbrhd character

worked to define characteristics; make sure consistent

GB: brief overview, a lot of resolutions; essentially an amendment to the OCP

it's a Heritage Conservation Area; response to residents' concern about changing nbrhd

prov legislation came into place; that tool 1996 xxx


since the

only 14 permits; dealing with 63/65 properties

the review LCAC; started a number of years ago; staff left Dist: Stephen took it up after Colette Parsons left

thought quick with consultants but difficult so decision to staff

inclusion so ev cd participate; not eight to ten residents

everyone invited to the mtg; takes a little longer; some interesting outcomes b/c depended who came out

six of seven mtgs over a few years

a workbook session; looking at regulations and zoning

definite response: don't want to look at comment -- these guidelines don't want to change zoning of area

talked to former mbrs; resident-driven

SM: one of the most signif outcomes

statement of significance; clear description SLIDE -- why worth protecting; SOS was a draft with heritage consultant

the cmnty has embraced it as an accurate interpretation; provided basis for the amendments; est distinct policies

ensure guidelines clear and meaningful; amendments wrt process

proposing a new fee structure; effort in processing these; some cost recovery

[8:35] Sop: Ms Boyle and Mr Mikicich

in your process did you make some headway? did you make some headway wrt trees in private and public property

SM: priv prop and public land

Caulfeild Pk tree mgmt plan; landscape alteration of

staff from diff pieces blvds

where things come together internally help us understand competing of trees, views

Sop: positive going forward with entire are strong xxxx with imp of heritage


saw signs of cutting down trees at night and lot clearing

{devastating letter about loss and cutting of trees in Caulfeild Pk contrary to plan in Correspondence below###}

SM: think it's meaningful diff viewpoints and objects while improvements can be made; process actually does work

permits has xxx don't know if answered questions

Mayor: answered v well

TP: PH Jun 18 -- all had agreed to this?

SM: SOS several drafts and input at each stage

this current one, haven't had review

TP: may have more hearings

GB: the SOS is a sep document; we've rolled it into the doc so it doesn't get lost

MAB: thank you for the material gave us a xxxx

apply xxx history xxx

did read somewhere there were 71 houses in the area

SM/GB: yes

{so why did Geri say 63 to 65 a bit earlier?}

MAB: idea of participation in the process b/c signif changes

GB: other than at the v last mtg

when we had the mtgs we mapped diff dot on with who attended wch mtgs; so we have a visual record

MAB: so what was?

GB: did vary considerable

one mtg no more than 25% but some pivotal mtgs probly closer to 60-70%

petition that we were going the wrong way

MAB: each stage

GB: yes xxxx

Mayor: Sop motion?

Sop moved: THAT

1. The opportunities for consultation on a proposed OCP amendment dealing with the LCHC Area, with persons, organizations, and authorities, as outlined in the report dated May 14, 2012 titled “Completion of LCHC Area Review”, be endorsed as sufficient consultation for the purposes of Section 879 of the LGA;


Sop moved:

2. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012”, as attached to the report dated May 14, 2012 be introduced and read a first time in short form;


Sop moved:

3. OCP as attached to the report has [sic] been considered in conjunction with the District’s most recent financial plan and the regional waste management plan;


Sop moved:

4. The MClerk be directed to give statutory notice that a PH is scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber;


5. Revised Terms of Reference for the Lower Caulfeild Adv Cmte, as attached to the report may 14, be presented for public comment at the June 18 PH on the proposed OCP amendments prior to Council consideration for approval;



6. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4721, 2012, as attached to the report be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.

CARRIED unanimously

Mayor: thx Cclr Sop; a lot of reading


9. Traffic Management Plans and Boulevard Design Review for Construction Projects - Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012, Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4725, 2012, and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment bylaw No. 4719, 2012 (File:  1610-20-4719/4720/4725; 2410-01)

[Sokol gave background; part had not been implemented; temp staffing for trial basis; nec to amend from time to time; etc; fines for noncompliance]

Sop: on p 4 guidelines to assist owners; correctly the need; don't see details of what you're asking of these ppl contractors

and how relate; not here in this report

Sokol: those guidelines are administrative and we'll provide information where park, staging, and so on and will need to be refined as time goes on

Sop: a little lighter on the blvd

builders still can control blvd unkempt conditions for a year; unsightly and gets ppl upset?

Sokol: sev provisions


looking at what will happen to blvd

walls or

ML: v much recommend you bring the deliverables

this is a very xxx

{many audio problems on and off during the mtg; here CAN'T HEAR}

nothing more annoying on garbage day when trucks coming and ppl across street under xxx 

xxx one compounded prob after another

can have specific b/c I'd really like to explain in detail to those who've called me

fine bylaw -- are we going to be able to enforce it?

Sokol: new; will see in one year what works and what doesn't

guidelines -- certainly can bring back the guidelines to the next mtg

who said wd be great

NG: how did we come up with these fees? will apply to all new construction and over $500K? why?

Sokol: made a determination range of building permits; all new houses and renov -- $500K a rule of thumb

after in place for a while xxxx; see how many projects that wd affect

ML moved: THAT

1  Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012 be read a first, second, and third time;

2  Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4725, 2012 be read a first, second, and third time; and

3  Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment bylaw No. 4719, 2012 be read a first, second, and third time.

{ALL THREE CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY -- amendments usually at second reading}



10. Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2012, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012 (Housekeeping Amendments) (File:  1610-20-4712)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the April 23, 2012 Council Meeting and was the subject of a Public Hearing on May 28, 2012. If the Public Hearing has closed Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaw.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2012, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012” be read a second time.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT  be read a third time.

[DONE 8:54]

Mayor: some items being removed xxx?


11. Consent Agenda Items

RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:

11.1. Removal of Fence and Trees at Gleneagles Elementary School (File:  1785-03-06)

RECOMMENDED: THAT The report dated May 14 from the Director, Engg/Transportation be received for info

11.2. West Vancouver Community Centres Society – Pumpkin Fest Request for Order of Non-Enforcement of Animal Control Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 (File:  1605-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the request during Pumpkin Fest, on October 13-14, 2012 be approved.

11.3. Updates to Council Remuneration and Expenses Policy (File:  1365-01)


1. The current Ccl Remuneration and Expenses Policy #02-10-103 (approved on Oct 7, 2002) be rescinded; and

2. The proposed Ccl Remuneration Policy #02-10-338, wch incorporates Ccl’s Mar 26, 2012 resoln, be approved.

11.4. Appointment to E-Comm Board for 2012/2013 (File: 2715-07)


the apptmt of CNV Mayor Darrell Mussato to the E-Comm Bd/Directors as the NSh designate for 2012/13, be approved

11.5. Development Variance Permit Application No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Crescent) (File:  1010-20-11-070)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the M Clerk give notice that the DVP will be considered by Ccl at its mtg on June 18, 2012

11.6. Development Permit Application No. 09-049 for Rodgers Creek Area 3 West (located on the south side of Cypress Bowl Road between kilometres 3.7 to 4.6 from the Upper Levels Highway) (File:  1010-20-09-049)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT the MClerk give notice that the Devt Permit Application wch provides for site devt, the extension

of Chippendale Road northwest to Cypress Bowl Rd, and subdivision for single family estate-sized lots will be

considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, June 18, 2012.

11.7. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File:  0120-24)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT the correspondence list be received for information.

+ Council Correspondence Update to May 4, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) P. Best, April 27, 2012, regarding “Transit Shelter(?) at Bay and Nelson” 

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(2) N. Sharyk, May 2, 2012, regarding “Noise from Compressors” 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

(3) West Van Matters, May 2, 2012, regarding “Camelot Subdivn (Union aka Skilift)”

late posting of public mtg and then not the same address as on ccl agendas 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(4) April 28, 2012, regarding “Please Do Not Send Me a “Food Scraps” Can”

(5) M. Burch, May 3, 2012, regarding New Green Initiative

+ Council Correspondence Update to May 11, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) J. G. Zara, April 30, 2012, regarding “Montizambert Wynd Water Service and Boundary Extension Petition

  (Referred to CAO and Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(2) O. Johnson (on behalf of Strata Council VR 1079), May 7, 2012, regarding Parking on 21st Street 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(3) British Pacific Properties Limited, April 25, 2012, regarding “West Vancouver Centennial”

(4) D. Marley, May 4, 2012, regarding “Council remuneration done correctly”

(5) P. Tutsch, May 8, 2012 and L. McGinn, May 9, 2012, regarding “West Vancouver Family Place (WVFP)”

(6) K. Higgs, May 10, re “NY Times today...’AS IT IS HAPPENING’” and “Proposed Tariffs Submitted” (2 submissions)

(7) NSh Lifeboat Society re Invitation to Launch of a New Era for the Cdn Coast Guard Auxiliary – Pacific

Response to Correspondence

(8) Dir/Parks, May 4, response to D. Lee, regarding “Trees located at the NW corner of Keith Rd. and 11th St”

+ Council Correspondence Update to May 18, 2011 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) E-Comm 911, May 10, 2012, regarding “E-Comm Board of Directors Designate – 2012 / 2013 Year” 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(2) May 17, 2012, regarding “Property Assessment Concerns” 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(3) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – West Vancouver Memorial Library Board – April 18, 2012

(4) Cdn Coast Guard Aux – Pacific, May 14, re Invitation to the launch of a New Era of Volunteers Saving Lives on the Water

(5) Union of BC Municipalities Secretariat, May 15, 2012, regarding RCMP Contract - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

(6) Ministry of Children and Family Development, May 16, 2012, regarding “Child Care Forum 2012” (May 24, 2012)

Responses to Correspondence

(7) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, May 10, response to N. Sharyk regarding “Noise from Compressors”

(8) Transportation Engr, May 14, response to R. Krag-Hansen (Novax Industries Corp), re “Traffic Calming 22nd Street – Pauline Johnson School Zone”

+ Council Correspondence Update to May 22, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm)

Received for Information

(1) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – Community Grants Committee – April 13, 2012

Responses to Correspondence

(2) Dir/Engg/Transpn, May 22, response to D. Marley, “RE: Trevor [Lautens’s] column – WV bus-shelters – NS News – March 2nd”

(3) Dir/Engg/Transportation, May 22, response to W. Alden, re Argyle Ave, 15th St, and Bellevue Avenue Intersection

(4) Director, Engineering and Transportation, May 22, 2012, response to P. Cooling, regarding “Collingwood School”

(5) Mgr, Bylaw and Licensing Services, May 16, response to S. Frew, regarding “Seawall bylaw enforcement”


four items

SSch: 11.1 and two items of Corresp 

Mayor: first item 11.1

Bruce MdKinnon: 6403 Rosebery been here once before

extremely upset with Sch Bd

taking down the barrier -- huge increase in noise; I live directly across; increased noise big time there

wanted to come and tell you that

Mayor: next is ????

Don XX: 6410 Rosebery been there since 1989

full-time stakeholders there 24hrs a day; part-time stakeholders 5 

why do we find out about a major change to the nbrhd by xxx

some were able to attend that mtg

roundabout or traffic circle

nothing about xxx [8:57]

2001 studies; recommendations of wch were not followed

after a three-year battle -- on the border???

protecting us not from ferry as we hoped but from xxxx

substantial amt of Harley Davidson from Nanaimo to Whistler

we own that barrier b/c of a three-yr work to put that in; was removed suddenly at spring break

probably a mistake 

sound/pollution barrier

one is CPTED [?]

to prevent vandalism -- other side of the school -- paint being sprayed

actual safety of the chn been compromised

no value of? the aesthetics

chain link fences are not what WV is about in general


one looks like and ours looks like a Gaza crossing

xxx 100% of the nbrs of the school

bn asked for barrier to be replace xxx and xxx

chance to improve it and we blew it

endorse report from Mr Fung and Sch Bd Jane Kellett

Mayor: Mr xxx

we've been there since 1978; lots of discussion and fights with BC Ferries and Sch Bd

that sound/visual barrier was put there for a reason

ask for your attention

seems to hv bn taken away without much thought

lady: 6591 Nelson; my daughter likes to play

now xxx can xxx noise pollution [9:02]

Appalling lack of accountability by the DIstrict

finger-pointing; no course but to come there

we're relying on 12-yr old data -- wd you rely on that 12 years old from doctor?

those of us professionals 

here's our own Sch Dist not following the same process

to rely xxx to protect our chn

no other schools close to a ferry or hwy access

what I did like? of Mr Fung's report -- a cost-sharing

clear lack of acctbility; facilitate a mtg

encouraged but not allowed/invited to

you Mayor look into this for us

new noise-and-air pollution monitoring

maybe look at some other alternative

$100K for a barrier sounds a lot but I don't buy xxx?

Mayor: staff recommended? prov?

history of how that happened

RF: Ministry is considering upgrades

[SOUND for him is good here! 9:08]

noise study mostly on ferry terminal

what was found was that not that xxx with ferry impr

subsequent study just around school area

most of the noise not part of the vehicle; was cars along StS hwy so felt a noise barrier wd not be effective

some exiting the ferry felt shd be done along the wall 'zero' xxx that wall was never constructed

noise barrier between school and M Dr

that was section found to be in such poor correction/condition? Sch Bd decided to take it down

Sop: I was there in the early days; and xxx still ringing from my voice

we do things well in this cmnty

why do we do things xxx? why is that a common denominator?


pollution -- everyone was involved

for safety of chn and ev in nbrhd

positive scenario and all positive; wall went up

do we care anymore?  told wall coming down?

if we go ahead and present something to a nbrhd -- don't you think we shd step in

staff look at costing of a wall

TP: always these unintended consequences and this an unfortunate one

lights in bedroom loss of privacy

all stakeholders in this

second bullet under discussion -- intrusion from trucks up hill 2001 significant

ventilation be improved but basically keep your windows and doors closed

not sure best way xxx chn to their environment

xxx nbrs

what is the cost of the noise xxx? 

is there some costing?

RF: wrt second bullet

the reason that the consultant who did the study triple-glazed

found no wall wd really be fully effective in that locn

if new study to be commissioned; with our experience with Ansell Pl residents; studies ran into sev thousands of dollars; maybe here more modest but wd at least be $30-40K

ML: original recomm was to put concrete wall up along hwy

somehow unbeknownst to everyone adjacent to school

if to be reconstructed shd go back to xxx along the hwy

doesn't address immediate noise or lights coming through what used to be a closed area

don't see how a pollution xxx; don't want to minimize xxx

we're not the stakeholder; it's on school prop; get the School Dist

not sure what Ministry

know it was leaning over, saw it before 

components? cd it be? xxx

NG: some of my comments just made by Cclr Lewis

concern for me is setting a precedent xxx

however the solution is not really our discretion it's the Sch Dist's

just b/c involved in the roundabout and the Sch Dist given you the hand you've come back to us

if we agree to get involved in d-- future?

as far as I'm concerned it's wholly in the Sch Dist's jurisdiction and Ministry as well

if we can help get them together

don't think we shd get involved financially

MAB: no longer on Sch Bd but talked to one

felt Mr Fung's report v good and can't see any inaccuracy

it was safety and wall had to come down

unfortunately done precipitously; nbrs not informed; unfortunately not here today

driven by student safety

chain link fence standard across District and preferred by Police Dept

{this is true; b/c can be seen through}

understand teachers teaching the schools don't have a problem with the noise

just out there doors open and didn't notice noise

app the light coming into the playground

hv to be v careful when reaching into another jurisdiction

don't think we'd app the Sch Dist doing that to us

apprised of the situation if we can assist

the wall if it does go up wd be in a place where originally recommended and I guess that's the first overriding concern of the students

have always had a question about protecting students from pollution

hv bn changes since this school was recommended; xxx and the Eagle Ridge hwy since first built

has been a mitigation of noise from these two changes I suspect

CC: don't appreciate that noise not a problem b/c why wd residents come to Ccl if noise not a problem?


obviously upset -- a lot more noise -- I don't need a study to tell me that

kick some money into the kitty; conscious of precedent

precedent I'm  --  getting change in their nbrhd getting fence then removing it -- bait and switch

really had to be put up with the hwy traffic; and quid pro quo was to put the fence up

don't feel comfortable with walking away

app what NG says but wd support with Sch and MOTI

simply saying too bad -- in this situation xxx

Sop: got a motion?

CC: haven't

TP: understand jurisdiction

when Cedardale closed their 

residents here -- and now we have a first class child care policy

support Cclr CC; these are our residents and we can do better

Mayor: don' t want to make work; maybe a sober second look

esp not full mtg with Ministry staff school

get together sit in a room and get a solution to this dilemma

report well written but not a lot of optimism

maybe a motion from CC; another attempt to have a mtg if funding

turn over to CC

CC: wd be happy to make a motion: mtg with Ministry School xxx to explore measure whether it be a wall to ameliorate some or all of the residents' concerns

Mayor: and Sch Dist

Sop: specifically make a statement the end result will be consideration for a wall

CC: difficult to xxx

intelligent ppl getting together; come up with a solution -- wall xxx -- not going to blue sky here

come up and then Ccl to make decision

right now it seems it's a wall away done deal

PASSED unanimously

Mayor: so story continues; [hope] with a positive xxx

[9:26] now other items

12.1 re Montizambert

Mr Azara: problem

all have sanitation devices to purify water but not xxx approved; have no fire protection

explore possibility of water from WV FIre Prot and joining WV b/c we're right at the edge of the M boundary -- what wd it take?

Mayor: ev biz want to see new customers


SMR [?]

Mayor: you've set the light; Mr McR looked at this and think w

CAO: be taking it to Exec

clearly understood this is not going to be an inexpensive

roads bridge waterlines will be expensive as long as understood up front

Azara [?]: maybe sell us water and we wd provide our own waterline to our residents

biggest problem is coming down from xxx sometimes freezes so sometimes Christmas without water

thaws out; two weeks to get water back

Mayor: Mr McR will look at two xxx

look at what staff report says and work something out that meets everybody's expectations

hope one day you'll be voting mbrs of WV!

Mayor: 12.2 -- letter from Paul Tutsch; not sure why there b/c on agenda next week

MAB: brought this up b/c impressed by goals and success of the ctr; fundamental to a cmnty caring for its chn; they're doing a good job

Mayor: we're getting a delegation; report 

[9:31] MAB: xxx 

Mayor: but all visited xxx

MAB: request for funding and understand we'll hear about those next week

Mayor: 12.3

MAB: not so much about prop assessment, it's about prop values

caught my attention b/c of an article I read in the Globe and Mail

writer indicates homes being bought on street by not xxx

{think she's referring to absentee owners}

foreign investment in our cmnty pushing land values up; heard from other residents

thought not much we can do about this till I saw this in G&M

empty houses not seen in my nbrhd but Mr Sokolhave we done a study about empty houses?

Sokol: no, we have not

I have heard similar stories; certain nbrhds of %ge of empty homes

MAB: some v desirable

Geneva Sydney Paris

take certain studies around fees etc; didn't get a chance to pull it; we cd be more proactive

as WV becomes more and more desirable; world is discovering WV

Mayor: BC Assessment does assessments; assessor doesn't give a fig if ppl in house or not

MAB: didn't interpret it that way at all


===  CCL MTG AGENDAs Monday June 4 ===

+ Special Mtg 4pm

CLOSED -- Ccl's opinion that in public interest mbrs of the public be excluded:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by the municipality

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality

(i) the receipt of advice subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public


{For On-Table Items please see Items 5, 7, 13.1, 17, and 19.1-19.3}

1.   Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda {on table / as amended at mtg June 4}

3. Adoption of Public Hearing Minutes  --  May 28, 2012 Public Hearing.


4. P. Tutsch, West Vancouver Family Place, regarding WV Family Place Services (File:  0055-20-WVFP1)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.

5. Hollyburn Family Services Society regarding Seniors Housing Outreach Program and Proposal for Seniors Safe House (File:  0055-01)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.


6. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

7. 2011 Annual Report (File: 0295-01)

Information to be provided.


    1. pursuant to the Community Charter section 167 requirement, Council will receive [sic] for approval the 2011 Audited Financial Statements which will be included as part of the 2011 Annual Report; and

    2. pursuant to the Community Charter section 99 requirement, Council will consider [sic] the Annual Report and submissions and questions from the public at the June 25, 2012 Ccl Mtg, at 7pm; and

    3. the 2011 Annual Report be made available for public inspection at the WV M Hall and on the District website on June 8, 2012.

8. West Vancouver Ice Arena – Ice Allocation (File:  3050-01)

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

9. Canadian Mobile Phone Industry Update (File:  2515-05)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Ccl direct Staff to bring forward for Ccl consideration an updated PCS Facilities Policy based on the directions set out in Section 4.5 of the report dated May 28, 2012, entitled “Canadian Mobile Phone Industry Update”.

10. Options for District Facilitation of Housing for Residents with Developmental Disabilities - Request by MyOwnSpace Housing Society (File:  2515-02-01)


1. The report from the Planning Analyst titled “Options", dated May 15, 2012, be received for information; and

2. Council direct staff to consider inclusion of the provision of housing for people with developmental disabilities or other unique needs within privately owned development projects as an amenity contribution and/or in future projects on municipally owned lands.

11. Ambleside and Dundarave Parking (File:  1800-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Council direct staff to report back in July on the outcome of a public consultation of community stakeholders, including Ambleside and Dundarave business owners, regarding the potential change of parking time limits on Marine Drive in Ambleside and Dundarave from two hours to one hour.

12. Request for Minister’s Order to Write-Off Taxes Receivable (File:  0955-17)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT Ccl request the Minister of Community, Sport,  and Cultural Development to issue an order pursuant to Section 315.3 of the Local Government Act to provide authority to the Council of the District of WV for the write-off of property taxes receivable for the properties contained in Appendix A, as attached to the report dated May 22, 2012 regarding Request for Minister’s Order to Write-Off Taxes Receivable, to maintain their previous permissive tax exemption status.

13. 2012 Cmnty Grants Cmte Recommendations: Cmnty Services and Social Services Grants (File: 0920-01)

RECOMMENDED: be approved as follows:

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

BC Paraplegic Association: Peer Program



Canadian Red Cross: RespectED Violence + Abuse Program


Lions Gate Hospice, Operating


North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Adult Support Network


North Shore Women's Centre, Operating





SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Canadian Mental Health Association: Support Groups



North Shore Women’s Centre: Single Mothers’ Support Group





SPECIALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

Avalon Recovery Society: Peer Support Program

3-year cycle



Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre

3-year cycle


Friend2Friend Social Learning Society

3-year cycle


Change the World Foundation: Harvest Project

1-year cycle


Lookout Emergency Aid Society: North Shore Shelter

3-year cycle


North Shore Connexions: Education + Community Awareness

3-year cycle


North Shore Connexions: Friendship Circles

3-year cycle


North Shore Disability Resource Centre: Summer Program

3-year cycle


North Shore Neighbourhood House: Edible Garden Project

1-year cycle


North Shore Schizophrenia Society

3-year cycle


North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre: Young Stroke Survivors

3-year cycle






Canadian Mental Health Association

1-year cycle



Special Olympics of BC North Shore Branch

1 time


Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

1 time





FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

Family Services of the North Shore: Clinical Counselling



Living Systems Counselling: Access Counselling





FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Hollyburn Family Services: West Vancouver Family Place



North Shore Community Resources


North Shore Multicultural Society: Community Bridging


North Shore Multicultural Society





FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

Autism Society of BC: Community Group

3-year cycle



Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: Mentoring Program

3-year cycle


Big Sisters of Greater Vancouver: Mentoring Program

3-year cycle


North Shore Crisis Services Society

3-year cycle


North Shore Neighbourhood House: Learning Together

3-year cycle






Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool: Parent Education

1 time



North Shore Community Resources: Rights of the Child

1 time





SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES: Existing cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

Canadian Hard of Hearing North Shore Branch



Capilano Community Services Society: Red Cross Loan Program


Lionsview Seniors Planning Society



Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Services to Seniors Coalition


North Shore Keep Well


North Shore Meals on Wheels


North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre: Seniors Peer Group


North Shore Volunteers for Seniors: Outreach and Seniors Centre


North Shore Neighbourhood House: Seniors Peer Support





SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Seniors At Risk of Housing Loss



Lionsview Seniors Planning Society: Older+Wiser column North Shore News


North Shore Keep Well Society: Emergency Medic Alert Card


Pets and Friends: Home Visitation Program






Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise: Seniors Xmas Lunch

1 time



Hollyburn Family Services: Seniors Outreach



Senior Citizens Special Services Society of West Vancouver






COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Exiting cycle 2011-2013 (second of a three-year cycle)

North Shore Safety Council






COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES Existing cycle 2011-2012 (second of a two-year cycle)

NShore Safety Council: Elmer the Safety Elephant Program



North Shore Fruit Tree Project


North Shore Lifeboat Society: Cdn Coast Guard Auxiliary


Royal Canadian Legion


Coho Festival





COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES: New cycles for previously funded programs

3rd West Vancouver Scouts: Hollyburn Cabin

3-year cycle







Air Cadet League: Pathfinder Squadron

1-year cycle



Gleneagles Golf Club Society: Junior Golf Tournament

1 time


Rotary Clubs of the North Shore: Operation Red Nose



Ustlahn Social Society: Spirit Trail Indigenous Plants Project

1 time





14. Proposed Amendment to Allocation Process of Youth Competition + Leadership Fund Grants (File: 0116-20CGC1)


1. The Terms of Reference for the Cmnty Grants Committee be amended in Section 2.0 to provide for the Cmte to make recommendations to the Director/Parks on Youth Competition and Leadership Fund grants; and

2. Staff be instructed to bring forward an amendment to the Cmnty Grants Cmte Terms of Ref that reflects this change.


15. Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2012, Amendment Bylaw No. 4712, 2012 (Housekeeping Amendments)(File: 1610-20-4712)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the April 23 Ccl Mtg, was the subject of a Public Hearing held and closed on May 28 and received second and third reading at the May 28 Council Meeting. As the PH has closed Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions regarding the proposed bylaw.

RECOMMENDED: be adopted.

16. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4719, 2012; Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012; and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4725, 2012 (Traffic Management Plans and Boulevard Design Review for Construction Projects)(File:  1610-20-4719/4720/4725)

The proposed bylaws received first, second, and third reading at the May 28, 2012 Council Meeting

RECOMMENDED:  THAT “Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4719, 2012” be adopted.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT “Building Bylaw No. 4400, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4720, 2012” be adopted.

RECOMMENDED:  THAT “Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4725, 2012” be adopted.

17. Traffic Management Guidelines (File: 1805-01)

Information to be provided.


18. Consent Agenda Items

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:

Item 18.1 – Amendment to 2012 Council Meeting Schedule;

Item 18.2 – Appointment to Board of Variance;

Item 18.3 – Development Application Status List;

Item 18.4 – Correspondence List.

18.1. Amendment to 2012 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Schedule be amended by scheduling a special Ccl mtg for June 25 at 7pm

18.2. Appointment to Board to Variance (File: 2310-04)

RECOMMENDED: THAT Roger Romses be reappointed to the BofVariance for a second three-year term commencing June 18, 2012

18.3. Development Application Status List (File:  1010-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Development Applications Status List to May 27, 2012 be received for information.

18.4. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File:  0120-24)

~ Council Correspondence Update to May 25, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~

Referred for Action

(1) C. Hunt, May 21, 2012, regarding “100th Anniversary Celebrations” 

(Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

(2) J. Seddon, May 24, 2012, regarding “Ambleside Village Centre” 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(3) www.WorldOceansDay.ca, May 25, 2012, regarding “Proclamation re World Oceans Week & World Oceans Day” 

(Referred to Municipal Clerk for response)

Received for Information

(4) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes – Board of Variance – April 18, 2012

{hm; wd appreciate an explanation; an application with one variance disallowed; another with many variances allowed b/c of "undue hardship"}

(5) B. Thomson, May 23, 2012, regarding Proposed devt of North Shore Unitarian Church property (370 Mathers Ave.) by Darwin Properties Canada Ltd.

(6) Laudate Singers, May 23, 2012, regarding “Laudate Singers present Baroque Voices Saturday, May 26 @ 8 pm”

(7) Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association, May 24, 2012, regarding Invitation to M&C to attend 1300 block Mtg.

{7pm June 20 at Srs' Ctr; to get residents' views (other topics possible)}

(8) 7 submissions dated May 21-24, 2012 regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(9) Transportation Engineer, May 23, 2012, response to Z. Koch regarding “Fulton is a danger...”

(10) Director/Parks, May 24, 2012, response regarding “Regarding Letter of April 17 to Council”

{really a resident's detailed report on the destruction/fate of Caulfeild Park urging plan followed}

~ Council Correspondence Update to May 29, 2012 (up to 4:30 PM) ~

Referred for Action

(1) WV Minor Hockey Association, May 29, 2012, regarding “June 04 Council Meeting – WV Arena Ice Allocation” 

(Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(2) May 21, 2012, regarding “green can” 

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(3) K. Little, May 25, 2012, regarding “west bay hydro lines” 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

(4) J. Clark and C. Baracos, May 29, 2012, regarding “communication” (Farmers’ Market) 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(5) LIFT Philanthropy Partners, May 28, 2012, regarding BC Ideas 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(6) Light House, May 29, 2012, regarding “Whole Building Retrofits: 1 Week Left to Register!”

(7) Ministry/Transportation/Infr, May 24, re “Velo-city Global 2012” (int'l cycling planning conference)

(8) World Oceans Week Canada, May 28, re “Draft News Release for Mayors re World Oceans Day”

(9) E-Comm 9-1-1, May 25, re 2012 Annual General Meeting (June 21, 2012) and Annual Report

(10) 8 submissions dated May 25-28, 2012 regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(11) Transportation Engineer, May 29, 2012, response to S.W. Holmes, regarding “Parking on Westcot Road and Place”



+ Photos: Super-cute baby animals of the world -- 2012 June 1: Prepare to be overwhelmed by adorable little beasts.

 Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Photos+Super+cute+baby+animals+world/6720498/story.html#ixzz1wlmG8IC0

+ Coatimundis -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F51a24XURlY&NR=1&feature=endscreen

+ Cute Kitties -- http://youtu.be/MlI0iaBabfY

=== INFObits === Demographics; Antibiotics

+ VSun May 29 (newsalert)

Canada is slowly but surely becoming a nation of older people. The demographic trends were confirmed early Tuesday, as Statistics Canada released the latest batch of data from its 2011 census. Nearly 15 per cent of the population is age 65 or older – compared to 8 per cent in 1971 – meaning there are nearly five million Canadian seniors in the country today.

+ VSun May 30 pA11

In Qualicum Beach, wch is Canada's oldest cmnty, there are more than twice as many ppl over 80 as there are kids 14 and under.

+ CBC (On the Coast) -- Dr Brian Goldman says:

Half the antibiotics given in the world is given to animals but in Canada it's 88%

Resistance to antibiotics is a serious problem

Being a vegetarian doesn't mean you can avoid it b/c animals excrete so it goes into the water

Govt needs to address this

=== HEBRONWATCH === Christian Peacemaker Team Reports , .

- 1a - [Israeli Paradigm; re Dr Ilan Pappe}

from http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2012/05/21/al-khalil-hebron-reflection-israeli-paradigm-part-I

by an Anonymous CPTer

I have been reading Ilan Pappé’s (1) book Forgotten Palestinians.  I find his writing to be informative and thought-provoking and so was excited a couple weeks ago, when the team and I got a chance to hear Pappé speak at the Alternative Information Centre in Beit Sahour.

What Pappé said offered an alternative to much of the discourse surrounding Israel and Palestine.  Pappé argued that most people, even those who see themselves as being pro-Palestinian, still speak and think within the paradigm (2) created by Zionists.

According to Pappé, in this paradigm of peace the Zionists saw that they must establish full control over the West Bank, to fulfill their vision of the State of Israel.  He likened the situation in the West Bank to that of a prison.  If Palestinians within the West Bank are willing to work within the framework of the paradigm and 'behave', they will receive rewards and benefits, and the prison will resemble an open detention centre where people have some freedoms and can move around somewhat freely.  These benefits, Pappé stated, could even incorporate a state, but it would be a state without sovereignty, and a state that was still within the Zionist paradigm, and therefore still ultimately under Zionist control.  However, if the Palestinians dare to challenge the paradigm they will find themselves in a maximum-security prison where Israel severely restricts their rights and limits their freedoms.

[Pappé] explained that the paradigm has been so well constructed that even his colleagues in the field of activism are sucked in by it.  He told us of how in his last book he wrote with Noam Chomsky, Chomsky had been partly sucked in by the paradigm and the idea of realpolitik.  Pappé argued that the rights of the Palestinians are not something that can be negotiated—land can be negotiated, even statehood, but not human rights.  Pappé elucidated how easily Israel and the international community as a whole compromise the rights of Palestinians, but Israel would never negotiate or relinquish the rights of Israelis.

The paradigm, argued by Pappé, is alive and well in the Western world and within Israel, through the use of word choices.  Talk of the “peace process” and the “road map to peace”, make it look like the Palestinians are receiving a fair deal, when in fact they are still being oppressed and occupied.  Pappé challenged us to bring into the discourse of Israel and Palestine the words “Settler-colonialism”, “occupation”, and “apartheid”.  Words that, according to a Palestinian man in the audience, are so effective in challenging the paradigm that people who speak them are quickly silenced and face harsh consequences.  In the U.K., partisans of Israel often charge the people who speak these words with anti-Semitism, or they accuse these people of speaking too harshly of Israel.  

In the second part of this article, I will show how the situation in Hebron fully supports the truth of these words.

{there is a photo here on the website}

(1) Ilan Pappé (Hebrewאילן פפה; born 7 November 1954[1] in HaifaIsrael) is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK, director of the university's European Centre for Palestine Studies, co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, and political activist. He was formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa (1984–2007) and chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa (2000–2008)

(2) A set of experiences, beliefs and values that affect the way an individual perceives reality and responds to that perception.

- 1b - [Dr Ilan Pappe cont'd re Israeli Paradigm}

From: "CPTnet: the news service of CPT" <cptnet@mailman.cpt.org>

Subject: [CPTnet] AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): The Israeli Paradigm, Part II

Date: 29 May, 2012 7:15:06 AM PDT

To view the on-line version click here. [ http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2012/05/26/al-khalil-hebron-israeli-paradigm-part-ii ]

 26 May 2012
 AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): The Israeli Paradigm, Part II

by an Anonymous CPTer

In the first part of my reflection {1a above}, I noted that historian Ilan Pappé challenged us to bring into the discourse of Israel and Palestine the words “Settler-colonialism", “occupation”, and “apartheid” and that the situation in Hebron supports the truth of these words:

Our neighbour in the old city of Hebron — where her family has lived for hundreds of years— requires a permit to live on Shuhada Street in but cannot go out of her front door.  When we walk through our neighbourhood, I/we see gun watchtowers and checkpoints.  On one street running near the Ibrahimi mosque, a concrete barrier divides the street in two.  The left half of the street is for Israelis and the right side is for Palestinians.  Israelis can drive on their part of the street but the Palestinian side is too narrow for cars.

When we walk down Shuhada Street, about 200 metres before the checkpoint leading into the Palestinian-controlled area, we come to a staircase on the left-hand side.  The Israeli military does not allow Palestinians to walk on the Shuhada Street portion, forcing them, even the elderly, to take stairs to go up around to their houses and to reach the Qurtuba School, adding a lot of time and inconvenience to their journeys.  Shuhada Street used to be busy and full of shops; after the massacre of twenty-nine Palestinians at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, the Israeli authorities closed the street to Palestinians.  

The Israeli military does not permit Palestinian vehicles on Shuhada Street, not even emergency vehicles.  When one of our partner’s wives was in active labour, he had to carry his wife to the checkpoint to get her into an ambulance.  CPTers have witnessed people carrying the dead on their shoulders, because soldiers do not permit hearses up to homes to fetch dead bodies.  The Israeli military does not allow Palestinian cars to drive on many streets in Hebron where Israeli cars drive at breakneck speed.  Many times, I have sat at the checkpoints during school patrol and my heart has jumped as the settler cars whizz by while Palestinian children are trying to cross the road to attend school.

During my first stint in Hebron, Israelis illegally occupied a house in a Palestinian area.  The Israeli military protected the settlers in the house and did not allow Palestinians to walk past the house.  Some days, the IDF would let children walk through the car park (parking lot) to reach their school near the house and on other days they had to go through a different checkpoint, taking the long way around another street to reach a school that was just a few metres away.

In short, Hebron is a microcosm of everything Pappé described in his talk on the Israeli paradigm.  It is a place where the lives of Palestinians are taken into consideration by the forces of Israeli Occupation only in the perceived threat they might represent to Israelis.  They are objects to control, to separate, nothing more.

  Photo: Soldiers guard Palestinian house that settlers have occupied, March 2012

- 2 - [Situation in Hebron (more restrictions than Apartheid)}

From: "CPTnet: the news service of CPT" <cptnet@mailman.cpt.org>

Subject: [CPTnet] AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Mother’s persistence wins five boys’ freedom from Israeli detention

Date: 30 May, 2012 9:50:01 AM PDT

To view the on-line version click here. [ http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2012/05/26/al-khalil-hebron-israeli-paradigm-part-ii ]

CPTnet 30 May 2012

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Mother’s persistence wins five boys’ freedom from Israeli detention

Two CPTers on evening patrol observed two Israeli soldiers approaching children playing on roofs overlooking a small park in Al-Khalil’s Old City at 9:17 p.m. They arrived in time to see the soldiers, of the Kfir Brigade, detain two young boys. When the CPTers asked the soldiers what the boys had done to deserve detention they accused the boys of throwing rocks. One said, “You don’t understand. These children can kill us.”

A CPT delegation at this point joined the two CPTers in the park. They all followed the soldiers, who detained another three young boys as they were leaving the park. They marched all five to the checkpoint building that leads to Shuhada Street. The soldiers tried to prevent the CPTers from seeing through the window but they could not cover the view completely. A soldier twice backhanded one of the boys across the head. The five soldiers then performed a military manoeuvre right in front of the children, cocking their guns and acting as though they were going to fire into the air.

They then took the children from the building onto Shuhada Street.[footnote (i)] The CPTers and the mother of two of the boys, with her younger son, ran through the Ladder Lady’s house [(iii)], but when they reached Shuhada Street, the children and soldiers had left. CPTers asked the soldier still at the checkpoint where the children had been taken. He replied, “to the police station,” but denied knowing which one.

A woman in one of the houses said soldiers had taken the children along Shuhada Street to checkpoint 56. The CPTers and the mother with her toddler son walked along the street and came to another checkpoint. When the soldier asked the mother what she was doing on Shuhada Street, she explained that she was looking for her sons, and the soldier let her through. Further along the street a second soldier stopped the mother and CPT and asked CPT, “Who gave you the authority to bring a Palestinian woman along Shuhada Street?” A CPTer replied that the soldier at the last checkpoint had. The second soldier called and said his colleague denied this and that he should arrest the woman. The CPTers insisted it was the truth but agreed that the mother would return down the street with two CPTers.

As she was leaving, the soldier called the woman back and said he would escort her to checkpoint 56. At checkpoint 56, soldiers were still holding the five children, who were seated against the wall, guarded by eleven border police. The mother begged the border police to release her sons. At 10:25 p.m. the children were released to Palestinian Authority police, who took them through the checkpoint and, in accordance with Israeli protocol, to the police station, where they were released half an hour later.

The Kfir Brigade has a history [(iv)] of unabashed abuse [(v)] and loyalty to settlers over military command structures [(vi)]



(i) excerpts from http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2010/08/14/hebron-reflection-shuhada-street-keeping-quiet-when-there’s-no-peace-be-kept

To CPTers: You can't walk down that street...

...In November 1999, the Israeli military closed Shuhada Street to Palestinians.  They welded shut the doors of Palestinians shops.  Palestinian residents of Shuhada Street no longer use their front entrances but must take back exits and circuitous routes, sometimes up ladders or across rooftops, to enter and leave their homes. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers freely walk and drive along the street.  This year Palestinians, supported by Israeli and international activists, launched a campaign to “Open Shuhada Street” to all...

Yet keeping quiet rarely moves us toward genuine peace.  As Martin Luther King, Jr. noted in his 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” the real obstacles in a liberation struggle are the moderate people who prefer “a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”

Someday, I believe, Palestinians will again walk down Shuhada Street.  In this and other ways, they will experience the equality and dignity rightfully theirs.  But the journey to reach that day of justice will not be quiet.

(ii) Open Shuhada Demonstration:


(iii) Ladder Lady

See http://www.cpt.org/cptnet/2011/04/21/hebron-let-them-walk-three-miles%25E2%2580%259D-passover-brings-further-restrictions-palestinian

(iv) Kfir Brigade

See http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/kfir-brigade-leads-in-w-bank-violations-1.245582

(v) Abuse -- http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4109033,00.html

(vi) Loyalty -- Excerpt from http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4039886,00.html

Kfir Brigade troops threaten mutiny

Friends of soldier sent to jail after his home was razed in Havat Gilad swear loyalty to rabbis over commanders, whom they call 'ignorant'. 'Lack of confidence between soldiers, command has reached critical point,' says one

=== HOUSEWATCH === probably wd hv been in our news if victims Christians or Jews

3 June 2012

PALESTINE: Demolition crew vigilant as order threatens occupation’s chaos

Israel military officials stymied efforts by Palestinian and international volunteers to build a house for Um Fagarah villagers on 2 June. Acting on government orders, the military had demolished their homes on 24 November 2011. The displaced villagers have been living in tents since then.

Volunteer builders from four international organizations arrived to find the village surrounded by military trucks and soldiers. Faced with the prospect of arrest and immediate demolition of what they would build, the team did not bring bricks into the village, but postponed their efforts to another day.

The volunteers, from Christian Peacemakers Teams (CPT), Project Dove, the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), spent their time instead moving stones from the demolished homes and listening to villagers’ stories of life since the demolitions. The villagers expressed a determination to stay on the land, which they have owned since the Ottoman Empire.

Military bulldozers also destroyed the village’s mosque in November.

See -- http://cpt.org/cptnet/2012/06/03/palestine-demolition-crew-vigilant-order-threatens-occupation’s-chaos


+ Queen's jewel-studded 'Maple Leaf' dress takes spotlight at Museum of Civilization




+ Diamond Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth II cheered as celebration begins


by Judith Evans, Agence France-Presse June 2, 2012

LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II received a rapturous welcome from a flag-waving crowd of more than 100,000 at a British racecourse Saturday as she kicked off four days of national celebrations for her diamond jubilee.

Gun salutes rang out across the country before the 86-year-old Queen arrived for the Epsom Derby, smiling broadly as she and husband Prince Philip, 90, were driven past the winning post, amid cheers from well-wishers.......

...A recent poll showed about 80 per cent of Britons want the country to remain a monarchy....

...Unexpected sunshine broke out, to more cheers from the 130,000 racegoers, as the queen, a keen rider and racehorse owner, watched the races from a balcony garlanded with flowers....

...On Monday, some 4,000 beacons will be lit across the Commonwealth following a huge picnic and star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace....

...In Northern Ireland, even republican party Sinn Fein has supported celebrations, backing the province's gift to the queen for the occasion....

...Festivities are set to be more muted across the Commonwealth, mostly made up of former British colonies, but British soldiers were pictured in Afghanistan serving celebratory tea from a gold-coloured teapot....

...The queen acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, upon the death of her father King George VI while she was away in Kenya, and was crowned the following year on June 2, amid massive public enthusiasm despite heavy rain....

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Diamond+Jubilee+Queen+Elizabeth+cheered+celebration+begins/6720462/story.html#ixzz1wlfai4Mx

+ Photos: Tributes to the Queen, both large and small


Britons pull out all the stops to honour Queen Elizabeth II on her diamond jubilee, from minting coins to displaying giant photos and producing myriad souvenirs.

 May 28, 2012 3:02 PM also included a floral crown (13 500)

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/Photos+Tributes+Queen+both+large+small/6722866/story.html#ixzz1wluftnj1

+ The Queen's Royal Thames River Pageant

[First-hand Report from a Subscriber]

Yesterday was a highlight of The Queen's 60th Jubilee Celebrations -- her Procession through London on the River Thames accompanied by an armada of a thousand boats.  The Queen's progress was cheered on by 1.2 million admirers along the banks of the Thames.  Heavily cloudy skies and periods of rain which failed to dampen the enthusiasm.   The Royal Barges, the bells ringing from Gloriana, the London Philharmonic and the 56 identical boats sailing in formation flying the flags of the 56 nations of the Commonwealth were highlights for me.  While we shared our riverfront vantage point with [R] from Australia, everyone else around us lived in London.  The locals supported this Pageant hugely.  The Times of London newspaper devoted its front page to a giant picture of [HM] and reported the latest poll which says The Queen is "in touch" with her people.  This poll discloses that three times as many of the British people believe The Queen understands their everyday difficulties than do politicians and the The Queen is more concerned about their welfare than are politicians.  The Times says 70% of the British now believe Elizabeth II is "one of the greatest monarchs in British history" and 30% of these say The Queen is "THE greatest" of Britain's monarchs.  Also, two-thirds of the population hope she'll serve as Queen "as long as possible" instead of ever retiring.  The Times of London concludes that there is:  "overwhelming support  for the monarchy as an institution and for the Queen herself." ... 

[Hope] the weather will improve -- as I write this early this morning it's still raining.

Two remarkable days here in London!



Picnic at the Potholes June 9 -- Info: http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/2012/06/picnic-at-the-potholes-june-9/


http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/ and http://www.heritagebc.ca/tag/featured-articles

14 New Heritage Projects

Funding for 14 community heritage projects was approved by the Heritage Legacy Fund board on Friday, April 20, 2012.  Ten of the approved grants will go toward conservation work on historic buildings, and four will support historic interpretation through signage.... The maximum grant is $25,000 and two projects, both in Vancouver, received this amount. The Green Thumb Players Society is heading up a creative project to rejuvenate Carleton School as a theatre performance venue. Carleton School Number One is the city’s oldest surviving school, but has been at risk every since a disastrous fire a few years ago. The funds will go toward repairs of the school roof, siding, windows and doors... Other grants went to a wide range of projects, from a designated log chapel in Duncan to a community hall on Denman Island and Benvoulin Historic Church in Kelowna.  Many grant applications continue to be for basic maintenance and repair that has been deferred for lack of funds, and many projects would not proceed without essential Heritage Legacy Fund assistance. See list http://www.heritagebc.ca/blog?articleid=120


Great time at Cmnty Day; next event RoyalTea-by-the-Sea from 2 to 4pm on Saturday August 18

See heritage.westvan.org and for the draft flyer: RoyalTea.ca


Other Upcoming Events: Full info at heritagevancouver.org

+ June Events at the Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St., Vancouver, BC, V6G 1J6 June 10 Sunday 2 - 4pm Ivan Sayers Fashion Show

Style, history, and culture come together in a summer event at Vancouver's beautifully restored Roedde House Museum. Ivan Sayers will be presenting his fashion show on "Frocks and Tea Dresses Suitable for Both Formal and Informal Receptions". Renowned fashion historian from the 1650s and beyond, Mr. Sayers has one of the most "comprehensive collections of historic clothing in private hands across Canada" (SFU Continuing Studies Bio).

A tea party will be held after the show. Admission $25. Reservations recommended! 684 7040 or info@roeddehouse.org

June 16 Saturday 1 - 2:30pm “The Women of Roedde House” Tour

Jolene Cumming of Herstory Cafe and the Stanley Park History Group will be speaking on women and bookbinding, on domestic service, and on West End leisure activities of the era,

Lorraine Irving, of the BC Genealogical Society and Mt. View Cemetery tours, will be speaking on one of Gustav Roedde's daughters, the murdered nurse, Anna Catherine Roedde,

One of our own knowledgeable docents will be speaking about the Roedde family's journey to and life in Vancouver.

Light refreshments will be served after the tour. Admission is $10. Only 20 spots available to experience this celebration of the women of Vancouver's past! 684-7040 or info@roeddehouse.org

More info: http://www.allianceforarts.com/files/enet/pdf/12/05/general_3.pdf


Walking Tours:  -- Beginning in April: Fridays noon - 1:30pm & Saturdays 10am - noon, $12 incl. hst   

Join tour guides John Atkin and Maurice Guibord as they take you on fascinating and fun journeys through historic areas of Vancouver. Tour details are now up on the website! CHECK OUT THE TOUR ROUTES AND DATES AND/OR TO REGISTER


YOU'RE INVITED TO A PUBLIC ART LAUNCHart, music, coffee & prizes...

Tuesday, June 12th from noon – 1pm at the CBC Broadcast Ctr All are welcome!

The VHF is launching its new public art exhibit ‘Room at the Roxy’, a fabulous 1957 image from the CBC Archives.  Join us for live music with the Sons of Granville, chances to win cool prizes and some freebies including free drip coffee from JJ Bean to the first 100 people -- what a great way to spend your lunch hour!




Mbrship in Haiku Canada: go to http://www.haikucanada.org/id13.html or contact membership secretary

Melanie Noll at 512 - 57 Bayswater Ave Ottawa Ontario K1Y 2E8 or sienna_poet@yahoo.ca

Membership begins January 1 and runs the calendar year. At this point in this calendar year however, you might ask if you will still be able to get the earlier Haiku Canada Review and the member anthology if you join now (the holographic anthology is only free to those who participated in it, so that is a done deal).

If you hesitate to join mid-year, I’d like to suggest that you consider joining by, say, the end of November if you want to start re 2013, because information about participation requirements for projects is often sent out in the fall of one year as the deadline for the next year’s project is often early in the new year. You would be much better set up to meet the deadline for the member anthology, for instance, as it usually falls sometime in February.

Cheers, Vicki (254 0376) -- Coordinator, BC Region, Haiku Canada

~~~  MAIKU  ~~~ 2012 May 31 -- a tanka

the Queen's 60 years

duty and dedication


service and calm dignity
 respected symbol . . . for us


So what do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? 

Well, of course... Pumpkin pi.

Catholic Definitions

Choir: A group of people whose singing allows the rest of the congregation to lip-sync.

Holy Water: A liquid whose chemical formula is H2OLY.

Hymn: A song of praise, usually sung in a key three octaves higher than that of the congregation’s range.

Incense: Holy Smoke!

Jesuits: An order of priests known for their ability to found colleges with good basketball teams.

Jonah: The original “Jaws” story.

Justice: When your children have kids of their own.

Kyrie Eleison: The only Greek words that most Catholics can recognize besides gyros and baklava.

Magi: The most famous trio to attend a baby shower.

Manger: 1- Where Mary gave birth to Jesus because Joseph wasn’t covered by an HMO.

2- The Bible’s way of showing us that holiday travel has always been rough.

Pew: A mediaeval torture device still found in Catholic Churches.

Procession: The ceremonial formation at the beginning of Mass, consisting of altar servers, the celebrant, and late parishioners looking for seats.

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labour of thinking. –- Thomas A. Edison

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. -- Sir Arthur Helps

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. -- Dean Acheson

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -- William Arthur Ward

I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short. -- Shelley Winters

A mathematician that couldn't stop adding up recently went incremental.

My student was late for class, claiming he was in the washroom. I think he was stalling.

Mummies are bound to be uptight.

So the Symphony Orchestra was playing a concert in the park and was in the middle of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The basses, in the back of the orchestra, decided they had a few minutes to spare before being asked to play anything, so they ran across the street to the pub for some ale. It was a windy day, so they found some string to wrap around their music stands to secure their music while they were gone. Once at the tavern, they could hear the music and keep up with the progress of the piece.

After one, two, or maybe three rounds, they decided that they had to hurry because the last movement of the Ninth Symphony was underway. They stumbled back onto the bandstand and were fumbling with the string, trying to get it loose, but not having much success. The conductor saw what was happening and instantly sized up the situation: it was the bottom of the ninth, the score was tied, and the basses were loaded.