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VWCA June Board Meeting – June 28, 2022

Where: Vic West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Road, Victoria BC When: 7:00pm Meeting Agenda: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pPgGi_kJG5pVKrXZDanwc0T5wSuojOY1 Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93765154823?pwd=Smcxam52bE5kbEk4MC9jemZWMW1RQT09 Meeting ID: 937 6515 4823 Passcode: 458127

Media Release – City Expands Banfield Park Dock, June 2022

VICTORIA, BC — The City of Victoria has expanded the public dock in Banfield Park to give swimmers and paddlers improved recreational access to the Gorge Waterway. The expansion more than doubles the available dock space to reduce crowding, allows for safer deep-water access for swimmers and accommodates small watercraft access at low tide. “Banfield Park has become one of the most popular spots in Victoria to swim and paddle year-round,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “The expanded dock gives people more room to stay active and safely enjoy this special part of Victoria’s waterfront.” The expansion includes an additional walkway leading to a new five-by-10-metre platform in deeper water. The dock features rescue equipment including a reaching pole and life ring device, new signage, two swim ladders, and flip-up dock cleats to temporarily secure kayaks to the dock. Members of the community, led by the Gorge Swim Fest Society, have collaborated with the City on the design. The dock expansion is consistent with the Official Community Plan and the Victoria West Neighbourhood Plan, which recommended improvements to existing public docks, wharfs and other public access for neighbourhood swimming. The project included an aquatic assessment to mitigate impacts to the marine habitat and a safety assessment. Through the federal permitting process, the project also included a detailed review by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as Transport Canada. The City will be developing plans for other parks located on the Gorge Waterway and continues to collaborate with the community on potential future enhancements to recreational and environmental features of these valued public spaces. For More Information:   Bill Eisenhauer Head of Engagement, City of Victoria 250.858.1061  |  beisenhauer@victoria.ca

Crosswalk Mural Workshop “Paint In” – Sunday June 26th, 2022

The City of Victoria and Greater Victoria Placemaking Network are hosting a road mural painting workshop on Sunday, June 26 from 1-3pm on the William Street Greenway at the Hudson and Langford Street intersection. Facilitated by professional muralist Kay Gallivan, the workshop is suitable for participants of all skill levels who are interested in mural making and public art.   This project is funded by the City of Victoria as part of the Greenway enhancements program and coordinated by the Greater Victoria Placement Network as a satellite site for the 2022 East West Mural Fest.   If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Molly Rose, GVPN (Email: molly.windrose@gmail.com) with your name and the neighbourhood you live in. (Please note, the workshop has limited spaces and priority will be given to residents of Vic West, but feel free to contact Molly regardless of your neighbourhood.)

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