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From the July 13, 2016 CVRD Board Regular Meeting
In This Edition:
1. Legend Recreation Software2. Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Vice-President3. Electoral Area Grants-in-Aid4. Transit Skate and Swim Pass Program5. 2016 UBCM Convention Minister Meeting Requests
1. Legend Recreation SoftwareThe region’s recreational facilities’ software will be unsupported as of 2017. Therefore the region is replacing its current software with a new program that will have improved capabilities to better serve residents. This is a joint partnership with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), Municipality of North Cowichan and Town of Ladysmith.
2. Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games Vice-PresidentThe Board appointed Mona Kaiser as Vice-President of the Cowichan BC 2018 Summer Games. Mona has been an active volunteer in the Cowichan Valley for a number of years. She joins President Jennifer Woike. The remaining directors will be appointed by the CVRD Board by early 2017.
3. Electoral Area Grants-in-AidThe Board of Directors approved the following grant in aid:• Electoral Area D - $3,000 Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre to support the funding to purchase and install two Transport Canada buoys at the eelgrass protection area in the estuary. Electoral Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) - $500 Cowichan Valley Community Radio Society to support family oriented community evenings.
4. Transit Skate and Swim Pass ProgramThe Board approved a new transit program which allows riders to exchange an expired monthly bus pass for a one-time free admission to a local swim or skate session at facilities in the Cowichan region. This campaign will run from September 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
5. 2016 UBCM Convention Minister Meeting Requests The Board approved a request to the Union of BC Municipalities for the following minister meetings at its annual convention in September:• Minister of Health – Cowichan District Hospital replacement• Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Cowichan water storage, soil deposits on forest lands• Minister of Transportation – Rural pedestrian/cycling pathways, Malahat village bypass
Did you know? The CVRD’s Emergency Communications Team has 22 active volunteers who train and prepare for emergencies and participated in 496 hours of communications training in 2014/15.