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Cadboro Bay takes two spots in the “Top Stories of 2020″ article by Victoria News

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To cap off the 2020 year, Victoria News featured its top stories of 2020 and included two from Cadboro Bay.

In the opening spotlight is six-year-old Callaghan McLaughlin, who set up a joke stand outside his home to create smiles and laughs amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read his story from April, 2020 here (Photograph above by Kelsea McLaughlin).

Also noted to have captured interest was the proposal by a Saanich Councillor to review off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches. Given the importance of Cadboro Bay Beach, the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association cast a wide net to hear the varying perspectives on the matter from across the community. Reports, news articles and a video presentation are all available here.

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Upcoming Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Events

Space available in upcoming workshop and 
Vic West Resilient Streets grant deadline extended! 

REGISTER NOW 

Join us on March 27th to learn about Engaging Our Neighbours
Workshop 3: Engaging Our Neighbours 

Bell Irving Room, Saanich Neighbourhood Place (In Pearkes Building at 3100 Tillicum Rd) 

This workshop will provide a comfortable, creative, facilitated space for people who are interested in Resilient Streets and other projects in Saanich and Victoria West to come together and share experiences, ideas, strategies and support for their projects.
 
What to Expect:

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  • Hear exciting examples of Resilient Streets and other projects going on in the Capital Region today!
  • Learn more about different approaches to community engagement
  • Practice your engagement skills and share strategies to overcome common challenges to engagement.

 
Click here to read testimonials from people who have started Resilient Streets projects of their own!  

Vic West Resilient Streets micro-grant deadline extended to March 28th! If you’ve been meaning to apply for one of our $40 pre-planning grants or a $200 Resilient Streets project grants but haven’t had a chance just yet, don’t worry you have a few extra days! We’ve extended the deadline to March 28th in case you want to come to our “Engaging Our Neighbours” workshop to test out your idea. You can download an application or apply online at http://resilientneighbourhoods.ca/activities/resilient-streets.
 
 
 


 
“The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Project is a partnership between the Community Social Planning Council and Transition Victoria. The project has been generously supported by the Victoria Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, City of Victoria, and the District of Saanich and has been developed with the collaboration of the Centre for Community Renewal, BC Healthy Communities, and the Fraser Basin Council’s  Smart Planning for Communities program.”
 
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New drop-in summer basketball league

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  • Lost a step or two?
  • Vision not what it used to be?
  • Sporting some extra “insulation” year round?
  • Still crazy about basketball?
  • March Madness making you long for the college days?

Have we got a sports league for you! Introducing the Cadboro Bay Basketball League (CBBL)!

Sunday afternoons 3-5pm at Maynard Park basketball forum. (Also identified as the little hoop besides the children’s playground—see map) Starting March 23rd and running through the summer. There will be a sheet to jot down your e-mail to receive notice of any changes in schedule.

Pick-up 2 on 2, 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 basketball (½ court) for the old, the slow and the enthusiastic. Men or women. Continuous games – play to 11 and then switch out. Winner stays on the court.

Got kids? No excuse – swings, slides, playground, big grass fields to run around on.

No frills, no fees – just come out to get some exercise and have some fun. Questions or to express interest e-mail Graham Payette.

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Workshop 2: Introduction to Resilient Streets

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Thursday, March 6th 

6:30-9:00pm
Pearkes Recreation Centre
From book boxes and skill sharing to community gardens and Transition Streets, in this workshop, you’ll explore ways of adapting local and international examples of resilience-in-action to start strengthening resilience alongside  neighbours on your street or in your block. You’ll brainstorm, share and give feedback on possible project ideas in groups and learn about how you can get support for projects through our Resilient Streets micro-grants.  

Learn more about Resilient Streets at: http://resilientneighbourhoods.ca/activities/resilient-streets

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Workshop 2: Introduction to Resilient Streets

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Thursday, March 6th 

6:30-9:00pm
Pearkes Recreation Centre
From book boxes and skill sharing to community gardens and Transition Streets, in this workshop, you’ll explore ways of adapting local and international examples of resilience-in-action to start strengthening resilience alongside  neighbours on your street or in your block. You’ll brainstorm, share and give feedback on possible project ideas in groups and learn about how you can get support for projects through our Resilient Streets micro-grants.  

Learn more about Resilient Streets at: http://resilientneighbourhoods.ca/activities/resilient-streets

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER