Trout Lake Plan

March 27, 2014

According to an email I just received, the public is invited to attend a Parks Board open house to review and comment on a draft master plan for John Hendry Park (aka Trout Lake).

“The plan was developed in consultation with community stakeholders and through input received at three open houses and online over the past seven months,” they say.

Tuesday, April 15, 5-8pm – drop in anytime at the Trout Lake Community Centre – Grandview Room, 3360 Victoria Drive

To learn more about this project visit Open house materials and questionnaire will be available online April 16-30 at the same url.

All Change At the BIA

March 27, 2014

Jane McFadden who has been Executive Director of the Commercial Drive BIA for less than a year is moving on.  She has had what is, presumably, a better offer from another BIA and she’s off and running.

Just three weeks ago she was “elected” to the Board of GWAC (which I thought was a conflict of interest, to be honest), so they too will be looking for another Director.

I always enjoyed my meetings with Jane, and I wish her the best of luck in her new opportunity.

Now This is Cricket!

March 27, 2014

At the T20 World Cup this morning Sri Lanka scored more runs than England have ever scored to win a match. Not only that, but the England fielding was awful, with dropped catches going down one after another. England then lost two wickets without even scoring a run and we looked doomed to a terrible embarrasing defeat.

But on comes Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales and they just started hitting the ball with power and skill.  They put up a partnership of more than 150 runs before Morgan was out, and Hales went on to a glorious never-to-be-forgotten 116 not out.  He closed out the victory with a massive 6 and England won with four balls to spare.


One of the great games, and the sort of game that can only make cricket even more popular than it is already around the world.