Dates For The Calendar

June 21, 2017

Here are a few more dates of interesting events/debates at Britannia:

 

  • Thursday 22nd June, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, in Gym D

A discussion about the Arts & Culture spaces in the future Britannia. Snacks and refreshments available.

 

  • Monday 26th June, 10:00am to 6:00pm, Carving Pavilion (behind the rink)

An all day event to celebrate the naming of the Carving Pavilion. The Naming Ceremony is 10:00am to noon; noon to 1:00pm, community lunch; 1:00pm-6:00pm Open house discussion; 6:00pm Community Feast.

 

  • Tuesday 27th June, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Carving Pavilion

An Indigenous Visioning Workshop to develop ideas for better serving our indigenous population at Britannia. This will lead to a design charrette in the fall.

 

  • Wednesday 28th June, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Ice Rink Mezzanine

What would make the new Britannia a welcoming place for LGBTQ2S folks.

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June 21, 2017


The Broadway Beast Is Back!

June 21, 2017

The outrageously expensive, technologically unnecessary, and entirely developer-profit-driven Broadway subway to nowhere is back for another round of propaganda/sales meetings.

There will be “open houses” as follows:

  • June 24: 10am-2:00pm at 511 W. Broadway
  • June 27: 4:00pm-7:00pm at 511 W. Broadway
  • June 28: 4:00pm-7:00pm at 511 W. Broadway

You can read the City’s propaganda at their website.

I wrote my own thoughts on this quite a while ago, and do not see any reason to change my opinion that the subway is a disaster designed solely to feed huge for-profit condo towers along Broadway to the detriment of transportation throughout the city.

There are far better ways to deal with our transit issues than a $4 billion (or much more) hole in the ground, but I bet these “open houses” will not be a forum for that debate.