December 13, 2005

Hitting Three Community Events in One Evening

I took in three community events this evening, which I think is a personal record :-).

The first was an open house at the Burnaby Southeast District Community Police Office. I've been in touch with the local RCMP through my volunteer work as a streamkeeper, so I dropped by to say hello, chat with other volunteers, and partake of the tables ladden with food.

The second was the December meeting of the Edmonds Town Centre Business and Community Association. I represent three groups there: the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, the Stream of Dreams Murals Society, and my own company, Cipko Consulting Ltd. The event was a Christmas party held at the funky Myles of Beans cafe on Kingsway. The cafe put on some great food, there were games and contests, and it was a lot of fun talking with members.

Last, but not least, was a rezoning hearing at Burnaby City Hall. Several streamkeepers and Stream of Dreams directors went to watch the rezoning of the site of the original Stream of Dreams fence mural. The corner of Edmonds and Kingsway has long been empty and will finally be redeveloped with a new public library and a mixed residential/commercial complex. Stream of Dreams will have to remove the original mural, and we are keen to have the dreamfish represented somehow in the new design. After the meeting we chatted with the mayor and the city planner -- it's good to stay in touch!

Posted by Paul at December 13, 2005 10:53 PM