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Next meeting: 6 Dec. 2021

November 7, 2021

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2021. We will be at the hall, back deck with Zoom simulcast and starting a little later (2:15pm) to allow for those attending the Xmas Fair.

Previous Minutes

AGM 2021

November 7, 2021

We held our AGM for 2021 on Saturday Nov.6 3:00 pm at the Community Hall with Zoom simulcast. Thanks to everyone who made it out or connected. Our new board is:

  • Peter Easthope 
  • Dave Hargreaves
  • Barry Mathias
  • Peter Pare
  • Niall Parker

We’ll be having our AGM at the Community Hall (upstairs) following the Winter Market cleanup (2:30 or so). Anyone interested in a position on our board please let me know (chair@movingaroundpender.ca).

There will be a short regular meeting following the AGM to catch up on current projects.

MAP has recently received the report we commissioned to help design the multi-use trail from the ball park to the school. This project will provide a valuable alternative route for students and others but is still at very early development, we welcome all input !

 

Pender Earth and MAP collaborated with the Galiano Conservancy Society to do a transportation footprint for the islands. Data from this survey will be used to advocate for public and active transportation options on Pender.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey and congratulations to Larry C. who won our draw prize of $100 TruValue card ! Stay tuned for next year when we will check in again.

AGM 2020

December 8, 2020

We held our Annual General Meeting on Dec. 5 via Zoom.

A special thanks to our guest speaker Louisa Hadley of the Galiano Conservancy, her presentation on ecological footprints is included in the minutes posted here.

Electric Vehicles on Pender

September 6, 2020

Interested in electric vehicles ? Checkout this !

Lots of interesting discussion both online and raised at our Aug. 29 event at the hall. Comments in full

We have decided that it is impractical to run the community bus this year, given the requirements for physical distancing to minimize CoVID transmission as well as limited funds and drivers. We shall revisit the idea in the future, in the meantime if anyone is interested in charters please contact us as usual via charters@penderbus.org

A survey to confirm the property boundaries along the south side of Schooner Way between the ball diamond and the market at Medicine Beach was completed in February. Results are available here (overview, pages 1,2,3)

We thank the CRD for their support in this work. A community discussion will be planned for the future (indeterminate delays due to COVID-19 concerns). Comments always welcome !

Thank you to everyone who participated in our community survey in January, results have been summarized here.

It is interesting to note that while the majority of respondents felt the bus was a worthwhile amenity, it didn’t actually translate into them using the bus themselves. The level of support for tax support was surprisingly high, though review of the comments makes it clear that those opposed hold their position strongly.

Whether you missed the survey or just have more to add, please feel free to comment below or join us at a meeting or two !