Readers of this blog will know that the District of North Vancouver is considering a proposal to put 2 new artificial turf fields with a clubhouse in Inter River Park. Supporters of the plan describe it as crucial to the long term success of soccer in North Vancouver. Members of the Inter River community - a neighborhood … Continue reading 2 Fields – Do We Understand the Risks?
It's the 21st century! So why are we still debating the value of accessibility, inclusion, and sustainability? A must read. Kristine Chambers' (President of the IRCA and avid sports enthusiast/advocate) letter to the District of North Vanouver Council is bang on! lt's a comprehensive look at the values which are the guiding principles for major international sports organizations all over the world. She passionately tells us why she believes a small forest in Inter River Park already embraces those values and why it needs to stay exactly where it is!
The proposal to build new artificial turf fields in Inter-River Park continues to draw ire from local residents. Residents have been speaking out against the proposal at District Council meetings, enumerating their concerns in letters to Council, and contributing to the Inter River Community Association Facebook group. Long time Lynnmour resident Phil Dupasquier has done … Continue reading Inter-River Fields Proposal: Reading Between The Lines
In a passionate letter to District of North Vancouver council, long time Inter-River resident Elise Roberts describes the importance of natural play areas for the neighbourhood children. Elise's letter was prompted by the District's plans to replace a beloved forest area in lower Inter-River park with artificial turf sports fields. Here is Elise's letter, in … Continue reading The Value of Natural Play Areas for Children in a Growing Density Community
On November 14, Susan Rogers, Director - Parks, presented the Inter River Park Survey Results and Recommendations to DNV Mayor Richard Walton and Council at a Council Workshop Meeting. The recommendation to council was to instruct staff to move forward with the one field option. However, some council members continue to pursue the two field … Continue reading Inter River Park Survey Results and Recommendations: IRCA responds in a strongly worded letter to Mayor and council.
As an Inter-River resident, it's important that you speak up about the District's proposal to build two artificial turf sports fields at the south end of Inter-River Park . Please write the Mayor and Council to let them know what you think about the impact of the proposed fields on this peaceful and affordable area, and to … Continue reading We Speak for the Trees!
The District of North Vancouver has a new proposal for two artificial turf fields in Inter River Park, which will require the removal of one third of the forested parkland: DNV.org/turf CLICK here for the latest update on this issue! Please send us your thoughts to email@example.com OR write to DNV Parks and Mayor and Council firstname.lastname@example.org OR … Continue reading Forest Removal Proposed for 2 Artificial Turf Fields at Inter-River Park