In January 2016, an online survey was conducted amongst our membership, to understand what our biggest concerns were about the marina infrastructure - particularly electrical systems. Click on the PDF link below to see the results.
Well it only took 7 months, but at last a shiny new plaque has been placed on the Marina Office, and mounted without screws so as to make it more difficult for metal thieves to try and steal it again. Perhaps someday we will find out more about the involvement of Mr. P.A. Woodward in establishing the marina, and what the original vision for the facility was supposed to be.
We had a great turnout for this year's Shoreline Cleanup! Thanks to everyone who turned out, and especially to those who supplied the BBQs and food for the after-party!
Some of the clean-up crew:
The Mayor even sent a Certificate of Appreciation! Though they didn't need to put my name on it in such big letters...
After members of the association noticed the commemorative plaque was missing, a report to the marina office was made. The office informed us that the plaque had been missing for some time and was assumed to be stolen.
The association reported the missing plaque the city, who are having a replica made up and will be affixing the replica to the marina office in the original position.
The plaque is considered important to the members of the association as it details and recognizes those individuals who brought the marina to fruition so citizens can boat in local waters at affordable rates.
The Marina Renewal Study is currently under way. A Request For Proposals (RFP) was issued by the City on March 6, 2015. Documents are currently still available at this link:
The contract was awarded in June to the firm of Worley Parsons. To date, the following has been completed:
- Review of the previous condition assessment report and resent work completed at the marina. - Climatic and Metocean Surveys for the marina.
- Additional scope of work to prepare a Bathymetric Survey of the marina to understand the water depths and estimated sediment that has been deposited over the years since the previous dredging.
- Engineering reviews of the water and fire alarm systems
- Wave analysis
- Analysis of the existing 15 amp electrical service, feasibility of upgrading, and consideration of 30 amp service for parts of the marina.
- Concept for float replacement.
- Consideration for dredging. (will require additional environmental review, soil testing, and disposal costs)
Additional work already completed:
- New 10 foot high, heavier guage chain-link perimeter fence along back of parking area.
- New intruder alarm security devices in portions of the marina building.
- New CCTV cameras installed, and in process of being put into operation.
The consultant team is to complete a site analysis of the issues and will attend a meeting with the user group (survey) to understand the user group's desires, aspirations and vision for the marina’s infrastructure and to consider the short, medium and long-term future strategies. The consultant team will develop a workable schematic strategy for further engagement from your group for feedback this summer.
Vancouver Sun article mentions plan for a $2.9-million capital upgrade for Burrard Civic Marina.
work will be undertaken next year as part of a $2.9-million capital upgrade of the civic marina. More than $2 million will be used to increase the electrical service on the docks from 15 amps to 30.
You're invited to participate in the Burrard Civic Marina Community Association's Great Canadian ShorelineCleanup event, to be held Saturday Sept. 27, at 11 AM.
Let's do our part to clean up our little bit of the ocean, and show that we're responsible boaters who care about our environment.
If you would like to attend (and we hope you do!) please click on the link below to register:
Hope to see you there!
The first annual Spring Tide Swap was a success despite some unappealing weather.
Many members were able to attend and enjoy the hotdogs whilst swapping items and tales of the high seas.
Thanks to all that contributed and attended the event, it was great to see so many faces stopping by.
We'd also like to welcome the new members who took the opportunity to join.
An invitation to the Spring Tide Swap Meet and barbecue, all marina members are invited to sell, buy, trade your boat-related items.
Saturday, June 14, 10am to 4pm
Burrard Bridge Civic Marina picnic area and lounge
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On April 27th, 8 member boats benefited from a group cleaning rate ($80) from a local diving company. The price and work was excellent. Sean did a great job co-ordinating with the diver and owners.
Having a diver to your boat can really improve your propeller performance, boat speed, and avoid an unnecessary and expensive additional haul out.