I recently discovered the Stanley Park Ecology Society when I was uncovering the fiction that lies in the mainstream media’s portrayal of the restoration progress of the park. They seem to be doing good things, according to their website, leading research and really caring about the wellbeing of the plants and animals.
Thanks to them I just learned the following:
According to a media advisory issued September 26th, the Eco Society will be having their AGM in October and are inviting the public to attend.
On October 17th at 6:30pm, the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) will host a review of the yearâ€™s stunning events from weather to research to renewal. SPESâ€™ Annual General Meeting will recognize the hard work and dedication of staff, volunteers and community partners, while also celebrating natureâ€™s resilience and specifically, Stanley Parkâ€™s capacity to heal in the wake of the wind.
There will be a special guest speaker, Eric Meagher of the Vancouver Park Board. The reception is at 6:30pm, AGM at 7:00pm and the presentation is from 8:00pm to 9:15pm. This is all taking place at the West End Community Centre (I assume that’s as long as the strike finds resolution), admission is FREE and it’s open to the public.
This is definitely something I would be interested in attending. Despite the fact that going through the Parks Board guy’s slides for over an hour doesn’t quite tickle my fancy, I still feel as though I should inform myself further as I write about the park often enough.
Two quick updates to this post:
Vancouver Park Board commissioner Al De Genova says the would-be exhibit, featuring 25-30 giant animatronic dinosaurs, could bring in more than $4 million in gross revenues over a six-month period [24 Hours]
If anything I may possibly be able to accept this in the childrens’ area, for a limited time, where they produce all the hoopla at Christmas. Although there will definitely be an uproar if they dare try to convert our beloved natural wonder of a park into Dusty’s Dinotown.