When: Tuesday, October 17th from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Peninsula Health Unit – 2170 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2
Site: We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional
territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the W̱JOȽEȽP, SȾÁUTW and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We are at the facility before the hospital on the right as you turn off Mount Newton road. The venue is accessible to people with diverse abilities, including people with physical mobility issues.
Available BOD Positions
We are looking for several executive members to join our board and hope we will receive some nominations in advance or on the day of our AGM. The positions we hope to fil include:
• 2 – 4 more executive Board of Director positions
We hope you will consider joining our Board to help us to strengthen and unify our community in order to make the Central Saanich region a better, more vibrant, and healthier place to live, learn, work and play.
We are also looking for more members and volunteers to form subcommittees and help with admin tasks such as social media, website content, membership drive, data management, etc.
Special Gust Presenter
We will hear from Linda Phillips, Senior Policy Analyst from the Ministry of Health. Her full bio has been included below and her presentation will cover topics such as Road safety as population preventative health, Vision Zero, automated speed enforcement, neighborhood 30, healthy, age friendly communities, along with provide tools to make business cases to local governments for improving road safety on our community roads.
Prizes: We will have door prizes available thanks to Level Ground Trading Co and other supporters.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided thanks to Thrifty Foods.
Parking: There is lots of parking available but it is at a cost of $1.00 for 2 hours. You are encouraged to carpool, bus or bike if possible.
In the Past Year
In the one year since our inception we have been quite active in the community and hope to be able to accomplish even grander achievements in the coming years. A few of the activities/items we have worked on in the past year include:
• Held monthly meetings where the public was invited to participate and share interests and concerns;
• Organized speakers to present at several meetings
• Organized and ran the All Candidates Debate for the Provincial election in conjunction with Stelly’s Secondary School
• Partnered with Stelly’s Secondary School to begin the process of establishing the CSCA Youth Committee
• Held a plant sale fundraiser with the support of Urban Oasis Gardening
• Met with car share representatives to learn how to bring car share opportunities to Central Saanich
• Endorsed the Open Letter on Transport infrastructure and Climate from the Better Transit Alliance
• Formed a tri-association partnership with the North Saanich Residents Association and the Sidney Community Association to collaborate on issues concerning the Peninsula Region. Meeting quarterly to discuss shared interests.
• Communicating regularly with the 13 Saanich Community Associations
• Met with several developers to learn of their proposals in Central Saanich to better inform members and share insights
• Connected with Liveable Roads for Rural Saanich to learn of the possibility to extend their scope into CS
• Familiarized ourselves with many local issues to support our mission and community development initiatives.
Our list is ever growing and we have much on the go for the 2017/2018 year. Here is a list of priorities that were decided on during our last meeting:
1. Road Safety
2. Alternative transportation
3. New developments and zoning
4. Affordable housing
5. Environmental health and sustainability
We hope to see you on Oct 17 for our AGM
Bio – Linda Phillips
Linda is a passionate advocate for Age Friendly community planning, active transportation and road safety, all with a population and public health promotion lens. Post secondary education includes a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from SFU and a Master’s Degree in Gerontology, also from SFU.
She has been a resident of Brentwood Bay since 2014 with husband, Roan. They moved to the Island in 2011 from Vancouver to pursue work with BCStats as a research analyst and she is currently working with BC Ministry of Health at a senior policy analyst for Injury Prevention, including priorities in concussion prevention, seniors falls prevention and road safety for vulnerable road users.
When Linda is not sitting on committees and working on population health policy, she is spending quality time with her husband, adopted rescue dogs and riding her best equine friend, Sierra.