Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run/Walk

The Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run/Walk was initially started in Canmore,to create safe, fun and inclusive events for women while supporting charitable organizations both culturally and financially. Rocky Mountain Soap handcrafts soaps, lotions, oils and other personal body care products with 100% natural, organic, and non-gmo ingredients.

The Burnaby Lake Park Association will be doing community outreach at this great event on Sunday, July 10 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Fields by helping with recycling/composting and an information table about the BLPA and the park. If you’d like to volunteer with the recycling, please contact Irene at BLPAirene@gmail.com.

Otherwise, you can join in the fun and support all of the girls and women running and walking in the Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run. Be part of an unforgettable experience and get involved as a volunteer.

Check the listing for event details .

BLRC Midsummer Madness Regatta 2016

Our lake community partner, the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, will be hosting their annual Midsummer Regatta at the Pavilion.

It’s a great chance to get close to competitive rowing (the club has produced several Olympic team members) on a course that is considered to be one of the best in North America.

The BLPA will be on hand to help manage the recycling/composting and for part of the day, we will have an information display about the wildlife at the lake, water invasive species, the association and our activities.

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As a member of Rowing British Columbia and Rowing Canada (RCA), the BLRC is governed by the World Rowing Federation, FISA (from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron). It is the governing body of the sport of rowing. empowered by its 148 member National Rowing Federations, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Committee to govern the sport of rowing. including developing a  World Rowing Environmental Policy:

1.0. POLICY

  • 1.1. FISA is committed to promoting practices within the sport of rowing which are environmentally sustainable and setting new standards in sustainable sports event management.
  • 1.2. Environmental sustainability in rowing includes social, cultural, economic and ecological responsibility which fulfils present needs while allowing future generations to meet their needs.

2.0. PRINCIPLES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
In implementing this policy FISA will be guided by the following principles:

  • Protection of the habitat of fauna and flora and bio-diversity;
  • Conservation of resources both renewable and non-renewable;
  • Reduction of waste and pollutants in all their forms;
  • Recognition of the importance of heritage and indigenous cultural values;
  • Promotion of healthy conditions for athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators in which to conduct the sport of rowing;
  • Fostering environmental awareness and education about sustainable development and clean water within the international rowing community; and,
  • Consulting the wider community to foster positive partnerships.

The Burnaby Lake Park Association is proud to be one of BLRC’s community partners in meeting the standards of this policy..

We have an Environmental Star!

The City of Burnaby’s Environmental Awards Program recognizes the outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups, organizations and companies in Burnaby.

The BLPA is so pleased to announce that one of our own, Dave Stafford has been recognized as an “Environmental Star” in Community Stewardship. Congratulations Dave and thank you for all you have done for Burnaby Lake Regional Park, its community and the BLPA.

David has been an energetic volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association since 2004 From cleaning out nest boxes, removing invasive species, planting, representing the BLPA at community events. In recent years, he has developed and led the recycling/composting program at Burnaby Lake events including the BLPA, Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, Canoe Club,Wildlife Rescue Association of BC and Burnaby Horsemen’s Association. This program has diverted hundreds of kg from the landfill; money from returnables goes back to the organization and unclaimed items to those in need. He is a familiar figure to those who frequent the park. He has also served terms on the BLPA board of directors including 2 years as Chair.

Dave was presented his award by Mayor Derek Corrigan at the Burnaby Council meeting on Monday, May 16.