Category Archives: Community Outreach

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..

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City of Burnaby Environment Festival

On Saturday, May 28, the City of Burnaby hosts its annual Environment Festival to kick off Environment Week celebrations. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the City Hall courtyard and will feature educational displays from a variety of community groups.

The Burnaby Lake Park Association will be there with our display with information about the wildlife that can be found within the park including those identified on the Species at Risk Act (SARA), our environmental stewardship and restoration projects, Weedbusters program removing invasive species from the park ,and how you can get involved.

Burnaby Environment Week is an annual program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June to coincide with Canadian Environment Week. City staff and our community partners aim to deliver activities that are family oriented, informative and encourage community participation. Click on the poster below to see a full listing of events.

City of Burnaby Environment Week 2016

First Annual ECO-BLITZ Day of Stewardship

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Eco stewardship activities are happening across several Metro Vancouver Regional Parks on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

Join the Weedbusters from the Burnaby Lake Park Association to remove invasive English ivy at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. We are meeting at the Avalon Entrance parking lot (9100 Avalon Avenue Burnaby), at 10 am.

The Weedbusters have been hard at work over the years making great progress at ridding the park of ivy and other invasive plants. We will be working in a forested area near the Brunette River, tackling one of the remaining patches of ivy in the park. Wear sturdy footwear as we’ll be stepping off the trails, and dress appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Gloves, tools, and snacks will all be provided, just bring your enthusiasm and industrious attitude!

This is a great opportunity for your local community group to come out and contribute to your local environment with others who care about the park. Scouts, Guides, Church, work groups – get in touch with us at the email below.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.  We will have West Coast cookies from Thrifty Foods, organic apples from a Langley farm and native plant seedlings to give-away from NATS.

To ensure we have enough goodies and equipment, just let us know you’re coming:

3 ways you can RSVP: 
– via the Facebook Event page
– info@burnabylakepark.ca
– or if you are a MeetUp member, via the link below:
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We look forward to seeing you on the 25th October!