Check out the latest issue of the Burnside Gorge Community News – August 2021!
Now that we have moved into phase 3 of the BC Restart plan, we would like to share how BGCA is moving forward with the new public health guidelines and recommendations.
We require everyone (staff and visitors) over the age of 12 to continue to wear a mask indoors until they are fully vaccinated (14 days after receiving the 2nd dose of vaccine). There will be clear signage throughout the building and visitors will be required to acknowledge our policy when signing in.
All of our current cleaning protocols will remain in place and our staff members will continue to self-monitor for symptoms and stay home when unwell. All staff are encouraged to manage their own safety and comfort level by choosing to wear a mask, asking participants to wear a mask and/or meeting in larger spaces where appropriate.
Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on our programs as we start opening them up again.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The City of Victoria will be completing sidewalk and paving projects. The work will take place on Lotus Street from Harriet Street to Irma Street and including the intersection of Irma and Lotus. Work is expected to begin in late July and be completed in September 2021.
See the Construction Notice – Lotus & Irma Streets for more details!
Construction is planned on Government Street North from Pandora Avenue to Gorge Road. Work will include road safety improvements such as new pedestrian crossings, new trees and landscaping, public seating, dedicated left turn lanes, new traffic signals and additional on-street parking/loading zones.
Please see the Construction Notice from the City of Victoria to read more about the project.
The City of Victoria is pleased to announce that this volunteer coordinated effort to remove unsightly graffiti tags on BC Hydro equipment in your neighbourhood has resumed operation. The City and BC Hydro have recently signed off on an annual agreement to allow volunteers to “Own the Block” and remove tags on both power poles and utility boxes owned by BC Hydro. The agreement means that citizens can once again use a graffiti removal carrying kit, replete with two colour matched paint cans for pressure treated and non-pressure treated poles, a brush, opener, stir stick and set of gloves to remediate tags in their neighbourhood.
The City is currently looking for volunteer coordinators in every neighbourhood to help conquer the massive accumulation of graffiti in the past year and a half. If you are interested in giving back to your community, getting some exercise and meeting your neighbours, the VTAG Coordinator duties include:
- Coordinating other volunteers to “own the block” and paint out tags on BC Hydro poles and/or utility boxes
- Liaising with City Neighbourhood Advisor regarding supply needs
- Possible distribution of materials and supplies for graffiti removal
- Promoting volunteer recruitment for the program via email and social media
- Connecting volunteers with Community Centre for paint kit pick up
For more info on this position or how to get connected with VTAG and access your kit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.