Showing posts from September, 2008

Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club

Just a quick update to supporters of our struggle to preserve Cridge Park, home of the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club.

As you may be aware, earlier this month the CPR group made a presentation to Victoria Council on behalf of the Bowling Club and their request for an extension to the historic lease in Cridge Park.

After some debate as to whether Cridge is indeed a Park and hence subject to the public land use process or the City's no-net-loss policy it was agreed that the Club could stay for another year. This was with the understanding however that plans for a Cultural Precinct on this site would carry on.

The next step is the release in November of a 'Request For Proposals' Colliers International has been preparing for the entire Crystal Garden block. We will certainly argue that the Park should not be included in those considerations but have been assured that nothing will be decided before the civic election on Nov. 15.

With this in mind the CPR group is working to ens…

Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling

The Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club downtown in Cridge Park, behind the Crystal Gardens has been granted an extension on their lease. New members are still needed.