Reply To: City of Vancouver- new Watercraft Strategy

Nick Heath

I’ll try for Tues 27th.

I’d like our club to push for club lockup protected boat storage space at a city waterfront park and close by a new purpose-built paddling centre, with change rooms and showers. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for, and I’d settle for a city-run public facility if they won’t accommodate our club in its own lock-up (which I think they could and should).  US cities like Venice Beach have much better facilities (but inferior paddling) than we have.  Squamish Paddling Club has a simple but nice lock up covered facility by the ocean. Walk or cycle there and go for an evening paddle, get changed and off home again. Perfect!

Why should the golfers, tennis players, skateboarders and swimmers etc get all the resources?