Field Recreation Advisory Association Board Meeting, November 25, 2019

In attendance: Paulina O’Brien, Flint Palmer, Kathryn Cameron

Excused: Sally Watson, Sonya Leenders, Greg Dowman

1. Meeting Calendar for upcoming year:

FRAA Board Meetings
Mondays, 7:00 pmField Community Hall
Field Utility Board Meetings
Wednesdays, 10:30 amYoho Admin
Town Hall Meetings
Mondays, 7:00 pmField Community Hall
January 6, 2020February 26, 2020January 20, 2020
February 17, 2020May 6, 2020March 9, 2020
April 6, 2020September 16, 2020May 11, 2020
June 1, 2020November 4, 2020June 22, 2020
August 31, 2010 September 28, 2020
October 12, 2020 November 16, 2020 (AGM)

2. Programs

Kudos to the rink people who have started to prepare the ice rink for the season. Thank you!

HIIT with Laura Penner: Wednesday evenings to December 11, 2019, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, $6; Introductory HIIT with Laura Penner: Wednesday evenings to December 11, 2019, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $6; Group Lead HIIT Sunday evenings, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, no charge.

Yoga with Mardi Elliott: Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to December 12, 2019, $6

Kids’ Cooking Class: Looking for a teacher. Contact a member of the Board if interested.

Note: At the end of an evening program, please set thermostat to 10° C.

3. Event Review 

AGM: Great turnout. Delicious supper. Spicy meeting.

Friends of Yoho Spaghetti Supper: Really nice event, well done Friends of Yoho! FRAA operated the bar; report will be presented at the next Town Hall Meeting with Financial Reports.

3. Events for Upcoming Year

Pencil them in – it’s an ambitious agenda!

December 19/19Karen, FlintChristmas Concert
December 22/19Sally, KathrynChristmas Pot Luck Supper
January 10/20Kurt DevlinPond Hockey Tournament
January 31, February 1, 2/20Flint, Paulina, Kathryn, Sally, Sonya, Greg, KarenYoho Blow Days – Winter Festival
February 14/20FlintGroove Is In The Heart
April 13/30Sonya, FlintEarly Earth Day, Easter Bunny Hop and Pot Luck Brunch
June 7/20PaulinaSpring Fling
July 1/20KathrynCanada Day
July 11/20FlintField Summer Music Festival
September 6/20Tentative EventSummer End Event

4. Townsite Manager

Alex Kolesch is Acting Townsite Manager.

5. Carla Evans’ suggestion for presentation on historic use of Yoho National Park

Board is looking at the message and maps Carla sent to the FRAA. Will forward the message to the Friends of Yoho for potential to co-host the event one evening this summer. Super interesting.

6. Lease Renewal with CPR

CPR sent the signed lease from 2014 along with an Amending Agreement. Board Members to review the files and give feedback by November 27, 2019. Lease expired October 31, 2019. Looking at 5-year renewal of existing agreement.

7. Building Maintenance and Mould Remediation Project Plan

Flint to start painting storage room surfaces Wednesday morning. Plans to install insulation and drywall once paint is dry. All the cleaned equipment and material currently in the change room to be packed and ready to move to storage area once the work is complete (tentative completion date December 6.2019).

HIPI construction is not able to do repairs to outside entrance to change room, broken window in change room and broken shelves in kitchen this year. Flint to contact Olson Construction about doing the work.

8. Board Members

We currently have six of eight positions filled. Looking for two more members. Please let us know if you are interested.

9. Round Table

Residents have received Registered Letters from Parks Canada with information about how land rent increases will be managed in the new year.

CPR controlled crossing project: waiting for window when track demand allows for eight hours to complete the work. Project Manager has been given A/Townsite Manager contact information in order to communicate when, where and how, including access to Field while the work to install the last section of third track is done. Update from Townsites on November 27, 2019: “Please be advised that CP will be closing the rail crossing in Field for up to 6 hour blocks, evening hours, starting at 20:00 hrs (8:00PM) on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  There will be alternate access to Field via the Field back road. Please contact the Townsites team if you have any questions or concerns, 403-522-1186 or”

Parks Canada, working with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), has tentatively booked Field Community Hall for Monday, December 9, 2019 for presentation on the Kicking Horse Project by MOTI. Confirmation and details to follow.

BC Hydro Update from Diane Tammen on November 12, 2019: “CPR has started clearing its right-of-way and they plan to do from Field to Golden.  I hope once they’re done we’ll notice an improvement/reduction of trees falling on the line.  The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-December, 2019.”

Work Party at Community Hall on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm.Decorating Party for Christmas Concert and Skate With Santa and Christmas Pot Luck on Monday, December 16, 2019, starting at the school and then moving to the Community Hall.