Field Recreation Advisory Association Board Meeting November 28, 2020
In attendance: Sally Watson, Paulina O’Brien, Kathryn Cameron
Excused: Sonya Leenders, Heather Galligan, Greg Dowman
1. Set Meeting Dates for December 2020 to November 2021
|FRAA Board MeetingsMondays, 7:00 pm||Field Utility Board MeetingsWednesdays, 10:30 am||Town Hall MeetingsMondays, 7:00 pm|
|November 28, 2020||January 20, 2021||January 25, 2021|
|December 14, 2020||March 17, 2021||March 29, 2021|
|January 11, 2021||May 19, 2021||May 31. 2021|
|February 8, 2021||September 8, 2021||September 20, 2021|
|March 8, 2021||November 15, 2021 (AGM)|
|April 12, 2021|
|May 10, 2021|
|June 14, 2021|
|August 30, 2021|
|October 18, 2021|
Tonight we met via Skype. Will explore other virtual options. Paulina suggested we try Google Meetings. Seems to be an easier process. All meeting formats will be determined for safest attendance option prior to the meeting, and communicated to participants. Zoom has worked well for Town Hall Meetings, with limited personal attendance.
Usual events on hold until it’s safe to celebrate together. Nothing scheduled for 2021 yet.
Programs are suspended until December 7, 2020, and perhaps beyond pending Public Health Orders.
HIIT will go online via ZOOM by Lake Louise Sport and Recreation Society. Go to their Facebook Page for details. The same details will be sent through a separate email to the community email list.
Yoga Flow With Julie: We’re waiting for new guidelines from the Public Health Office to be posted online. Most recent message says the PHO is working on them and will be posted soon.
Ice Rink and Public Health Orders: FRAA to coordinate with volunteers on safest methods to establish and maintain the ice surface, and develop guidelines for ice rink use with or without the change room.
3. St. Joseph Project
Church plans have been circulated to the community email list and posted on the bulletin board by the Post Office for public consultation. Comments are coming in. Overall positive so far. All comments will be compiled and circulated when email public consultation ends. Great feedback!
Communicating with russell and russell design about completing the items for the Columbia Basin Trust grant by the December 16, 2020 deadline. Also talking to the grant administrator about potential extension to complete the work.
4. Constitution Update
Revised constitution will be circulated for formal vote via email the week of December 6, 2020. One task at a time!
5. Field Fire and Rescue Department
No regional emergency response plan from Parks Canada to date. MP Rob Morrison wants to meet with Field Residents to discuss concerns about the current state of emergency response in Field and Yoho National Park. We are working on a meeting with MP Morrison the week of December 6, 2020. Parks Canada Field Unit Superintendent Rick Kubian will be invited to address Parks Canada’s position. If Rick is not able to attend then, he will be invited to present at the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for January 25, 2020 or an earlier date of his choice.
Field Recreation Advisory Association supports a full-time Fire Chief for Field Fire and Rescue Department to support and build the department from within. The FRAA sees that Parks Canada’s attitude and actions since July 2019 have not supported this vital group of emergency responders who serve visitors and residents. In our role as advisors to Parks Canada, we strongly suggest that as the organization responsible for emergency response in Yoho National Park, Parks Canada, take immediate steps to support and rebuild Field Fire and Rescue Department by hiring a full-time Fire Chief who can focus completely on the rebuilding process.
6. Kicking Horse Ski Club
Membership information is on the website: https://www.khsc.ca/members-perks/
In fact the website is treasure trove of information! Conditions are superb! www.khsc.ca
Thank you ski club volunteers and trail maintenance personnel.
7. Community Hall Walk-Through Responsibility
To meet insurance requirements, we will inspect the Community Hall three times a week with a complete walk-through of upstairs and downstairs rooms: Sally on Tuesdays; Kathryn on Thursdays; and, Paulina on Saturdays.
8. Round Table
- Let’s decorate our outdoor spaces for Christmas! And, someone has posted a Snow Man/Person/Being Challenge on the bulletin board. Follow Public Health guidelines and stay safe.
- Sally to contact Roger Hostin and find out who is responsible for checking Field VRC to ensure building security when there are power outages.
Kathryn to work on Board member paperwork this week.