COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Lambrick Park expands; Saanich, Camosun seek award nominees; Garage sale at Gordon Head Rec

Community news in Saanich this week covers a park purchase, award ceremonies and a large garage sale

Saanich expands border of Lambrick Park

Saanich recently acquired an 11,491-square-foot parcel of developed land next to Lambrick Park to add to the municipality’s park inventory.

Money for the $620,000 acquisition came from development cost charges and the sub-regional parks reserve fund.

The property is located on the southwestern-most corner of Lambrick Park, just west of the Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

There are currently no imminent plans to expand or reconfigure Lambrick Park to include the new lot.

Saanich plans to rent the home until such time that a decision is made on the future of the land. The municipality regularly purchases houses as part of long-term planning for future parks and roads, and rents out the home in the meantime.

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Saanich seeks nominees for enviro awards

Save some paper this year and submit a nominee for the 2014 Saanich Environmental Awards online.

The municipality is taking nominations for groups, individuals or businesses making outstanding contributions to the natural environment in Saanich.

Awards are offered in seven categories: individual, business/commercial, volunteer/organization, youth group/school, biodiversity conservation, sustainability and long-term achievement.

Awards will be presented to the winners at the first council meeting in June. Winners receive a framed certificate and have their names added to a permanent plaque at municipal hall.

This is the first year has a full online nomination option. Visit saanich.ca/enviroawards for information. Deadline is April 25.

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Camosun hunts for grads doing great work

Camosun College is looking for distinguished or promising alumni for its awards during the graduation ceremony June 19 and 20.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honours an extraordinary graduate of more than 10 years ago and who demonstrates exceptional service to their community, outstanding contributions in their field, and offer inspiration to those around them.

The Promising Alumni Award recognizes someone who graduated within the last decade and show career accomplishments with an indication of future success and a commitment to others.

Visit camosun.ca/alumni or contact Camosun College Alumni Relations at 250-370-4239 or alumni@camosun.bc.ca for nomination details. Deadline is March 31.

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Massive garage sale at Gordon Head Rec

Get ready for a monster garage sale at Gordon Head Recreation Centre later this month.

Clean out your closets and earn extra cash selling your unwanted children’s clothes, games, books, toys, sports equipment and more. Or come by to score some great deals.

Register for a table ($24) at any Saanich Recreation Centre (no wholesale or retail vendors).

The sale runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Gordon Head rec (4100 Lambrick Way) on March 29.

reporter@saanichnews.com