Cadboro Bay news in brief

Cleanup for Gyro park playground creatures; AGM; emergency preparedness meetings

Cleanup for Gyro park playground creatures

Saanich parks workers began sandblasting the concrete animals at Gyro Park this week as part of upgrades to the Cadboro Bay playground.

Andrew Giles, manager of parks construction and maintenance, says it’s been a very long time since the Cadborosaurus, octopus and salmon were sandblasted, but the structures are typically repainted every few years. “We’ve got many, many layers of paint we’re sandblasting,” he said.

Sandblasting and repainting at the park is weather dependent, but Giles says he hopes work will be complete by the end of May.

The playground’s ship is also getting upgrades in the coming months. Saanich crews will replace the railing and some of the wood decking. They’ll also improve accessibility to the ship.

Cadboro Bay association AGM

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association hosts its annual general meeting on Wednesday May 15.

Guest speaker Fred Haynes, president of the Saanich Community Association Network, will present about “engaging the community for the development of community plans.”

The AGM begins at 7 p.m. at Cadboro Bay United Church at 2625 Arbutus Rd. For more check out the association website at cadborobay.net.

Cadboro Bay emergency preparedness

The Cadboro Bay Emergency Preparedness committee’s AGM happens Saturday, May 26.

All residents are encouraged to attend to learn how the committee plans to respond following a major earthquake or natural disaster.

The AGM runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

kslavin@saanichnews.com