Caddy Bay events and news for April

Gyro Park will soon become more accessible to those with disabilities thanks to an infusion of cash from the province.

Beach Clean Up

As the sun comes out, so do the beach-goers and Cadboro Bay is gearing up.

Meet your neighbours in a community clean up of Cadboro Bay beach, hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Cadboro Bay Residents Association, 12th Garry Oak Sea Scouts and the Cadboro Bay Sailing Association. The event runs Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the help of Saanich Parks, which will supply bags and discard debris.

Residents Association AGM

Also on the agenda in Cadboro Bay is the upcoming annual general meeting of the Cadboro Bay Residents Association, which has several volunteer positions available on its board of directors. The meeting takes place in the evening on Monday, May 14, at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd. (The time has yet to be confirmed.) More details will be provided in the next CBRA newsletter, which will be distributed to all households in Cadboro Bay in late April.

Gyro Park receives funding boost

Gyro Park will soon become more accessible to those with disabilities thanks to an infusion of cash from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Saanich received a $337,500 grant toward the installation of a ramp from the promenade to the beach area, as well as a wheelchair accessible playground in the park.

The grant, announced by Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong, is part of a $30-million provincewide initiative to fund smaller-scale recreation infrastructure in communities outside the Lower Mainland.

Eight of the 98 projects green lit (out of 219 applications), fall within the Capital Regional District and total $2.4 million. Esquimalt received $400,000 toward recreation centre upgrades and the City of Victoria is in line for $192,000 earmarked for outdoor fitness equipment pods. Recreation projects in Central Saanich, Highlands, Sooke and Langford were also approved.

“It’s important that we have an understanding of what you’re doing in your communities, especially in today’s (economy) where we have a limited tax base. We have limited dollars,” Chong said. “The importance of funding recreational activities is still very important.”

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