Literacy Victoria AGM - November 27, 2013 Speech – Mayor Fortin
I want to thank Literacy Victoria for inviting me to speak here tonight
It is so important to have these opportunities to connect with people in the community
I will be circulating a signup sheet for my monthly e-newsletter
For anyone who wants to stay connected after tonight
It is important for me to be able to connect with residents about the issues and causes that important to them
Any that is why I am especially grateful for this opportunity to be here tonight
The playing field behind former Blanshard Elementary School in Quadra Village has been selected as the site for a new 320-bed seniors facility to replace Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Hospital.
The Capital Regional Hospital District has been negotiating for months to acquire the 1.4-hectare property at 955 Hillside Ave., district spokesman Andy Orr confirmed Friday.
He said a formal announcement could come as early as next week.
“It isn’t a done deal,” he said. “It’s close, but it’s not done yet.”
The Greater Victoria school board, which closed Blanshard in 2003, owns the playing field and leases it to three companies.
I want to start by thanking so many people for taking the time to write about the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.
I want to begin by assuring you that at no time was the current council considering closing out the Crystal Pool or entering into a proposal for privatization.
In 2011, Council passed a motion put on the table by Councillor Alto to keep the Crystal Pool open, and we remain committed to maintaining a public pool and fitness centre in the City of Victoria.
This intention was most recently reinforced by an amended motion put on the table by Councillor Madoff:
September 11, 2013
Speech – Mayor Fortin
Ladies and gentlemen
I want to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the traditional lands of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations
Hay swx qa, welcome
I want to thank the Harbourside Rotary Club for the invitation to speak to you this morning
It is always a pleasure to speak to Rotary members
And to highlight what’s happening in the City of Victoria
I am excited to be here this morning to speak with you about one Victoria’s greatest features
Flickrshow will appear here!
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