Beer & Burger was INDEED a Lucky Night!
The Newport Bar was packed with neighbours for the Third Annual SECA Beer And Burger on Friday November 13th. Folks were knocking back pints, munching burgers, joking, chatting, perusing the silent auction goodies and generally having a time of it. Like in the Louis Jordan song, “the joint was jumpin’”.
The beer and burger night was a roaring success, with more than $1600 raised for the association. Many thanks to the businesses and individuals who contributed items for the auction and to the Newport Bar. Special thanks to Moni, Sandra and Joanne, the queens of the event.
AGM and Holiday Feast Wed Dec 2 @ 6 PM
SECA is hosting its AGM on Wednesday December 2 at the earlier start time of 6pm. We’ll host out meeting from 6 to 7:30 PM, then we’ll usher in the festive season with a potluck buffet.
All the usual AGM bits and bobs, including financial report, year in review, and election of office bearers. New memberships for the upcoming year will be available for the nominal price of $5.
SECA is the city’s most active neighborhood association and the past year has been filled with the usual mix of campaigns, events, controversy, and fun.
Please join us for this annual review and celebration of south end living.
Bring pot luck snacks and desserts that don’t require any heating. All welcome and don’t forget, 6pm start.
Douglas Hardie, Chair
(The AGM will be held in the usual place: Princess Royal Centre, corner of Irwin and Farquhar)
November Meeting Highlights
The November SECA meeting was as busy as a “one armed paper hanger.”
A design presentation for a condo development at 253 Victoria Road brought up a lot of lively discussion. While the development has some interesting features, many attendees were concerned about how the modern design would blend in the with neighbourhood.
The city has been quite active in giving neighbourhoods the chance to provide input, and Gary Noble from City Planning attended as well. After some discussion, Douglas drafted a letter to the city that covered the concerns and recommendations of the residents. The developer/city went through the same process with the Nob Hillers the following week. The city’s Design Panel is now taking all the feedback they have received and putting a report together with recommendations for the developer. Stay tuned for next steps.
New member David Scott is a professional cartographer who is creating a community mapping process for the South End. This is a wonderful process that will dovetail beautifully with the Neighbourhood Plan. He handed out maps to people who are interested in marking some of the South End’s features. So far, we’ve got folks who have volunteered to map many different aspects of our neighbourhood, including:
- Art Bin locations
- Areas where people still tend to litter
- Fruit and nut trees
- Potential community garden locations
Click here to see a community map from James Bay in Victoria.
You can see some of the maps in progress at the City Repair talk on Sunday night.