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School Fundraising Campaign -"Welcome Home" The Notre Dame Alumni Association, a registered charity, has started a new campaign to raise $10.8 million to finish paying for the school's redevelopment. The association's website says the total cost of the project, including the buildings, the new field and parking lot is $35 million, with $24.2 million raised … Continue reading Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $10.8 Million?
Student Life Centre Proposed "The Observer" is the new student newspaper at Notre Dame Regional Secondary. The front page of the latest issue (November), features a story noting neighbourhood objections to McCarthy Stadium while proposing an alternative vision for the school's longstanding "dirt hill". The writer argues for a more inclusive "state of the art … Continue reading Notre Dame Student Has a Better Plan for Campus
Residents protesting parked cars on Garibaldi field have learned that Notre Dame Regional Secondary is also looking to use the former elementary school field as a parking lot. Former "School with a Big Heart" Now a Training/Conference Centre When Garibaldi Annex was unofficially "closed" in June 2018, parents were told the field, playground and community … Continue reading Garibaldi School – A Parking Lot for Notre Dame?
Ottawa & Toronto Hold Lessons for Our Neighbourhood Sports facilities at two Ontario schools should raise red flags for Notre Dame’s neighbours and Vancouver City Council. Residents who live near these facilities are complaining of high levels of noise and increased traffic and of once peaceful neighbourhoods becoming unpleasant places to live. There have been … Continue reading School Fields Fuel Conflict in Ontario
The Vancouver Development Permit Board will decide on Notre Dame's McCarthy Stadium on June 10, 2019.
Georgia Straight reporter Carlito Pablo has written about McCarthy Stadium in a piece titled "East Vancouver residents hit “flawed” city hall process for proposed Notre Dame school stadium." You can read it here. We're looking forward to reading more, as the Straight was not able to get any information from the City or the school: … Continue reading Notre Dame Story In Straight
A 2006 letter from a key City of Vancouver staff member proves that bleachers were never part of Notre Dame’s original permit. It also confirms that building McCarthy Stadium must involve a completely new permit application. The letter, written by then Project Facilitator, Scott Barker, was recently discovered in a file folder when a local … Continue reading No Bleachers at Notre Dame: City Letter 2006
A MISTAKE WAS MADE The City of Vancouver now admits that they made a mistake in considering Notre Dame’s plan for McCarthy Stadium as simply a “minor amendment”. The mistake was first acknowledged at the Notre Dame Open House on Wednesday evening by the City’s Project Facilitator, Andrew Wroblewski. It was then confirmed in an … Continue reading City Admits McCarthy Stadium Was Never a Minor Amendment
Open Letter to the City of Vancouver Thank-you for forwarding the new information regarding the updated traffic study and tree assessment. Some comments on the traffic study: The introductory sentence says it all – “As requested, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) has prepared this letter report to support the construction of a new playfield, spectator seating … Continue reading Biased Traffic Study Not Good Enough