Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $10.8 Million?

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?

McCarthy Stadium Construction Continues into 2021

McCarthy Stadium - 20 December 2020 It’s been just over six months since the start of stadium construction at Notre Dame. The school initially predicted the work would be done this month, but they are well behind schedule. Wilco, the company building McCarthy Stadium, will be taking a break during the holidays. It's expected only … Continue reading McCarthy Stadium Construction Continues into 2021

Biologist to Determine When We Lose Kalso Street Poplars

A pair of northern flickers playing near a crows nest in the Notre Dame poplars As we noted in our post yesterday, Notre Dame is about to start construction on McCarthy Stadium. They plan to begin with "tree work" this week, raising concerns about what this might mean for the Lombardy poplars and any birds … Continue reading Biologist to Determine When We Lose Kalso Street Poplars

Notre Dame Student Has a Better Plan for Campus

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

City Admits McCarthy Stadium Was Never a Minor Amendment

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

Big Changes. Not A “Minor Amendment”

Why is the City of Vancouver considering the construction of a massive concrete structure in a residential neighbourhood to be a “Minor Amendment” to a previously approved development application? The original application did not include a large, sunken, concrete structure with the capacity for 700+ people and an artificial turf field. Shouldn’t the construction of … Continue reading Big Changes. Not A “Minor Amendment”