Archive: June 2021
The District of Sechelt has cancelled Canada Day activities.
The Canada Day committee worked hard to plan an event recognizing the good things Canada offers while also acknowledging the legacy of harm caused to Indigenous people but determined this balanced approach was not enough at this time. As participants and citizens have expressed concern that now is not a time for any kind of celebration, Sechelt Council and the Canada Day Committee; in consultation with the shíshálh Nation, the Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market and the Sechelt Downtown Business Association, decided to cancel the parade and activities.
Live concerts are returning to Sechelt this summer with the annual Summer Music Series hosted by the District of Sechelt.
The June 23, 2021 Committee of the Whole (3pm) and Regular Council / Annual Meeting (3:30pm) agendas are available on the District's website. See article for Zoom meeting details.
Canada Day in Sechelt – A Day of Reflection and Celebration
Sechelt, BC – The District of Sechelt has finalized plans for a physically-distanced Canada Day event. District staff worked with Vancouver Coastal Health to develop a program of events that comply with all current Provincial COVID-19 health requirements.
The possibility of cancelling the annual event was given careful consideration by the Canada Day Committee. The District of Sechelt recognizes that this year it is more important than ever for Canadians to take pride and celebrate the good things our country affords us while also recognizing the legacy of harm that has been caused to our Indigenous communities. Instead of cancelling plans, the District of Sechelt will encourage participants to use the day as an opportunity for reflection and learning. In the spirit of reconciliation, the District of Sechelt welcomes participants in the Canada Day parades to wear orange in recognition of the collective pain, grief and trauma that residential schools continue to cause to this day.
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Notice is given that Sechelt Council will consider the District's 2020 Annual Report at the Regular Meeting of Council on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:30pm, which is also designated as the Annual Meeting. See article for more details.
The June 16, 2021 Regular Council meeting agenda is available on the District's website. See article for Zoom meeting details.
The District of Sechelt is providing grants from the COVID-19 Safe Restart fund.
A new road Naming policy was approved by Council at the June 2, 2021 Regular Council meeting. The new policy provides guidelines and procedures for naming or renaming municipal roads, including lanes, trails, bridges, and other public ways.
The June 9, 2021 Committee of the Whole (3pm) and Regular Council to Closed (3:30pm) meeting agendas are available on the District's website. See article for Zoom meeting details.
Sechelt, BC – This week the District of Sechelt removed the three signs in Davis Bay that tell the stories of European explorers who sailed and surveyed the Sunshine Coast in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Since 2019 District staff have been working with shíshálh Nation to update the signs. The new signs will include text in both English and she shashishalhem and will publicly acknowledge the shíshálh people and their history to reflect both past and present indigenous land use in the area. While this project is in progress the old signs have been removed.