Skaha Bluffs Climbing Strategy Survey

Are you a climber? Have you checked out Skaha Bluffs? It’s one of BuzzFeed’s 16 Places to go Rock-Climbing!

We’re pleased to assist BC Parks with the development of a comprehensive Climbing Strategy for Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. The bluffs, just outside Penticton in BC’s Okanagan region is a world-class rock climbing destination.

The Climbing Strategy will provide a more specific direction to the management and development of recreational climbing and outdoor recreation in Skaha Bluffs Park, ensuring that recreation needs are balanced with ecological conservation.

The survey below is part of the toolkit that will help shape the future of climbing in Skaha Bluffs.

Skaha Bluff Survey Poster

Sunset Seniors’ Centre Feasibility Study

Sunset Seniors' Centre Feasibility Study

We’re pleased to announce that on Nov. 1, 2017, Vancouver City Council voted to support the development and construction of a new seniors’ centre adjacent to Sunset Community Centre in south Vancouver.

LEES +Associates worked as consultants to Carscadden McDonald and Stokes Architects Inc. on the feasibility study for this new seniors’ centre. Our work included leading public and stakeholder engagement and preparing a Needs Assessment report.

The adopted Council motion (on p. 7) states:

  1. THAT Council support development and the construction of a Seniors’ Centre of at least 10,000 square feet to be located adjacent to the existing Sunset Community Centre.
  2. THAT Council direct staff to pursue funding opportunities to cost-share the Sunset Seniors’ Centre project, currently estimated to cost up to $10 million, with the Federal and Provincial governments and report back to Council.
  3. THAT Council direct staff to form a building committee for the Sunset Seniors’ Centre Project, including representatives from the Vancouver Park Board, the Sunset Community Centre Association, Seniors’ Advisory Committee, Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee and LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee.

South Vancouver Seniors' Centre

South Vancouver Seniors' Centre