HPC awarded Legacy Fund Grant in 2008

$20,000 Award Towards Education Program

As part of our advocacy and outreach activities, the Conservancy does submit applications for grant funding when opportunities arise. In 2008, we submitted a total of three applications to the Community Legacy Fund. Our application in support of an Education Program was successful in receiving a $20,000 grant. As per the application submission the funds are to be allocated to research, documentation, material, signage, projects &/or events on park history, flora & fauna, nature walks in the Sanctuary, Italian Gardens &/or Momiji Gardens for adults and children.

About the Community Legacy Fund

The Community Legacy Fund was created out of the agreement between the City of Vancouver and Hastings Entertainment Inc. with the installation of slots in Hastings Park, the only large green space in all of east Vancouver. The fund, managed solely by the City of Vancouver with input from community groups, is to mitigate problems arising from slots and to provide some minimal benefits to the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. The fund provides $100,000 per year. While that is a lot of money for someone who has to earn it, $100,000 can buy 1 (one) pedestrian-activated crosswalk.
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HPC Grant Applications Submitted in 2007-08

Education Program
Research, documentation, material, signage, projects &/or events on park history, flora & fauna, and nature walks in the Sanctuary, Italian Gardnes &/or Momiji Gardens for adults and children.

Washrooms
Real ones, unlike those currently installed, ones with running water and flushing toilets on the west side of the park close to the Italian Gardnes, Playground and Skate Board Bowl.

Hastings Creek
Feasibility study for daylighting Hastings Creek from Hastings Community Park (south of Hastings Park) to the salt marsh in New Brighton Park and thus to Burrard Inlet.

Our submission for the Education Program was successful in receiving a $20,000 grant. These funds have been allocated towards a film project about existing green spaces in Hastings Park, and educational signage related to the Sanctuary.
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