25 Years on the Waterfront
June 08, 2015
25 Years on the Waterfront- Georgia Strait Alliance and 1% for the Planet Event
More than 75% of British Columbians live on or near the waterfront along the Strait of Georgia. The waterfront is our home, and it’s also where we live, work and play. But there’s currently no comprehensive plan for Vancouver’s waterfront that takes into account all land- and ocean-based urban activities, better integrates various shoreline uses and leverages opportunities for sustainable shoreline management. Enter the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA). Founded in 1990, GSA has been working with the community, businesses and experts to find science-based solutions to the problems and issues that have threatened the Georgia Strait for 25 years.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, GSA, together with 1% for the Planet, hosted a social for over 40 members, partners and donors last Tuesday at the stunning Tap & Barrel waterfront room at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Special guest speakers included Vancouver West End MLA, Spencer Chandra Herbert, 1% for the Planet member, supporter and (our very own) real estate agent, Peter Raab, and Executive Director of the Georgia Strait Alliance, Christianne Wilhelmson. The evening’s talks centred around the benefits of a vibrant waterfront, some of the grave risks to our waterfront (as the recent bunker fuel spill in English Bay has made all too clear) and how we can collaborate to maintain and sustain it.
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