Figure skating club seeks ice allowance

Oak Bay Figures Skating Club looks to offset costs for May 2 show

Oak Bay Figure Skating Club hopes for a little leeway in ice fees for its show slated for May 2 at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

Every second year the not-for-profit club creates the event to showcase the talent of its skaters.

Each of the 150 students who choose to participate enjoys a part in this year’s Broadway-themed show.

The organization asked Oak Bay to donate the ice by waiving the rental for the show and rehearsal ice leading up to the show to offset one of the largest costs associated with the event.

The cost of the practice ice and the ice for show day totals $5,092. Council will consider the request during upcoming grant discussions.

 

 

Cookie blitz allowed on the Ave

Look out waist lines the Girl Guide cookies are on the way.

Soon the young ladies of Oak Bay will be out selling their classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies. They garnered approval from council to sell their wares on Oak Bay Avenue between Wilmot Place and Monterey Avenue.

The girls usually spread out along both sides of the street, making sure that they do not interrupt the flow of pedestrian traffic or block businesses.

They will set up March 28 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day. This year there will be an added stand in front of the library on Monterey Avenue.

Wheelers to cycle through Oak Bay again

Windsor Park Road Races are on again after getting the go-ahead from council for May 3, July 26 and Aug. 16 race dates.

The Victoria Wheelers Cycling Club will conduct a series of circuit races using Windsor Road, Currie Road, Transit Road and Newport Avenue on those dates from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

The events will be run at no cost to the municipality and the Victoria Wheelers will work with police to ensure that the races are conducted safely. They will also provide proof of liability insurance, a traffic control plan, emergency vehicle procedures and public notification.

The Wheelers plan to hand deliver a flyer to all residences on the race route and intersecting roads, informing them of the dates and times of the races.

National athletes participate in these events during their training. For example, Roland Green, the two-time world mountain bike champion, Alison Sydor, a three-time world mountain bike champion, and Gillian Carleton, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, have all raced this course as part of their training.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oak baynews.com

 

 

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