April 2022 Regular Meeting Agenda – And a Movie! First We Eat.

Join us in person or on Zoom at 6PM

Stay after the meeting for a Screening of First We Eat – Thanks Val and Dan!

We are in person again if you choose please check Char’s suggestions and requirements for masking or vaccination.

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Time: April 20, 2022 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration 1hr or less.

April 20, 2022 – Regular Meeting

  1. Unceded Traditional Territory Acknowledgement 6:00
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Update on City OCP
  4. Upcoming Events – 6:20
    • Fall Fair?
  5. Sub Group Reports –
    • Education and Networking
      • Val – First We Eat – Tonight!
      • John – Fracking The Peace
    • Food Group / Food Hub
      • Discussion on Future – Update?
      • Food Rx
    • Cycle Alberni
      • Spring GoByBike
      • Safe Passing Campaign
    • Ocean Friendly PA
      • Next Event?
    • Watershed – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
    • Somass River Estuary Group
      • Next Steps – Meet with PAPA and others.
  6. Affiliated Groups (welcome to share if present) 6:45
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Alberni Valley Nature Club
    • Other Groups
  7. Finances – 6:50
  8. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
  9. ADJOURN – 7:00PM or before
    Next Regular Meeting is May 18, 2022

Cycle Alberni April Report

This month’s Cycle Alberni news:

We have received our $900 grant from GoByBikeBC to help cover costs of this spring’s GoByBike Week, which is from May 30 to June 5. We’re hoping Covid won’t get any worse so that we can get back into GoByBike Week in a big way.

We have also received a grant for $1800 to hire high school students to help out with our Elementary School Bike Safety and Skills program at a rate of $18/hr. However, we are having difficulty finding students who would like to help us. If you know of any gr. 10, 11, or 12 students who would like to earn some extra cash, please have them contact me.

Best wishes,

John Mayba,

Chair, Cycle Alberni

AVTTS April Financial Statement

Aggregate: $67,117.75
AVTTS: $1,366.00
Food Hub Aggregate: $60,478.95
*Island Health: $28,360.98
*Systems Change (ACRD): $0
*Food RX: $22,631.00
*Food Hub Education: $496.59
*Grow Local: $3,280.07
*Gleaning: $5,710.31
Cycle Alberni: $4,636.25
Alberni Climate Action: $2,668.88

AVTTS General Meeting April 20, 2022

6:03 in session


No Introductions

Moved Dan Second John Agenda approved

OCP update, Gail: Kevin Brooks ill, delayed, not scotched.

Nanaimo Food Sustainability, Forward Nanaimo, 75% of food on VI used to be local, now 4-5 %.

Canada Day, Fall Fair as upcoming events

Chris to contact Ruttans and Sam

April 20 First WE Eat screening

April 26 Fracking the Peace

Food group direction meeting

Met April 6 and 13th Next meeting April 25th

Lots happening

Top priority is hiring a Food Group Manager. 

Starting to organize the gleaning project for the 2022 season. Hoping to get a summer student to support this work.

We have contracted Tina Windsor, a new member of the group to write an operations manual to support onboarding the Food Group Manager and new group members.

We received a grant to support the Food Rx program. Anna Lewis will organize this project.

We received and reviewed the Strategic Work Plan from Jeanette Sheehy.

FG hiring a coordinator, Jeanette prepared consultant’s report. Janis is finalizing posting to hire mid May

Gleaning looking to hire a summer student, planning for equipment storage. Writingoperations manual.

Food Rx is going ahead, grow local is doing videos with Shaw, erupting newsletter with summer gardening tips. Heather and Anna becoming more active in the group.

Cycle Alberni report per the agenda.

Ian will talk to Planning. 10 teacher to recruit student leaders for elementary programs.

Ocean Friendly April 30 Waterfront Cleanup

Nature Club Beaver Ponds Walk, lots of invasive species control, ivy etc.

ACA Rob Dickinson on waste water systems, meeting on coho and tires.

Parks and rec to help with mitigation.

Saturday April 23 making grocery bags with recycled cloth from Thrift shops.

Adjourned @ 6:50

Minutes / Video from March Regular Meeting

AVTTS Meeting Minutes 2022 03 16

Janis Nairne, Chris Alemany, Micheal Moore, Rob Powelson, Michael Youds, Mark Dawson, John Mayba, Gail Morton, Helen Poon, Jim Wright

Acknowledgement of Hupacasath and Tseshaht

M. Moore.

Community centered hub for creation. Give skills to solve problems.

Environmental concerns at the heart of operation. Recycle hard plastics into community projects.

Add Edna Cox bursary to agenda+ Food group discussions

OCP process ongoing April 6 to discuss details of ACA presentation. 

Seedy Saturday: Mike Youds: Smaller, streamlined, no refreshments, no music, 

Credit card as long as no outstanding balance. Debit card not an available option.

Island Health Contract signed.

Jeanette Sheehey: Thanks for the strategic Food Group plan

Susan Roth recruited by Chris to look at finances for granting purposes and the like.

20K cyclists registered for winter Go By Bike

Enlist Grade 11 students work explorations to work with younger students on bike education in elementary schools.

May (end of ) is regular go-by bike.

Ocean Friendly, Climate Circles tables at Seedy Saturday

Finances Island Health increase of $7500 is already in the account.

Surf Rider recommends elimination of single use plastic 

Adjourn at 7:30