Mobility Mat Installed at Waterfront
The waterfront just became more accessible with the installation of a portable, non-slip mobility mat.
 
During the summer months, the mat will be located next to the Shore Restaurant and allows those with mobility issues to access the water with greater ease.

The mat, called a “Mobi-mat”, is 83 feet long and allows access past the rocks and onto the hard-packed sand.
 
The mat was an initiative of the Town, inspired by an installation viewed in Saanich. The Town has considered it for several years, and is happy to have it now located on the unused boat ramp at the waterfront.

Town crews will monitor the mat over the next months to determine best operation and placement.
Museum Re-Opens with Upgrades
On June 23, the Qualicum Beach Museum had an unveiling ceremony of its new signage, and to celebrate a new season.

Some of their recent upgrades include enhancing existing exhibits, enhancing garden spaces, and installing outdoor site panels. Significant new exhibits were also co-created with Qualicum First Nations, to help de-colonize and diversify the stories told. Likewise, a beautiful mural has been painted by the indigenous artist Ocean Hyland.
 
The Museum is excited to welcome back the public to view their upgrades and exhibits. Visit www.qbmuseum.ca for more information.
Sandpiper Bulk Water Supply
Cooperation between the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and the Town has led to an agreement that will bring a new supply of water to the 242 households in the Sandpiper subdivision.
 
The bulk water supply will be provided by the Town to the Sandpiper reservoir. The RDN has allocated $970,000 from the Electoral Area G Community Works Funds towards this project.
 
The funds will cover the capital costs to bring water to the reservoir, as well as infrastructure improvements to the Town’s system and reinforcing the emergency water supply for the Chartwell and Eaglecrest communities.
 
Read more on the project at www.qualicumbeach.com/sandpiper
Christleton Park
Christleton Park has now received its new playground equipment!

Local residents report that within minutes of the construction fencing coming down, children were playing on the new structure, and that it is an "exciting addition" to the neighourhood.

The Park is located in Qualicum Woods, near the corner of Chester Road and Qualicum Road. 
Public Hearing
Town Hall Hours & Facilities
With new Provincial Health guidelines, Town Hall front desk service hours have now reverted back to “regular hours” of Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Masks are recommended for the public at this time.

Other facilities hours have also returned to "regular" hours below:

  • Civic Centre - open for bookings that meet provincial guidelines
  • Community Hall - open for bookings that meet provincial guidelines
  • Beach washrooms and showers - open 7 am to 9 pm daily
  • Veterans’ Way washrooms - open 8 am to 8 pm daily
  • Leigh House washrooms - open 8 am to 5 pm daily (9 pm on Thursdays for Uptown Street Market in July/August)
  • Field House washrooms - open 7:30 am to 4:30 pm daily
Uptown Summer Market
The Qualicum Beach Uptown Market Society will again host its popular summer street market starting July 8.

The event, cancelled last year due to COVID-19, will be held every Thursday from 5 pm to 9:30 pm on Second Avenue West from Memorial Avenue to Primrose Street until August 26.

The market features a myriad of local artisans, homegrown and speciality foods, live music, entertainment and more.
Volunteer Vacancy
Qualicum Beach Airport Users Committee
The Town is seeking individuals to serve as a Member at Large on the Qualicum Beach Airport Users Committee.

The Committee meets to discuss and consult on airport-related matters that may include, but not be limited to (a) the Airport plans, operations, activities, facilities, and services to ensure maximum coordination and both safe and consistent service standards; and (b) the Airport’s short, medium and long-term plans to develop and improve the airport with a view on providing an efficient and well-maintained airport facility and service for the residents of, and visitors to, the Qualicum Beach area.

Transit Redevelopment Strategy Survey
Help shape the future of transit in your area! The Regional District of Nanaimo (RND) wants your thoughts and feedback on how to make the system work better for you. 

Visit getinvolved.rdn.ca/trs and complete the survey before Friday, July 16 to have a chance to win one of 10 monthly RDN Transit passes.

Learn more, ask questions, share your ideas by adding pins on a map to show us where we need stops, benches and more!
Notice of Annual Report
The Town of Qualicum Beach is required to have an annual meeting to receive the Annual Municipal Report and Financial Information Report. These documents will be presented at the Regular Council Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 4:30 pm which will be held electronically via Zoom and live-streamed at www.qualicumbeach.com/council-live-streaming.

The documents will also be available on our website and at the Town Hall for inspection beginning on June 21, 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).
 
The 2020 Annual Report shall include the audited financial statements, report on permissive tax exemptions, report on municipal services and operations for the previous year, and statement of objectives and measures for the current year and next year. The Financial Information Report shall include a schedule of Council and staff remuneration and expenses, and a schedule of supplier payments for goods and services. 
 
Council will receive submissions and questions from the public regarding the Annual Report from June 21, 2021, until the start of the July 21, 2021, Council meeting.
 
If you have any questions please contact Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator/ Deputy CAO, at 250-752-6921 or email hsvensen@qualicumbeach.com
Reminders
From May 15th until September 15th the watering of lawns and gardens will only be permitted between the hours of 7pm and 7am daily. Hand watering is permitted at any time.
Campfire Ban in effective until further notice, that includes campfires, beach fires, and fireworks.
For full details go to https://conta.cc/3jqIZzm
Please do not smoke in or near our forests! This poses a serious fire hazard to our community, especially in the Summer months.
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