What's New Page. These are the most recent updates.
Contacts page of the web site was updated to reflect the results of the 2015 Elections held at the March AGM
Information on the Nanaimo Paddle Fun Fest, to be held May 16-17 at Departure Bay Beach, was added to the Local Issues section of this web site.
January 9, 2014
Important Dates section of the web site was updated to add currently available information for 2014.
January 10, 2014
Local Issues section of the web site was updated to include recent information received regarding the old Kayak Shack building and also a recently submitted application to open a liquor store in the unused portion of the 7-Eleven building.
January 13, 2014
Additional information on the Liquor Store rezoning application has been added to the Local Issues section of the web site.
January 17, 2014
Additional information on the Liquor Store rezoning and the Kayak Shack building added to the Local Issues section.
January 27, 2014
Summary of the Temporary Food Vendor Questionnaire added to the Local Issues section of the web site.
Community meeting information regarding the rezoning to permit a liquor store at 7 Eleven has been added to the Important Dates and Local Issues sections of the web site.
March 19, 2014
Local Issues section has been updated to include latest information from the City on Temporary Food vendors at the beach for 2014 summer season.
March 26, 2014
Contact Us page has been updated to reflect election results from the 2014 Annual General Meeting
April 16, 2014
Local Issues page updated to include public hearing on Liquor store at 7-Eleven
June 27, 2014
Upcoming Kids Appreciation Day at the Departure Bay Waterpark added to the Important dates section of the web site.
Date of the November Executive Meeting changed to Nov 4. New date is shown on the important dates page.
Date of the November Executive Meeting changed to Nov 20.
Important Dates and Local Issues sections of the web site were updated to add information on the Habitat Restoration project planned for Departure Bay School on November 13.
January 24 2013
The Important Dates section of the website was updated to include 2013 dates and events. More information and details will be added as it becomes available.
January 24, 2013
Local Issues section was updated to include information on the Alumina Ship Wheel Project and recent shrub and tree planting at Woodstream Park.
January 31, 2013
Local Issues section was updated to include information on the contruction work under way at the Centennial Park Water Park.
The Kiwanis Sunrise Club will be sponsoring a Kids Appreciation Day at the newly renovated Centennial Park Water Park ( Behind 7-Eleven) on July 6 from 11:30 till 1:30. Free hotdogs and drinks will be provided for smaller children.
October 10, 2013
Photos of the 2013 Neighbourhood picnic were added to the Photograph section of the web site.
A new page was added- Explore Departure Bay. A newly prepared brochure outlining things to do in Departure Bay is included in this section of the website.
Important Date section updated to include invasive plant removal session in Woodstream Park , Sat Oct 19 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Important dates section updated to include information on our Annual General Meeting coming up on March 15 at the Kin Hut.
Important Dates page updated to include details on the upcoming Neighbourhood Picnic.
Sept 20 2012
Important dates section has been updated with 2 scheduled events for the coming week. Sept 26- National Tree Day and Pinks in the Park at Woodstream Park. Sept 29 - Friends of Morden Mine Reception at the Museum. For more details and contact information see the Important Dates section of this web site.
Sept 22 2012
Important Dates section updated to include information on our upcoming Annual History Night ( October 25)
Sept 28, 2012
Photographs added for the National Tree Day event held at Woodstream Park on Sept 26.
Feb 3, 2011
Local Issues Section updated to show additonal information on upcoming open houses regarding the draft City of Nanaimo Zoning Bylaw.
Feb 25, 2011
Local Issues section of the web site was updated. Information added regarding a questionnaire that City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation has created seeking input from our neighbourhood on Parks and Recreation programs that the community would like to see offered.
March 18, 2011
Contact Page of the Web site updated to reflect the results of our 2011 Annual General Meeting ( March 17,2001) and the newly elected Executive.
June 3, 2011
The neighbourhood picnic, scheduled for June 11 has been cancelled due to a lack of volunteers to help put it on.
History Night has been re scheduled to Thurs. Oct 27. Same time and place ( 7pm at the Kin Hut). Presenter to be announced.
The Salmon have returned to Depature Creek! Now that the fall rains have started, Pink Salmon are moving into the creek from Departure Bay. Last Friday, over 100 fish were counted in the creek and yesterday we observed about 25 in the vacinity of Woodstream Park.
It is thought that the run won't last for long so if you are interested in seeing them don't wait to long. This is the most Salmon that have been in Departure Creek in years.
Sept 28- A count of the number of Pink Salmon in the creek as carried out this afternoon. The current numbers are 149 live salmon spawning in the creek and 100 dead ones.
Fall 2011 Newsletter added to the Newsletter section of the website.
January 22, 2010
Important Dates Page of the web site was updated for 2010. Further changes and additions will be made as other dated become finalized.
Don't forget about our upcoming Annual General Meeting, March 25 , at the Kin Hut , 7pm. Elections will be held for 2010, there will be a gardening presentation and an update on the implementation of the Neighbourhood plan. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.
Conacts Page was updated to reflect the results of the AGM and the Executive for 2010. Additional Members at Large to be confirmed in coming weeks.
June 17, 2010
Don't forget about our upcoming Neighbourhood Picnic on Sunday June 27 at the Kin Park, Departure Bay beach, 11 am to 3pm . There will be music provided by a live band, games, a beach sculpture competion, BBQ, plus a raffle with prizes. Everyone welcome. The picnic will go ahead rain or shine.
Departure Creek Rehabilitation Project
See the Local Issues page of the web site for an update on the project to improve fish habitat within Departure Creek.
Local Issues page updated to include information on proposed revisions to the City of Nanaimo Zoning Bylaw.
Sept 15, 2010
Local Issues and Important Dates pages update to reflect upcoming Departure Creek Open House to be hosted by NALT.
November 8, 2010
Don't forget about our upcoming Annual History Night, Thursday November 25 , 7pm at the Kin Hut. Gordon Miller, Librarian at the Pacific Biological Station will be talking on the influence of the Biological Station on the neighbourhood and the environment.
We will also be discussing our next information plaques to be erected at the beach.
Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.
November 10, 2010
Nanaimo Area Land Trust ( NALT) and the City of Nanaimo will be holding an information meeting on Departure Creek- Past Present and Future. The meeting will be at the Kin Hut on Thursday November 18th. Doors open at 6:30 pm with presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Refreshments, displays, door prizes
Dec 22, 2010
Local Issues page was updated to provide details of a recent meeting that took place between members of the DBNA Executive and City staff to discuss proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw.
January 10, 2009
Important Dates page updated for 2009.
January 17, 2009
Links to other web sites updated.
March 24, 2009
Spring 2009 Newletter added to the Newsletter section of the web site. Reminder that our Annual General Meeting will be occurring this Thursday ( March 26) 7pm at the Kin Hut. Hope to see you there.
March 28, 2009
Contact Page updated to show the new Executive for 2009 following elections at AGM held on April 26.
April 27, 2009
About Us page updated to reflect the change in annual membership dues- increase to $10 per family per year.
June 6, 2009
Don't forget about our 7th Annual Neighbourhood Picnic, Sunday June 21 at the Kin Park from noon until 4pm. Everyone welcome. BBQ, Musical Entertainment, Games, Sandcastle competition and lots of prizes. Hope to see you there!!
July 16, 2009
Local Issues page has been updated to include information on new off leash dog park locations being considered by the City. Some of the locations that may be of interest to DBNA members include Linley Valley, Wardropper park and Beach Estates park. An open house is to be held on July 29 ( see Local Issues page for details).
Important Dates page of the web site was updated to include details on the upcoming History Night planned for November 12, 7pm at the Kin hut.
Summer photos of the picnic and kayaking in Departure Bay were added to the photograph section.
November 8, 2009
Local Issues page updated to include information on a new project to rehabilitate fish habitat in Departure Creek.
November 9, 2009
Local Issues page and Important Dates page were updated to include information on an upcoming Burn It Smart Workshop at the Kin Hut.
Photographs of two summer events have been added (see the subpages under the Photographs section of the web site). These include the Snuneymuxw First Nations Heritage Portal Event that occurred on July 26, 2008 and the Annual Bathtub Race that took place on July 27, 2008.
Photos of the Annual History Night ( November 13) added to the Photograph section.
Members of the DBNA Executive met with City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation staff to discuss plans for improvements along the beach front. A summary of the items discussed has been added to the Local Issues page of the web site.
Woodstream Tree Planting Phase 2. A few additional photographs of the tree planting efforts carried out by DBNA members on December 11 have been added to the Photograph section of the web site.