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Dealing with Disturbances on the Beach

Promoting and protecting the beaches and parks as places to enjoy nature requires dedication and education.  If you are feeling like your therapeutic time in nature is being disrespected by fellow beachgoers, there are some action steps you can take.

Speak to the offender

If you have the personality for it, politely talk to the person causing the problem. Be respectful and calm, but let the person know that what they are doing is negatively affecting your beach experience. Focus on their behaviour, and if the behaviour is against the law, you can remind them of this. Ask them to stop, or suggest an alternative– turning down the volume, going to another location, re-orienting their speakers etc.

Speak to the Police or Park Rangers

Sometimes you will see Police or Park Rangers in the area. If the behaviour of others is going against the law, we encourage you to speak up. Respectfully, notify them of the behaviour negatively impacting your beach experience and ask them to address it.
Whilst they will use their personal discretion on how to handle the situation, please remind them to enforce the Park Board bylaws. If they decline to do anything ask them why and who you should contact to have the behaviour of the offender addressed.

Contact the City or Parks Board staff

Enough people calling can make a difference. So contact city staff every time you see something that is not right.

For immediate concerns – noise, or other disorders in parks and beaches

City of Vancouver: Dial 311 (until 10 pm) and be prepared to stay on the line for awhile

For immediate concerns – noise, or other disorders on streets or private businesses

Police non-emergency line: Dial 604.717.3321, press 5 and be prepared to stay on the line for awhile

Contact the City or Parks Board Politicians

Politicians respond to pressure from citizens, so you can make a difference by contacting them. Be sure to be specific, let them know the impact on you personally and exactly what you want them to do.

Parks Board

Scott Jensen  Park Board Commissioner Board Chair Scott.Jensen@vancouver.ca
Brennan Bastyovanszky Park Board Commissioner Board Vice Chair Brennan.Bastyovanszky@vancouver.ca
Laura Christensen Park Board Commissioner Committee Chair Laura.Christensen@vancouver.ca
Angela  Haer Park Board Commissioner Committee Vice Chair Angela.Haer@vancouver.ca

Marie-Claire

Tom

Jas 

Howard

 

Digby 

Virdi 

Park Board Commissioner Commissioner

Marie-Claire.Howard@vancouver.ca

Tom.Digby@vancouver.ca

 

Jas.Virdi@vancouver.ca

 

City of Vancouver

First Name Last Name Title Position Role Elected Email Notes
Ken  Sim City Mayor Mayor Mayor Ken.Sim@vancouver.ca
Rebecca Bligh City Council Advisory Board and Committee Councillor CLRbligh@vancouver.ca
Christine  Boyle City Council Advisory Board and Committee Councillor CLRboyle@vancouver.ca
Adrian Carr City Council Advisory Board and Committee Councillor CLRcarr@vancouver.ca

Lisa

Pete 

Sarah

 

Mike 

Peter 

Brian 

Lenny

Dominato

Fry 

Kirby-Young

Klassen

Meiszner

Montague

Zhou

 

City Council

Advisory Board and Committee Councillor

CLRdominato@vancouver.ca

CLRfry@vancouver.ca                

CLRkirby-yung@vancouver.ca 

CLRklassen@vancouver.ca

CLRmeiszner@vancouver.ca

CLRmontague@vancouver.ca

CLRzhou@vancouver.ca

 

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