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16 Sept 2017 11am - 5pm Sunshine Valley Canada 150 Heritage Day

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SVRA Directors Meetings are held every other month in Sunshine Valley

The SVRA directors hold a meeting approximately every two months to discuss new and ongoing business of the SVRA, correspondence, the monthly treasurer's report, and at the option of the board, may hear from an invited speaker. All Directors Meetings are open to the public (SVRA membership is not required). At the conclusion of each Directors Meeting, there will be an opportunity for those in attendance to address the SVRA Board with any issues or questions they may have. All SVRA Directors Meetings are generally held at the Sunshine Valley Inn (also known as the Sumallo Lodge) that is located on Sumallo Road in Sunshine Valley, BC. Meetings begin at 7pm and end no later than 9pm. Please send agenda items to secretary@sunshinevalleyratepayers.org.

Sunshine Valley Canada Heritage Day

Join us for a fun filled day of celebration on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Several events have been planned throughout Sunshine Valley to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Events include a parade, picnic lunch with picnic basket auction, storytelling, Dewdney Trail nature walk, volunteer appreciation cake and tea, valley market, and an antique car and artisan show. A schedule of events is posted below. To volunteer or to register as a vendor, please contact secretary@sunshinevalleyratepayers.org. This event is open to the public.

Sunshine Valley Canada 150 Heritage Day

Itinerary: Tales, Trails and Transportation

11am - 12pm
Parade - Tales, Trails & Transportation
12pm - 1pm
Picnic Lunch & Annual Picnic Basket Auction
1pm - 3pm
Storytelling: Sharing Our Tales & Dewdney Trail Nature Walk
3pm - 4pm
Canada 150 Volunteer Appreciation Tea & Cake
1pm - 5pm
Valley Market, Antique Car & Artisan Show

» For more information please see Sunshine Valley Canada 150 Invitation.

2016-2017 SVRA Winter Newsletter

This year's SVRA Winter Newsletter is now available online. The newsletter contains information on upcoming SVRA events and community news. A direct link has been posted below.
» 2016 SVRA Winter Newsletter (5 MB) 01 December 2016

New off-road vehicle laws take effect

New laws concerning off-road vehicles (ORV) go into effect November 1, 2015. The original June 1st deadline has been extended until November to allow more time for ORV owners to register their vehicles. The Ministry of Forests, Lands & Resource Operations has launched a new registration system for ORVs in British Columbia. ORVs consist of golf carts, snow vehicles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), trucksters and restricted use motorcycles (dirt bikes). Any ORV that is operated on Crown land or on a forest service road must be registered with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and display a special ORV plate. All ORVs operated on a forest service road must carry a minimum of $200,000 third-party liability insurance. Additionally, ORVs that cross a highway or are off-loaded from another vehicle in a parking lot must also display a valid insurance decal on the ORV plate. Please refer to the ICBC link below for more information on how to register your ORV.
» ICBC off-road vehicle information website

Ministry of Highways grants use of land at community entrance

The Ministry of Highways has granted the community use of the land at the entrance to Sunshine Valley to build a park area. A community meeting is planned for October to publicize the project and to collect ideas and names of volunteers. A map has been provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) that was submitted to the Ministry as part of the application.
» Sunshine Valley entrance map (278K) 10 September 2009

Photos from Canada Day 2009 celebration are online

Photographs from the June 27, 2009 Sunshine Valley Canada Day celebration are now online. We had a nice turn out for our annual celebration and wish to thank all our volunteers and participating sponsors. Pictures include: Walk The Valley event, barbeque lunch, skateboarding demonstrations, classic car show, piņata event, Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department demonstration, and more. Photographs have been arranged in an Adobe PDF document (listed below).
» 2009 Sunshine Valley Canada Day photographs (1.4MB) 10 September 2009

FVRD proposes new recreation area south of Sunshine Valley

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has made an application to the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) to designate a ten hectare parcel of land south of Sunshine Valley as a recreation area. The purpose of the recreation area is to have an interpretive/information centre for recreational users to obtain information regarding the Sumallo/Silvertip Valley. For more information, please see the public notice below.
» Sumallo/Silvertip Valley Recreation Area (68K) 8 June 2009

FVRD provides comments to Ministry regarding mining application

Comments from the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Electoral Area Services Committee regarding the quarry application by Argus Aggregates Ltd. have been provided to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. The quarry application is for the removal of aggregate material from an area near Eleven Mile Creek north and west of the Hope Slide, along Highway 3. A copy of the letter and prior correspondence has been provided below.
» Letter from R. McDermid (FVRD) to I. Webster (Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources) (140K) 14 January 2008
» Letter from R. McDermid (FVRD) to S. Bow (Front Counter BC) (77K) 26 September 2007

Sunshine Valley Community Committee documents are available

Four meetings were held between the Fraser Valley Regional District and members of the Sunshine Valley Community Committee during the months of August, September, October and November of 2007. The committee was established during a March 10, 2007 meeting that was held between Sunshine Valley residents, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and Sunshine Valley Developments Ltd. (SVDL) for the purpose of discussing community planning opportunities. It was decided at the meeting that a committee be formed to outline a vision for the future of Sunshine Valley that represents both the views and interests of landholders and residents. Thirty-nine residents signed up to participate in this committee. On June 26, 2007 the FVRD mailed out an information package to everyone who expressed an interest in serving on the committee. Contents from the June 26th package are provided below, including the summary reports that have been distributed by the FVRD to the meeting participants. These documents can also be found by visiting the Sunshine Valley Community Planning page of the FVRD web site.
» Sunshine Valley's Vision - A Draft Discussion Paper (1.1MB) 1 December 2007
» Summary report from the October 20, 2007 committee meeting (269K) 20 October 2007
» Summary report from the September 8, 2007 committee meeting (765K) 12 October 2007
» Summary report from the August 4, 2007 committee meeting (2MB) 4 August 2007
» Letter from FVRD to Sunshine Valley committee members (104K) 26 June 2007
» Introduction to Regional Districts: Communities in Partnership (707K) 26 June 2007
» Survey maps of Sunshine Valley (248K) 26 June 2007
» Letter from Lidstone, Young, Anderson to FVRD regarding land tenures and voting rights (334K) 26 June 2007
» Geologic hazard assessment report from Thurber Engineering Ltd. (1.9MB) 26 June 2007
» FVRD memo detailing the chronology of events that led to the deregulation of certain services (408K) 26 June 2007
» Thurber Engineering Geotechnical hazard assessment on slopes southeast of the Hope Slide (544K) 26 June 2007
» Ferguson report on re-introducing FVRD community planning and development regulations (277K) 26 June 2007
» Minutes from March 10, 2007 meeting (31K) 2 April 2007

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