The Sustainable RegionThe Sustainable Region2017-07-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#2c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3;L0|#02c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3|Issue 34;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassD0A654939547432DA5B592BD7FACEFA0"><div><p><strong>‚Äč</strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Launch of Regional Parks' 50th celebration</strong></a><br>Metro Vancouver kicked off the regional parks system's 50th anniversary at Burnaby Lake Regional Park on March 15, with commemorative events held throughout the year to showcase the 14,500-hectare network of parks and greenways.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Land for Leisure - 50-year History of Regional Parks </strong></a><br>It's the late 1950s in Greater Vancouver. Cities provide neighbourhood parks while provincial parks are offering campgrounds, but a new type of park is needed to fill the growing popularity of outdoor leisure activities and pleasure driving. So planners set upon a radical new concept -- a network of Regional Parks. It was a race to acquire land "while it is available and before prices rise too much."</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Grand Opening Kanaka Creek Stewardship Centre </strong></a><br>The Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre officially opened May 30, 2017 in Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Maple Ridge. The Centre is designed to engage people in nature, watersheds, and citizen stewardship. </p></div></div>0