Paddlers Rally Planned to Protest Mega Yacht Marina in Victoria, BC

Thursday, 05 March 2009
Victoria Harbour Mega Yacht MarinaThis upcoming Saturday (March 7) there is going to be huge paddler demonstration in the Victoria (BC) harbour to protest a proposed mega yacht marina for the Songhees waterfront.

The local paddling community is very concerned that the 2.65 hectare marina will impact the public right of access to the harbour. For kayaks, dragon boats, row boats, canoes and all recreational boaters, this development would restrict their right under the Navigable Waters Protection Act to unimpeded, safe navigation.

They are also concerned because there has been no broad public consultation by any level of government on this application.

Here is someĀ  background information and area photographs of the proposed marina plans.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 3 pm
Location: Songhees Walkway, Victora, BC

For more information contact,
Brian Henry - 250-381-4233
Gary Allen - 250-818-0277
Doug Linton - 250-727-0216

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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