Month: October 2020

RED ORE CAR RESTORATION

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum is seeking an experienced woodworker to restore/rebuild the Red Ore Car.

It has really deteriorated just in the last couple of years and we need to restore it before it completely collapses.

This can be a contract or volunteer position, either way it is going to be a labor of love.

The ore car can be removed to do this.

The Heritage will provide advice and direction from a Heritage standpoint to the project.

Please drop us a line at bralornepioneermuseum@gmail.com or PM us on Facebook.

Society Act Information Request

In February 2020 the Bridge River Valley Community Association Board of Directors took action to address human resource issues with a member that began in September 2019. The BRVCA’s direction taken in this matter was a decision made by the board as a whole and it took into account the board’s legal responsibility under various provincial acts and workplace regulations to protect its staff, volunteers and organization.

The Bridge River Valley Community Association has since received requests from Steve Oakley and Terri Smith, for extensive lists of documents through the BC Registry Services. The BRVCA is working to furnish the requested material in such a way that satisfies all the legal requirements, respects privacy obligations, and provides complete transparency.

The Bridge River Valley Community Association has also sought advice as well as specific direction from the Registrar of Societies. The direction from the Registrar of Societies was to engage a lawyer to provide the needed advice to determine how the privacy of our members and staff (payroll) is affected by providing that information.

The BRVCA Board has given much consideration to the need for transparency and has put together a google drive folder for members to view that contains much of the material that has been requested, what has been left out is the material which is deemed to be sensitive personal and or private information and is under review.

At the link you will find the following documents that form part of the information request for documents through the BC Registry Services:

  • Constitution
  • Bylaws
  • Dir. Sal Demare’s Resignation Letter from BRVCA Board of Directors prior to swearing in as Director, Area A SLRD
  • Minutes of Meetings 2018-2019. As per Society Registrar letter. Any Sec. 56 disclosures are included in minutes as Directors identify the conflict and excuse themselves from the meeting, this is recorded.
  • Financial Statements 2018 – 2019. As per Society Registrar letter.
    Click here to view the documents

Other parts of the information requests were the membership lists including contact information, accounting records from 2014 to 2019. These have not been included until we receive legal advice (as per the Registrar of Societies) regarding privacy issues, and clarification as to how the information may be used (i.e. can it be made public?). The Board of Directors determined the BRVCA will update this post once we have received the legal advice. The BRVCA Board of Directors wants to thank the community for their support and understanding.

Snow Clearing Contract

The Bridge River Valley Community Association has several locations that will require snow clearing:

*Community Resource Building – Parking Lot Snow Plowing*

We are currently looking for a contractor or volunteer who will snow plow the small parking lot at the Community Resource Building and keep the stairs, walkways free of snow. Sanding may be required.  This clearing must be done on a very regular basis and during snow falls.

*Historic Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office Building*

This will involve some snow clearing where a quad/truck is needed as well as shoveling stairs in heavy snow conditions.

*Temporary Museum Location – Bralorne*

This will require mostly shovelling a path from road to door.  If quad/truck is available plowing the berm away that IRL leaves.

*Bralorne Church*

This is mostly shovelling on an as needed basis (we will usually advise) to keep pathway to stair, stairs and side door clear.

*Bridge River Valley Cemetery*

This, as per the church, will mostly be shovelling on an as needed basis (not necessarily when snowfall occurs) to keep a basic pathway open.

**Suitable for quad with plow, truck with plow or full equipment.
Please let us know if you are interested.  We are prepared to look at more than one contractor to cover these. Email bridgerivervalley@gmail.com

BRVCA and Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Bridge River Valley Community Association and the Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society was very successful and well attended.

27 members attended which represent 28%  our membership to date this year.  Our total membership is 101 members and grew 38% in the period before the Annual General Meeting.   

The total members, the high number of renewals and the growth prior to the AGM show loads of sustained support for the BRVCA .  The membership is from every part of the Valley. Zoom AGM’s are interesting but we made it through very well and with a lot of good will. 

A highlight of the meeting was reviewing the Financial Statements in their new format.  Based on last year’s input our accountant worked with the Board Treasurer and came up with a new, but still standard, format which better reflects the financial activity of each of the committees as well 
as the core operations of BRVCA.

The following will be on the 11 member board of directors.  It can be noted that the majority of our director’s are returning.

2020-2021 (one year, first year of staggered elections)

Pat Dahle – President
Michelle Nortje – Treasurer/Secretary
Benno Chapman
Vanessa Abbott
Scott Mackenzie
Dave Sharpe

2020-2022 (2nd part of staggered elections)

Debbie Demare – Vice President
John Robins
Terri Smith
Shayne Selluski
Norris Girling

A short and very constructive board meeting was held following the Annual General Meeting.  Our board is looking forward to working together.Big thanks to everyone who gives their time to this board and all the others in the Valley.