Author Archives: Joy Adams Bauer

About Joy Adams Bauer

Member of the NOCA Board since 2013. Served as secretary from 2013 to 2017.
Currently serving as President and webmaster.

388 Machleary Update

Members of the association met with city planning staff at the end of November.  We shared our comments about the proposal by The Molnar Group for development of the site at 388 Machleary St.  NOCA will appear as a delegation at a City Council  meeting on Monday, December 11.  President Joy Adams Bauer will highlight some […]

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NOCA writes to the Molnar Group

On November 8, 2017, NOCA wrote to The Molnar Group outlining the association’s feedback to the October 17, 2017 “Community Talk/Preliminary Proposal” hosted by The Molnar Group regarding 388 Machleary Street (the site of the old Nanaimo Hospital/former Malaspina Gardens Seniors Residence).
The letter outlines views, comments and concerns about the proposed development as outlined by […]

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New Board elected

At our AGM on October 16, 2017, seven members of the association were elected to serve on the Board of Directors.  Thank you for your leadership! Your Board for the coming year is:

Joy Adams Bauer, President
Ian Knipe, Vice-President
Barbara Schreiber, Treasurer
Janet Wright, Secretary
Ian Easton, Eve Reinarz, Todd Trimble, Directors

If you missed the AGM and your chance […]

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Friday Night feel good movies!

Join us for a series of “feel good movies” at St. Andrews Church Hall (enter off Wesley Street). Our first movie is “Kinky Boots” on Friday October 20 at 6:30 pm.
On November 24 come and enjoy “Sense and Sensibility” at 7 pm.  Check the movie poster below for additional movies in the new year!
Friday Night Feel […]

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Molnar Group holds community meeting

The Molnar Group recently held its first community meeting (on October 17, 2017) to build on the community workshop report released by NOCA (in July 2017) about the site at 388 Machleary Street (the location of the former Malaspina Gardens Care Home and the old Nanaimo hospital).
The Molnar Group invited residents of the old city to […]

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Demolition of Malaspina Gardens property – update

Demolition of the buildings at the former Malaspina Gardens property are well underway by Clearview Demolition Ltd. of Surrey, BC (www.clearviewgrinding.com), following presentation of a demolition permit application to City Council in August.  The NOCA Board, through a working group that includes non-board members of the association, continues its involvement in representing the neighbourhood in […]

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City Council to receive report from NOCA

The NOCA Board recently learned that Chartwell (the owner of the former Malaspina Gardens site on Machleary Street) has applied to the City of Nanaimo for a demolition permit.  City Council will consider the application at its meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017.   NOCA has written a letter to Council (see link below) and […]

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Community comments on future of Malaspina Gardens site

In spring of 2017, the Nanaimo Old City Association (NOCA) held workshops about the future of the Malaspina Gardens seniors home site when its owner and operator Chartwell moved residents to a new facility.  These workshops looked at the history, heritage values and possible future redevelopment issues for the site.  Approximately 60 participants completed a […]

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Pawson Park’s Community Gardens …. A Hidden Treasure in the Old City!

Pawson Park’s Community Gardens
Perhaps the best kept secret in our Old City neighbourhood is the community garden at Pawson Park, on the corner of Franklyn and Machleary Streets.   In 2011, the city spearheaded a rejuvenation of Pawson Park in consultation with interested residents, and from that process a park committee was formed, the playground, fields […]

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Update on old hospital property (Malaspina Gardens)

The Malaspina Gardens working group held a very successful community meeting on May 15, 2017. Approximately 50 – 60 people attended. Mark Holland (professional community planner and old city resident) and Chris Sholberg (City of Nanaimo Heritage Planner and NOCA liaison) gave very informative presentations. Participants completed a workbook which gave them the opportunity to […]

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