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Author Archives: Joy Adams Bauer
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 […]
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 […]
The Nanaimo Old City Association is holding a visioning workshop to seek community input on the Malaspina Gardens property (388 Machleary Street). Residents of the Old City and the general public are invited to attend and learn more about the potential redevelopment of the historic site.
Your input will be sought on a range of topics, […]
A number of issues were raised at the March 5, 2017 neighbourhood meeting about the future of the Malaspina Gardens property (388 Machleary St.). Those issues are summarized in the document below.
Over 70 people attended the Nanaimo Old City Association’s (NOCA) neighbourhood meeting on Sunday, March 5 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Hall regarding the future of the property at 388 Machleary St., known as Malaspina Gardens Senior’s Residence.
Here’s a link to an article in the Nanaimo News Bulletin about Malaspina Gardens, published on March 23, […]
Thank you to the over 30 people who attended our AGM on October 17, 2016. We recruited four new Board members. Your community association is alive and well! It’s not too late to buy a yearly membership to show your support. Just download our membership-application
Mark your calendar for our Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016. We are always looking for new Board members. Why not consider volunteering? You must live within NOCA’s boundaries and be a paid up member of the association. We currently have seven people on our Board and can have up to nine. […]
On April 23, 2016 NOCA organized a tree planting party with the help of the Urban Forestry Department, City of Nanaimo. A number of new trees were planted on Machleary Street between Comox Road and Campbell Street. Residents of the old city had a great time planting the trees!
Join us at Pawson Park (Franklyn and Macheary) for our annual Urban Farm Faire on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from noon to 3 pm.
A pinata and face-painting for the kids
Plants and veggie starts for sale
NOCA memberships for sale
A great opportunity to get to know your neighbours! Watch for a flyer in your mail box and […]
We held our 4th annual Urban Farm Faire in Pawson Park on Saturday, May 9, 2015. We had great weather and over 100 residents of the old city came by to visit with their neighbours, listen to live music (thank you Paul Gogo), buy perennials and veggie starts and learn about mason bees, community gardens […]