Category Archives: Heads Up

When a director learns of something that may interest NOCA members, it goes in this category.

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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Visioning Workshop, Monday, May 15

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, […]

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Issues raised at public meeting about Malaspina Gardens property

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.
MalaspinaPublicMtgWebUpdateMarch_2017

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Successful Neighbourhood Meeting Held about the Malaspina Gardens Property

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, […]

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Future of Malaspina Gardens Discussion

Press Release for Immediate Release
The Nanaimo Old City Association will be holding an information meeting to discuss the future of Malaspina Gardens property located at 388 Machleary Street in Nanaimo.
This significant one hundred and thirty-eight year old property was once the home of the Nanaimo General Hospital and Malaspina College. The historical three acre property […]

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Future of Malaspina Gardens Discussion

[ March 5, 2017; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Press Release for Immediate Release

The Nanaimo Old City Association will be holding an information meeting to discuss the future of Malaspina Gardens property located at 388 Machleary Street in Nanaimo.

This significant one hundred and thirty-eight year old property was once the home of the Nanaimo General Hospital and Malaspina College. The historical three acre property […]

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Buy your NOCA membership

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
 
 

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Join our Board of Directors!

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. […]

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Tree planting on Machleary Street

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!
 

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