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#41 Greg

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:41 AM

I am amused that Victoria is naming a sidewalk after a person from Saanich.


I think he lives in Shoal Point now. When not living in the States that is.

#42 aastra

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

He's thinking, why bother with a tiny suburban arts room when you can put your name behind a showcase Sydney Opera House-style performing arts multiplex?

One good reason: he might actually live to see the former.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

I think he lives in Shoal Point now. When not living in the States that is.


He owns a VERY big condo at Shoal Point.

#44 Hotel Mike

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

The point is that David Foster has taken his success and wealth, and created a charity that caters to families in times of desperate need. He has raised so much money, and has helped so many with what he is doing. He deserves to be honoured by his native city. And yes, he doesn't go around saying he's from Saanich, rather from Victoria.
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#45 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

He has five biological daughters. What are the chances of that?

EDIT: About 3.125% I guess, so not that big a rarity.

This guy has 30 kids, and he's only 33:

As to how he ended up with 30 kids ranging from toddler age to 14 years old, Hatchett states it first started when he had four kids in the same year, not once, but twice.


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I'm hoping to get the new Tinto Rocks demo tape into Foster's hands this weekend.
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#46 spanky123

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

The point is that David Foster has taken his success and wealth, and created a charity that caters to families in times of desperate need. He has raised so much money, and has helped so many with what he is doing. He deserves to be honoured by his native city. And yes, he doesn't go around saying he's from Saanich, rather from Victoria.


We have named streets after people who have done far less for the City and others. I have never met David but he strikes me as a breath of fresh air. We have had people in town such as Ian Thow and Len Barrie who talked a lot but in the end wound up with nothing. David Foster seems to be a man whose actions have overtaken the talk.

#47 Barra

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

He owns a VERY big condo at Shoal Point.


I thought that he'd sold the condo. Also - the idea for naming the walkway came from Michael Buble, who phoned the Mayor to suggest it.
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#48 LJ

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Ahh, good, now we can look forward to Buble Blvd.
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#49 Baro

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Seems like a pretty decent guy, certainly better than some of the heinous people who have streets named after them!
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#50 Holden West

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

A nearby street could be renamed Ben Vereen Loop.
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#51 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

A nearby street could be renamed Ben Vereen Loop.

:D

Just in from TC.
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#52 Bingo

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

A nearby street could be renamed Ben Vereen Loop.


Pamela Anderson Rise?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

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#54 Fairbanks

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

Above are some images from Skyscrapery City to inspire those designing David Foster Way. Do it right the first time please.

#55 Hotel Mike

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Any word of progress on the two small foot bridges that were being talked about...the one from Fisherman's Wharf, and the one near the Coast Harbourside?
Don't be so sure.:cool:

#56 aastra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

"Inner Harbour plaza proposal would pave part of Victoria's legislature lawn"

The total cost to complete the walkway is between $33 million and $40 million, says a staff report to be considered by councillors Thursday.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

I guess we are flush with money again!

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#58 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

I'm all for spending a wad of cash to fix up some waterfront properties. But let's spend this instead at Ship Point and the attached parking lot and/or the other parking lot next over (under Wharfside).

I think we also need to know how often we can get this thing used. If it's just for the Splash, that's not very forward thinking.
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#59 Bingo

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think we also need to know how often we can get this thing used. If it's just for the Splash, that's not very forward thinking.


What is the city thinking? Rip out the lawn just for a couple of events a year, and spending $10 million dollars that we don't have.

#60 aastra

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

I'm all for spending a wad of cash to fix up some waterfront properties. But let's spend this instead at Ship Point and the attached parking lot and/or the other parking lot next over (under Wharfside).


Yeah, it seems funny that they want to do major work on the only section of the harbour waterfront that really doesn't need any work at all.

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