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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 08:21 AM

Hockey stick can go, say Cowichan residents. From the CVRD:

The CVRD will seek proposals to take ownership of the World’s Largest Hockey Stick!

Through CVRD Board direction, staff ran a public engagement survey regarding future direction of the WLHS from June 19 to September 30, 2023. The results of this survey found that the majority of respondents indicated:

• it is not important to maintain the world record for the largest hockey stick and puck
• the WLHS does not provide significant importance to the region
• they do not support replacing the WLHS

Considering the survey results and the high cost of replacement, on November 30, 2023, the Cowichan Core Recreation Commission directed staff to move ahead with decommissioning the WLHS in 2024.

Knowing there is likely public interest in taking ownership of the WLHS structure in its current form, the CVRD will be accepting proposals from community organizations or individuals wishing to take and make use of the structure through a formal Expression of Interest process.

More information on submitting proposals to take ownership of the WLHS as part of the Expression of Interest process will soon be available at https://ow.ly/2zMZ50QfhVO.

Read the News Release: https://ow.ly/MJba50Qfi4V

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#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 08:58 AM

Tom Duncan, acting chair of the Cowichan Core Recreation Commission, told CBC News that of the more than 3,300 responses received, more than seventy per cent said "it was just not in the cards" to keep the stick, especially at an estimated cost of $1.5 million for maintenance.

 

 

Seems to me they could probably have raised volunteers to do this for a fraction of the price.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...uncan-1.7049728


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 December 2023 - 08:58 AM.


#3 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 02:27 PM

I would tend to agree. Could you not cut the length down by a third to reduce the maintenance costs/burden (not to mention the overall weight) and then use the cut portion as future repair material? I admit I'm not an expert re: the maintenance of gigantic hockey sticks, but a price tag in the millions seems a bit far-fetched. How much did it cost to make the thing in the first place?

 

But if nobody cares then get rid of it. Although they'd probably say the price tag for removing it would be $300,000 or some such thing.



#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 02:32 PM

I happen to be a maintenance expert on giant hockey sticks.

Are the metal columns holding it up fine?

Just get a volunteer crane company to take it down.

Work on it like in a longhouse totem pole situation. Maybe there are experts very nearby?

Put it back up.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 December 2023 - 02:32 PM.


#5 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 02:43 PM

 

I happen to be a maintenance expert on giant hockey sticks.

 

Snap. I deserved to get slapped down.


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#6 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 02:45 PM

Vilified in Victoria*, so to speak.

 

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Edited by aastra, 06 December 2023 - 07:12 PM.


#7 dasmo

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 05:07 PM

Burn it burning man style with a huge party. Nothing is forever.... 



#8 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 06:55 PM

You're saying we should stick it to the man? That's over the line. I thought we were passed that. Next time try checking yourself first.


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#9 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 06:57 PM

Nobody appreciated my baseball puns in another thread so I'm doing hockey now.



#10 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 06:58 PM

 

Burn it burning man style with a huge party.

 

Bauer to the people?


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#11 dasmo

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 07:05 PM

You are doing god’s work….

 



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