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Bayside Community Field House Update – April 2019

Kaj Briscoe is currently working very closely with the City’s Project Manager, Rudy Booiman.  We are well aware of the delay in construction, which has been caused partly by a delay in a formal construction schedule.  Kaj is arranging for us to meet with the City to review any difficulties with the construction schedule and to hasten progress in the construction process.  At this meeting, we will also be requesting an update of the construction budget outlining expenses to date.

In a separate meeting, we will be getting-together with the various sub-trades to discuss ways to expedite the current construction and further advance any time savings for the interior of the building

Current activity pending to complete the shell and exterior:

  • Suspended Slab shoring – about a 3 week setup to install steel, receive inspections, slab blockouts for mechanical and electrical, then pour the slab
  • Framing – about a 3-4 week process to stand walls, sheath walls, install roof, then cladding.
  • Material and pricing is currently being reviewed for the deck railing and glazing

We continue to look at value engineering through the exterior construction process to save and maintain funds for the “Tenant Improvements” of the building interior.

Concurrently with construction of the exterior, we continue to review the interior design and construction, and management of the fieldhouse

  • Spencer Thorpe has been approached to organize the Project Management of the Tenant Improvements.  Spencer will be reviewing the Tenant Improvement requirements and developing a construction schedule.  This will involve meetings with the various construction sub-contractors to accelerate the interior construction.
  • Tara Trompetter and Tim Bullinger are currently completing an interior design package to be reviewed by the Executive for approval.  Upon approval, a tenant improvement application will be submitted to the City for the end of May.
  • In addition to the construction handled by Kaj and Spencer, I will begin reviewing the management and operation processes for the fieldhouse including licensing, hours of operation, and management structure.

Everybody directly involved with the project understands the urgency to have our Community Fieldhouse completed as soon as possible.  It wasn’t long ago people thought the construction of the building was more of a dream than a reality. We know our dream is coming true, and it is best to ensure we take the time to have our dream come to realization as our needs dictate.

In the meantime, please support and all the organized initiatives underway to help us fund our Community Fieldhouse.  Spread and share the word of the Bayside Community Fieldhouse Lottery, The Builders’ Wall, and the June 1st, 2019 Fieldhouse Fundraising Social at the Star of the Sea.

– Stephen Black

Field House Fundraising Dance – Postponed

Dear Bayside members and supporters,

The Field House Fundraising dance will be postponed to a later date.
Unfortunately, we ran up against the clock and didn’t meet our goals of ticket sales.

We are currently planning another date and will give you all plenty of time to mark your calendars and re-polish those dancing shoes!
We apologize for the inconvenience, and any tickets sold will be refunded this week.
Stay tuned for the new date and more exciting ways to fund raise for our new home in the coming weeks!

We hope to see you at our future events!

Clubhouse Update – November 2018 – **Open House December 3rd**

Clubhouse Update: The executive committee is currently involved in completing a review of the final design for the interior finishes and layout of the upper floor amenities: kitchen, serving area, bar, small management office, washrooms, storage and meeting space. Our design consultants, Tara Trompetter, Tim Bullinger, and Kayleigh Wilder, have been volunteering many hours to create a fabulous 3000+ square foot assembly area capable of catering to the needs of the rugby club and the community as a whole for private and public  events. A material and quantity list is currently being constructed to provide to our members, supporters, family and friends to assist us in reaching our completion goal. **Due to scheduling conflicts, the open house has been rescheduled to December 3rd at the Rotary Field House at 6pm. We will give updates on interior layout, materials required going forward, and allow for questions to be answered. Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you then!**

Bayside Fiji Blonde 7s 2018 – What a summer!

This season we entered a total of nine tournaments of which we were winners of six, an amazing result considering Bayside is a club side. Of those nine tournaments, the full Bayside Fiji Blond Sharks team were together as a club side for six events, the Vancouver 7s, Cloverdale Rodeo 7s, CAN/AM 7s, SFU 7s, Bayside 7s and the Langford 7s.
Defcon Fiji Blond played together in a further 3 tournaments, the Calgary Stampede 7s, Brit Lion 7s and the Centre of Gravity 7s in Kelowna and were victorious in all three events. Defcon Fiji Blond carries 5 or 6 Bayside Fijians and have been complimented by players from other clubs.
A total of 22 players from Bayside RFC have represented the club in one or more tournaments and include the following:
Sam Clayton, David Dinbandhu, Andrew O’ Connor, Marika Delai, Peni Rokodiva, Reid Davis, Logan Smith, Livai Navaigo, Sam Knights, Liam Morrison, Conner Dickie, Luke Torroca, Tonner Jackson, Baleigh Grim, Jay Franklin, Gavin Morrison, Josh Arei, Doug Fairbank, Kristian Osing, Darryn Matsee, Jack Knights and Joseph Duikete.
There have been 8 or 9 other players from outside clubs that have played a valuable part with Defcon Fiji Blond and include Asareli Rokotuiwakaya, Jarred Douglas, Joshiah Morra, Issac Vonnani, Darwin Guevara, Tsui Vikilani and Siaki Vikilani.
The club would like to pay special thanks to our coach Sam Knights, Manager Matt Falkner, Director Petaia Usakilakeba, Lee Sullivan for assisting with the Social 7s team and most importantly our sponsors, Bobby Naicker, Randy Horn, Richie Eacret and the Semiahmoo Old Boys RFC. We would not have been able to compete in these events without your valuable support.

Clubhouse Information Meeting August 8th – 6:30pm, Rotary Field House

Attn all Clubhouse donors!! . The Rotary Fieldhouse is booked for an Open House to provide an update on the clubhouse. We will also be able to provide some general information regarding material, labour and design needs for the upstairs. It is an opportunity to address all our members and supporters to assist in completing the upstairs.
 
Please spread the word to as many interested individuals as possible that the informational meeting will be held:
August 8, 2018
6:30pm
Rotary Fieldhouse (South Surrey Athletic Park – A-14600 Rotary Way S, Surrey BC )
It is very important we have individuals and businesses that can contribute to our cause attend this meeting.
 
Spread the word
Stephen
Project Coordinator
Bayside Athletic Association

IT’S APPROVED

On June 12., 2017, Surrey City Council reviewed our project and gave the green light to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department to proceed with building “the Bayside Athletic Association Rugby Field House”

I would like to encourage all members and supporter to become more involved. Now’s the time to get on board with developments. We currently require urgent assistance with fundraising, and marketing. It you or if you know of anyone with expertise and would be interest please let me know at stephenblack60@gmail.com.
We do have a number of people interested in helping out, we need some expertise to organize our helpers.

CLUBHOUSE UPDATE JUN 12/17

Significant and exciting progress has been made since the last update. Our meeting with Mayor Linda Hepner definitely helped assist the Parks Recreation and Culture department put more emphasis on our project. Thank you Ian Stagg. As a result of that meeting, the Park and Recreation Department dedicated a staff member to be the Project Manager until project completion. When this staff member was identified, emphasis for Bayside changed from political consultation and negotiations to the identification and securing of In-Kind contributors.

Our goal was to achieve approximately $300,000.00 of In-Kind contributions to meet our financial commitment of $600,000.00 towards the construction of the lower level (Changing rooms, washrooms, referee room, first Aid room, and storage) and the shell of the upper floor. The finishing of the upper floor (washrooms and clubhouse facilities) will be designed and completed by Bayside Athletic Association.

Through significant effort of members of the Bayside Athletic Association Executive, over the last 3months, we were able to garner approximately $450,000.00 of In-Kind contributions, surpassing our goal of $300,000.00.

Achieving our goal would not have been possible without the significant contributions and assistance from the following companies:

• Arc & Spark Electrical
• Eagle West Cranes
• Gallagher Brothers Contractors
• Gisborne Group
• KCS Heating
• Kerrian Metalhouse
• Lehigh Hanson Canada
• Rempel Brothers Concrete
• Lehigh Hansen
• North Coast Building Supply
• North Stone Excavating
• Prestige Contracting
• RnB Masonry
• Sungod Doors
• Westform Metals

We continue to solicit In-Kind contributions to assist us with the finishing of the clubroom. We are currently looking for assistance with plumbing, forming, and masonry labour and/or materials. If you are able to assist or know of someone who can, please contact Jeremy Bergmann at jeremybergmann8@gmail.com.

Surrey City Council is reviewing our project at a Council Meeting tonight, June 12/2017, to approve our project. Following approval you will see a public notification in the local paper promoting our community project. Following a brief tendering process we hope to start construction in August 2017.

Thank you for your support as we continue our drive and persistence to achieve the goal of a great community building. I encourage all to get on board as we continue in our community development and building of a great Bayside legacy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at StephenBlack60@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more

Stephen Black
Bayside Athletic Association
Past President
Project Coordinator