The Regional District of Nanaimo Parts is asking all residents in Electoral Area G to fill the online survey regarding the future of Little Qualicum Hall located in the Dashwood Community Park. — File photo

RDN seeks Qualicum hall input

Results of online survey to be used in deciding the fate of the aging building

The Regional District of Nanaimo is looking for the public’s input regarding the Little Qualicum Hall, located in the Dashwood Community Park in Electoral Area G.

The hall, which is used by residents and various groups in the area, has been shut down since the end of January due to what RDN engineers have termed “major safety issues.”

The aging building was slated to be demolished last year by the RDN but that action was staved off after residents protested against it.

A consultant was hired to evaluate the integrity of the hall’s structure and presented three options that include: building a new hall; making the building safe and accessible; or completely renovating the building.

RDN Parks is now asking all Electoral Area G residents to participate in the online survey. The feedback will help the RDN board make a decision on the next steps for the hall, which was built in 1944.

In order to get as many Little Qualicum Hall users as possible to provide input on the future of the building, letters have been sent to all the business and residential properties of the Dashwood community.

The mail-out boundary includes the area north of the Town of Qualicum Beach municipal boundary up to the end of Rodgers Road, and the area east of Little Qualicum River. Although primarily used by the Dashwood community, all of Electoral Area G is invited to participate as Little Qualicum Hall is a community amenity for the whole of Area G.

The online survey will remain active on the RDN’s Get Involved page until May 13, 2018. Please visit www.getinvolved.rdn.ca to get involved and to stay informed.

If anyone experiences any technical issues taking the survey, please advise Renée Lussier, parks planner at rlussier@rdn.bc.ca.

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