Archive for August, 2011

THIS LONG WEEKEND! Plan to Attend! VBSPA General Meeting September 4th 10am at the Clubhouse

We strongly encourage you to attend the VBSPA General Meeting (Victoria Beach Shoreline Protection Association) which will be held on September 4th, 2011 at the Victoria Beach Clubhouse 10am-11:30 am.  Open to all VBSPA members and non-members wishing to learn more about this exemplary group and their cause to preserve the natural beaches and protect the shorlines and properties of Victoria Beach.

Below is their information brochure handed out last weekend.

Click here for the brochure:  VBSPA

Their website  www.vbspa.com   Email:  vbspa@mymts.net

Please be sure to attend and to pass on this meeting information to everyone you know!

VBCOA elections this Sunday 1pm at the Clubhouse

The Victoria Beach Cottage Owner’s Association is having its annual meeting, including elections, this Sunday, at 1pm at the Clubhouse. It’s important to attend and vote so that your concerns can be properly, effectively and visibly presented by this Association.

We need to insure and get assurances that the VBCOA is committed to preserving and protecting the beaches of Victoria Beach.  Furthermore, that it intends to voice such views more strongly than in the past year as we enter into a very important year of decisions for this community of cottagers.

July Pictures: The Spectacular VB Beaches FOR THE PUBLIC

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Imagine all of these people with nowhere to place their blankets and umbrella’s, to go for a swim, to toss a frisbee, to go for a walk, to visit and converse and watch a sunset.

Here are pictures from last weekend at Victoria Beach.

Irrefutable proof of how widely the beaches are used by the public at Victoria Beach and how many people will be irrevocably affected if revetments are allowed in front of public sand beaches.

It is naive to think “staying out of it” will somehow lead to the beaches being saved.

We must all stand up for them for present and all future generations!  Don’t leave it up to a few to do all the work and raise their voices.

If you are concerned about what is happening to the beaches at Victoria Beach you must make your voice heard.  Time is of the essence.  Please email the Shoreline Erosion Committee immediately with your concerns.  It has never been more important to speak up!  YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPT 15TH!

”Staying out of it”  ,to be polite, likely means you are surrendering the beaches for yours and all the generations to come.  Are the revetment proponents counting on your inaction?

Here is the Shoreline Advisory committee info:  http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/rmvb-public-notices/rmvb-council-advisory-committee-on-shoreline-and-beach-management.html

The voices to protect the Beaches is growing!…more Winnipeg Free Press

Two more letters in the Winnipeg Free Press today.  It is exciting and ecouraging to see that the voices against the destruction of your precious sand beaches in Victoria Beach and the south basin of Lake Winnipeg are gaining momentum.  We are at a crisis point and have to act now.  Please be sure to write the Shoreline Erosion Commitee and your local council TODAY!  You have until Sept 15th.

Here is the link to the newest letters.  See the 3rd and 4th ones:  http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/127992608.html

Excellent Victoria Beach cottager with a voice in the Winnipeg Free Press

We all need to be proud of our beaches.  To stand up for them.  For now and all the generations to come.  Help stop the insanity that is taking place before it does irrevocable harm.  IT IS TIME TO TAKE OUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND THINKING THIS WILL ALL SOMEHOW MAGICALLY BLOW OVER!

Click on the following link:   http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/Letter-of-the-day-Keeping-the-rocks-at-bay-127830963.html

Be sure to let the Shoreline Erosion Committee know your thought via email or a letter before September 15th!

Click on the following link:  http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/rmvb-public-notices/rmvb-council-advisory-committee-on-shoreline-and-beach-management.html

NEW YORK TIMES Article against armouring the shores August 15, 2011

 “Unless society chooses beaches over buildings the result will be a world in which parks like the National Seashores retain natural beaches, but beach resorts elsewhere are “heavily walled and beachless.”

From an article today in the NEW YORK TIMES about how armouring the beach et al will inevitable destroy them.

Click on the following link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/science/16scibks.html?_r=1

Are the powers that be in Victoria Beach that naive, careless and uninformed to allow our beaches destroyed?  Have you voiced your concern?  To your council?  To the Shoreline Erosion Commitee?  You have until Sept 15th when it may be too late.

PLEASE take the time, the effort and the responsibility of taking a stand!  Let your voice be heard.

Click on the following link:  http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/rmvb-public-notices/rmvb-council-advisory-committee-on-shoreline-and-beach-management.html

The Arthur revetment sadly at work

In case you had any wonders as to the immediate effect of the revetment on Arthur, here are some pictures to do all the talking.

One third of the beach is completely gone.

Just water directly up to the rocks.

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Imagine what it will be like if the rest of the Patricia and Arthur owners are given the opportunity to proceed.

As well, interesting to note that those above the rock wall have been witnessed to climb on the rocks and cliffs to bring down inflatable boats, chairs, surf boards, hit golf balls, place ladders etc.  (In the past they were stating it was the climbing that was a contributor to the problem.)

If you are concerned about what is happening to the beaches at Victoria Beach you must make your voice heard.  Please email the Shoreline Erosion Committee immediately with your concerns.  It has never been more important to speak up!

YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPT 15TH TO SEND A LETTER OR EMAIL.

 “Staying out of it” likely means you are surrendering the beaches for your and all the generations to come.  It is possible that the proponents are likely counting on your “politeness” and inaction.

Here is the Shoreline Advisory committee info:  http://www.victoriabeachbeacon.com/rmvb-public-notices/rmvb-council-advisory-committee-on-shoreline-and-beach-management.html

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