2018 Broombusting Events in Nanaimo, Lantzville & Cedar

Contact

North Nanaimo:  Lynn Kropinak  /  Email: lynnkropinak@gmail.com
South Nanaimo:  Judy Borserio  /  Email: borserio@shaw.ca
Lantzville:  Sharon Ahokas  /  Email: sahokas@shaw.ca
General Emails:  Joanne Sales  /  Email: info@broombusters.org

Cuts are often added during the season.  Check with local organizers.  You do not need to tell them you are coming.  Just show up!  You are welcome at all events.  It does not matter where you live.  Tools are provided.  Wear gloves and sturdy shoes and bring water.

2018 Cuts for Nanaimo

PLEASE NOTE WE BROOMBUST RAIN OR SHINE

Monday May 28th highway 19 (new highway)  6:30-8:30 p.m.  There is a large patch of broom behind the ABC restaurant on Mary Ellen Drive and highway 19.  This is a flat cut and well off the highway with lots of soft ground to work on.  Park at the ABC restaurant and walk to the back of the restaurant  towards the highway.

 

Tuesday May 29th 6:00-8:30 p.m. Linley Point.  Our final cut here for the year. The time has been extended and starts thirty minutes earlier to accommodate those who can’t stay until the end. This is a flat cut and we could finish it with enough people out!  Two ways to get there:  park on Rutherford Rd. and walk into the park or drive down Linley Valley Rd. to the playground and park there.

 

Wednesday May 30th 6:30 -8:30 p.m. OUR FINAL CUT.  Track walk, cut and drop!  Something different to end with.  Park at the Lantzville border of Aulds Rd. and Clark Dr. there is a gravel parking area there.  We are going to walk the train tracks southwards and cut and drop any broom we find.  Return up the parkway trail.  It is important to be on time as once we have left we have left!

 

Completed Cuts of 2018

WEDNESDAY APRIL 18TH 10:00 – 2:00
-Invasive Plant Work Party & BBQ at Pipers Lagoon Park. Bbq hosted by Bill’s Place. Note this is for broom removal and other invasive plants.

THURSDAY APRIL 19TH 9:30-11:30
-Lotus Pinnatus Park. The directions are from Bowen Road turn onto Pine Street, follow to Bruce. follow Bruce to 7th (John Barsby School). 7th St. turns into Harewood Mines Road continue on this road under the Parkway. As soon as you get under the Parkway there is a road on the left that is blocked off, this is Lotus Pinnatus Way. Park at the barrier. The park is at the end of this road.

SATURDAY APRIL 21ST 10:00 – 12:00
Nanaimo Parkway, meet at the Nanaimo Tourist Bureau (corner of Northfield and the new highway). We will work North along the Parkway Trail

SUNDAY APRIL 22ND 11:00 – 3:00
Drop Zone for invasives at Bowen Park (off Wall St.)

SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 2:00 – 4:00
Nanaimo Parkway, meet at the Nanaimo Tourist Bureau (corner of Northfield and the new highway). We will work South along the Parkway Trail.

SUNDAY MAY 6TH 10:00 – 12:00.   It will now be at the Queen Elizabeth Premenade which is basically the corner of the old Island Hwy and Newcastle Ave.  Just walk down the stairs and you will see the broom along the bank.

 

Tuesday May 8th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Old Highway between Enterprise Way and Turner Rd. We want to finish this side. Park on Turner Rd. or that area. We will set up at the corner of the old highway and Turner Rd.

Wednesday May 9th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oceanview Park . We have some big broom and also a second cut of broom to do here to finish off this park this year. From Hammond Bay Road turn onto Norton Road, left onto Laguna Way and drive down to the park.

Thursday May 10th 9:30 – 11:30 Highway northbound from Petsmart to Ware Rd. Meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen Road.

Saturday May 12th 9:30-11:30 Highway northbound from Petsmart to Ware Road. Meet along Lantzville Road near Owen Road.

Monday May 14th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Oceanview Park. This will be our final broombust at this park this year. We will be cutting big broom and if anyone has a swede saw please bring it – now that does tell you a great deal about this bust. Stackers are also always needed if you don’t want to cut the big stuff! From Hammond Bay Road turn onto Yorkshire Terrace, left onto Norton Road, left onto Laguna Way and drive down the the park on the left (we are working on the lower slope).

 

Tuesday May 15th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the old highway. We will meet at The Brick and finish this side towards Turner Road. There is also an area of flat cutting if you prefer to flat cut. We aim to please! Wednesday

 

May 16th 10:00 – 12:00 a.m. Lotus Pinnatus Park. The Explorers will also be helping with this broombust. From Bowen Road turn onto Pine Street, follow to Bruce, follow Bruce to 7th and 7th St. turns into Harewood Mines Road. Continue on this road under the Parkway. As soon as you get under the Parkway there is a road on the left that is blocked off, this is Lotus Pinnatus Way. Park at the barrier and the park is at the end of this road.

 

Thursday May 17th 9:30 -11:30 Highway northbound from Petsmart to Ware Rd. Meet along Lantzville Road near Owen Road. Bill’s Place will be joining us.

 

Friday May 18th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Norsea Park . We did the initial cut last year and now onto the second cut. This is a flat park. From Hammond Bay Rd. turn onto Norsea Road, left onto Westdale Road then right onto Oceanview Terrace.

 

Monday May 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m. Woodgrove Mall..  Meet at the back of the mall by Pier One Imports.  There is flat and slope cuts here.  We are also in need of people that are just happy to haul and stack.

 

Tuesday May 22nd 6:30-8:30 p.m. the old highway .  We would like to finish the strip from The Brick to behind Green Thumb Nursery.  Park in the parking lot of Brown’s Social House (the old Mark’s Work Wear house)  and take the crosswalk across to the site.  Note that we are working behind the cement barriers, there is flat and slope cuts here.  Again happy for anyone who would like to just stack.

 

Wednesday May 23rd 6:30-8:30 Location uncertain until we see what we have completed the previous  evenings.

 

Thursday May 24th 9:30-11:30 Location uncertain until we see what we have completed the previous evenings.

Saturday May 26th 10:00-12:00 Linley Valley . Two ways in here: park on Rutherford Rd. and walk in along the walk way or park on Linley Valley Drive near the playground and walk in.

2018 Cuts for Lantzville

May 14, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Monday. Lantzville Rd. Owen to Schook – meet near Owen Rd

May 16th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday -Highway northbound – Petsmart to Ware Rd  -meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen

May 17th, 9:30-11:30, Thursday -Highway northbound – Petsmart to Ware Rd. Meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen


May 19, 
9:30-11:30am, Saturday. Petsmart Triangle – park at Petsmart parking lot then carefully cross the northbound merge lane to the triangle are  – this is a maintenance cut so it will likely involve  walking, then cut and drop


May 23rd
, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday -Industrial Rd -meet at Industrial/Ware Rd

Contact Sharon at sahokas@shaw.ca for further details.

COMPLETED CUTS OF 2018

April 23rd,6:30 – 8:00pm, Monday   – corner of Peterson Rd. & Sunbury Rd  (This is with the Pathfinder group.  Everyone welcome.)

April 26th
, 9:30 – 11:30am, Thursday  – Highway northbound – Petsmart to Ware Road  – meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen Rd   (This is with Bill’s Place group.  Everyone welcome.)

May 5th, 9:30 – 11:30am,Saturday  -Lantzville Rd, Schook to Owen.  Meet near Lantzville Rd/Schook Rd

 

May 9th, 6:30 – 8:30pm,Wednesday  -Lantzville Rd, Schook to Owen – meet near Schook Rd

May 10th, 9:30 – 11:30am, Thursday -Highway northbound – Petsmart to Ware Rd. Meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen (this is with the Bill’s Place group)

May 12th, 9:30 – 11:30am, Saturday -Highway northbound – Petsmart to Ware Rd – meet along Lantzville Rd. near Owen Rd


May 14, 6:30 – 8:30pm,
 Monday. Lantzville Rd. Owen to Schook – meet near Owen Rd