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REPORT TO:Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING:May 13, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Niall Lobley,Director Parks and Cemeteries,519-741-2600, 4518 <br />PREPARED BY:Rebecca Roy,Associate Landscape Architect,519-741-2600, 4151 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:Ward9 <br />DATE OF REPORT:April 24, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.:INS-19-011 <br />SUBJECT:SURVIVOR GARDEN <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That staff is directed to work with Scott Barker and Gateman Milloy to develop a <br />Survivor Garden concept for Victoria park;and, <br />That staff is directed to undertake stakeholder engagementto inform garden design; <br />and, <br />That Council authorize the General Manager, Infrastructure Services to enter into the <br />necessaryagreements with Scott Barker and/orGateman Milloy, and any other partner <br />for the creation of a Survivor Garden, subject to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor; <br />and, <br />That Council include the Survivor Garden on the list of assets not to be sold for naming <br />rights. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In 2018, the City was approached by Scott Barker and Gateman Milloy,who wish to donatethe <br />design and construction ofa Survivor Gardento the City of Kitchener. Contrary to the many <br />Cancer Survivor Gardens constructed in many cities in North America, this garden seeks to <br />broaden the definition of survivor to include those individuals enduring other personal <br />hardships and adversities, to honourtheir journey and celebrate their survival.The location <br />desired by the donor teamfor this garden is a site in Victoria Park as this park is centrally <br />located,andisvitalto the community and the cityfabric. This project haspersonal <br />significance to Scott Barker who is himself on a several bouts <br />of cancer, mental health struggles, and childhood abuse. He wishes to donateaSurvivor <br />Gardento theCity ofKitchenerand broader community tosupport otherswho areon a self- <br />identified survivor journey. <br />***This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />10 - 1 <br />