Royal Bay is coming along great! Interior colours are being painted and the turf field construction is underway.
On Saturday, May 9, upwards of 5,000 people from the community turned up to say farewell to the Belmont building. The place was literally buzzing with people reconnecting and laughing. The 50’s and 60’s rooms were packed with alumni and the gym filled with people checking out Belmont’s Sports Hall of Fame. It was a great day for the school community and a fantastic beginning for the new building.
Say farewell to the old Belmont Secondary School building! Alumni, students and the entire community is invited to an all-day open house on Saturday May 9th from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. to say one last goodbye to the old building.
Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast in the morning and ends with a ceremonial torch passing in the evening. During the day, “decade rooms” will be open for former students to re-unite, a time capsule will be unearthed and other activities will be available as everyone has one final chance to walk through the old building and reminisce.
School District 62 broke ground along with Education Minister Peter Fassbender, Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal, Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton and other community officials on September 27 2013 on-site of the new Royal Bay Secondary School. Construction is underway with the official opening of the $40.8 million dollar project slated for September 2015.
We have received some comments of concern regarding the site plan and access from the main parking lot to Glen Lake Road. Please note that this in an emergency access only and will be gated and locked. All staff, student and other parking will be accessible only by way of Langford Lake Road.
Only the one-way bus loop / student drop-off is located off of Glen Lake Road and on the school’s property.
Glen Lake Site Update #2
Movement around the site at Glen Lake is going to start up over the next two weeks. The awarded contractor, Yellowridge Construction Ltd., is cautious of neighbouring houses as well as the environment. The required blasting and clearing will occur only during the daytime hours. Yellowridge and the provincial government will post the appropriate signage and fencing will also be erected to protect the public.
First two weeks of August: Heavy equipment will arrive and occasional blasting may occur during the daytime hours. Please make sure pets are secured so that they cannot run away if spooked by the blasting noise.
The City of Langford has informed us that they will have a traffic report for the surrounding area coming soon. Although the contractor will do their best to keep noise down, please be aware that typical construction noises will begin.
Thanks for you time and understanding.