Catherine Rockandel

Public Sector

City of North Vancouver - Versatile Pacific Shipyards: National Maritime Centre for the Pacific and Arctic 2004 - 2006
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Project One
The Vancouver Maritime Museum has endeavoured for many years to reinvent itself as a cultural resource of national stature. Within this challenge is the need to develop and implement services and strategies that will allow the museum a much larger degree of independence from dwindling public funding. As well as to inspire its stakeholders to realize and contribute to envision the future of the Museum.
Our firm in conjunction with AldrichPears Associates, Deloitte & Touche, Blue Ice Communications, Small Planet Consulting worked to develop the Creative Concept, Marketing and Business Study that outlined the vision and process through which the Vancouver Maritime Museum could be redefined as the National Maritime Museum of Canada, Pacific. Our firm provided stakeholder consultation, partnership identification, facilitation and the development of the partnership strategy.

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Project Two
A proposal by the City of North Vancouver to locate the National Maritime Centre at The Pier development in North Vancouver stimulated phase two. Working with colleagues from Aldrich Pears and Economic Research Associates we were tasked with determining the implications of a North Vancouver location. The partnership research methodology involved contacting partners previously identified in the creative concept development phase as well as identifying and evaluating new potential partners on Vancouver's North Shore. Interviews were conducted to assess partnership capacity, financial and operational implications, challenges and opportunities if the NMMCP located to North Vancouver.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - The City of North Vancouver announced today that it is taking the next steps towards creating The National Maritime Centre for the Pacific and the Arctic on The Pier development site in Lower Lonsdale (National Shipyards precinct). States Mayor Darrell Mussatto: "Our councilors voted unanimously to endorse the Western Economic Partnership Report which concluded that The Pier site in North Vancouver met key factors for success that were identified in the initial report, Creative Concept and Business Case (December 2004)."

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