2010 LegaciesNow will soon be leaving one behind in Victoria - although not the kind of legacy you may think. The provincial government-bankrolled non-profit society will be shuttering its capital city office over the course of the summer. "It's a consolidation of our operations into one office," explained society communications director Karen McDonald. " It effects seven staff members. One is a contractor. Three are term employees whose terms are up at the end of June. And the other three will remain employeed with us. And we're making arranagements to accomodate them. All of the staff were offered the opportunity to relocate to the Vancouver office."
Mr. McDonald said the Victoria office - which is located at 895 Fort Street - is principally responsible for LegaciesNow's physical activity and healthy living programs. "When the organization originally was formed, the operation of the different divisions was quite separate. But we're finding we've become some much more integrated organization...So we're just finding it's becoming increasingly difficult to coordinate across those divisions from different cities."