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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
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Our March monthly meeting will be this Wednesday, Mar 6, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. No big agenda as yet, just general discussion of what's been going on with the Community Panel and in the hood.  (e-mail Dan if you have something you'd like to add to the agenda).

The Community Panel will be holding its first public workshop the night before on Tuesday March 5 from 7-9 PM. Click here for info and tickets.

Some updates:

Our National/Charles plan is...

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Last Saturday, Dan Jackson and Richard Taplin gave the SRA's presentation to the Flats Arterial Community Panel on why we oppose a road through the park and support the National/Charles option (NatCha). Larry Chan also spoke on why this isn't about choosing a road, it's about choosing a future for Strathcona. 

Below are the highlights and links to two maps Richard prepared using the City's National-Grant map. For comparision, the City finally releasaed their own version - the day...

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A big thanks to Penny Crawford for taking minutes at last night's meeting (and thanks to Councillor Pete Fry for stopping by). For those of you who missed it, here they are. Feel free to add your comments.

Also, the SRA will be presenting to the Community Panel this Saturday, at 1:30 at the Dudoc Center at 189 Frances, just east of Clark. A good chance to see the process in action. A preview below...

Strathcona Residents Association

Meeting Held 6 February 2019

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80 residents turn out for rally to calm Prior

A huge thanks to the (by my count) 80 Strathconians who came to Saturday's Rally in support of calming Prior. It was so great (and gratifying) to see how many people really care. Fantastic signs. Amazing energy. What a community! We need to do that more often.

Thanks also to the many elected officals who were there: City Councillors Pete Fry and Sarah Kirby-Yung and Park Board Commissioners Stuart MacKinnon, Tricia Baker, Dave Demers and Camil Dumont, as well as Councillors Colleen...

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Residents of Strathcona... set your alarms.

Members of the community are invited to a peaceful demonstration of community support for not putting the arterial on Prior or through the park. Please gather at the Linear Park at Hawks and Prior at 8:30AM tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 26. The 42 members of the Panel will be gathering across the street near the baseball diamond at 9 AM. The SRA will be giving a brief talk soon thereafter.  It will all be over by 9:30.

Please remember...

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The time has come.

The future of Strathcona will be decided in the coming months. So if you care about your neighbourhood, stop watching quietly from the sidelines and start getting involved.

The Flats Arterial Community Panel begins next Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9-4:30 PM at Dudoc Vancouver, located at 1489 Francis St. (just east of Clark). City Staff will finally be presenting detailed plans for the various options that afternoon. The public is invited (to watch, not...

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DECEMBER MEETING

Thanks for the amazing turnout last month. We’ll be holding our December monthly meeting this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. No big agenda. Just a follow-up to last month's Community Panel discussion (we've invited other community groups to come and share their perspective) and then a conversation about “What next?” About the arterial, the trains, the parks. Where should we be focusing our energies in 2019?

All welcome. Come if...

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First off, thanks to the many people who came out for our November SRA meeting.  It was inspiring and invigorating to see Strathcona rally once again behind the future on our neighbourhood.

For anyone who did not make the meeting, Susanna Haas Lyons, the chair of the Community Panel, sent a copy of her presentation. Here's a link.  If you would like an overview of the concerns that came up at the meeting, here another link.

For anyone who would like to be on the Panel...

Neighbourhood Events
Friday, November 9, 2018
We welcome you to join us on Friday November 9th for a rally and community march to honour the tremendous work the staff at Phil Bouvier Daycare have done over the last 10 years and to mourn the loss of this Centre.
Neighbourhood Events
Friday, November 9, 2018
We welcome you to join us on Friday November 9th for a rally and community march to honour the tremendous work the staff at Phil Bouvier Daycare have done over the last 10 years and to mourn the loss of this Centre.
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NOVEMBER MEETING: WEDS. NOV 7, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre

Susanna Haas Lyons, chair of the upcoming Flats Arterial Community Panel, is coming to explain how the Panel will work and take questions. The Panel is being formed to recommend the best route for the widened road and railway overpass that will replace Prior St. as an arterial (maybe). Some details below…

This is an important meeting. A big turnout sends the message that residents care about the future of...

Neighbourhood Events
Friday, November 9, 2018
Live Musical Performers 50/50 Draw
S.R.A. Blog

Read the Report. Sign the Petition.

Neighbourhood Events
Friday, October 12, 2018
Eastside Votes sponsors a "meet the candidates" event for Parks and School Board.
Neighbourhood Events
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Meet the Mayor and Council Candidates

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