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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 »
Neighbourhood Events
Mariachi Night at the Russian Hall Friday, June 12, 2015
featuring Los Dorados bringing you a wild night of fun and music from Old Mexico!
Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Our annual community event during which neighbours are invited to sell or buy each other's treasures
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
a great show for all ages, full of delightful vignettes and toe-tapping musical numbers
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s Hospital at tomorrow night’s SRA...

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,

 
Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s...

S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, May 1, 2015

Hello neighbours!

We have a lot on the go in Strathcona. 

Please mark you...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello neighbours,
 
We have received several reports from neighbours around Strathcona about recent break-in attempts, especially in the early morning hours. This rise in attempted break-ins usually happens in the summer, but it seems to be earlier this year.
 
This is especially worrisome in light of the violent...

Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6-8 pm Hastings Sunrise Community Centre @ 3096 E. Hastings St (room #9) - free.
Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, April 23, 2015
6-8 PM - Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer) - free.
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, April 11, 2015
1-5 PM at Stretch Yoga 180 E Pender Street (ages 16+)
Neighbourhood Events
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
with Jackie Kloosterboer - Vancouver’s Emergency Planning Coordinator
S.R.A. Blog
9-1-1

At the community meeting with the VPD on March 31st, many residents complained about long wait times, unprofessional responses and poor service from the responders at the other end of 911 and the non-emergency line. We learned that this service is provided by a private company called Ecomm, not by the VPD.

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hello neighbours,

March was a turbulent month. It began with the heated debate about an Atira development proposal at 420 Hawks which on many levels is out of line with the DTES Local Area Plan. The SRA has allied with the Strathcona BIA, Raycam, Stamps Tenants Council and the Ukrainian Cultural Centre to bring our...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbours,
 
About 300 community residents marched through the rain Friday night in solidarity with our local Strathcona neighbour who was brutally attacked in her home on Hawks Avenue on Thursday. The solidarity walk was organized by local Strathcona women. A...

S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, March 27, 2015

Tonight at 7pm, Strathconans and friends will be meeting outside the Community Centre to walk and show love, solidarity, and support for the survivor of yesterday's brutal assault in our neighbourhood.
 
There has been a lot of online speculation and...