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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
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014
Learn Chinatown survival Cantonese, plus An Art & Community Initiative with projects by Lydia Kwa 柯 溫愛, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon 姚君妍, and a special window display directed by Mrs. Chang 張太
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello Friends and Neighbours,

An early newsletter post to share an exciting upcoming event from Centre A Gallery.

I've seen firsthand how a little rudimentary Cantonese can go along way and bring a smile to a local elder's face..
Check it out!
— Pete Fry

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Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Interested in Strathcona’s mix of more recent architecture? Architect Joe Wai on what motivated the unique architectural style he designed, coined the “Joe Wai Special.”
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Interested in exploring a historic neighbourhood to understand the influences that have dramatically altered it over a century?
Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Delicious Ukrainian Food & Awesome Deals on Gently Used Items!
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, April 2, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

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Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Want to help green the city and get a great deal? Bring home a tree!
Neighbourhood Events
Maps & Memories 4th Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute Friday, June 6, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014
A three-day intensive workshop on researching and expressing community stories through oral history and mapping
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The DTES Local Area Plan will be presented to Council tomorrow. The following is the SRA position on the LAPP which Chair Pete Fry will present in person. The speaker's list will likely be quite long, and possibly tense, but residents can submit written comments to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca.

 

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Neighbourhood Events
Spade to Spoon Saturday, March 29, 2014
Strathcona's own food and garden event.
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, March 5, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

Of course, top of the list is final draft of the Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside and...

Neighbourhood Events
Canadian Club2 Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Former long-time Strathcona resident Bill Jeffries is having a small exhibition at 'China Cloud Gallery', 524 Main Street.
S.R.A. Blog
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Notice about follow up meeting re: today's draft Local Area Plan.
Meeting is Wednesday March 5 (not 6)
sorry for confusion.. presentation of plan before council is still scheduled for March 12

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hello friends and neighbours,

We'll forgoe much commentary to share links to the final draft Plan and Staff report, which have just been released moments ago.
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