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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 »
SRA newsletter

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.
SRA newsletter

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...

SRA newsletter

NOVEMBER MEETING: WEDS. NOV 7, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre

 

Our guest will be Susanna Haas Lyons, chair of the upcoming Flats Arterial Community Panel. The Panel is being formed at the request of the former City Council to recommend the best route for the proposed arterial and railway overpass that will replace Prior (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
SRA newsletter

If you're receiving this e-mail - but did not also recently receive the agenda for the upcoming AGM, then you are not on our SRA members mailing list. If you are a resident of Strathcona or Kiwassa, and would like to join, please click here to sign up as an official member. It's free.

(Why you ask? I'm already on the SRA mailing list! Here's why: the old mailing list was open to anyone anywhere and so we had no way of knowing who was and was not a resident. As the Strathcona Residents...

SRA newsletter

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

A couple updates on items that came up at our last meeting...

Support for an Arterial at National-Charles

At the September meeting, members voted to support a proposal presented by Richard Taplin for an arterial route at National-Charles, an option the City has yet to fully consider. Richard's presentation has been turned into a comprehensive report that details the many downsides of the William, Malkin and Prior options and makes the case for National...

SRA newsletter

We’ll be restarting our monthly meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. Here is a revised agenda:

7-8 PM

Brief Updates on Ongoing Issues:

What’s Up with the Community Panel? Susanna Haas Lyons is overseeing the Community Panel that’s supposed to recommend where the new arterial should go. The panel was supposed to be convening now, but the team in charge has yet to set parameters or begin recruiting. Susanna is unable to attend but will...
SRA newsletter

We’ll be restarting our monthly meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

The September meeting will be a chance to catch up on and strategize about ongoing issues - and bring up new ones. Here’s the still- evolving agenda…

What’s Up with the Community Panel? We’ve invited Susanna Haas Lyons to give an update. She’s overseeing the Community Panel that’s supposed to recommend where the new arterial should go. So far, the panel has not even begun...
SRA newsletter

SRA JULY NEWSLETTER

Happy Canada Day Weekend!

Next Saturday, July 7, is the 22nd Annual UNION STREET BLOCK PARTY, one of the liveliest summer events in the hood. Everyone’s invited. It’s from 5-10 PM on the 600 block of Union. There will be live music, dancing, activities for kids and street hockey. Please bring food to share, reusable dishes and chairs and tables.

Join the SRA

If you’re a Strathcona resident and haven’t signed up to join the SRA, please take this...

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SRA JUNE NEWSLETTER

HAVE YOU JOINED THE SRA YET?

Starting in May, we’re asking residents to officially join the SRA by signing up online. Why? Until now, all we’ve had are e-mails. Having the names, addresses, contact info and interests of people who actually live here will make us a far better organized and effective group. It’s free. It’s confidential. Just because you’re on our e-mail list doesn’t mean you’re signed up. So if you want to stay involved and informed about...

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