Due to the unavailability of speakers for our May SRA Meeting, we are postponing our gathering to discuss "The Diversity of Strathcona" to next month's meeting on June 6th. We will also revisit the Centerm Port Expansion and the city's plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus in the False Creek Flats.
The regular monthly meeting of the SRA will be on Weds, April 5, at the Strathcona Community Centre.
This month’s meeting will be focused on several looming developments in the neighbourhood. It’s a great chance to find out more about what’s going on – and to share your perspective.
Dear Strathcona Residents
Two Important and timely items to share for tomorrow (Tuesday):
The Vancouver Park Board are currently considering a renewal for Strathcona Park (between Prior St, Malkin St, Raymur Ave, and Hawks Ave).
During our SRA meeting in November 2016, we had a chance to meet with the City of Vancouver's Public Engagement team to express our thoughts, concerns and needs for Union Street as a gateway for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, local services and motorists. We have distilled our opinions and communicated those to the City during the last months.
In December 2016, the Vancouver City Council allocated a 0.5% emergency property tax increase to combat the fentanyl crisis, which included overdose response, a new fire truck and crew, mobile medical unit, training, supplies, and a commitment to a long overdue community policing centre for Strathcona.
Reminder: tomorrow, Thursday 19th
Healthy Communities Conversation, 7-9pm Strathcona Community Centre
What is harm reduction? How are we responding to the overdose crisis?
What new services and supports are being relocated to the area?
What systems are in place for the overall health and safety of the community?
Hello neighbours, a few important upcoming events, and some sad local news
Healthy Communities Conversation, Thursday January 19th
A meaningful dialogue with local residents, businesses, and agencies about services delivery and healthy community in and around Strathcona.