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Special SRA meeting this Wednesday, and other news, 3 July 2011

 Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. There will be a special meeting of the SRA this Wednesday, July 6, to vote for funding toward September’s “This is Strathcona” festival. A new school is opening in the neighbourhood this fall, and they are offering special programs this summer. Helicopter traffic over the neighbourhood has become noisier, even waking people up at 6:30 a.m. Lastly, there is a correction to the latest SRA minutes regarding meeting a City rep to discuss bike route safety. Read below for details on these issues.







Strathcona Residents’ Association

Agenda of Special Meeting

Wednesday July 6, 2011, 7:15pm

At the Strathcona Community Centre’s Activity Room, 601 Keefer


VOTE TO ALLOCATE $1500 OF SRA FUNDS to go towards the matching funds the community needs to come up under the terms set out by the City for the Vancouver 125 grant received by the SRA and Strathcona Community Centre Association to put on the THIS IS STRATHCONA Festival.







Avenir School is once again offering their unique Summer Adventures for children entering grades 5 - 9. This is your opportunity to check out what's behind the big orange banner even before our grand opening in September. Avenir School is located at #207- 877 East Hastings Street. For registration, information, and invitations to special events, please visit avenirschool.ca or call Martin Hamm at 604 339 3478







Over the last three or four weeks there has been a dramatic increase in low-flying helicopter traffic over Strathcona. They start around 6:30 am and the really noisy ones fly in from the south heading north. Who else has noticed this?


One of our neighbours has been in touch with Transport Canada to find out if the choppers are following its minimum altitude rules, and/or to ask to have the minimum altitude raised. He needs help lobbying them. The more people who contact them, the more likely they are to do something about it. If you have a concern about low-flying helicopters, send a message to the following address at Transport Canada: pacific-pacifique@tc.gc.ca.







Neighbour Mary Ann Charney is working to gather a group of residents to meet with Vancouver’s head of engineering to discuss bike safety and hazards on the Union Street bike route. Gerry Dobrovolny from the City said he would come to Strathcona to hear concerns if at least 12 residents agree to meet.