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SRA News 13 December 2011

 Hi, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Some interesting events coming up around the neighbourhood:

-- Light House at Strathcona Community Centre on December 14

-- Bah! Humbug! at Woodwards December 14 to 18

-- Winter Solstice Lantern on December 21 at Strathcona Community Centre and Sun Yat-Sen Garden

-- FeastVan January 20 to February 5 at participating restaurants


And you can opt out of the Yellow Pages by following the link at the bottom. Save paper.


See you around the neighbourhood.









(Thanks to Kiku Hawkes for this info)


On December 14th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at Strathcona Community Centre, please join us for the installation of Light House, an ephemeral exhibition of community art works.


Light House has been made possible through funding by the City of Vancouver; and support from the Strathcona Community Centre, Ray-Cam, MacLean Park Housing, Claire Murgatroyd, Vevex, and dozens of friends and neighbours.







 Victorian England Meets the Downtown Eastside!


An Eastside Adaptation Of Charles Dickens’  


A Bitter Sweet and Humourous Staged Reading

Featuring over 20 Popular and Seasonal Songs


Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Dec 14 – 17 7:30pm

Dec 17-18    2pm


Tickets: $19 youth/students/seniors, $29 adults

604 873 3311, SFU Woodwards Ticket Centre, or at door

Bah! Humbug! is an annual seasonal benefit for community engaged art practice in the Downtown Eastside. Proceeds go to the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and the Downtown Eastside Community Arts Fund and a community arts small grants program managed by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.  


Produced by SFU Woodwards & Vancouver Moving Theatre in association with Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company and in collaboration with the Community Arts Council of British Columbia.







Wednesday December 21, 2011




Strathcona Community Centre


Join a lively lantern procession led by the drums of Russell Shumsky & Friends through the streets of Strathcona for a magical evening at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. A free family event. Donations gratefully accepted.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden


6:00 - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the Chinese winter solstice, dong zhi, which marks the rebirth of the yang qualities of light and energy. This year the Garden comes alive as never before!


Move to the samba rhythms of Drum Syndicate, enjoy a choral performance by The Real Treble Makers and raise your spirits in the Winter Solstice Music Ceilidh featuring Toddish McWong and the Black Bear Rebels & Friends.


Enjoy the beautiful heron and koi lanterns created by artist Joey Mallett, the whimsical tea set lanterns of Carmen Rosen, and the ginko and red maple tree lanterns hand-crafted by Garden volunteers. The floating installation "Heaven and Earth" by artist HyungMin Yoon, inspired by a 6th century BC Taoist saying, poetically rearranges itself with the movement of the breeze.







(Thanks to Joe Chaput for this info)


Help the Vancouver Inner City Back Pack Food Program by filling your belly at these participating restaurants during FeastVan, which runs from Jan 20 - Feb 05, 2012


Participating Restaurants

Au Petit Chavignol


Campagnolo Roma

El Barrio

les amis du FROMAGE

Les Faux Bourgeois

R&B Brewing Co.

The Red Wagon

Two Chef's and a Table

The Waldorf


$1 from every prix fixe dinner sold will go towards the Vancouver Inner City Back Pack Food Program

A % of the proceeds from every keg of R&B Brewing East Side Bitter sold at participating FeastVan restaurants will go towards the Vancouver Inner City Back Pack Food Program


Info: feastvan.com







(Thanks to Roberta Robertson for this info)


The City of Vancouver now offers an option for you opt out of receiving a Yellow Page Book. It’s a shame to see the yellow books piled up in garbage or recycling bins, so if you do not require one, this opt out option may be for you. Go to this webpage:  http://ow.ly/7RTV1  and fill out the online form.