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SRA News, 14 November 2011

Hi, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Here are a few interesting news items for you.

 

-- the Eastside Culture Crawl, November 18 to 20

-- presentations at Avenir School

-- two local applicants for Aviva Community Funding: the food backpack program at the Strathcona Community Centre, and LIGHTS, SOUND, ACTION! at the Ukrainian Hall

-- green waste becomes art at the field house in Maclean Park

 

See you around the neighbourhood.

 

Rick

 

 

 

EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL

 

(Thanks to Valerie Arntzen for this info; but we all knew already, didn't we?)

 

www.eastsideculturecrawl.com

This weekend!

November 18th  5-10pm

November 19 & 20th  11-6pm

 

 

 

 

AVENIR SCHOOL PRESENTS

 

(Thanks to Norah Holtby for this info)

 

Thursdays (November 17, 24 and Jan 12, 19, 26) at 3:45 pm

Avenir School #207-877 Hastings Street East. Free!

 

Join us as teams pit their collective imagination against wacky challenges using materials, improvisation and desperation! 

Call: 604 569 2222 or email: info@avenirschool.ca web: www.avenirschool.ca

 

 

 

 

TWO STRATHCONA AVIVA CONTESTANTS

 

 

1.  INNER CITY BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM

 

(Thanks to Roberta Robertson for this info)

 

The Strathcona Community Centre Association application to the Aviva Community Fund for money to start an “Inner-city Backpack Food Program” has reached the third round in the web-voting process. If funded, this program will provide food for poor inner-city children over the weekend when they don’t have access to the breakfast and snack programs at the community centre.

 

You can vote again for this great idea at http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf11713.

 

 

2.  LIGHTS, SOUND, ACTION

 

(Thanks to Dianna Kleparchuk for this info)

 

The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians is also applying for funds from the Aviva Community Fund. They want to upgrade electrical, sound and lighting at the Strathcona's Ukrainian Hall.

 

If you support this project – called LIGHTS, SOUND, ACTION – vote online at http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf12778#.Tr299pPFxMY.email

 

 

 

 

GREEN WASTE BECOMES ART AT MACLEAN PARK FIELD HOUSE

 

(Thanks to Patricia Badir for this info)

 

Local artists are turning invasive plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry into works of art through a collaborative project of the Vancouver Park Board and Stanley Park Ecology Society.

 

Haida artist Todd Devries, Welsh heritage artist Sharon Kallis and Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow—members of The Urban Weaver Project—are repurposing invasive plants into woven artwork. The plants replace the more traditional materials such as cedar bark and cattails that cannot be sustainably harvested in urban centres.

 

The artists are working out of the previously underutilized field house at Maclean Park, near the Strathcona Community Centre.

 

The artists are participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl November 18 – 20 and will have English ivy available for project exploration. Additional community workshops will be scheduled for next spring and summer. For more details visit:http://theurbanweaverproject.wordpress.com/events/.

 

The project supports the creative management and repurposing of both green waste and surplus spaces.