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SRA News 15 May 2011

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Please set aside an evening to attend one of the Vancouver Public Library’s open house sessions in the neighbourhood. They are asking residents what services and design features should be included in the new library to be built in the 700-block of East Hastings. See details below.


Also see details of the latest programs running at the Chalk Garden at Princess and East Georgia.





Vancouver Public Library needs your ideas for your library branch


Please come to a VPL Open House to talk about the new Library branch that will be built at 720-730 East Hastings Street.



Thursday May 19, 5-9 p.m.

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 1607 East Hastings St.


Thursday May 26, 5-9 p.m.

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre 920 East Hastings St.


Saturday May 28, 1-4 p.m.

Oppenheimer Park 400 Powell St. at Jackson St.


Monday May 30, 5-9 p.m.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre 28 West Pender St.


Wednesday June 1, 5-9 p.m.

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main St.


Sunday June 5, 1-5 p.m.

Strathcona Branch (VPL) 592 East Pender St.


For more information contact Megan Langley at Strathcona Branch: 604-665-3967

Vancouver Public Library www.vpl.ca







(Thanks to Shannon Harvey for this information)



Start your week out right by stretching both body and mind. Heather Tremain returns to lead this popular yoga series. Heather will teach a class modified to your yoga level that will encourage you to develop strength and ease within your body. The class will be Kripalu style which is a gentle hatha practice with a compassionate approach.  Sign up for the whole 5 week series for $50!  Payment for the series may be made by cash or check, made out to Shannon Harvey and dropped off at Chalk.  Please include contact info with payment.

May 16, 30 June 6, 13, 20 |  7pm to 8:30pm | Chalk | $50 or $12 drop-in  | Please remember to bring your own mat and a blanket.


Bellyfit is a seamless fusion of movements inspired by the science of Western fitness, the style and beauty of Cultural Dance and the power of spiritual practices & philosophies from the East. In the first half hour of the class, burn mega calories, relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with fun, easy to learn cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful inspiration of Belly Dance, Bollywood, Bhangra, African Dance and more. During the second half of the class, enjoy sculpting, toning and tightening with Pilates inspired core work, a deep yet relaxing Yoga inspired stretch and mindful Mudra Meditation. Please wear runners and bring a yoga mat.  Sign up for the whole 6 week series for $60!  Payment for the series may be made by cash or check, made out to Shannon Harvey and dropped off at Chalk (593 E. Georgia St. Vancouver V6A 1Z8)  Please include contact info with payment.
May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 |  10am to 11am | Chalk | $50 or $12 drop-in  | Please remember to bring your own mat and wear runners.


The Smiling Strangers in association with Chalk Xchange will be hosting an “Open Screening” for local documentary filmmakers to show their work and share their experience. This can be “work in progress” or recently completed films. The selected documentaries will be shown at Chalk Xchange this coming summer as part of our Summer Film Series. We encourage the selected filmmakers to come in person to present their film. To submit, mail your entry to Chalk Xchange by May 1st, or send us a link to your website at chalkxchange@gmail.com.

Film Screenings: May 28th, June 25th, July 30th, August 27th | 8pm | Chalk | By donation



Not sure what to do with that drawer full of found objects, mementos, photos and keepsakes?  Local artist Valerie Arntzen has a passion for these objects and will show you how to incorporate them into a Memory Box.  A Memory Box is a place to honour a person, place or thing.  It can reflect your childhood, your family, your travels, a special occasion or someone you want to honour..the ideas are endless. This workshop will introduce students to assembled art techniques, with the goal being to create one finished Memory Box.

June 5th  | 1pm-4:30pm  | Chalk  |  $65 + 2.62 eventbrite fee

To register: http://memorybox.eventbrite.com/