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SRA News 16 March 2012

 Hi, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Here's some news about the following items:

-- give feedback on Trillium Park development before March 19

-- presentation on speech development in children, April 1

-- Play and Tell theatre workshops starting March 24

-- let's name our new library branch after a Strathcona legend!

-- update on development project in the Port

 

Thanks to you neighbours who let me know about these interesting events or pieces of important news. See you around the neighbourhood.

 

Rick

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO TRILLIUM PARK NORTH PROJECT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

(Thanks to Park Board Planner Steve Wong for this info)

 

The 3.05 Trillium park site is bounded by Malkin Avenue, Thornton Street and National Avenue, and is situated in the False Creek flats.   The first phase of the park development occurred in 2010/ 2011 and consisted of the construction of 2 synthetic turf fields and washroom/changerooms.  The remaining northern portion of the site, approximately 1ha, will be developed as a neighbourhood passive park, Trillium North Park.  Construction will begin in 2013 and completion will be in 2014.

For more info on the planning process, see: http://vancouver.ca/parks/info/planning/trilliumnorth/index.htm

 

Please provide us with invaluable feedback by completing the online survey, which will be open until March 19.
http://app.fluidsurveys.com/s/trillium-north/ 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION ON SPEECH DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN

 

(Thanks to Elana Zysblat for this info)

 

We are thrilled to announce the launching of a speaker's series as part of the monthly children's books sale of Usborne Books in Strathcona.

 

April's speaker is local Strathcona father, Patrick Byrne, a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in working with children. 

 

Babbling 101: What's "normal" and what's not in speech and language development? What are the typical milestones to reach at various ages?

 

Come to hear the talk as part of the 'No Kidding' April Fools sale on Sunday, April 1st at 2 pm @ Chalk XChange (593 E Georgia, corner of Princess). The talk starts at 2 pm sharp! 

 

Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UsborneBooksStrathcona to RSVP and read about featured titles or share your own reviews!

As always, these events are for parents only; please do not bring your kids.

Please rsvp to elanazysblat@shaw.ca

 

 

 

PLAY AND TELL THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS 8 TO 12 YEARS

 

(Thanks to Norah Holtby and Brette Little for this info)

 

"Theatre should never be more serious than a child's game"

- Philippe Gaulier

 

Brought to you by Leaky Heaven Circus, PLaY aNd teLL is a theatre project for kids ages 8-12, living in, or around, the Strathcona Neighbourhood. Through games, stories, mask play, clowning, costumes, kids will have the opportunity to devise and create their own theatre, using their own imagination, and with a chance to perform their work at Leaky Heaven's festival of one minute pieces, BLiNk.

 

Every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm, starting March 24, for six consecutive weeks, Pedro Chamale and Brette Little will be sharing their experience and skills as theatre creators, and helping find what makes each artist unique, and beautiful! Registration is free. Email: playandtelltheatre@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

HELP NAME THE NEW LIBRARY BRANCH AFTER A STRATHCONA LEGEND

 

(Thanks to James Johnstone and Shirley Chan for this info)

 

Now is the time to contact Beth Davies, Project Manager for the DTES Strathcona branch library that is being designed right now, to have it named the Mary Lee Chan Branch!  We need your support for this recognition of a Strathcona resident who worked hard for more than 50 years to save and improve the communities of Strathcona and Chinatown. Congratulate Beth on our new East End library and remind her that Mary Lee Chan rallied the people of this historic neighbourhood and saved it from total obliteration in the 1970s. 

 

Strathcona residents lobbied long and hard for a new East End Branch library. Let's ensure that its name reflects our proud history.

 

Email or call: Beth.davies@vpl.ca, 604 331-3772

 

If you can, it might be a good idea to cc. mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT UPDATE FROM THE PORT OF VANCOUVER

 

Port Metro Vancouver has progressed the Detailed Design process for the South Shore Corridor Project, and plan to conduct geotechnical utility investigation works this coming weekend (March 10/11), and over the next four consecutive weekends (last weekend being March 31/April 1). This work will involve drilling a series of test holes at various depths and locations to check for utilities such as water mains, sewer mains and cabling.

 

This work needs to be completed on weekends in order to minimize impacts to Port traffic flow.  Work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 8am and 5pm, and will be conducted in accordance with the City of Vancouver Noise Control by-law. We will take all measures necessary to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding community.

 

Port Metro Vancouver will hold another public information session to provide a project update in early April 2012, including updated project designs, information on the environmental assessment, and traffic management planning. We will notify you of this date and location once confirmed.

 

For more information, please see http://www.portmetrovancouver.com/en/projects/ongoing_projects/SouthShoreTradeArea/SouthShoreCorridorProject.aspx or contact us at Mailbox_Public_Affairs@portmetrovancouver.com or at 604-665-9066.