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SRA News 29 October 2011

Hi, Strathcona friends and neighbours. I have a number of news items for you:


-- reminder of the next SRA meeting, November 2

-- Avenir Middle School’s Music-A-La Tea, November 5

-- Strathcona Community Centre’s Pub Social, November 5

-- DTES Heart of the City Festival, on now

-- Strathcona Winter Craft Fair, November 26

-- events at Radha Yoga


I’m sorry to be a bit slow with this latest newsletter. I didn’t send it out in time to include a number of great neighbourhood events. Keep sending me news of Strathcona events you’d like to promote, as well as other information you’d like to share with your neighbours. If at all possible, please send me a plain or rich text message that I can work with easily. I’m not forwarding pdf’s or other attachments.


See you around the neighbourhood.









This Wednesday, 7:15 p.m., at the Strathcona Community Centre.


The agenda for this month’s meeting and the minutes of last month’s meeting (the SRA’s Annual General Meeting) will be distributed soon.







Avenir Middle School

November 5th 2:00 p.m.


(Thanks to Norah Holtby for this info)


Hands on Musical Fun - and Tea. See Vancouver’s newest middle school. Meet families in the community. Play music. Have a snack and - tea!


Avenir Middle School - 207 - 877 Hastings (@Campbell)

tel 604-569-2222 or email: info@avenirschool.ca


Avenir Middle School has year-round intake for students in grades 5 - 9. Please call for an orientation appointment.






Saturday November 5, 6pm-10pm
Strathcona Community Centre Seniors Lounge, 601 Keefer

Come on down as old meets new at the Friends of Strathcona evening of fun, friends, fundraising and big music entertainment. The highlight of the night is the music of singers and musicians with long time Strathcona Elementary school music teacher Mark Wardrop and company. Silent auction, 50/50 draw and raffle prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the Strathcona Community Centre. For further information call 604-713-1838. All proceeds to the After-School Children and Food-Security Programs. Tickets are $20.


This is just one of the many events of the Eight Annual DTES Heart of the City Festival, on now from October 26 to November 6. Check out  http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/ for more info.







(Thanks to Francesca Benedetti for this info)

Saturday November 26, 2011 from 10am - 5pm
Strathcona Community Centre

Come by local handmade crafts for all your loved ones this holiday season.
Entry is by donation and proceeds go to the Strathcona Childcare Centre (preschool and out of school care).

We have a few tables left. If you are interested please contact jeanette.wong@vancouver.ca or 604.713.1854







(My apologies for not getting news of some other great Radha events out to you before they happened - Rick)


RADHA VANCOUVER will be participating again in the DTES Heart of the City Festival.  All of our Hatha Yoga drop-in classes during this time will be pay-as-you-can and open to everyone.  As well a few special classes will be offered pay-as-you-can on Thursday, Oct 27 and Saturday, Oct 29.


ART SHOW ~ The Images of Louise Francis Smith  October 24 - November 4  Free

During the Festival RADHA will be showing the work of Louise Francis-Smith.  Louise is a uniquely talented Strathcona photographer who's views of the old houses of Strathcona, the faces of Chinatown and the Downtown East side are both beautiful and inspiring. 

RADHA will be open most week-days during the Festival from 11 - 4 to view Louise Francis-Smith's photographs.


Andrea Potter’s Rooted Nutrition Cooking Classes 


With groups of 20 and more student's, Andrea's cooking classes are off to a good start.  

Andrea and Cedana Bourn are offering this series of classes at RADHA through October & November until December 4th.


These popular classes will open up a new world of food and eating for you.  Be adventurous and sign up for a savory cooking experience!  There are 12 more classes coming up and they are filling up fast. To register go to  http://rootednutrition.wordpress.com/



Radha Vancouver

728 Main Street

604 605 0011