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SRA news 3 April 2011

 Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Here are a number of news items, including the agenda of this coming Wednesday’s meeting of the Strathcona Residents Association. This month’s guest speaker is an expert on emergency preparedness, and will help us get ready for the coming earthquake.

 

Minutes of the SRA’s meeting are emailed to people who’ve attended the meetings and who wrote their email addresses – legibly! – on the meeting sign-in sheet. If you signed in at a meeting but haven’t been receiving the minutes, please write your email address neatly at the next meeting you attend.

 

Other items in this issue of the SRA Newsletter are:

-- We Are The People musical celebration this coming weekend

-- more Public Hearings scheduled for Chinatown Height Review

-- Chapel Arts Sunday Bazaars

-- Yippies in Love coming in June

 

See you around the neighbourhood.

 

Rick

 

 

 

 

AGENDA FOR MONTHLY MEETING OF STRATHCONA RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

 

6 April 2011, 7:15 p.m., Strathcona Community Centre

 

News:

Opening Doors in Vancouver’s East End: Strathcona by Daphne Marlatt & Carole Itter

Review in the Georgia Straight: http://m.straight.com/article/383922

Book launch planned for future (June?) SRA Meeting

Vancouver Moving Theatre’s Presents: 

We Are The People: Founding Neighbourhood/Founding Community – April 7-10

http://vancouvermovingtheatre.com/ 

Upcoming Article in April 6th Vancouver Sun on the oldest houses in Vancouver to feature three Strathcona addresses. 

 

Committee Reports: 

Traffic Safety

Safety & Security

Zoning Committee

This is Strathcona Committee

Other updates:

Community Centre Volunteer Event – April 30th

Vancouver Not Vegas

 

Guest Speaker: Brian Johnstone from the City’s Emergency Preparedness Team on Earthquake and other Emergency Preparedness: ARE WE READY FOR THE BIG ONE?

 

 

 

WE ARE THE PEOPLE: FOUNDING NEIGHBOURHOOD/FOUNDING COMMUNITY

 

A musical celebration of 125 years of laughter and tears

Featuring 20 songs written by and for the Downtown Eastside

 

April 7 to 10, 2011

Thursday to Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender Street

Tickets $20 General, $15 Seniors and Students

Tickets available at 604-689-0926 or www.firehallartscentre.ca

More info: www.vancouvermovingtheatre.com or 604-628-5672

 

We Are the People commemorates 125 years of laughter and tears in the Downtown Eastside – the historical heart of our city. This concert of original and period songs of struggle, loss, celebration and perseverance showcases the home-grown creativity of the Downtown Eastside community.

 

We Are the People celebrates historical events, inner-city challenges and victories, and the DTES values of tolerance, courage, compassion and community.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON HEIGHT REVIEW

 

A Public Hearing of the Historic Area Height Review (HAHR) items relating to the HA-1 and HA-1A zones (Chinatown) was held on March 17, 2011. Links to the meeting agenda, staff presentation, and video of the Public Hearing can be found below:

 

 

Due to the number of people who wish to speak, additional dates have been tentatively scheduled for the Public Hearing to reconvene, as needed. The next meeting date is Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 7:30 pm.

 

If you would like to speak at the Public Hearing, you may register by telephone by calling Tina Hildebrandt in the City Clerk’s Department at 604.873.7268. You may also register at the door in the half hour preceding the Hearing.  The Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue. Copies of the draft by-law may be seen at the Planning Department, 3rd Floor, East Wing of City Hall, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY BAZAAR

Community Market

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

At Chapel Arts

304 Dunlevy Street

Info: www.chapelarts.com or 604-682-1611

The Sunday Bazaar is a Community where vendors with unique creations are welcome to sell their goods in a hip art space.

* ARTS
* CRAFTS
* FASHION
* DECOR
* MUSIC
* And so much more…

Admission $2 (kids under 12 free)
Complimentary High Tea

Tables are still available for May 1 and June 5
REGISTER FOR 2 MONTHS AND GET 1 ONE MONTH FREE!!
RENTAL DETAILS

  • $30.00 for full table / $10 for wall space / $40 for Shared table with 2 vendors
  • Vendors may book up to three months in advance.
  • First to register gets first pick at tables.
  • Set up: 11am – 12pm / Take down: 5 – 6pm

 

 

 

YIPPIES IN LOVE

 

(Thanks to Bob Sarti for this info)

 

Yes, Theatre In the Raw is happy to announce that we are over the rough patch, and Yippies In Love is back in business.

World premiere run

Date: June 23-July 3

Place: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch).

            In the Vancity Culture Lab, an intimate “black box” theatre venue.

 

For more information:

Facebook: Yippies In Love

Twitter: Yippies In Love

Website: www.theatreintheraw.com