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SRA News, December 1, 2011

 Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Here is news of some local events.

 

-- Hope in Shadows and Sun Yat-Sen Garden co-sponsor photo exhibit

-- Port of Vancouver hosts open house on new transportation plans

-- Book Fair at Strathcona School

-- Britannia Secondary School Band fundraisers: cookie concert and bottle drive

-- Firehall Arts Centre production

 

The next meeting of the Strathcona Residents Association will be Wednesday, December 7, at 7:15 p.m. I will email the agenda to you soon.

 

See you around the neighbourhood.

 

Rick

 

 

 

 

HOPE IN SHADOWS PHOTO EXHIBIT AT SUN YAT-SEN GARDEN

 

Hope in Shadows is excited to partner with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to present a specially curated exhibition of photography by Downtown Eastside community members. Selected from the Hope in Shadows archive, the images in this exhibition are perspectives on garden spaces, and artistic and scholarly pursuits in the Downtown Eastside.

 

Opening Exhibition Saturday, December 3, from 1:00 to 4:00.  Admission to Sun Yat-Sen Garden and exhibition is free with pre-registration on eventbrite.

 

The exhibition hangs from December 3 to 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed Mondays).

 

 

 

 

'SOUTH SHORE CORRIDOR PROJECT' OPEN HOUSE

 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 2889 East Hastings

 

Port Metro Vancouver will be hosting an Open House so residents and businesses can learn more about the South Shore Corridor Project, which includes a new, elevated road over Stewart Street between Clark Drive and Victoria Drive, a pedestrian overpass at Victoria Drive for employees, and improvements at key intersections to better manage truck access to port terminals. 

 

We encourage you to drop in any time between 11am and 4pm to learn about the project, ask questions and provide your input.

For more information, call 604-665-9066, or check put www.portmetrovancouver.com

 

 

 

 

BOOK FAIR AT STRATHCONA SCHOOL

 

(Thanks to Anya Ellis for this information)

 

WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday December 5th to 7th

8:30 am-9:30 a.m. and  afternoons 2:30-4p.m.

 

WHERE: Basement of the Primary building at Strathcona school. (nice and easy for strollers, wheelchairs, and elderly).

 

Sponsored by the school's Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Courtesy of Scholastic Books

 

The PAC been busy organizing this event to make it possible for Christmas shopping, and have an amazing amount of brand new beautiful books from preschool level , all the way to grade 7. We also have a lovely selection of nice French books. As well as learning tools, stocking stuffers, and classroom gifts!

 

SCHOLASTIC has a very good profit margin for our sales. EVERY PURCHASE MEANS MORE RESOURCES FOR THE SCHOOL.

 

So, join us for some Christmas shopping and enjoy a book or two!

 

Credit cards, debit cards and cash accepted.

 

 

 

 

BRITANNIA SECONDARY COOKIE CONCERT

 

(Thanks to Norah Holtby for this info)

 

December 8, 2011 6:45 pm

Britannia Secondary School Auditorium

1001 Cotton Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 3T4

 

Featuring:

Beginning and Senior Bands, World Music, Choir

And Special Guests, Britannia Elementary School Band

 

Tickets by donation at the door.

Bake Sale. Silent Auction. Door Prizes.

Come for the music, stay for the cookies!

 

 

 

 

FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS

 

Portraits and Scenes of Female Creatures

Choreographed by Amber Funk Barton 

Produced by the response.

Original Composition by Marc Stewart

Lighting Design by Mike Inwood

Performed by Laura Avery, Dianne Doan, Lina Fitzner, Lisa Gelley

 

Dates: December 7 – 10, 2011

Preview: December 7 (2 for 1)

Times: 8pm evenings, 2pm Saturday matinee

Venue: Firehall Arts Centre 280 E Cordova St (at Gore St)

Admission: $12 to $30 

Tickets & Information: 604.689.0926 or www.firehallartscentre.ca

 

This highly anticipated full length work from Vancouver’s Amber Funk Barton of the response. dance company, journeys to the deep, dark depths of a nautical world and forces four mysterious female creatures to come face to face with a reality they cannot change.

 

 

 

 

BOTTLE DRIVE FUNDRAISER

Britannia Secondary School Band

 

(Thanks to Karin Litzke for this info)

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Let us take care of your holiday bottles and support the Senior Band’s trip to Cuba.

 

Pick-up available throughout Strathcona / Grandview Woodlands areas.

 

Drop-off available at theTennis Courts at the base of Britannia Parking Lot or call 604 209-4625 for pick up.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT