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SRA Newsletter 25 January 2011


VISIT FIRST UNITED CHURCH’S NEW OFFICES

 

(Thanks to Susan Henry for this notice)

 

First United Church invites you to join us at our new Advocacy Offices.

Come join us for some refreshments and a tour of our new home!

 

When: Monday, January 31, 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: 542 East Hastings Street

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 27 to ssevers@firstunited.ca 

 

 

 

 

The First Annual Barn Burner!

At Chapel Arts January 29

 

Vancouver's GREASY Rock 'N' Roll Rhythm 'n' Blues & Country Revue

 

Featuring the incendiary sounds of
SHILOH LINDSEY
MINTO
RODNEY DECROO AND HIS NEW CONVICTIONS

with
DJ BOBBY BADGER spinning the greasiest tracks in town

* Spaghetti westerns playing hourly
* Greasy grub
* Clothing raffle by The Lifetime Collective

DOOR OPENS 8:00 p.m.
$12 Cover Charge at the Door

 

CHAPEL ARTS
304 Dunlevy Ave & Cordova
Vancouver, BC
604.682.1611
info@chapelarts.com
www.chapelarts.com

 

 

 

 

STRATHCONA YOUTH COUNCIL BENEFIT SHOW FEBRUARY 11

 

(Thanks to Sebastian Kenzie for this notice)

 

This year's Second Annual Community Benefit Show is a chance for the Strathcona Youth Council to give back to the community that has given us so many wonderful opportunities growing up.

 

We're bringing people together with music. On Friday, February 11, come to the Strathcona School Auditorium to enjoy a variety of musical acts: high school folk duos, wonderful up-and-coming singers, magnificent piano players, mellow guitar geniuses, and some amazing alternative rock.

 

Enter the auditorium through the school courtyard.

 

Admission by donation (minimum $3)

Doors open 6:30

Show starts 7:00

 

The money raised will help fund children and youth programs at the centre. See you there for a night of relaxation and a chance to hear the musical talent brought to you by the dedicated members of the Strathcona Youth Council.

 

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL BACK-PEDALS ON HERITAGE HEIGHT PLAN, DECIDES TO DO MORE CONSULTATION

 

On January 20, Vancouver City Council voted to hold public hearings on a number of the recommendations in the staff policy report entitled “Heritage Area Height Review: Policy Implementation.”

 

Council also decided to “strike a community committee to enhance and accelerate a DTES local area plan and to develop a clear strategy to implement the existing Council-approved DTES Housing Plan.”

 

Hopefully, the work this committee does in developing a DTES local area plan will form the foundation guiding any major changes in zoning and usage in the Downtown Eastside and its member communities, including Strathcona.

 

The committee is to be co-chaired by representatives from the Downtown Neighbourhood Council (DNC) and the Building Community Society (BCS). It will include at least one rep from the Strathcona Residents Association (SRA), and a rep from the City’s Planning Department, as well as reps from other qualified groups.

 

(See the complete motion at http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20110120/documents/csbuurgent1.pdf.)

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ‘GENERATION GREEN’ AWARDS

 

The Vancouver Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our Generation Green Awards, which celebrate young ideas for green neighbourhoods in the city of Vancouver.

 

The Generation Green Awards commemorate Vancouver's 125th birthday, as well as the city's goal of becoming the world's greenest metropolis by 2020.


This special, one-time initiative will provide cash awards of up to $12,500 for environmental projects created by young people aged 6 to 24. It's open to individuals or groups who want to improve the environment in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2011.

 

A total of 20 awards will be distributed in the following categories:

6-12 years old (three awards of $1,250, and three awards of $12,500)

13-17 years old (three awards of $1,250, and three awards of $12,500)

18-24 years old (four awards of $1,250, and four awards of $12,500)


For more information please check out:

Website: www.vancouverfoundation.ca/awards 

 Twitter: www.twitter.com/VanFdnGreen

 Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/4nmfxvy   

 YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83BXdvJ91tc

 

 

 

CITY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON EXPANDED CASINO PROPOSAL 

 

It still looks like February 17 will be the date when City Council listens to the opinions of residents and others regarding the province’s plan to build a giant new casino next to BC Place. The City’s website shows a public hearing scheduled for 7:30 that day, but it doesn’t say what it’s about. However, members of a coalition opposed to the expansion of gambling in BC are asking people concerned about the proposed casino to set that evening aside to speak at the hearing. Confirmation of the hearing should come soon.