A huge thanks to the (by my count) 80 Strathconians who came to Saturday's Rally in support of calming Prior. It was so great (and gratifying) to see how many people really care. Fantastic signs. Amazing energy. What a community! We need to do that more often.
Thanks also to the many elected officals who were there: City Councillors Pete Fry and Sarah Kirby-Yung and Park Board Commissioners Stuart MacKinnon, Tricia Baker, Dave Demers and Camil Dumont, as well as Councillors Colleen Hardwick and Adrianne Carr for their recent support.
And thanks to all the local residents who volunteered to be on the Community Panel. It's a big commitment and a lot of work and we're grateful for your contribution and effort.
Our February SRA meeting will be next Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. The agenda is currently an open discussion to give people a chance to download their thoughts and get updates on the SRA's strategy moving forward. We will have a preview of our revised presentation to the Panel (now that we've finally got to see the city's detailded plans). Pete Fry has promised to drop in around 7:30, so this will also be a chance to talk with him.
If anyone is game to take minutes, let me know. We need to get back into that habit.
The SRA presentation to the Panel will be on Feb. 9 at 1:35 PM at the Dudoc Centre. It is open to the public, but seating is limited. There will also be two evening workshops, on Mar 5 and Apr 2 at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre where the public can get informed about the Panel's work and give input. The panel will vote for their choice on April 6.
A number of you have mentioned that you're not getting all SRA e-mails. That's because you haven't officially joined the SRA, a new process that only started last year. If you live here, please join by clicking here. It's easy and it's free. And you'll get our top secret, resident-only e-mails.
Please forward this e-mail to friends and neighbours who might not be in the loop. We need to get everyone involved and the best way to do that is for you to reach out to people who you think would like to get our mailings. Do it now, before you forget.