S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
March was a turbulent month. It began with the heated debate about an Atira development proposal at 420 Hawks which on many levels is out of line with the DTES Local Area Plan. The SRA has allied with the Strathcona BIA, Raycam, Stamps Tenants Council and the Ukrainian Cultural Centre to bring our concerns about this development to the Planning Department.
See notes below.
Later in the month we heard that City Council voted to adjust the definition...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
About 300 community residents marched through the rain Friday night in solidarity with our local Strathcona neighbour who was brutally attacked in her home on Hawks Avenue on Thursday. The solidarity walk was organized by local Strathcona women. A fundraising campaign, started by another neighbour, has already raised over $38,000 to go towards the survivor’s healing and recovery. These are intense times in Strathcona. The strength and engagement of our...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Tonight at 7pm, Strathconans and friends will be meeting outside the Community Centre to walk and show love, solidarity, and support for the survivor of yesterday's brutal assault in our neighbourhood.
There has been a lot of online speculation and gossiping about alleged details of this awful incident — the VPD have advised this isn't helpful to the survivor or the ongoing investigation by police. Tonight is about the community showing solidarity and support for the survivor,...
Neighbourhood Events — Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
SRA newsletter — Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
It's been a traumatic afternoon but many neighbours seem to be venturing outside.
We look forward to seeing you tonight at the Strathcona Community Centre for our monthly meeting.
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Lots to tell you, but first of all mark your calendars with the date for our next meeting, Wednesday, March 4th 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre. We have guests speakers from Car 87!
1. Guest Speakers: When you mention Car 87 in Vancouver, some people might think you’re talking about the local punk rock group by that name.
But Car 87 is the number of a police unit that is dispatched to respond to calls where mental illness is thought...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
With everyone starting to come out of their winter caves, lots of activity and news to report to you. Especially, there are a few topics on which we have been asked to give feedback. Please read this message and voice your opinion! Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 4th at 7:15 pm. Mark your calendars and come on out. It’s going to be interesting…
1. Atira development at 420 Hawks Ave:
OPEN HOUSE: The open house scheduled for last month was postponed...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
There was an alarming incident late Saturday night in our neighbourhood.
The following is the VPD press release:
Police Search for Bus Stop Bandit
February 2, 2015
Police are searching for a bus stop bandit after two women were robbed at knifepoint late Saturday night.
On January 31st around 11:30 p.m., the two women, aged 25 and 30, were waiting for a bus on Prior Street near Campbell Avenue, when a man armed with a large butcher knife...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
This is a reminder about our exciting upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Feb 4th (7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre) with City of Vancouver senior planner, Tom Wanklin.
The opportunity to have a conversation with Tom, head planner for our area (DTES) is very timely as the 2nd edition of ‘the community update for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan’ just came out a few days ago: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/downtown-eastside-plan-implementation-...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
We are excited to announce that Tom Wanklin, Senior Planner with the City of Vancouver, in charge of our area (DTES) as well as the study currently going on for the Eastern Core and Northeast False Creek (involving the viaducts) will be our guest at the next SRA meeting on Feb 4th. It’s been a while since we’ve had a good sit down with City Staff, and this is an amazing opportunity for a Q & A with a planner who is directly linked with our neighbourhood.
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! Feel like coming out of your winter caves to meet up with some neighbours? The first SRA meeting of 2015 is Wednesday at 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer Street, upstairs)
Bring your holiday leftover baking (before it gets stale/before you break your New Year’s resolution) to share…
A few announcements:
1. Construction begins for Strathcona Branch library on Hastings! Save the...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The following safety alert comes from a neighbour.
It is likely an isolated incident, but serves as a good reminder to be vigilant about personal safety when walking alone at night, and for neighbours to keep an eye and ear out for each other!
Last night at midnight, I dropped off a Modo car off near Strathcona School and headed home via Keefer.
As I hit the corner of Keefer and Heatley, I spotted a tall, thin guy wearing a bandana over his nose and...
S.R.A Newsletter — Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A few notices, especially about important events in the next few days - please read carefully and mark you calendars.
SRA HOLIDAY SOCIAL - Wednesday, December 3rd YOU ARE INVITED
Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 3rd
- but no business, just pleasure!
7:15 pm in the senior’s room at the Strathcona Community Centre.
Enjoy some music, schmoozing with neighbours and special treats catered by cadeaux bakery.
Neighbourhood Events — Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Neighbourhood Events — Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014