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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello everyone,

Our first SRA meeting of the fall was very interesting. We hosted planners from the City’s Flats team who told us about plans to date and how to get more information. The SRA will be sending a representative to the Flats Advisory Committee (thanks John Hawkes for volunteering!). See minutes below for all the details from that discussion.


S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, August 31, 2015

Hi neighbours,

After a nice summer break we are ramping up for another season of SRA meetings - there is a lot on the go for our neighbourhood this fall!

Viaducts removal vote at City Council, Flats planning, Annual General Meeting with opportunities to elect new SRA Council and committee members and much much more.


S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hello neighbours,

The City staff’s presentation of their proposals for the viaducts on July 30th was an important one for the community.
We are grateful for the very large and very engaged attendance at this special meeting.

Below is a report of the meeting for those of you who missed it or wanted a reminder of some of the points raised.

The next...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Special SRA meeting - viaducts update

Thursday, July 30th 7:30 pm

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello neighbours,

Although the SRA traditionally breaks from monthly meetings in...

Neighbourhood Events
Friday, June 26, 2015
A monthly family-friendly event with crafts, music, children’s art activities and refreshments. Friday June 26 6-8 pm @ 800 E Hastings Street, and following on the last Friday of each month.
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hi everyone,

Before we get into upcoming events and ongoing topics we’d like to mention that we have received several notifications from neighbours about attempted break-ins to homes, both during the day and...

Neighbourhood Events
Union Street Block Party Saturday, July 4, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Community Centre Pop-up Pub Night Saturday, June 20, 2015
Community Centre Benefit Pub Night, live music
Neighbourhood Events
Mariachi Night at the Russian Hall Friday, June 12, 2015
featuring Los Dorados bringing you a wild night of fun and music from Old Mexico!
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 13, 2015
A free fun day for everyone at Creekside Park Meadow (Science World)
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hi Neighbours,

This is to remind you that Wednesday night the SRA meets for the last time until we resume activity after summer...

Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Our annual community event during which neighbours are invited to sell or buy each other's treasures
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
a great show for all ages, full of delightful vignettes and toe-tapping musical numbers
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s Hospital at tomorrow night’s SRA...