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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
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Reminder that tonight's regularity scheduled SRA meeting is cancelled.

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The last SRA meeting of the year is this Weds night, Dec. 6, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

On the agenda: a presentation on proposed modular housing in our area, train noise complaints, port and park updates… and goals for 2018.

Come if you can, especially if you rarely do. Make Strathcona stronger by showing up.

Also: Aunt Leah’s, a charity that helps foster kids and mothers in need, is holding a one-day only fund raising Christmas Tree pop up sale on...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Residents of Strathcona:

  A group of graduate students from SFU is helping the SRA build a case against putting a road through Strathcona Park. They asked us to circulate an online survey. Please click the link below to take the survey. Thanks. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6PLHB76    Also, we recently received a letter from the city about the increase in train traffic through the neighbourhood. We posted it on our website. If this is an issue for you, please check it...
S.R.A. Blog
From the City of Vancouver in response to our concerns about increased rail traffic on the Burrard Inlet Line.
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Strathcona Residents Association

November Meeting  Weds.  Nov 1  7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   On the agenda:   - Union Street Bikeway Improvements : City planners are coming to review their final plans   - Road Through Strathcona Park Update:  A group of grad students from SFU have volunteered to help us build our case for preserving the park. They’ve prepared a survey they like residents to fill out. Only takes a few...
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, October 23, 2017

 

SRA NOVEMBER MEETING
WEDNESDAY NOV 1, 7-9 PM
STRATCHCONA COMMUNITY CENTRE

Agenda:

Ross Kenny, the Senior Design Engineer in charge of bike routes, will be presenting final plans for improvements to the Union Street bikeway, including the Vernon/Adanac closure and the one-way going in between Dunlevy and Gore. 

Updates on efforts to get a provincial environmental assessment for the upcoming Centerm Port Expansion and the plan to extend...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday Oct 4    7-9 PM    Strathcona Community Centre

Our October meeting will be focused on creating a community vision for the soon-to-open Strathcona Policing Centre. We’ve invited members from some of the many diverse groups living in Strathcona - including the Sugar Mountain homeless camp, the...

S.R.A. Blog
The SRA has sent a letter to provincial authorities expressing our concern about the Centerm Port expansion moving forward without a provincial environmental assessment. This project will have a significant noise and air quality impact on our area that we feel we deserve an objective, arms-length analysis and realistic mitigations
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, August 28, 2017

The Strathcona Residents Association will be holding it’s 2017 AGM on Weds. Sept 6, 2017, from 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

Currently on the agenda: a brief update on the issues we’ve been focusing on this year (Union St. bikeway, re-routing Prior, the port expansion, Chinatown, Community Policing Centre); discussing priorities for the coming year, and holding an election for members of the executive council.

Currently running for 2017-18 are Dan Jackson, Wilson...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New SRA Social Media

New resident Laurel Murray has offered to help us improve our social media out reach. Please check out – and contribute to – the sites she’s set up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It’s a great way to stay informed and connected, offer feedback and just celebrate what makes Strathcona such a vibrant neighbourhood.

Save the date: September meeting and AGM

Our next meeting will be our AGM on Weds. Sept. 6, 7 PM at the Community Centre. We still...

S.R.A. Blog
Map of The 4th Way alternate east west arterial

Could the best solution to replacing Prior be a new arterial routed along the gap between Produce Row and the city work yards?

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, July 6, 2017

The SRA will not be holding its monthly meeting in July and August.

The next meeting will be our annual AGM on September 6. We are actively looking for a few new board members, especially someone who can help with social media outreach. With all the changes going on around us, it’s more important than ever to get actively involved with what’s going on in Strathcona. If you’re intrigued, please contact Dan at chair@strathcona-residents.org.

There will be a huge block party on...

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