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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, December 19, 2013

Hello friends and neighbours,
Word yesterday that the Strathcona / DTES Local Area Plan is now being made available to the public. The plan represents nearly two years of work involving local residents, stakeholders and staff, and will involve the next thirty years of growth anticipating 10-12,000 additional residents...

Neighbourhood Events
Hogans Alley Holidays Thursday, December 19, 2013
Collecting healthy food donations for the Strathcona Community Center’s Backpack and Breakfast program to help kids in our neighborhood get a nourishing start for school!
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Featuring classical pianist Gaye Alcott and jazz pianist Randy Doherty
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas comes early!
Announced today after nine years of waiting and dedicated work by parents, Strathcona Elementary is getting funding for seismic upgrades! Thanks to Education Minitster Peter Fassbender, School Board's Patti Bacchus and the hard work of local parents and allies.. HOORAY!

From Stephen Hui, Georgia Straight...

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some community announcements and coming events, plus an update on the Ming Sun building.

Look for some important updates in the near future regarding the Strathcona/DTES Local Area Plan, including a citizen-led symposium on heights, densities and built form in lieu of our scheduled SRA...

Neighbourhood Events
Give a Snack Vancouver Saturday, December 14, 2013
Are you looking to give back? Then give a snack!
Neighbourhood Events
Bah Humbug! Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Saturday, December 14, 2013
An Eastside Adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Neighbourhood Events
Annual Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
This Weekend! Shop Local!
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, December 6, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
I've just returned from a press conference regarding a 122 year old building under threat of demolition THIS COMING MONDAY. Present were several generations of Chinese-Canadians and Japanese-Canadians, as well as a younger generation of artists and housing...

Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Winter Craft Fair Saturday, November 30, 2013
THIS SATURDAY! Mark your Calendars! The Strathcona Winter Craft Fair is back and better than ever!
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

As we're easing into the holiday season and the nights are getting darker and colder, we thought it would be nice to turn our next meeting into something more of a social - and we're inviting folk to bring some snacks to...

Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, November 21, 2013
SFU Community Conversations: Discussing DTES/Strathcona LAPP Emerging Directions
Neighbourhood Events
Deck the Dark at Maclean Park Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bringing People together to illuminate dark spaces
Neighbourhood Events
Friday, November 15, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
THIS WEEKEND! Vancouver's visual arts, crafts and design festival featuring 400+ artists.
Neighbourhood Events
http://www.redfoxsociety.org Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Award-winning Red Fox Healthy Living Society gets 20,000 children and youth active each year, and trains Aboriginal youth to work in recreation and childcare. They've launched an Indiegogo Campaign to buy a van.