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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 »
Neighbourhood Events
Malanka - A Ukrainian New Year's Celebration Saturday, January 18, 2014
With performances by the Dovbush Dancers, Barvinok Choir & Vancouver Folk Orchestra.
S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Recycling/Green bin pickup missed on account of Friday's snow is scheduled for tomorrow (SUNDAY)

Quick note from City of Vancouver via Twitter:

@strathconares Hi! Just got word that we r coming back for garbage, recycling, and green bin tmrw (sun). Make sure you leave 'em out! :) ^JC

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...

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
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Metro Theatre Friday, December 20, 2013
Special Charter Bus and Tickets for Strathcona families
Neighbourhood Events
Winter Solstice Lantern Parade Saturday, December 21, 2013
From Strathcona Community Centre through the streets of Strathcona and Chinatown to the Sun Yat Sen Gardens
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
Bah Humbug! Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Saturday, December 14, 2013
An Eastside Adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Neighbourhood Events
Give a Snack Vancouver Saturday, December 14, 2013
Are you looking to give back? Then give a snack!
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Featuring classical pianist Gaye Alcott and jazz pianist Randy Doherty
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
Annual Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
This Weekend! Shop Local!
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...