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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
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 for the DTES. The plan covers everything from housing and building heights, to arts & culture, heritage, health & well-being, economy, transportation and...

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
http://www.straight.com/news/549651/lord-strathcona-elementary-school-ge...

THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT has announced funding for seismic...

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 meeting January 8, followed by a City-led built form study workshop regarding proposed heights and densities in the Local Area Plan on January 11. The Local Area...

Neighbourhood Events
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Metro Theatre
Friday, December 20, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Winter Solstice Lantern Parade
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Hogans Alley Holidays
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Bah Humbug!
Thursday, December 12, 2013 to Saturday, December 14, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Give a Snack Vancouver
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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 activists who explained their frustration over the fate of a well maintained and historically significant building that has been providing Single Resident Accommodation and affordable artist space....

Neighbourhood Events
Annual Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7, 2013 to Sunday, December 8, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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 share and have an opportunity to meet and chat with neighbours, afterwards, we'll be heading to the (new) nearby Emerald at 555 Gore for some drinks (the Emerald is a restaurant, so kids are welcome) .

There...

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