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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
Monday, October 13, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
explore the diverse cultural history of Strathcona with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation
S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Something exciting to do in our neighbourhood next week from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:

Early Immigrant History Walking Tours (Free)
Citizenship Week - October 14 – 17th, 2014
Guides: John Atkin and Maurice Guibord.

October 13th through 19th Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating...

Neighbourhood Events
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
singing music of solidarity with people working for social change
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello neighbours!

Last night’s meeting was busy and productive - we had a great conversation with Cynthia Low (Executive Director) and David Parent (Board member) of the Britannia Community Centre. Afterwards, the AGM included both philosophical discussion about the future of the SRA and practical allocation of responsibilities for SRA Council and Committees. I would like to...

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hi everyone,

Looking forward to getting together tomorrow night at 7 pm sharp.
We meet at the Strathcona Community Centre, we’ll be upstairs this time in the breakfast room.

After our guests from the Britannia Community Centre tell us about the major renovations anticipated for their site, we’ll be holding...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hello fellow Strathconians,

October’s meeting is unique for three reasons:

1. It’s on October 1st (weird but soon)
2. It’s our AGM (important voting and nominations, so come in person!)
3. It starts at 7 pm not at 7:15 (change is frightening, but this slight adjustment is manageable?)

Please mark you calendars now:...

Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Harvest Festival photo © Jonathan Cruz Saturday, September 13, 2014
(formerly known as the Strathcona Harvest Festival) Family-friendly community street party
Neighbourhood Events
Atira Proposed development at 420 Hawks - Community Open House Thursday, September 4, 2014
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
7:15 at Strathcona Community Centre
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello Strathconians!
What a summer it’s been; real heat with lots of local events and festivals. Although the next few days look drab, here’s to at least a few more weeks of great weather and hanging out in the parks!
The SRA takes a break for the summer months, but September is just around the...

Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A Strathcona Community Art Project
Neighbourhood Events
Project Limelight Presents The Chocolate Factory Sunday, July 13, 2014
Presented by Project Limelight, Directed by Paul Belanger and featuring young performer's from the neighbourhood
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, July 11, 2014

For the past two years Strathcona residents have been pressing the City to make Prior Street safer for local use.
We have written letters, held meetings, and protested.

The City has finally agreed to conduct an independent Road Safety Audit of Prior Street this summer. The results of this study could lead to short-term street safety improvements, plus influence...

Neighbourhood Events
**Join us for our Annual Neighbour Hood Sale**
Neighbourhood Events
18th Annual Union Street Block Party Saturday, July 5, 2014
Mingle with your neighbors at the 18th annual 600 block Union Street Block Party