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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
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hello everyone,

There was an alarming incident late Saturday night in our neighbourhood.

The following is the VPD press release:

Police Search for Bus Stop Bandit
February 2, 2015
Police are searching for a bus stop bandit after two women were robbed at knifepoint late Saturday night.
On January 31st around 11:30 p.m., the two women, aged 25 and 30, were waiting for a bus on Prior Street near Campbell Avenue, when a man armed with a large butcher knife...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, February 2, 2015

Hi neighbours!
This is a reminder about our exciting upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Feb 4th (7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre) with City of Vancouver senior planner, Tom Wanklin.
The opportunity to have a conversation with Tom, head planner for our area (DTES)  is very timely as the 2nd edition of ‘the community update for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan’ just came out a few days ago:

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce that Tom Wanklin, Senior Planner with the City of Vancouver, in charge of our area (DTES) as well as the study currently going on for the Eastern Core and Northeast False Creek (involving the viaducts) will be our guest at the next SRA meeting on Feb 4th. It’s been a while since we’ve had a good sit down with City Staff, and this is an amazing opportunity for a Q & A with a planner who is directly linked with our neighbourhood.


S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hi neighbours,
Happy New Year everyone! Feel like coming out of your winter caves to meet up with some neighbours? The first SRA meeting of 2015 is Wednesday at 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer Street, upstairs)
Bring your holiday leftover baking (before it gets stale/before you break your New Year’s resolution) to share…
A few announcements:
1. Construction begins for Strathcona Branch library on Hastings! Save the...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, December 18, 2014

The following safety alert comes from a neighbour.
It is likely an isolated incident, but serves as a good reminder to be vigilant about personal safety when walking alone at night, and for neighbours to keep an eye and ear out for each other!


Last night at midnight, I dropped off a Modo car off near Strathcona School and headed home via Keefer.

As I hit the corner of Keefer and Heatley, I spotted a tall, thin guy wearing a bandana over his nose and...

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi neighbours!

A few notices, especially about important events in the next few days - please read carefully and mark you calendars.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 3rd
- but no business, just pleasure!
7:15 pm in the senior’s room at the Strathcona Community Centre.
Enjoy some music, schmoozing with neighbours and special treats catered by cadeaux bakery.
Bring your...
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S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Park Board Candidates Meeting: Strathcona Community Centre Tuesday October 28 7-9pm
Cope, Greens, NPA & Vision will be there. Ask your questions!

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello everyone,

We have lots of news and events to tell you about, but first of all mark
your calendars for the upcoming SRA meeting, Wednesday, November
5th at 7:15 pm (@ the Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer) ’Disaster and Fire Planning’ with guest speaker Ron
Ewart, Captain of Disaster & Emergency Planning of the Vancouver Fire
and Rescue Service.

Ron will talk about the crucial topic of personal emergency preparedness and
fire safety,...

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