This Is Strathcona

We Celebrated our 125th Birthday:

September 25, 2011
Maclean Park

* Heritage Scavenger Hunt *
Explore our historic neighbourhood with an interactive DIY heritage tour! We supply the map and clues, you supply the curiosity. Along the route you'll be competing for prizes and other goodies!
— Starts at 11:00 in MacLean ParkREAD MORE»
* Live Entertainment *
As eclectic as the neighbourhood itself! Our live stage features everything from hip hop to prohibition-era reefer jazz, bluegrass to funk, taiko drumming, lion dancing and more!
— 12:00 - 7:00pm in MacLean Park READ MORE»
* Multicultural Homecoming *
Wander from booth to booth and explore the heritage and histories of the diverse range of Vancouverites who've called Strathcona their neighbourhood over the last 125 years. As a working class immigrant neighbourhood from it’s very inception, Strathcona has been home to First Nations and Chinese, black and white, queer and straight, Italian, Jewish, Japanese, Scandinavian, Russian, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Yugoslav, Newfoundlanders, French Canadians and many more. That wide ranging ethnic diversity of the neighbourhood earned local Strathcona Elementary School the nickname “The League of Nations” during the early part of the last century.
— 12:00 - 6:00pm in MacLean ParkREAD MORE»
Plus   * KID ZONE *
Magic, pony-rides, face-painting and lots more for kids of all ages
* prizes * food *   and more!