Vancouver Sun October 12 2021 – Starting today, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will begin removing the remaining fences to reopen the east side of Strathcona Park.  Although the work is expected to take a few days to complete, the park will be open for public use while work is underway. Visitors will…

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BOARD RECRUITMENT We will not be holding a membership meeting in October as we have only updates to report (see below). Here are the minutes from September’s meeting. We are currently starting recruitment for the SRA Board of Directors in anticipation of our 2021 Annual General Meeting, scheduled for November 3. Do you have a passion for Strathcona?…

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The AQ Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the SRA, the Port’s Environmental Team, Metro Vancouver, UBC and VCH, have selected 13 preliminary locations for AQ monitors. Here’s a map. The hope is to place monitors in all of these locations, but that will be influenced by budget and the ability to find organizations, businesses…

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Planting in the park When trees need to be removed from parks due to death, disease, or construction work, they are replaced at a minimum 1:1 ratio. In many cases, our objective is to plant more new trees than were removed, to enhance the urban tree canopy and provide more shaded spaces of respite in…

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This artwork is intended to be uplifting and beautifying to our neighbourhood. This is our first time making a project like this and we know it is far from perfect! We hope people will understand we have put in a lot of care and love into it and we welcome feedback and constructive criticism! We…

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This post focuses on the history of colonial settlement of Vancouver, however we respectfully acknowledge that Vancouver is part of the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, whose settlement of the Strathcona neighbourhood is less well-documented. It is often said that Canada was built around railways and railways…

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UPCOMING MEETING: The next SRA membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 8, 7-9 PM via Zoom. A link and agenda will be sent to members in advance. If you haven’t officially joined the SRA yet, please do so at this link. It’s free, but we ask that you provide your address, so we know you’re a…

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Chair – Dan Jackson Guests – City of Vancouver Paul Storer, Director of Transportation, Megan Tate, Transportation Jessica Land: Manager of Recreation Services, Park Board Karla Klepper: Supervisor of Recreation Services, Park Board Traffic Calming on Prior: Megan provided background information on the pilot project undertaken 2 years ago to reduce traffic and speed on…

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After a summer of drilling and installing almost 800 secant piles to form the perimeter of the new St. Paul’s Hospital at 1002 Station Street, the teams are nearing completion and excavation begins in earnest this fall until early 2022.  It’s estimated approximately 300,000 cubic metres of fill will be removed from site, an amount…

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Based on the input we received from our May 2021 survey, the SRA would like to make the following recommendations for improvements to Strathcona Park. PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE. The current park prioritizes weekend baseball leagues, most from outside the neighbourhood. We recommend removing the diamond on the east side…

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