Strathcona Park Update The Park Board estimates the east side of the park will re-open in early fall. Sod has been laid on the inside of the oval and the plan is to restore the gravel track. Sodding and overseeding of other turf areas will begin this week. One of the cottonwood trees was removed, reportedly due…

Read More

Summer Story Time The SCPC is hosting storytelling for kids every Wednesday at 1 p.m. starting June 30 near the new “Book House” free library at Hawks and Keefer. Stories are geared for ages 3-7 and read by volunteers from VPD and VFD. MacLean Park Music CancelledWe are sad to announce that the free concerts in MacLean Park, which were…

Read More

June 2021 Newsletter Here’s some of what’s going on in Strathcona…   We’d like to acknowledge all the residents who took advantage of Neighbourhood Small Grant Program, especially Maureen Teahan for organizing the re-painting the Linear Park Labyrinth and Ilka Riemann, Arnt and Val Arntzen for designing and building the amazing free library on the…

Read More

SRA APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER MAY MEETING The May SRA Meeting will be Monday, May 3, at 7 PM via Zoom. We’ll send out a link and agenda to all SRA Members on Monday. If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up here.  Joining the meeting will be Donnie Rosa from the Park Board, Sandra…

Read More

Here’s what’s happening in the hood: March SRA Meeting recapOur March meeting was largely a Q&A with Donnie Rosa from Park Board, Sandra Singh from CoV Social Services and Dominic Flanagan from BC Housing about the ongoing plan to close the park encampment by end of April. Here are the minutes. Here’s a link to the Zoom recording.…

Read More

Happy New Year everyone! We made it through a year that seemed like an eternity. Despite the difficulties we continue to face, there is the opportunity to come together and work for a better, greater good. If you have ideas, concerns or want to know how you can get more involved in your neighbourhood, send…

Read More

Hello SRA members. I hope this holiday finds you all happy, healthy, and eager to jump into the new year with the exciting projects and prospects we have on the horizon. I’d like to start by introducing our members of the board, as per our election results from November. Dan Jackson, President Katie Lewis, Vice…

Read More

Bravo to the many neighbours who kept Halloween alive and safe in this most challenging of years. We loved the creativity on display. The SRA held its AGM on November 4, 2020 via Zoom. Here’s a link to the minutes. We discussed what we’d accomplished in 2020 and what our plans are for 2021. Elected…

Read More

Here’s what’s new…. The Strathcona Community Centre gym is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, Oct 13. The Centre is already open for scheduled programs. Check out their website to learn more. The MacLean Park Music wrapped its summer season last week with concerts by guitarist Shawn Bullshields and Sudlanda, featuring Sudanese singer and oud player Alaaeldin Abdalla. A huge thanks…

Read More

Here’s an update on what’s going on in Strathcona as we head into September. ADOPT-A-STREETSeveral residents have come together to “Adopt-a-Street” and put our love for the neighbourhood into action.  Volunteers commit to once- or twice-a-week quick clean-ups of the street/alley they call home. Garbage grabbers and containers can be provided!  This is a small…

Read More