March 2021 Newsletter

Here’s what’s happening in the hood:

March SRA Meeting recap
Our 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.

Re-designed Website
We just launched our re-designed website: The goal is to make it a go-to place to find out about neighbourhood issues, resources and events. We welcome input. What’s missing for you?

Re-Imagining Strathcona Park Working Group
Since the decision to calm Prior, it’s been a goal of the SRA to re-imagine Strathcona Park as a more resident-friendly greenspace. With the encampment hopefully closing in April, we’ve restarted that conversation Park Board planners. We’ve also started a Strathcona Park Working Group to both keep the momentum, advocate for funding and ensure that all voices are included in the conversation.If you’d like to join the group, email us at We’re especially looking for folks who can speak for various groups who use the park: parents with small children, dog owners or dog walkers, senior citizens, skate park users, nature lovers, tennis players, people living in social housing, etc. 

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants 2021 
Applications are now open for 2021. The RNSG program was created to help build community and strengthen connections right where people live – in their neighbourhoods. This program supports project leaders who have small but powerful ideas to bring people together and make neighbourhoods vibrant. Grants are awarded to local residents for amounts between $50 and $500. Grants applications are reviewed and adjudicated by a Neighbourhood Grants Committee (NGC) during an ongoing process and until the application deadline closes in November. To apply or get more info, click here.

Strathcona Community Centre Association Seeking New Boardmembers
SCCA is seeking 3-4 new members to join the board starting at its April AGM. The board oversees community centre programming, childcare and food security. For more info, click here.

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