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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some community announcements and coming events, plus an update on the Ming Sun building.

Look for some important updates in the near future regarding the Strathcona/DTES Local Area Plan, including a citizen-led symposium on heights, densities and

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
I've just returned from a press conference regarding a 122 year old building under threat of demolition THIS COMING MONDAY. Present were several generations of Chinese-Canadians and Japanese-Canadians, as well as a younger generation of artists and housing

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

As we're easing into the holiday season and the nights are getting darker and colder, we thought it would be nice to turn our next meeting into something more of a social - and we're inviting folk to bring some snacks to share and have an

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Some upcoming events that should be of interest to neighbours.

The next seven days see the return of the Eastside Culture Crawl; Deck the Dark an innovative and fun new project to bring people together and illuminate Maclean park (just in time for the holidays!) and an SFU City Conversation

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Just a reminder, we are mixing it up a bit this month,

Tomorrow's meeting will be at:
Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre,
920 East Hastings 7:15,
Wednesday November 6

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

We are pleased to announce that this month's meeting will be taking place 7:15, Wednesday November 6, at Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre, 920 East Hastings. The location change is part of our ongoing efforts to reach out to and engage with

Friday, October 18, 2013

Third incident reported
[from Block Watch Alert]

Description: White male, Late 30s, about 5'10", Skinny, Dark hair, No facial
hair - was wearing dark pants and a grey sweater, white hard hat, high vis
vest. [---] thinks it was a mountain bike. It didn't have a trailer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two similar incidents this weekend in which a prowler, wearing a hard hat and safety vest, riding a bicycle has been spotted at Stamp's Place, and by Maclean Park.

[Ray-Cam / Stamp's Place This Weekend] at 11:30 pm.
I turned my lights out on my main floor to watch a movie with my

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Apologies for the lateness of this email, the AGM is this Wednesday, and we've been working hard to put together our constitution and bylaw - big thanks to Gordon and John for pulling that together. We'll be submitting our bylaws to the

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

This is the first of two newsletters this month, as we have some important news and updates to share with you.

The days are getting shorter, and this weekend is the 6th Annual Harvest Festival (Sunday in McLean Park). The

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

September's upon us, summer vacation is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. This coming Wednesday (Sept 4) we'll be holding our first SRA meeting since June. There are a number of recent community developments to

Friday, August 23, 2013
Vancouver police have issued a public warning after a woman was randomly attacked in the Strathcona neighbourhood over the weekend.

Police say the 25-year-old woman was walking her dog through McLean Park, near East Georgia Street and Heatley Avenue, just after midnight on Sunday morning when a

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Attack took place on Saturday night [August 17] by the Macleans Park sign at 11:30 PM. Woman was out walking her dog and was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. She was able to escape by hitting him in the face but he chased her home. Man is thought to be caucasian, around 6'4", muscular
Monday, August 19, 2013

Saturday, August.31st
10am to 5pm
Hawks Street along Mac Lean Park

Join us for the Annual Neighbour Hood Sale!

Everyone Welcome!

Buy! Sell! Trade!

Strathcona Community & Friends gather together to share bazzar treasures of collectables, clothing,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello friends and neighbours,

If you haven't already - the opportunity for online comments and input to the Strathcona local area plan (as part of the greater DTES Local Area Plan) is open until this Friday [ see link below ]

As well, the 5th Annual Cindy Kampmeinert Memorial Fun'

Friday, August 02, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Hope everyone has a fantastic B.C. Day long weekend, if you are in town there are a lot of fantastic events, including Pride, the Festival of Light, Red Bull Airshow and right here in the neighbourhood; the 37th Annual Powell Street

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hi all,

A disastrous meeting tonight with head of transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny, and staff.
Despite dozens of residents telling them repeatedly to stop work on Union Street to take time to consult with the local community, they continued to defend their action and plan. [

Friday, July 19, 2013
A quick note

1. Reminding residents about the important Local Area Plan - open house tomorrow,
July 20 at the Strathcona Community Centre from 11am - 3pm.

This 30-year plan proposes some pretty significant changes to our neighbourhood and the surrounding area, including

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

A reminder that tonight is the first of two open houses as the City presents the Local Area Plan "Emerging Directions", at the Japanese Language School, 475 Alexander 3:30-7:30.

There will be a second open house at the Strathcona Community

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

There is a lot of important news to share with you in this newsletter, much of which has the potential to bring significant change to our neighbourhood. In the spirit of that last statement, members of the SRA Council have each contributed