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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hi everyone,

  Before we get into upcoming events and ongoing topics we’d like to mention that we have received several notifications from neighbours about attempted break-ins to homes, both during the day and at night. Several vehicles have also been broken into in the last week. Unfortunately, summer weather often brings an increase in property crime. Please be extra aware of your surroundings, lock doors and windows and report all incidents to the police. See our...

Neighbourhood Events
Union Street Block Party
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Community Centre Pop-up Pub Night
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Mariachi Night at the Russian Hall
Friday, June 12, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 13, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hi Neighbours,

  This is to remind you that Wednesday night the SRA meets for the last time until we resume activity after summer break in September. We meet at the Strathcona Community Centre at 7:15 pm. Come out to hear latest news and a chance to have a conversation with Ecomm, the company that answers 911 and non-emergency calls for the Vancouver Police Department.   As some of you may remember, we heard many comments about dissatisfaction with Ecomm service at the...

Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s Hospital at tomorrow night’s SRA meeting : Wednesday, May 6th @ 7:15 pm in the senior’s room at the Strathcona Community Centre.


We hope to see lots...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello neighbours,
We have received several reports from neighbours around Strathcona about recent break-in attempts, especially in the early morning hours. This rise in attempted break-ins usually happens in the summer, but it seems to be earlier this year.
This is especially worrisome in light of the violent assault on Hawks Avenue in late March, and the fire on Hastings

Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
S.R.A. Blog

At the community meeting with the VPD on March 31st, many residents complained about long wait times, unprofessional responses and poor service from the responders at the other end of 911 and the non-emergency line. We learned that this service is provided by a private company called Ecomm, not by the VPD.