Tag Archives: Strathcona Community Centre

Upcoming All Candidates Meetings Parks Board – East Van Votes

24 Sep

Green and community spaces are important components in our City for the physical well being and mental health of all residents.  Thus, why we encourage you to attend one of the upcoming all candidate meetings being held at our local community centres. You are invited to stop by and chat with those running for Parks Board who represent you, your wishes and concerns.  Have your say as to what’s important to you in your community. We’ve set out below some of the upcoming sessions we are aware of.  We’ve included a poster created by Britannia Community Centre which features some other upcoming sessions with school board candidates as well as mayoral and council candidates for those interested in attending those sessions.

Saturday, September 29th– 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00 pm
Trout Lake Community 3360 Victoria Drive

Friday, October 12, 2018 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street 

Be engaged, get out and vote.

Early voting starts October 10th.

Help Vancouver’s Urban Forest And Plant A Tree

2 Apr

FlowersofAppleTreePasipHelp Vancouver’s urban forest and plant a tree. It’s that easy and Treekeepers makes it affordable as well. TreeKeepers is a non-profit partnership between Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver to grow our urban forest.  Every tree you plant provides ecological, economic and cultural benefits.  David Tracey, Executive Director of Treekeepers states in a recent Vancouver Courier article that “trees provide cleaner air and intercept rainwater so fewer stormwater infrastructures are necessary. He also said trees give us aesthetic pleasure by softening the harsh lines of infrastructure and maintain a thriving biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and insects.”    There are a variety of trees including fruit bearing (apple, plum and fig), flowering and evergreen trees available.  This April you can pick up a tree for the very reasonable price of $10 – $15, but you must pre-order your trees. To pre-order a tree visit Treekeepers.

List of upcoming tree sales in East Vancouver:

 April 11 – Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive 1:00 to 2:30 pm

 April 18 – Slocan Park, 2750 East 29th Avenue, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

 April 18 – Sunset Rink, 390 East 51st Avenue, 2:00 pm  to 3:30 pm

 April 19 – Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, 10:00 to 11:30 am

 April 22 – Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Do your part to help create the world’s greenest City and plant a tree.

Photo Credit (Above): Pasi Pitkanen
Photo Credit (Below): Makio Kusaharamaple-leaves-1116091-mHirektasu

4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair November 29th

27 Nov

StrathconaCraftFairYou are invited to the 4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. This event will take place at the Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street from 10:00 am –4:00 pm this Saturday, November 29th. There will be many great local artisans including Andrea Hooge, a Vancouver based artist who will be showcasing her original works, City Creations with puppets galore including finger puppets, East Van Jam with fun gourmet jam using locally sourced ingredients, Fable Naturals with a line of fair trade certified bath and body products. Be sure to check out their lip balms in biodegradable cardboard tubes. Also on hand will be Missy So with handmade cards and Tessa Manu Photography. Tessa is a self-taught photographer that is fascinated by intricate details, bright colours, crumbling paint and brick walls, be sure to check out her unique pics.  For a full rundown of all the vendors this Saturday, visit Vendors 2014.  Admission for the Strathcona Craft Fair is $2.00, children under 12 are free.

Fundraiser: Spade to Spoon at Strathcona Community Centre Saturday March 29th

17 Mar


Strathcona Community Centre Youth Council is hosting a home garden to table fundraiser on Saturday, March 29th at Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street.  You are invited to come out and support this event which will help raise funds for a vertical teaching garden at Strathcona Elementary School.  This fundraiser will  include demonstrations, discussions and local vendors including Growoya, Victory Gardens, Mushroom Man, Tracy Maynard Pottery, Le Meadows Pantry, Homesteaders Emporium, Rooted Nutrition, Strathcona 1890, Fable Naturals, Foodline Radio and our favourite local celebrity, the Truck Farm.

Also on hand will be well known author, Peter Ladner, with his book the Urban Food Revolution. At 2:00 p.m., Peter will discuss aspects of his book and be available for a book signing after his presentation. The festivities kick off at 10:00 a.m. on March 29th with a Make Your Own Self Watering Container demonstration and discussion at 10:30 a.m. followed by Marvellous Microgreens and much more to round out the afternoon including shorts from the series, Meet Your Urban Farmer and the original movie Truck Farm. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and children between 1 – 12 years of age free. All vendors participating in this event will be contributing 10% of their sales to the Vertical Teaching Garden.  Come out and support this great community event!

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