Check out this great local event:
A community project
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Van Dusen Gardens
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
J.B. Mackinnon, author & Museum of Vancouver guest curator, will read from his new book: The Once and Future World (Random House Canada 2013)
Presented by: Museum of Vancouver | Emily Carr University | David Suzuki Foundation
For more information, visit the Facebook event page
Attend a FREE guided walk of historic Renfrew Creek
with historian Bruce MacDonald:
Sunday, November 17, 2013
WALK STARTS AT corner of Charles Street & Kaslo Street in Hastings-Sunrise
Historic Renfrew Creek runs from Charles and Slocan Street to New Brighton Park–right through the Sanctuary and Hastings Park. A plan is in the works to start restoring the creek in New Brighton Park. Environmental restoration biologist, Sarah, who is working on the project, and historian Bruce MacDonald will be with us. Bruce has done some amazing research on historic streams. He has written a book: Vancouver: a visual history.
This is a FREE event. There will be hot chocolate and treats at the park. Everyone welcome. **Bring weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.**
Please post! And tell anyone you think may be interested. Hope to see you there!!
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Help us celebrate! As we honour two of our community activist neighbours:
Eric Harms & Virginia Downes
On Saturday, November 16, 2013
from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the
HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE AUDITORIUM
Sadly, Eric and Virginia will be leaving Hastings-Sunrise and moving to the West end. After decades of working for our community as Hastings Park and Community activists, and being on the Board of the Hastings Community Association, we want to come together as a community to recognize their years of work on behalf of all of us who live in Hastings-Sunrise.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by November 14th. Bring a dish or something to share, if you can. We will have a NO HOST BAR. Kids are welcome.
Sponsored by Friends of Hastings Park, Hastings Park Conservancy, The Bocce Gang, Hastings Community Association, Kiwassa.
On September 23, 2013, members of the Friends of Hastings Park attended a meeting of the Park Board to speak to commissioners, requesting removal of the recently started Go Fish program from the ecologically sensitive Sanctuary in Hastings Park, and consideration of relocating the program to a more suitable location.
A motion was put forward by commissioner Melissa De Genova in support of this action as follows, from the minutes:
“THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
- A. The Vancouver Park Board direct staff to research possible locations that may
be suitable for fishing in Vancouver.
- B. The Chair of the Vancouver Park Board write a letter to the Pacific National
Exhibition (PNE) Board asking for fishing at Hastings Park to stop immediately.
The motion was carried UNANIMOUSLY with minor amendments. See the full text of the September 23rd meeting minutes on the City of Vancouver website.
Below, courtesy of Mr. Ray Tomlin’s Twitter feed, FOHP representative Gale Tyler is seen criticizing the “Blurred Vision” council for its planning processes, at an event where residents across Vancouver feel frustrated with their community planning processes.
Please join your neighbours from across Vancouver on Tuesday, September 24th at 5:45 PM, to attend this rally that is being organized by a broad coalition of concerned Vancouver residents. Many people, in all communities/neighbourhoods across Vancouver are being affected by what seems to be developer driven decisions and power grabs being made at City Hall. Involved and active citizens representing their communities are being ignored and betrayed by City Hall.
The purpose of the rally is to show City Hall the extent of concern across the City. Friends of Hastings Park and others in Hastings-Sunrise are being negatively affected by City Council decisions made with no regard for our Community. Recent examples include decommissioning Hastings Park as a public park, removing the historical right of Hastings Community Center Association to run community driven programs, zoning changes along Hastings Street, and intensifying truck traffic through residential areas on the east side, among other concerns expressed by Hastings Sunrise residents. (see our close neighbours of Grandview-Woodland blogging about this event, and read the news item in this week’s Georgia Straight)
If you can, please attend this rally. If you have a noise maker or a sign, please bring these. We need to be loud and visible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are driving or looking for a ride from the Hastings-Sunrise area, as we will try to facilitate carpooling.
Vancouver Decides 2014 is a civic blog that counts down to Vancouver’s 2014 municipal election and features interviews with local community organizations about issues across the city. Our very own Linda Shuto spoke to Mike Andruff in August about the recent Hastings Park governance decision by City Council.
You can view the video clip and article here.