Park Board to Vote Monday, May 25th on $450K Public Art Installation in Empire Field

REGISTER TO SPEAK BEFORE NOON ON MONDAY, MAY 25th!

EAST VANCOUVER”S EMPIRE FIELDS “$450,000.00 PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION” GOES TO VOTE at THE PARK BOARD MONDAY MAY 25TH.

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The city of Vancouver is proposing a $450,000 art installation on the Northwest corner of Empire Fields.

Park Board Commissioners will be voting yes or no on Monday, May 25th at 7pm. You may register to speak at this meeting before noon on Monday or just send an e-mail to the Park Board Commissioners. (a few of their e-mails listed below)

We feel this sculpture could be a safety issue as well as a poor representation for an East Vancouver Park Space. There has been no community or public input and this will be our only chance to voice an opinion. Hastings Park, Empire Fields, and the surrounding community deserves something better.

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/park-board-commissioners.aspx

pbcomment@vancouver.ca
stuart.mackinnon@vancouver.ca
catherine.evans@vancouver.ca
john.coupar@vancouver.ca

http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20150525/REPORT_Home-and-Away_Public-Art-EmpireFields_2015-05-25.pdf

“East Vancouver’s Empire Fields could get new public art installation

Staff are recommending approval of the $450,000 installation, entitled Home and Away, designed by Lead Pencil Studio. Artists drew inspiration for the sculpture from three historic structures Hastings Park is known for: the old bleachers and scoreboards at Empire Stadium, a constructed ski run built there in the 1950s and Playland’s signature wooden roller coaster. The bleachers, with the “home” side in blue and the “away” side in yellow, will be about 15 metres high, 30 metres long and hold a maximum of 150 people, according to a park board staff report. It will be located at the northwest corner of Empire Fields and visible from Hastings Street”

Posted in Action Plan, News

April 15th at 7pm: AGM of Hastings Community Association

Hastings Community Association AGM
Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 PM

at Hastings Community Centre Auditorium

Click the image below to see full details, or visit their Facebook Page:

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Posted in Events

Farmer’s Market returns to Hastings Park, March 8th!

The Farmers’ Market at Hastings Park is coming back this spring!
Every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
from March 8 – April 26, 2015

More info on their website here:
http://eatlocal.org/markets/hastings-park/

Spread the word! It is lovely to have a neighbourhood event with no entry fee in our community. Food trucks are also present so it is a great place for coffee and a snack.

If you are driving, apparently if you tell the parking attendant that you are going to the Farmers’ Market there may be no charge.

Posted in Events, News

Save the Date: January 24th Light Water Drums in Hastings Park

Check out the Light Water Drums Festival page for more information on the event and how you can get involved. The event is hosted by Hastings North Community Partners Group.

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Posted in Events

December 7th: Events of the Hastings Park Conservancy

We encourage the Hastings-Sunrise community to check out these events coming up, put on by our friends at the Hastings Park Conservancy.

hpc walk

Posted in Events, News

Vancouver All-Candidates Meeting – Nov 5th at Hastings Community Centre

Vancouver Municipal Elections are coming up!
Come to the:

All-Candidates Meeting
Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM
HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE
3096 E. Hastings St. (at Lillooet St)
(see attached poster)

Hosted by The Hastings Community Association

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Posted in Events, News

Farmer’s Market at Hastings Park – Sundays in November

Something we have long wanted in our neighbourhood, now it’s here, at least for a little while! The market has good variety, including fresh produce, baking, meat, seafood and food trucks for snacking while you shop. Please come and support this market. We really want this to be a hit and return next year in the Spring time!

HastingsPark_FarmersMarket-Nov2014Farmer’s Market:
Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00 pm until November 30
at “Gate 2″ entrance, east side of Renfrew St (near Pandora St)
(see attached poster)

Posted in Events, News