Category Archives: Press

City Council approves Playland expansion and “Theme Park” for Hastings Park

With the PNE Board now completely in charge of Hastings Park, we’ve heard in the news this week that the PNE Board has received approval from City Council to move forward with a significant Playland expansion, creating an enhanced “theme-based” … Continue reading

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The Sanctuary at Hastings Park makes local list of weekend walks

Ringing in the new year, the Georgia Straight featured the Sanctuary at Hastings Park this weekend in their list of 5 possible destinations for a walk in Vancouver. Read the article here: January 7, 2016: Vancouver Weekend: we’re thinking… walks

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FOHP’s Linda Shuto interviewed on CBC about Empire Fields sculpture proposal

In light of tonight’s Park Board meeting to review and possibly decide on installation of a “Home and Away” sculpture in Hastings Park’s Empire Field, Friends of Hastings Park representative Linda Shuto was interviewed today on CBC Radio’s On the … Continue reading

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Letter to Mayor and Council: Cleanup of Hastings Park needed after PNE Fair

Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillor Louie, Please see to the clean up of Hastings Park following the PNE. A big mess needs attending to. Also, surrounding Hastings Park there is litter strewn along the roads surrounding the park and the … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor of Vancouver Courier, in response to article re: PNE losing charitable status

Today we learned from the Vancouver Courier that “PNE loses charity status, faces 6-figure tax bill” Our own Gale Tyler has sent this response to the Editor of the Vancouver Courier: Dear Editor, Bob Makin reveals in his article, that … Continue reading

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Council has voted: Park Board officially removed from PNE Board and Hastings Park oversight

On Wednesday, June 10th, the City’s Standing Committee on Finance and Services discussed the topic of Hastings Park/PNE Governance Review and Bylaw Update, and the proposal to remove Park Board representation from the PNE Board who oversees the operation of … Continue reading

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December 9-13: Support your Commmunity Centre at the BC Supreme Court hearings this week!

This week, Hastings Community Centre Association, and 5 other commmunity centre associations, need your support as they continue their legal battle in the courtroom with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation between December 9-13, 2013 (Monday-Friday this week). It … Continue reading

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FOHP Spokesperson Linda Shuto speaks to “Vancouver Decides 2014”

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 … Continue reading

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A sad day at Hastings Park

August 1st: A very sad day for Hastings Park. At City Hall, the majority of the Vision Council voted in favour of permanent PNE Board Governance of Hastings Park. There were two dissenting votes, Adriane Carr and Elizabeth Ball. Video … Continue reading

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Successful media conference and press coverage July 31st

We had a very successful conference today! (news links will be updated at the bottom of this post) Great media coverage included: Global TV, CBC TV, French CBC TV, Globe and Mail, The Province and the Courier and CKNW. Listen … Continue reading

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