Mark your calendars for the next set of open houses which will cover the refined community plan draft directions.
Wednesday, June 19, 4-7 pm at Best Western Sands Hotel (1755 Davie)
Saturday, June 22, 1-4 pm at West End Strawberry Festival (Barclay Heritage Square)
Tuesday, June 25, 4-7 pm at Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson)
ABOUT THE WEST END COMMUNITY PLAN
In April 2012, the City initiated a new Community Planning process for the West End. When completed, the plan will provide long-range guidance on a variety of issues – including housing, transportation, parks and public space, social issues, arts, culture, heritage and more. The new plan will replace the older West End Commercial Policy Plan (1986) and West End Residential Areas Policy Plan (1987).
For information on our planning work to date, upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement, please stay in touch via the following means:
The West End Community Centre hosts the 8th annuual visual art show & sale on:
- Friday, May 10 (opening gala) 7-9pm
- Saturday, May 11, 10am-4:30pm
- Sunday, May 12 10am-3pm
Gordon Neighbourhood House is hosting, for the first time, a community potluck on Earth Day. Everyone is invited!
April 22 from 5:30-7:30pm at 1019 Broughton St.
Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated every year with events across Canada and the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection and action, and now has never been a more important time to get involved.
On Sunday, April 21, Vancouverites can learn more about local ecology and take environmental action by heading over to Stanley Park where Stanley Park Ecology Society is putting on two community events.
A family-friendly interpretative Earth Day walk with a focus on forest ecosystems and their role in creating a healthy planet takes place at 10 am-12 noon. Meet at the Stanley Park Nature House, under the viewing plaza on Lost Lagoon (north end of Alberni Street). Participation is free.
If you want to get involved in taking hands-on action with other volunteers to conserve Stanley Park’s native biodiversity from alien invasive plant species, meet SPES at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion at 12:30 pm for a 2 ½ hour outdoor event. For this particular event we ask you to pre-register by Friday, April 19; firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-718-6547. The event is free and all tools are supplied. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants.
For more details go to www.stanleyparkecology.ca/events
The contest features three categories: nature, places and people. There’s also a special category strictly for youth entries (up to 18 years).
The contest judges are Vancouver-based wildlife photographer, National Geographic Explorer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Paul Colangelo; Juno-award winner Ben Worcester of Said the Whale; and entrepreneur and award-winning blogger Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604).
Details of the photo contest at www.stanleyparkecology.ca/photo-contest/
Plan directions open houses
Since the planning process launched in April 2012, we’ve received a wide range of feedback from residents, businesses and other stakeholders which has helped shape a set of directions. Drop-in to an open house to learn more about the directions and have your say. Your input will help refine the directions and create a draft plan.
Thursday, April 4, 4-7pm
Best Western Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie Street
Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Tuesday, April 9, 4-7pm
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson Street
What do you think of the housing issues we have identified in the West End?
Were you unable to attend our housing info session Feb 26th? View our consultation materials under the ‘documents’ tab (vancouver.ca/westendplan), then give us your comments by filling out our questionnaire. Materials provide you with an opportunity to find out more about the housing issues facing the West End, and also what we’ve heard about housing from both the community and the area housing providers. The feedback you provide here will help inform the draft West End Community Plan directions that we will be coming out with April 4, 6, and 9.
The survey is open until March 24, 2013.