Say it with Paint

On June 6, 2015, hundreds of Vancouverites united in conducting acts of “urban intervention”—small actions to improve our city and foster a sense of community.

Led by the organization 100in1Day Vancouver, an urban intervention is a fun, inclusive way to focus on the role of people and public space, and demonstrate the capacity we all have in creating a better city. It’s like a community flashmob that raises awareness of urban and social issues.

Our favourite is the display by this group in their effort to motivate people to consider a new approach to an old problem.

100in1day1-599x250The parking space … was promised to be a city park for the local community. We want to emphasize the ability of this space to contain activities and want to invite passers by to answer a critical non-provoking question. They can answer this question by shooting a paint-ball at the right field on a white canvas.

At the end of the day they had an expressive painting produced by local participants, and stimulated a bit of discussion.

Plaza of Nations Saturday Market

This summer the Plaza of Nations will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace, complete with food trucks, craft beer, and local bands.

The Plaza of Nations Saturday Concerts and Food Truck Festival is being launched by the Northshore Green Markets, the team behind Shipyards Night Market, which takes place Friday nights in summertime in North Vancouver.

When: Every Saturday from June 20 to September 12, 2015 (5 to 10 p.m.)
Where: Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Boulevard

Shipyards Friday Night Market on the North Shore

Shipyards Friday Night Market on the North Shore

Bike to Work Week—Wrap-Up Party at Creekside Park

Come celebrate the end of Bike to Work Week with a BBQ and drinks from Ethical Bean! Giant and Norco will be providing free bike mechanic services.12210013533_d9014938dd_o

Friday, May 29, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Enter to win a prize from Giant, a pannier from Two Wheel Gear, and a pair of Dish Jeans from DU/ER Denim!

Sponsored by Norco, Giant, Two Wheel Gear, DU/ER Denim and car2go Vancouver.

Welcome to your Flats—Launch Event

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Economic Commission would like to invite you to come out and celebrate the launch of the False Creek Flats planning process! The Flats is made up of over 450 acres of primarily employment land. Bound by Main Street to the west, Clark Drive to the east, Prior/Venables to the north, and Great Northern Way to thfalse-creek-flats-welcome-to-your-flats-bannere south, it is home to over 600 businesses and roughly 8,000 employees!

On Wednesday, May 27th come out to Circle Studio at 390 Industrial Avenue, between 4:30pm and 7:30pm and join us for the project’s launch. Meet your neighbours and local businesses over a snack from a resident food truck and purchase a Flats brewed beer while you explore the history, diverse economy and unique industrial character of the Flats.

false-creek-flats-landingWhile at the event you will have a number of opportunities to begin to provide your input to City staff into the future of the area, as well you will find information and sign-up sheets for upcoming events.

 

DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TIME: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Circle Studio @ 390 Industrial Avenue

Sign up today, to ensure you do not miss out on any future opportunities to help shape the future of your Flats!

You have received this message because of interest you have shown in the Viaducts and Eastern Core or a related initiative over the past number of years.  While we are inviting you because of that connection, we want to ensure that your inbox doesn’t fill up with unwanted messages should you no longer be interested in the planning of this area.  To ensure that only those interested are emailed Flats related notifications in the future, please ensure that you sign up today to our project email list.   You can always remove your email in the future should you no longer wish to receive the information.

If you would like additional information on this event, or other issues as they relate to the planning, please phone 3-1-1 or email the planning team at falsecreekflats@vancouver.ca.

We hope to see you soon!

The Flats Planning Team

Join the conversation on twitter at #FalseCreekFlats

New Footpath to False Creek Shoreline

Last year, coliform counts in False Creek were off the charts. Concentrations of the bacteria were so high that rowers, kayakers and dragon boaters were urged to stay out of the water and avoid False Creek’s eastern basin.

While False Creek is not considered a swimmer’s beach, you don’t have to swim in order to get wet or have water get in your mouth.

Now we have a clearing to the water’s edge. A little haven of natural beach. At long last. But do its visitors know of the water hazards?

FecalCreekVancouver Coastal Health says the contamination is due to boats and fecal matter from birds and geese. Do you have any ideas to improve the water quality in False Creek?

What can be done to promote better awareness?

Read more from two park board commissioners.

Invite—Sat, May 9, 2015—Prior and Venables Livability Study

message from City of Vancouver, Engineering Services sent May 5.

Location: Strathcona Linear Park (just north of Hawks and Union)
Date / Time: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

…the City is co-hosting an event this Saturday to help engage your community in regards to a Livability Study that our consultant, Urban Systems, will be conducting over the next several weeks.

The purpose of this study is to better understand what can be done to make Strathcona, Grandview Woodland and specifically Prior and Venables Street more livable for all. Urban Systems will be looking into many different aspects of Livability to conduct their work, but they would like your help in determining what is most important to you.

To gather this information they have created a survey to help get as much community input as possible.

The results of this survey will help inform current planning studies being conducted by the City of Vancouver, such as the False Creek Flats Local Area Plan OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand the investigation into the potential replacement of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts with a mostly at-grade street network.

The results will also provide important planning context for emerging and new developments such as the proposed relocation of the St. Paul’s Hospital from downtown Vancouver to 1002 Station St.