Monthly Archives: December 2016

Does your family live or play in Northeast False Creek?

NEFC Area Families Workshop Register now!

Join us for a fun and interactive drop-in workshop to learn about the upcoming NEFC Area Planning process and to share your ideas for the future of the neighbourhood.screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-12-06-37-pm

When: Thursday December 15, 2016 6:30-9:00pm*
Where: Creekside Community Centre – Multipurpose Room 4

*Short presentations at 7:00pm and 8:00pm

Already a hub of events, culture, and sports, Northeast False Creek is the last major undeveloped waterfront in downtown Vancouver. In October 2015, Council approved a conceptual plan that included the replacement of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and directed staff to proceed with the creation of an area plan.

More info can be found at www.vancouver.ca/nefc

This is a family friendly event – there will be a children’s activity area with a LEGO table, arts + crafts & more!

Please feel free to email nefc@vancouver.ca if you have any questions.

Register here.

Historic Lord Strathcona Elementary Opens First Seismic Safe—and Accessible—Building

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Lord Strathcona Elementary

Originally constructed in 1891 and located in the city’s downtown eastside, Lord Strathcona is one of the oldest continuously operating schools in BC. It is the only elementary school in the area and has legal heritage designation from the City of Vancouver.

The first of the three seismically safe buildings opened to over 200 students yesterday. Not only is the new building compliant with current building code performance requirements, it’s been transformed into a bright, open and welcoming space. It also has some much needed improvements for accessibility.

As one parent commented, “MLA Sam Sullivan (came) to visit Lord Strathcona (but) was not able to enter because it was not accessible to those in a wheelchair or even a parent with a child in a stroller. Today, the lower part of the building is accessible. Soon the school will be fully accessible to all!”

When complete, the structurally upgraded school will accommodate up to 510 students, including 60 kindergarten students and 450 grades 1-7 students, and will include additional space for a Neighbourhood Learning Centre to serve the school and area residents with the Lord Strathcona Community Centre.

Reminder: Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the False Creek Residents Association (FCRA) Annual General Meeting

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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Media Room
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC

Guest Speaker: Dr. Matsen of the Squamish Streamkeepers Society

Everyone welcome—bring a neighbour!

21 acres of park!