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This annual family-friendly, community celebration is one of the highlights of the year for residents and businesses. Complete with Kids Fun Zone, Classic Car Show & Shine, magic, balloons, music, and free street entertainment, Summerfest has something for everyone. Don't miss the many participating merchant sidewalk sales, and tasty food offerings, including food trucks. Stay tuned for more details, or please call 604-418-8232. DETAILS | POSTER | ENTERTAINMENT
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JUL 14, 2015 — Produced in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Marpole BIA, Joy Kogawa House, chART: Public Art Marpole, and artist Ashley Guindon, the mural will celebrate the branch's long history of providing endless worlds of imagination, play and learning. The mural is generously funded by the Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Marpole BIA. As an integral part of the mural's design, Guindon has produced a series of open workshops for community feedback and inspiration. All are welcome to join in, meet Marpole's dedicated artists and writers, and visit the community's hubs of creativity and learning. [READ MORE]
JUL 14, 2015 — The chART public art crew has been busy planning some incredible public art projects over the winter months! Check out their paper-making and other fun art activities at Summerfest on Saturday, July 18th. Similar to the existing box wraps at West 66th, West 70th, and at Marpole Place on Hudson St., the large electrical box in front of Safeway on Granville St. will receive the wrapping treatment. Additionally, through the sponsorship of Joy Kogawa House, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Marpole BIA, chART has received a City matching grant from the Neighbourhood Matching Fund for the Marpole Library Mural Project. [READ MORE]
JUL 03, 2015 — Canadian Pacific's (CP) tracks and land along the Arbutus corridor are ready for recommencement of operations. The transporting and storage of rail cars on the tracks will commence in the coming weeks. For questions about CP's work along the Arbutus corridor, contact their Community Connect team at email@example.com or 1-800-766-7912. [READ MORE]
JUN 25, 2015 — Marpole Online met with Marpole resident and greenspace activist, Don Larson, today to discuss the proposed 10 acre riverfront park at the foot of Cambie that he has been fighting to make happen for the past four years. Larson doesn't think the park will happen if he doesn't keep pushing the Mayor, City Council, and Vancouver Park's Board, but is grateful for the Canada Line Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge which draws attention to the neglected industrial site. He goes on to say that Burnaby and Richmond are way ahead of Vancouver with riverfront trails, etc. [READ STORY]
JUN 20, 2015 — Gigi Blin Market Cafe at 1400 West 70th Avenue is Marpole's newest coffee shop open Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturdays 8am to 5pm. They are currently closed Sundays. Owners Mark and Iwona have renovated the former Kim's Grocery store using reclaimed custom wood furniture. They chose the character building because they saw that Marpole didn't have many independent neighbourhood coffee shops. Gigi Blin serves Umbria coffee and has WiFi. [MORE]
JUN 20, 2015 — Dozens of residents have been displaced after a big fire at an apartment building in Marpole Saturday morning. The three-alarm fire broke out at the building on Osler Street and 70th Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. Twenty-five residents were forced out, and fire officials say it's not likely anyone will be able to return soon. [READ MORE]
JUN 20, 2015 — People and businesses now have a quicker and easier way to connect with City Hall, thanks to the City of Vancouver’s newest mobile app. VanConnect allows users to view and access information about various City programs and services from anywhere, at any time, using your mobile phone.You can submit a service request for issues you spot around Marpole (and the city), from abandoned garbage and graffiti removal, to potholes and street light repairs. [READ MORE]
JUN 4, 2015 — The Marpole BIA congratulates the owners of the Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic, Gordon and Kerrilyn Bohlmann on expanding their business in the Marpole commercial district! The Grand Opening Party celebration of their newly expanded clinic was held Friday, April 24, 2015.
JUN 4, 2015 — The first multi-family development under the City of Vancouver's new RM-9 zoning has begun marketing in Marpole. It's the first low-density development of its kind in Vancouver built off a major street in more than 30 years. Marcon's two-building development will densify the area but not in typical, Vancouver high-rise fashion. One building will be modern; one will be heritage to make it look like two small, boutique buildings and not one big development. [READ MORE]
APR 22, 2015 — On Saturday, May 16th, 2015, the critically acclaimed performers of Opera Mariposa are bringing Marpole audiences a night of musical theatre showstoppers in support of chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. Tour de Force is a Broadway benefit show at Marpole United Church which includes hit songs from Wicked, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd and more. The evening will include a prize raffle and reception, and the charitable proceeds will go towards educating more medical professionals in how to diagnose and treat ME/CFS and FM. Tour de Force will be Mariposa's third benefit and awareness show; in 2013, their gala concert The Singer raised $10,000 for the newly opened Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women's Hospital, while their 2014 revue show The Butterfly raised over $13,000 for the cause. Details at operamariposa.com.
FEB 27, 2015 — At long last a Bike Shop in Marpole - RIDE ON IT at 8722 Granville at 71st Ave., just a block east of the Cypress bike route. Open 11am to 7pm. A welcome addition to the community. Bobbie looks forward to seeing you and your bike.
Enjoy the festive celebration of the holidays in Marpole, on Granville Street between 63rd and 71st Avenues including Santa Stroll and Holiday Caroling & Music on 20th, Marpole Cares food drive from Nov 19th - Dec 19th, plus Holiday Caroling on December 6th and 13th!
DEC 17, 2014 — The Marpole Business Association and Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic are pleased to announce that the Christmas Tree Lighting in Marpole Village raised over $1,700 for the sixth annual Marpole Cares charity campaign. More than 14 local Marpole businesses donated to sponsor the Tree Lighting event, with additional support generously provided by Art Knapp, Safeway, and Silvestre Law Photography. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the Marpole branch Library and local financial institutions until Friday, December 19th. [READ MORE]
DEC 2014 — Due to a lack of financial resources and difficulties following the devastating flood last year to the old firehall at West 70th and Hudson St., Marpole Place Neighbourhood House was forced to cease operations as of November 14th. The Marpole BIA, in collaboration with other neighbourhood non-profits and church groups, have met to discuss what programs might be salvaged and facilitated by other organizations. [READ MORE]
NOV 27, 2014 — Janet Fraser didn't anticipate securing such a powerful position on the Vancouver School Board when she ran to be trustee. The victorious Green Party candidate will hold the deciding vote on issues that split trustees of Vision Vancouver and the NPA. In her Marpole neighbourhood she has been active in neighbourhood development issues, cofounding Marpole Matters and engaging in the city’s Marpole plan.[READ MORE]
Dress up in your best Halloween costume, spot the orange pumpkin decal and trick-or-treat at participating local Marpole merchants along Granville Street on Friday October 31st!
NOV 07, 2014 — Marpole Place suffered a devastating flood at the heritage firehall at 70th and Hudson in December 2013. Many building tenants, including the Neighbourhood House were forced to relocate and find alternative, temporary operation space. The MPNH had been operating its seniors', children's, food bank and community breakfast and dinners out of St. Augustine Church for the past months, however, they've determined that they no longer have sufficient resources to continue. [READ MORE]
OCT 25, 2014 — Below please find the list of participating merchants for our Great Marpole Trick or Treat event on Halloween night between West 63rd and West 71st Avenues along Granville Street in Vancouver, BC.
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OCT 17, 2014 — The Annual General Meeting of the Marpole Business Association took place on Wednesday, September 3rd at the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel. The new 2015-2016 Board of Directors was elected. Please feel free to contact any of them should you have any questions or concerns about the Association and its activities. Guest Speaker Craig Shishido of Metro Vancouver spoke about the 2015 Organics Waste Disposal Ban. [READ MORE]
Fueled by volunteers, Metro's first show of its 52nd season is a fast-paced scramble through the world of Alfred Hitchcock
SEP 21, 2014 — Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of hilarious Monty Python, and you have Patrick Barlow's brilliant adaptation of The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure for all ages! Metro Theatre is proud to present The 39 Steps September 20 to October 11, Wednesday through Saturday night, with matinees on September 28 and October 5. Tickets are $23 for adults or $20 for students and seniors. Every Wednesday you can buy two tickets for $32, and every Thursday you can buy two tickets for $34. You can purchase tickets at 604-266-7191 or on-line at tickets.metrotheatre.com.
SEP 21, 2014 — In the heart of the rapidly changing intersection of Cambie and Marine, Onni is preparing to launch a new development that will add even more density and vitality to the evolving neighborhood. Northwest is a two tower, LEED Gold development of 340 homes on Ash Park, complemented by ground floor retail. Kitty corner from two other major developments already under construction, Marine Gateway and MC2, Onni's Northwest completes the reinvention of the Cambie and Marine intersection and promises to renew interest in an area now known as South Cambie Village. Prices start at $269,900. Occupancy date: Summer 2017 For more information contact: Cori Howard firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-987-1345. [READ MORE]
New public art installation 'Meniscus Series' takes over seven city bus shelters in the Marpole neighborhood
SEP 21, 2014 — A fluid series of public art installations have taken over the city of Vancouver's bus shelters, along Granville Street in the Marpole commercial district. The Meniscus Series is based on a photography series by artist Nathalie Lavoie. The works depicts two bodies of water merging: fresh water from the Mackenzie River as it is dropped into the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean. The development of the 2014 bus shelter wrap series in Marpole stems from the creation of a single temporary bus shelter wrap in August, 2012 which received overwhelmingly positive community response. With this in mind, chART chose to pursue a new wrap project, this time on a larger scale, and the Meniscus Series was born. chART: Public Art Marpole is a long-term research partnership between the community of Marpole and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. [READ MORE]
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