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An unprecedented group of three exhibitions called c̓əsnaʔəm (pronounced: Tsesnam), The City Before the City, throws sand in the face of the idea that Vancouver is a new metropolis without much history.

Marpole Online Featured Stories

Marpole Summerfest

Saturday, July 18th | 11am - 3pm

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

Marpole SafewayMarpole Safeway Redevelopment

Granville at 70th / Safeway Now Open

The new Marpole Safeway opened December 2013! Marpole Liquor Store opened August 2014! Watch this space for other news on the development. For updates see: marpoleonline.com/safeway

Marine GatewayMarine Gateway

On The Canada Line

The North Tower is scheduled for completion November 2014, while the South Tower is scheduled for completion January 2015. New riverfront park at the foot of Cambie coming. For updates see: marpoleonline.com/marinegateway

chART

Marpole Public Art Project

The chART Marpole Public Art project - a partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University (ECU), has steadily been transforming Marpole into public art.

For details and updates see: marpoleonline.com/publicartproject

City of Vancouver Marpole Plan

New Plan Unanimously Approved

Vancouver's Marpole neighbourhood has a new community plan after it passed unanimously Apr 2, 2014. [DOWNLOAD]

Marpole Community News Headlines

Marpole Parks & Recreation Don Larson wants a 10 acre riverfront park at the foot of Cambie

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]

Gigi Blin Market Cafe

New BusinessNew neighbourhood cafe opens at West 70th and Cartier

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]

Gigi Blin Market Cafe

CTV NewsDozens homeless after blaze guts Marpole apartment building

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]

Dozens homeless after blaze guts Marpole apartment building

Marpole Business AssociationConnect to City Hall with New VanConnect App

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]

Marpole Business AssociationMarpole Physiotherapy Clinic Grand Opening

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.

Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic Grand Opening

Business In Vancouver"Gentle density" reshaping Marpole

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]

Opera MariposaTour de Force, a one-night-only Broadway performance for charity

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.

Chinese Lion Dance TourMarpole Chinese New Year Celebrations & Annual Lion Tour

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

An exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community! Chinese Lion Dance Tour at 11am! POSTER | SCHEDULE

Marpole Business AssociationNew Bike Shop in Marpole

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.

Ride On Bike Shop - Marpole

Christmas in Marpole Village

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

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!
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Christmas in Marpole VillageChristmas Tree Lighting raises funds for Marpole Cares

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]

Christmas Tree Lighting raises funds for Marpole Cares

Marpole Place Neighbourhood House Marpole Neighbourhood House closes its doors

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]

Vancouver CourierThe Greens' Janet Fraser holds balance of power on VSB

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]

The Great Marpole Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31st | 4pm - 5pm

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!

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Marpole Place Neighbourhood House Suspension of programming at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House (MPNH) effective November 14

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]

The Great Marpole Trick or Treat Participating Merchants

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.

 

West Side Granville

  • RHV Tee & Son Antiques
  • Vera's Burgers
  • TD Bank
  • NUCCA Health Clinic
  • Enchanted Florist
  • Nuestra Day Spa
  • Papa's Eatery
  • Bean Around the World
  • Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic
  • New World Insurance
  • Panago Pizza
  • Subway
  • Safeway
  • Scotiabank
  • Wind Mobile
  • Insure BC Marpole
  • Anderson Animal Hospital
  • Royal Bank (RBC)
  • Vancity Savings
  • Hair Reflections
  • UPS Store
  • McDonald's Restaurant
  • Marpole Optometry Clinic
  • Art Knapp Garden Centre

East Side Granville

  • Armadillo Boutique
  • Mirchi Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • Ragnar Jewelers
  • Unique Jewellery
  • Tony Lau Insurance
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • VPL Marpole Library
  • CIBC
  • Grand Marpole Market
  • Pelling Insurance
  • Maguire & Co Notary Public
  • Donair Spot
  • Fresh Slice Pizza
  • Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips
  • Sunflower Hair Salon

Marpole Business AssociationMarpole Business Association's successful Annual General Meeting

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]

Metro TheatreFueled 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.

Metro Theatre presents The 39 Steps

Onni GroupNorthwest revitalizes South Cambie Village with more homes and more amenities

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 cori@thekey.com or 778-987-1345. [READ MORE]

Northwest revitalizes South Cambie Village with more homes and more amenities

chART Public Art MarpoleNew 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]

Upcoming Community Events

To have your community event added, please email info@magnetude.com.

Live Music at Milltown Pub

Date: Fri June 19, 2015
Time: 8pm - 12am
Address: 9191 Bentley Street
Jordan Hart acoustic soul singer songwriter with Emily Schultz
Details: milltownbar.com

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Treats and Treasures Lawn Sale

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall
Address: 8743 SW Marine Drive
Over 15 tables. Refreshments are for sale.
Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Sun Catchers: Drawing with Light and Shadow

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
Address: 990 West 59 Avenue
Free. No registration required. Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.
Details: vancouverdrawdown.com

Marpole Business Association presents Summerfest Community Festival 2015

Date: Sat July 18, 2015
Time: 11am-3pm
This annual family-friendly, community celebration is one of the event highlights of the year for residents and businesses!
Details: marpoleonline.com/summerfest

Marpole Business Association - Annual General Meeting

Date: Wed September 23, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Coast Airport Hotel
Address: Oak Street and SW Marine Drive
A fantastic opportunity to enjoy a delicious catered dinner, meet your fellow business colleagues, and learn more about the activities of the Marpole Business Association. Member businesses will receive an AGM information package, dropped off or mailed in August.

South Vancouver 5000 Years Ago: The City Before The City Exhibit

Locations: Museum of Vancouver, Musqueam Cultural Centre, and Museum of Anthropology
Experience c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, an unprecedented series of exhibitions about Musqueam's ancient landscape and living culture.

Details: thecitybeforethecity.com

Marpole Place Neighbourhood House Events

Forever Learning And Connected For 55+: Stretch + Strength; Knitting and Crafts; Ping Pong; Bridge & Scrabble Club; Internet Café; COSCO Healthy Living Workshops - Memory & Aging / Frauds & Scams; Walking Club

Activities For Everyone: Westside Mobile Food Market; Thursday Night Dinner; Friday Breakfast Club; Seed Sharing Library; Bread Pick Up; Women's Fusion Dance

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network: Sustenance Festival Potluck; Canning Workshop

The Food & Art Sharing Project: Cheesemaking; Lantern Making Workshop; Lantern Making & Procession
Location: 8680 Hudson St @ 71st Ave, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-266-5301
Details: marpoleplace.ca

Internet Café at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House

Dates: Wednesday 1pm-3pm; Fridays 10am-12pm (ongoing until further notice)
Location: St. Augustine's Church
Address: 8680 Hudson Street, Vancouver
Description: Drop in and learn how to use computers and the basics of internet and e-mail including drop in computer help, one-on-one help in both English and Chinese. Free with membership
Details: marpoleplace.ca

Past Community Events

For recently held community events see Marpole Online News Archives.

Marpole Jobs

Neighbourhood jobs from Craigslist.

Marpole Community Listings

Local community listings from Craigslist.

Community Developments

Marpole SafewayMarpole Safeway

Granville at 70th Redevelopment Project

Read news and updates.
See: marpoleonline.com/safeway

Milltown Marina and BoatyardMilltown Marina & Boatyard

Fraser River at the foot of Bentley Street

Read news and updates.
See: marpoleonline.com/milltown-marina

Marine GatewayCambie Corridor

@ Marine Drive Station

Read news and updates.
See: marpoleonline.com/marinegateway

Marpole Gateway

Arbutus/Eburne Lands Issue

During the discussions prompted by the TransLink Transit Centre development on the Eburne Lands in 2003, the community encouraged the creation of a process to plan for this important entrance to the City.

Read news and updates.
See: marpoleonline.com/gateway
See also: vancouver.ca/marpoleplan

Community Services

Marpole Oakridge Family PlaceMarpole Place

Family Place / Neighbourhood House

See: marpoleplace.ca

Marpole Curling ClubMarpole Curling Club

"A place to meet, curl, eat and drink"

See: marpolecurling.com

Farmers On 57th

@ George Pearson Centre

See: farmerson57th.wikispaces.com

Metro TheatreMetro Theatre

52nd Season (2014/2015)

The 39 Steps [Sep 20-Oct 11]
Parfumerie [Nov 8-29]
Aladdin pantomime [Dec 12-Jan 3]
Fawlty Towers [Jan 10-31]
Pride and Prejudice [Feb 14-Mar 7]
Go Back for Murder [Mar 21-Apr 18]
The Graduate [May 2 - 23]

See: metrotheatre.org

Marpole Museum & Historical SocietyColbourne House

Marpole Museum and Historical Society

Annual Events: Colbourne House Tours; Antique, Collectibles, Plant Sale and Food (local artisans); A Very Berry Delight

See: marpolehistorical.ca

Marpole-Oakridge Community CentreMarpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Fitness Centre, Racquet Courts & Recreation Programs

See: marpoleoakridge.org

Kogawa House

Historic Joy Kogawa House

See: kogawahouse.com

Vancouver Public LibraryVancouver Public Library

Marpole Branch

Granville at 67th. See: vpl.ca

Business Services

Marpole BIAMarpole BIA

Marpole Business Association

Being part of a Business Improvement Area (BIA) gives you access to resources and community initiatives to enhance your business. CLSLink has BIA Profiles, links, maps and more...

Find Commercial Real Estate in Marpole Village

See: marpoleonline.com/mba

Marpole BIAMarpole BIA

Tweets by Marpole BIA Member Businesses

Being part of a Business Improvement Area (BIA) gives you access to resources and community initiatives to enhance your business.To have your Marpole BIA member Twitter feed added, please email info@magnetude.com.

chART Public Art MarpolechART Public Art Marpole

A partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University transforming Marpole into public art.

See: marpoleonline.com/publicartproject

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