“It might as well be our Berlin Wall," Langolf says of Oak Street. "I don't know of a lot of people who live on one side who dare to cross to the other side, and that has had a huge impact on the cohesiveness of our community.” — Marpole Oakridge Area Council Society

“Marpole — an easygoing, unpretentious working class and immigrant community of 23,000 people. It won't be small for long. Sleepy old Marpole is changing fast.” — Vancouver Courier

“Marpole harbours a small Liquor Store with a Craft Beer selection that rivals any of the bigger ones in the City. Value On Liquor Store is managed by Lundy Dale, of CAMRA Vancouver fame, and she keeps the place stocked with a hefty selection of our favorites, as well as a number of rotating obscure brews, just in case you are looking for something new.” — Brayden Dyczkowski

Marpole Online 2014 News Archives

Marpole Summerfest

Saturday, July 12th | 11am - 3pm

There was a wide variety of fun, family-oriented entertainment at this year's 14th Annual Summerfest along Granville in Marpole. [EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE] [DETAILS] [POSTER] [MERCHANT INFO] [PDF]

The Georgia StraightMayor Gregor Robertson has issued a statement criticizing CP Rail's removal of gardens along the Arbutus corridor

AUG 16, 2014 —"CP's removal and destruction of long-standing structures along the Arbutus Corridor is completely unwarranted, and these actions are simply a bullying tactic," he said August 15. "The City made a fair market offer to CP to buy the land, which they turned down. There is no business case to reactivate cargo trains along the Corridor, and the City's right to control the zoning was upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada." CP Rail started demolishing gardens in Marpole on Thursday August 14, 2014. In CP Rail's most recent letter to residents, the company's director of Government Affairs West, Mike LoVecchio, stated "Our goal is to have the entire line ready for train operations in the fall." [READ MORE]

BC Liquor StoresBC Liquor Store opens new Marpole Store #38 on West 70th Ave

AUG 06, 2014 — Another milestone has been reached in the Marpole Safeway re-development project as BC Liquor Stores opened their new Marpole location on Friday, August 1, 2014. The store is located at the base of the 2nd residential tower at 1525 West 70th Ave. Regular hours are Monday to Saturday 9:30am-9pm. For more info call them at 604-266-5931, visit bcliquorstores.com or get the app for Apple or Android.

Marpole BC Liquor Store

Global BCVancouver Fire Deparment believe fire on Marpole Railroad Bridge intentionally set

AUG 05, 2014 — A two alarm fire caused heavy smoke to pour from the Marpole Railroad Bridge, just west of the Oak Street bridge, July 9, 2014. Fire officials told Global News that people were seen running from the scene of the fire. The section of the bridge impacted by the fire is used for limited service, says Canadian Pacific Railway media officer Ed Greenberg, with only one freight train per week travelling across the wooden structure. Vancouver police and fire officials are also conducting an investigation and say it could be weeks before any answers are found regarding what caused the fire. [READ MORE]

Marpole SummerfestMarpole celebrates the 14th Annual Marpole Summerfest on Saturday

JUL 10, 2014 — Marpole Summerfest is this Saturday! Print your own events and entertainment schedule from this hi-res PDF or view full schedule online.

 

Marpole Summerfest

The ProvincePlanned 'gentlemen's club' for Marpole not a big deal compared to densification

JUL 08, 2014 — A large billboard outside what used to be the Wild Coyote night club on Southwest Marine Drive in Marpole advertises the soon-to-open Gallery Show Lounge, but it's city hall's proposed high-rises that really have residents' knickers in a twist. Gallery marketing director Brent Gazzio said the club will only be open in the evening and will be "high class." It will offer "high level entertainment" in a style reminiscent of Las Vegas and burlesque, something that Gazzio claims is currently enjoying a revival. [READ MORE]

The Telephone a comic opera in English by Gian Carlo Menotti

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop

Opera MariposaMarpole opera company celebrates triumphant second season finale

JUN 30, 2014 — An acclaimed Marpole opera company for emerging artists will close its second season with a rare North American comic opera. Opera Mariposa will present a lively new production of Menotti's English-language opera The Telephone at Marpole United Church on July 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee at 2 pm on July 12. The one-act opera will be presented alongside a concert of English arias, and the show will feature talented, award-winning young artists from across the Lower Mainland. Details at operamariposa.com.

The Telephone a comic opera in English by Gian Carlo Menotti

Metro TheatreMetro Theatre spreads its wings, embraces challenging, expanded repertoire

JUN 23, 2014 — Metro theatre recently announced the line-up for its 52nd season beginning this fall. The season marks a departure for Metro Theatre, with five productions never before seen on its stage, including Fawlty Towers, The 39 Steps, Parfumerie, Pride and Prejudice, and The Graduate. Agatha Christie's Go Back for Murder returns, as does Metro's traditional Christmas-time pantomime which promises a great time for all ages.Tracy Labrosse from the Play Selection Committee, says: "Our goal with the shows we selected is to stretch ourselves creatively, and bring laughter, intrigue and surprise to our dedicated audiences."

Metro Theatre 2014-2015 Season

Marpole Business AssociationNew flower pots add floral pizzazz to Granville

JUN 13, 2014 — The Marpole BIA has added twelve new black decorative floral pots into the mix of 45 existing floral pots along Granville Street between 63rd and 71st Avenues. The new pots have been placed adjacent to many of the city benches and is part of the larger street beautification intiative. [READ MORE]

Two new flower pots decorate the bench next to CIBC

Two new flower pots decorate the bench next to CIBC

The Richmond ReviewBest bar to contemplate municipal boundaries

JUN 12, 2014 — Milltown Bar is Richmond's newest watering hole, offering stunning Fraser River views from its unusual perch. Part of the Milltown Marina and Boatyard, which opened this spring, the bar offers staples like burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizzas, along with a good selection of popular adult refreshments. Its location is also a good conversation starter. Milltown Bar is on Richmond Island—an island that's physically attached to Vancouver, but is actually a territory of Richmond. Adding to the drama is that Richmond doesn't have control of the lands due to federal ownership, and that Milltown says it's a part of Marpole. The Musqueam Indian Band is also involved, as a part owner. All those jurisdictional gems are easy to forget, however, when sitting on the patio with a burger and beer, soaking in views of the marina, Fraser River and YVR runway.

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural CentreMarpole Dance Festival 2014 Abundance

JUN 11, 2014 — On June 28th, Marpole celebrates its biennial cornucopia of dance art, the Marpole Dance Festival, which this year is titled Abundance. Come share the rich variety of Vancouver's dance talent in an afternoon of free, fun audience­participation public workshops, showcase performances, and a multi­cultural Food Fair. Then stay for the lavishly diverse Gala Evening of professional dance performances, including Urban Hip Hop, Russian Ballet, West African dance fused with Samba, Scottish Country dance, Okinawan Taiko Drum­dance, Tap dance, Chinese Traditional dance, Performance Art, Taiwanese folk dance, Bellydance, Contemporary Modern dance, Poetry dance (a new form), and Dance Film! The Festival will take place at the Scottish Cultural Centre in South Marpole and at the Centre's neighbour, the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Centre. [READ MORE]

 

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society Present Marpole Dance Festival 2014 Abundance: A Magical Tapestry of Movement

Marpole Business AssociationMarpole BIA AGM - Directors needed!

JUN 11, 2014 — The Marpole Business Association BIA has been your local business voice and advocate on community and city issues since 2000. The Marpole BIA is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business owners, retail managers, and commercial property owners. The Association has been privileged with excellent member representation for over a decade, and we need your help to keep that great tradition alive. If you are interested in submitting your name to the Nominating Committee to stand as a Director on the Board, please email marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or call Executive Director Claudia Laroye at 604.418.8232 for more information and an application.

Vancouver School BoardDavid Lloyd George (DLG) School needs your help

JUN 11, 2014 — The kids at David Lloyd George Elementary (DLG) School need our help. Recently, Vancouver School Board announced that the existing playground no longer meets current safety codes. DLG has to tear down and replace its intermediate playground by July 2016. The School and PAC are busy fundraising to pay for the new, safe playground. If you are interested and able to contribute to this worthy community cause, please contact DLG School Principal Mike McEwan directly, by phone at 604.713.4895. [READ MORE]

Vancouver CourierCity Living: Marpole on the buses for annual fair

JUN 11, 2014 — The annual Marpole Community Day was held this past Saturday at the Marpole community centre. The fair included community service groups, art stations, fitness courses, as well as a variety of performances from ballet and belly dancing to Chinese line dancing and hip hop.

Marpole Community Day

Photograph by: Rebecca Blissett

Marpole-Oakridge Community CentreMarpole Community Day 2014

JUN 2014 — Marpole Community Day was held on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre. For more information including a performance schedule, see marpoleoakridge.org.

Marpole Community Day

Vancouver CourierCouncil approves Marpole rezoning amendments

MAY 29, 2014 — City council voted unanimously in May to pass amendments that will implement parts of the Marpole Community Plan. This would rezone some arterial streets such as Granville and Osler from one and two-family dwellings to permit townhouses, rowhouses and four-storey apartments. Many councillors appeared disturbed by some residents' complaints about pushy realtors badgering elderly Marpole homeowners to sell their houses. One resident said her 84-year-old mother has been called so often that she is afraid to answer the phone or the door. Marpole residents are enjoying new public art, such as a Lending Library at Bean Around the World at 65th and Granville, as their neighbourhood is on the precipice of change. [READ MORE]

Lending Library at Bean Around the World

Photo Dan Toulgoet

Marpole Business AssociationA sunny Chinese Lion Dance Tour

MAY 27, 2014 — The sixth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole in February, in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Horse, was a success. The cold temperatures did not chill the enthusiasm of the crowd. More than fifty member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion. The seventh annual Lion Dance has already been booked for February 2015. [READ MORE]

The Lion at Grand Marpole Market

Vancity BuzzNew Marpole public art sprinkles murals, little free libraries and more

MAY 25, 2014 — The Marpole Business Improvement Association (BIA) recently unveiled the latest flurry of public art projects that have been installed throughout the Marpole community over the past two weeks. A new on-street mural, two Little Free Libraries, and an abacus shelter made up of rubber duckies saved from the landfill are the latest public art projects to appear in the heart of the Marpole neighborhood, in and around Granville St. [READ MORE]

New Marpole public art sprinkles murals, little free libraries and more

chART Public Art MarpolechART sprinkles murals, little free libraries & a rubber ducky abacus throughout Marpole community

MAY 14, 2014 — The Marpole Business Improvement Association (BIA) is pleased to announce the latest flurry of public art projects that have been installed throughout the Marpole community over the past two weeks. A new on-street mural, two Little Free Libraries, and an abacus shelter made up of rubber duckies saved from the landfill are the latest public art projects to appear in the heart of the Marpole neighborhood, in and around Granville Street. [READ MORE]

chART Public Art MarpolechArt Marpole

Public Art Project Update

MAY 12, 2014 — Last Fall, the undergraduate Illustration program at Emily Carr University (ECUAD) worked on producing street banner designs. The winning banner, created by Set Narathipphatthara, will be on display until June, and will reappear next spring as part of a regular banner rotation. The on-street mural on West 66th Avenue will be touched up in May, along with the painting of a new mural on West 67th Avenue. Following the highly successful and well-received Cloud Coordinate shelter wrap at 71st Avenue, there are plans in the works to wrap the other Marpole shelters in public art. [READ MORE]

Vancouver CourierLong-running Metro Theatre looks to the future: Attracting new audiences, diversifying productions key to theatre's survival

APR 14, 2014 — The Metro has never received government funding but these days box office proceeds aren't enough. General manager, Les Erskine fears the Metro is becoming a dinosaur. Comedies are the biggest moneymaker. "It's become a tradition for a lot of people," Erskine said. Metro Theatre mounts seven plays and one panto each year. Its loyal audience is typically aged 60 to 75. "We're trying to change that but that's hard to do without alienating," Erskine said. The theatre elected a new board that includes younger members last fall and has been boosting its visibility via social media. Their play committee has also been considering works that are a little more challenging than its traditional offerings of farces, pantos and Agatha Christie murder mysteries. Private rentals already keep the lights on. A staging of a Chinese opera is also planned. Erskine hopes to help the Metro survive long enough to draw occupants of new condo developments in Marpole. [READ MORE]

John Duncan (l) and general manager Les Erskine have put a lot of hours into keeping Marpole's Metro Theatre running throughout the decades.

Photo Dan Toulgoet

The Vancouver SunNew Marpole community plan unanimously approved

APR 12, 2014 — Vancouver's Marpole neighbourhood has a new community plan after it passed unanimously Apr 2, 2014. The new plan minimizes change to existing single-family areas. Growth will be focused near major streets, transit, shops and services, and townhomes will be built in some single-family areas. The plan encourages a wider variety of housing options, such as townhouses for families with children, and new rental housing. By 2041, there would be 1,085 new social housing units, 835 rental units, and 6,800 market homes. Other improvements include improved pedestrian and cycling routes, improvements to five parks, and three new parks including a 10-acre sanctuary along the Fraser River. There are upgrades to the library, community centre, Marpole Place Neighbourhood House and Marpole Oakridge Family Place, as well 478 new child care spaces. [READ MORE]

An aerial shot from the Granville at 70th

An aerial shot from Granville at 70th towers

Vancouver CourierLongtime Marpole fixture closing

APR 12, 2014 — On the street outside Amy's Loonie-Toonie Town, a dollar store at West 70th Avenue and Granville Street, a pink sign popped up last week: "Clearance Sale, 50 per cent off everything." At the end of this month, Amy's will close for good. The main reason for the closure is no surprise: a year-and-a-half ago, a large competing Dollarama chain store set up a few blocks south on the same street. Owner-operator, John Luk paid a combined monthly rent and city tax of $12,680, which he can no longer afford. Some customers lamented that Amy's departure is just one more sign that the village character of old Marpole is fading away, shoved aside by commercial developments and condo towers. [READ MORE]

Amy's Loonie-Toonie Town is closing it's doors

Photo Dan Toulgoet

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic SchoolPrivate elementary school pulls together to help the less fortunate

MAR 26, 2014 — St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, a K-to-7 elementary school located in Marpole, enrolls 180 or so children who have pulled together through various school outreach projects over the course of the school year to help the less fortunate in local and global communities. Last Christmas students brought in over 615 kgs of non-perishable food items to support local community families in need. Students also collect donations such as: deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, bars of soap, combs, men's socks, underwear, gloves, scarves, and toques that are delivered to and distributed by the Catholic Charities Men's Hostel and given to the homeless of the Vancouver Eastside. [READ MORE]

Private elementary school pulls together to help the less fortunate

Vancouver CourierCommunity created at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House weekly dinner

MAR 23, 2014 — It's 4 pm on a Thursday afternoon in Marpole and preparations for the weekly three-course community meal begin. Although the dinner, designed to create social connections, started out years ago as a potluck for seniors, it now attracts a more diverse crowd of between 30 to 40 people. Many seniors still pop in for the made-from-scratch meals and the company, but the event also draws young families, those with mental health concerns, those with intellectual disabilities, as well as the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. The grocery bill is about $150 and the aim is to break even — diners pay $6 per person, volunteers eat for free and vouchers are given to those in need. Leftovers are sold at a discounted price. [READ MORE]

Marpole Street banner by Set Narathipphatthara

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

Vancouver CourierBanners display 'young, fresh' attitude

Street art part of project between Emily Carr and community

MAR 17, 2014 — Street banners depicting a boat on the Fraser River, the Arthur Laing Bridge and an airplane are the latest examples of an innovative project between Vancouver's most famous art school and one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods. "We've had many banners in the past 13 years representing our history, including ones showing tugboats on the north arm of the Fraser River," said Claudia Laroye, executive director of the Marpole Business Improvement Association. "And while some people love them, some don't.". [READ MORE]

Marpole Street banner by Set Narathipphatthara

New street banners designed by an Emily Carr student artist reflect a modern snapshot of Marpole along Granville. Photo: Dan Toulgoet

chART Public Art MarpoleNew street banners designed by Emily Carr University student artist reflect a modern snapshot of Marpole

MAR 11, 2014 — The Marpole Business Improvement Association (BIA) is delighted to present its latest street banner project, on display along Granville Street in the Marpole community until June. The winning design was created by student Set Narathipphatthara, an international Illustration student from Thailand, studying at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. This modern and striking street banner design highlights many of the important physical elements that are part of our community - the Arthur Laing Bridge, north arm of the Fraser River, and airport traffic from YVR. [READ MORE]

Marpole Street banner by Set Narathipphatthara

Marine GatewayDon Larson lobbying for a riverfront park near foot of Cambie

FEB 17, 2014 — Don Larson is advocating building a new park at the foot of Cambie Street. The population density is increasing in the Marpole area, particularly at Cambie Street and South West Marine Drive where 6 new towers are being built. Marpole is under parked and Don says that new residents will need passive parks and walkways along the river to preserve their sanity. Don Larson says that the money should come from CAC's (Community Amenity Contributions) and money that Translink sets aside for parks in the area.

Marpole Business Association Chinese Lion Tour of Marpole

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Horse with the sixth annual Chinese Lion Tour of Marpole on Thu Feb 6, 2014 at 11am along Granville. [DETAILS] [POSTER]

Marpole Business AssociationChinese Lion Tour of Marpole

JAN 30, 2014 — The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the sixth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse on Thursday, February 6th, beginning at 11 AM on Granville Street between 63rd & 71st Avenues. [READ MORE]

 

Chinese Lion Tour of Marpole

Christmas in Marpole VillageSuccessful Annual Marpole Cares campaign - Thank You!

JAN 30, 2014 — The Fifth Annual Marpole Cares Campaign was a huge success, thanks to our members support and the community's generosity. Two vanloads of food, toys and other goods were collected and delivered to the temporary offices of the Marpole Oakridge Family Place for packaging by the fantastic volunteers of the VOLT program at Langara College. Hampers were delivered to 20 local families (helping 75 individuals), by Cornerstone Community Church, just in time for Christmas. [READ MORE]

Fandango Quartet & Santa's Brass Trio in Marpole Village

Christmas in Marpole VillageMusic, Singing and Santa: Christmas in Marpole Village

JAN 30, 2014 —This year's Christmas in Marpole Village event marked another successful holiday season along Granville St. Annual favorites, the caroling Fandango Quartet, were warmly received everywhere they went. This year, they were joined by the Santa's Brass Trio in bringing music to the neighbourhood. [READ MORE]

Fandango Quartet & Santa's Brass Trio in Marpole Village

Christmas in Marpole VillageSpeaking Truth through Theatre: A Christmas Carol in Marpole

JAN 30, 2014 — A musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was held at St. Augustine's in Marpole in December 2013. The script portrayed Scrooge as a landlord and developer in Marpole, evicting families from their homes on Christmas Eve to make way for "affordable housing" and included a quote by Industry Minister James Moore regarding the federal government's role regarding child poverty in Canada. The characters reflected the diversity of the Marpole neighbourhood: young and old, rich and poor and from a variety of backgrounds. The gap between rich and poor, particularly in housing, has been a source of much controversy in Marpole in recent months as the City debates rezoning to allow denser development to take place.

Hal Saunders as Scrooge being haunted by the ghosts of his past

City of VancouverMarpole Plan: Community discussions on the newly revised draft plan

JAN 30, 2014 — During November and December 2013, the City of Vancouver's Marpole planning team hosted a number of events to share the revisions made to the draft Marpole Community Plan, and to give the community opportunities to learn more, ask the planners questions, and share their feedback and concerns. Find out what they heard and view the presentation from the Dialogue Sessions. [PDF]

Marpole Plan

Marpole Place Neighbourhood House Marpole Place Neighbourhood House flooded; temporary new location announced

JAN 15, 2014 — Marpole Place experienced a significant flood in December and continues to be closed for repairs. A pipe burst and leaked water from the 3rd to the 2nd to the 1st floor. They report that they now have a new temporary location to house their office and continue providing community programs. The temporary location is St. Augustine's Marpole located at 8680 Hudson Street in Vancouver (just down the street from Marpole Place). Many thanks to Reverend Andrew Halladay and the members of St. Augustine's Marpole for their generosity and support! Questions can be emailed to marpoleplace@shaw.ca.

Christmas in Marpole Village Christmas in Marpole Village

Marpole Cares - Toy & Food Drive

JAN 14, 2014 — Santa Claus made a special appearance in Marpole on Saturday, December 21st! There was holiday caroling and music along Granville Street all Saturdays in December. [DETAILS] [CHRISTMAS POSTER] [MARPOLE CARES POSTER]

Past Community Events

Marpole Community Mural Painting

Date: Wed August 9, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Granville and 64th
Address: 8002 Granville Street Details: Emily Carr students in partnership with the Marpole BIA are hosting a painting day to get the community involved in our new mural.

Everything Marpole

Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Time: 11 AM to 2 PM
Location: 8555 Granville St, Vancouver
Address:

Cambie Corridor Phase 3: 2017 Open Houses and Coffee Chats

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Columbia Park, 5908 Alberta St.; Thursday, June 29, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Columbia Park, 5908 Alberta St.; Wednesday, July 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St.; Thursday, July 6, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St.

Pancake Breakfast at William Mackie Park

Date: Thu June 15, 2017
Time: 8am - 9am
Location: William Mackie Park
Address:
Details: Mayor Robertson speaking from 9am - 9:30am to celebrate the Arbutus Greenway

Opera Mariposa presents Here I Stand

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 General | $20 Students/Seniors/Disability Benefit | $15 Groups of 4+
Location: Marpole United Church
Address: 1296 West 67th Avenue
Tickets: At the door, at operamariposa.com or from Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

Magee Music Society Presents: Document Shredding Fundraiser

Date: Sat May 13, 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: By donation
Location: Magee Parking Lot
Address: 6360 Maple Street
Details: mageemusicsociety.ca

Marpole Chinese New Year Celebrations & Annual Lion Tour

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 11:30am

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

The 9th annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

Details: marpoleonline.com/chinesenewyear

Christmas in Marpole Village

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Santa Stroll - 12-3pm
Holiday Caroling & Music - 11-2pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Holiday Caroling & Music

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Strolling carolers & musicians sing/play festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Marpole Cares — Toy & Food Drive

Dates: Nov 12th - Dec 17th, 2016

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Help a neighbour in need this holiday season. Drop off a non-perishable or canned food item until December 17th, at seven locations in Marpole: Royal Bank, VanCity, TD Bank, BMO, Scotiabank, Marpole Library, and Marpole Family Place. All donated items will be collected and distributed through Marpole-Oakridge Family Place & Cornerstone Community Church.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Christmas Fair

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall
Address: 8680 Hudson (at 71st Ave)
Entrance fee of $2 includes a raffle ticket. Sale includes baking, knitting, jewellry, silent auction, spices, soaps, craft tables, photography, wine refreshments and other seasonal items.
Details: marpolehistorical.ca

The Great Marpole Trick Or Treat

Date: Mon Oct 31, 2016
Times: 4pm-5pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/halloween

Marpole Business Association - Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

Gently to Nagasaki launches Thursday evening

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Doors: 6pm (Presentation: 6:30-9pm)
Cost: Free
Location: CBC Studio 700
Address: 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Gently to Nagasaki is a new memoir by one of Canada's most celebrated authors, Joy Kogawa. Presented by LiterAsian 2016: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing. Books available for sale and signing.
Details at caitlin-press.com

Meet the Author Saturday at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: By donation
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House
Address: 1450 West 64th Avenue
Please join us as we welcome author Joan Haggerty with refreshments and music. Copies of the novel, The Dancehall Years, will be available for sale and signing.

Arbutus Green Way Info in the Park

Date: Wed, September 7, 2016

Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: William Mackie Park
Address: 71st and SW Marine Drive (next to the dead end of the street).
City of Vancouver's Jerry Dobrovolny will share up-to-date information and answer questions.

Marpole Business Association presents Summerfest Community Festival 2016

Date: Sat July 16, 2016
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

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Hudson Street Seniors Hub
Address: 8680 Hudson Street
Please RSVP by June 7, 2016. Andrea Krombein - Seniors Outreach Coordinator in Marpole. 778-668- 3634 / andreak@mofp.org
Details: mofp.org

Tasting Plates Marpole

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Location: Gigi Blin, Cafe Mai Mai, Bonjour Marketplace and The Yard.

Details: tastingplatesyvr.com

Marpole Chinese New Year Celebrations & Annual Lion Tour

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time: 1:30pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/chinesenewyear

Christmas in Marpole Village

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Santa Stroll - 12 - 3 PM
Holiday Caroling & Music - 11 - 2 PM

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Holiday Caroling & Music

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Strolling carolers & musicians sing/play festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Marpole Cares

Dates: Nov 12th - Dec 17th, 2015

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Help a neighbour in need this holiday season. Drop off a non-perishable or canned food item until December 19th, at seven locations in Marpole; Marpole Branch Library, Royal Bank, TD Bank, VanCity, BMO, Scotiabank & Marpole Family Place. Also at BMO at Oakridge Centre. All donated items will be collected and distributed through Marpole-Oakridge Family Place & Cornerstone Community Church.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

The Great Marpole Trick Or Treat

Date: Sat Oct 31, 2015
Times: 4pm-5pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/halloween

Marpole Business Association - Annual General Meeting

Date: Wed September 16, 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.

Marpole Oakridge Family Place event/fundraiser/day with prizes

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 11am-3pm
Address: 8877 Selkirk Street
Bouncy castle, face painting, prizes, community partner booths and displays, games, and fun for the whole family. Family bazaar/flea market. Rent a table for $10 to sell items during the event. Silent online auction. Test drive a car and Dueck GM dealership will donate $25 to MOFP up to $3000.
Details: mofp.org

Open House: chART Public Art Marpole's Oak Park Fieldhouse

Date: Sunday July 26, 2015
Time: 12pm-4pm
Address: 7575 Fremlin Street
Details: marpoleonline.com/publicartproject

Open House: Joy Kogawa House

Date: Saturday July 25, 2015
Time: 2pm-4pm
Address: 1450 West 64th Ave
Details: kogawahouse.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 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

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 Community Day

Date: Sat June 6, 2015
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
Address: 990 West 59th Avenue (Oak Park)
Bring your family, friends and relatives to this wonderful annual community celebration.
Details: marpoleoakridge.org

Opera Mariposa presents Tour de Force a one-night-only Broadway performance for charity

Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Marpole United Church
Address: 1296 W 67 Ave Vancouver
Tickets: $22 General | $18 Students, Seniors, Disability Benefit | $15 Groups of 4+ Tickets at the door, at operamariposa.com or from Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Details: operamariposa.com

Marpole Soccer Club Night: Vancouver Whitecaps FC home opener against Toronto FC

Date: Sat March 7, 2015 at 3pm

Price for seats in the Teal price category is $22 per ticket through the Marpole Soccer Club. Payment is NOT accepted online and arrangements to collect will be made when tickets are picked up.

Details: marpolesoccer.ramp190.com

Marpole Chinese New Year Celebrations & Annual Lion Tour

Date: Thu Feb 26, 2015

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/chinesenewyear

Metro Theatre presents Parfumerie adapted by EP Dowdall

Dates: Nov 8 - 29, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Description: The 1930's Christmas-time romantic comedy that provided the inspiration for several movies including The Shop Around the Corner, You've Got Mail and In the Good Old Summertime.
Details: metrotheatre.org

Marpole Cares

Dates: Nov 19th - Dec 19th, 2014

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Help a neighbour in need this holiday season. Drop off a non-perishable or canned food item until December 19th, at seven locations in Marpole; Marpole Branch Library, Royal Bank, TD Bank, VanCity, BMO, Scotiabank & Marpole Family Place. Also at BMO at Oakridge Centre. All donated items will be collected and distributed through Marpole-Oakridge Family Place & Cornerstone Community Church.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Holiday Caroling & Music

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Strolling carolers & musicians sing/play festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Christmas in Marpole Village

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Santa Stroll - 12 - 3 PM
Holiday Caroling & Music - 11 - 2 PM

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Christmas Fair

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall
Address: 8680 Hudson (at 71st Ave)
Entrance fee of $2 includes a raffle ticket. Fair will have home baking, silent auction, refreshments, rafts, local vendors and live music.
Details: marpolehistorical.ca

The Great Marpole Trick Or Treat

Date: Fri Oct 31, 2014
Times: 4pm-5pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/halloween

Word Vancouver at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Date: Fri Sep 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Description: Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presented by Historic Joy Kogawa House with Donna Yamamoto, Andrea Yu, and Tetsuro Shigematsu.
Details: wordvancouver.ca

Marpole Transportation Implementation Strategy Walking Tours

Dates: Thu Sep 25 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Sat Oct 4 (9am-11am and 1pm-3pm)
Description: Staff with the City's Transportation Division are continuing their work on developing a Transportation Implementation Strategy for Marpole and are looking for input from the Marpole community through two upcoming walking tours.
Details: vancouver.ca

Metro Theatre presents The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow

Dates: Sep 20 - Oct 11, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Description: Alfred Hitchcock meets Monty Python! The original Hitchcock film has been reworked into a frantic farce as our hero tries to escape his evil pursuers and the mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps." Over 150 zany characters are played by a ridiculously talented cast of four.
Details: metrotheatre.org

Marpole Business Association - Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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.

Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 10 am - 4:15pm
Location: Airport Square
Address: 1200 West 73rd Ave, Vancouver
Blood donation by appointment at 1-888-2-DONATE or online at blood.ca.
Hosted by The Wynford Group

Marpole Business Association presents Summerfest Community Festival 2014

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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

Opera Mariposa presents The Telephone a comic opera in English by Gian Carlo Menotti

Dates: July 11-13, 2014
Time: 7:30pm - July 11-13 / 2pm - July 12
Venue: Marpole United Church (1296 W 67 Ave)

Details: operamariposa.com

Marpole Museum & Historical Society presents A Very Berry Delight featuring The Ear Buds

Date: Sun July 6, 2014
Time: Performance 2pm-4pm weather permitting
Venue: Colbourne House (8743 SW Marine Drive near 71st Ave)
Donation: $5.00 minimum. There will be refreshments for sale.

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society present Marpole Dance Festival 2014 Abundance: A Magical Tapestry of Movement

Date: Sat June 28, 2014
Time: Open House Workshops & Showcases @ 1 ­ 5:30pm (Opening Ceremony @ 2:30pm) Festival Performance Gala @ 7:30pm
Venue: Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver)

Details: tccs.ca

Marpole Community Day

Date: Sat June 7, 2014
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
Address: 990 West 59th Avenue (Oak Park)
Bring your family, friends and relatives to this wonderful annual community celebration.
Details: marpoleoakridge.org

May Mayhem Giant Garage Sale

Date: Saturday, May 24 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Colbourne House
Address: 8743 SW Marine Drive
Rent a table for $15.00 and call in advance to 604-261-0131 to book now. Refreshments to be sold.
Details: marpolehistorical.ca

The Butterfly: an original Broadway revue show

Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Marpole United Church
Address: 1296 West 67th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $22 General | $18 Students / Seniors / Disability Benefit | $15 Groups of 4+
Details: operamariposa.com

The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan

Dates: Apr 5 - May 3, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

Marpole Community Toastmasters Club presents Spring Open House

Theme: "Comedy Central" Join us for dinner, laughter, and good company! Guests welcome!
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: St. Augustine's Church
Address: 8680 Hudson Street

City to Vote on Marpole Plan

Date: Wed April 2, 2014

Location: Vancouver City Hall

Details: vancouver.ca/marpole

What I Did Last Summer

Dates: Feb 22 - Mar 22, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

MMHS Spring Fundraiser

Author, Harold Kalman, Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide is the guest speaker.

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall
Address 8680 Hudson Street
Admission $6.00 (includes refreshments).
Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Marpole Community Plan
Learning Sessions

Dates: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:30–5:30pm; Wed Feb 19, 2014 6-8 pm; Thu Feb 20, 2014 1–3pm; Thu Feb 20, 2014 6–8pm; Fri Feb 21, 2014 1–3pm; Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Each session will be the same, with a presentation and opportunity for discussion.

Registration: vancouver.ca/marpole

Chinese Lion Dance Tour

Date: February 6, 2014

Time: 11 AM

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/chinesenewyear

Broadway runaway hit Deathtrap Comes to The Metro Theatre

Dates: Jan 11 to Feb 8, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

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