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Marpole Online 2013 News Archives

Metro TheatreCommunity theatre collecting for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

DEC 23, 2013 — Metro Theatre is holding a food drive for the duration of its pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Local firefighters came by Friday evening to make a mid-drive pick-up. Much to the delight of the young (and young-at-heart) audience members, the pantomime cast members interacted with the four firefighters from Vancouver Fire Hall No. 22. Metro Theatre had donated seats to two performances to kids in the Strathcona neighbourhood, and Friday night was the second of these two performances. Lynch Bus Lines generously offered bus transportation at half-price; and a grant from TELUS paid for the remaining cost. You can drop off non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank at the theatre until January 4, 2014. [READ MORE]

Firefighters on stage at Metro Theatre

Christmas in Marpole Village

Santa's Brass performs along Granville Street in Marpole

DEC 20, 2013 — New this year for Christmas in Marpole Village is Santa's Brass, a jovial trio playing seasonal tunes. Here is a photo from their performance on Saturday December 14, 2013. They perform again on Saturday December 21, 2013 at businesses along Granville in Marpole.

chART Marpole Public Art "Park-a-Park"

Marpole SafewayMarpole Safeway's Grand Opening

DEC 12, 2013 — Marpole Safeway's grand opening takes place on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00am and the celebration will continue all weekend and includes a number of specials and gift card giveaways. The opening of the Marpole Safeway marks the first phase of an incredible redevelopment for this vibrant community. The arched glulam beams once synonymous with Safeway across the Lower Mainland have been incorporated into the new design acknowledging the visual history of the original Safeway. Consumers can easily identify locally grown, harvested and processed foods. There are premium, locally grown and Canadian products in every department. 65% of the bakery product has been made from scratch in store. The store includes a private pharmacy consultation area, european style deli; sushi bar; authentic Asian products in every department and every aisle; full service meat department; fresh sustainable seafood products and a Starbucks. Download the Marpole Safeway magazine. [READ MORE]

chART Public Art Marpole

chART Marpole Public Art "Park-a-Park"

DEC 05, 2013 — The chART: public art marpole project continues to showcase new and exciting public art concepts around the neighbourhood. The latest project transformed a disposal bin into a mobile community hub. Complete with umbrellas, plants, tables and benches, the Park-a-Park was 'parked' at Churchill High School, Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, and the Marpole Bank of Montreal branch on Granville St. [READ MORE].

chART Marpole Public Art "Park-a-Park"

Marpole Business Association

Separating food waste from garbage easier than imagined

DEC 05, 2013 — Keeping food waste out of the garbage will become mandatory for all Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and institutions during 2015. Metro Vancouver staff will continue to work with food and restaurant industry representatives and Business Improvement Associations to determine how best to implement regulations to remove food and food waste from the garbage. [READ MORE].

Separating food waste from garbage easier than imagined

Christmas in Marpole Village

Marpole Cares: Help a neighbour in need this holiday season

NOV 28, 2013 — Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item until December 13th, at seven locations in Marpole: the Marpole Branch Library, the Royal Bank, TD Bank, VanCity, BMO, Scotiabank, and Marpole Neighbourhood House. You can also drop off your item to the Bank of Montreal branch in Oakridge Mall. All donated items will be collected and distributed to local families, through Marpole-Oakridge Family Place and the Cornerstone Community Church. Thank you for your support.

Metro TheatreJack and the Beanstalk, Metro Theatre's family-friendly holiday pantomime

NOV 28, 2013 — Metro Theatre has been producing family-friendly pantomimes for nearly 30 years. Pantomimes are an English theatre tradition that combines kid-friendly fairy tales with over-the-top characters and silly song-and-dance numbers – perfect entertainment for the whole family. They get very close to selling out most shows each year. Jack and the Beanstalk's opening night is already sold out so get your tickets early. The show runs December 13, 2013 to January 4, 2014. Returning cast members include Trent Gluckler as Demon Distastely and Roger Kettyls as the Dame. The theatre will be collecting food for the Vancouver Food Bank starting December 1, 2013 through the run of the show. [READ MORE]

Moon Over Buffalo

Marpole Safeway

Marpole Safeway opening Friday, December 13, 2013

NOV 26, 2013 — The re-opening of the new Marpole Safeway is now just over two weeks away. Safeway has been advertising that it will open its new, larger Marpole store on Friday, December 13, 2013. The company is also looking to hire new staff for the store. The developer has been working with Musqueam Nation artists on several art pieces that will add interest and attraction to the site and area. The entire development project is scheduled to be completed in 2015. [READ MORE]

Marpole Business Association

Great Marpole Trick-or-Treat Update

NOV 26, 2013 — The tenth annual Great Marpole Trick-or-Treat proved very popular again this year with merchants and children alike. In spite of cool weather, the desire for treats was overwhelming, and made for a street full of costumed children going door-to-door to participating merchants displaying the now well-known orange pumpkin decal. Thanks to those merchants who posted the pumpkin decal and participated in this very popular community event! Special thanks to Ashley Guindon and Jill Banting of chART marpole project for their assistance.

Marpole Place Neighbourhood HouseHolly Tea at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House

NOV 18, 2013 — Marpole Place Neighbourhood House will be hosting a festive tea on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 11am to 3pm with homemade cookies, soup and sandwiches, hot apple cider, baked goods, face painting and a colouring station for kids. There will be tables of hand made goods great for unique holiday gifts crafted with care. Raffle and 50-50 draw prizes include gift cards from Cravings Restaurant, White Spot, Hudson Hair Designs, Hollywood Nails, Art Knapp Plantland and Ragnar. Free admission to the craft fair. Holly Tea menu is $7. [READ MORE]

Holly Tea & Craft Fair

Metro TheatreMetro Theatre presents Ken Ludwig's farce Moon Over Buffalo

NOV 01, 2013 — The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo runs November 2-30, 2013 at Metro Theatre (1370 SW Marine Drive). Metro Theatre has produced more than 475 shows, including nearly 50 musicals, over the past 50 years and seats over 300. Tickets available through Eventbrite. [READ MORE]

Moon Over Buffalo

The Great Marpole Trick Or TreatThe Great Marpole Trick Or Treat

Thursday October 31st on Granville

OCT 31, 2013 — Dress up in your best Halloween costume, spot the orange pumpkin decal and trick-or-treat at participating local Marpole merchants along Granville Street from 4pm-5pm! [DETAILS] [POSTER] [PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS]

Vancouver CourierSouthlands Farm has more than pumpkins

OCT 22, 2013 — The Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch is open seven days a week now through Oct 31. Take the kids to see the horses, pet the lambs and pick a pumpkin from the Old Apple Orchard ($5 per pumpkin). The pumpkin patch is open from 9am to 6pm at 6767 Balaclava at West 51st. [READ MORE]

Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch

Photograph by: Dan Toulgoet

Milltown Marina and BoatyardMilltown Bar and Grill opening soon

OCT 22, 2013 — Milltown Bar and Grill will feature two patios, a full selection of appetizers and mains, a brick pizza oven, take-out picnic baskets for moorage customers and provide full-service and casual dining to both tenants and the public. [READ MORE]

Milltown Bar and Grill

CBC NewsMarpole Sobeys?

Sobeys to acquire Canada Safeway stores

OCT 17, 2013 — The Sobeys grocery store chain has reached a deal to buy more than 200 Safeway stores in Western Canada for $5.8 billion. Sobeys is Canada's second-largest grocery store chain after Loblaws. Canada Safeway is the Canadian subsidiary of California-based Safeway Inc. Sobeys has not yet decided whether it will brand the new network of stores under the Safeway or Sobeys banner or keep the two brands independent. [READ MORE]

Sobeys

The Georgia StraightCity Council modifies timelines for plans in Marpole

OCT 15, 2013 — Council approved Mayor Gregor Robertson's motion amending a staff report's recommendations regarding the Grandview-Woodland, Marpole, and the Downtown Eastside area plans on Sep 27, 2013. Robertson tried to defuse tensions in Marpole, where some residents complained of being blind-sided by city hall. Robertson's amendment called for part of Marpole — bounded by West 59th and West 69th avenues and Heather and Cambie streets — to keep its existing zoning. [READ MORE]

chART Public Art MarpolePark-a-park comes to Marpole

OCT 12, 2013 — Park-a-Park is installed at the BMO bank at 66th and Granville in Marpole! Park-a-Park is a pilot initiative to transform a disposal bin into a mobile community hub. Since July 2013, the park has been dropped at various locations including Commercial Drive, Yaletown, and Granville Island. For more information, see: parkapark.com.

Don Pasquale

Marpole Business AssociationNew Marpole Business Association Board of Directors

OCT 09, 2013 — The new 2013-2014 Board of Directors was elected at the September 30, 2013 Marpole Business Association (MBA) Annual General Meeting. Please feel free to contact any of them should you have any questions or concerns about the Association and its activities. For contact details see marpoleonline.com/mba.

The Yard CafeMarpoloke: Karaoke in Marpole

OCT 09, 2013 — The Yard Cafe on Granville in Marpole presents Marpoloke on Wednesday evenings. Marpole-oki is hosted by Hez, "licenced karaoke therapist". For details visit their Facebook page.

Vancouver CourierRidge theatre's stained glass windows shattered: Saving the windows deemed too costly

OCT 09, 2013 — Stained glass windows destined for a Cineplex at Marine Gateway in Marpole couldn't be saved because they didn't fit the new theatre's design, said the Ridge's former owner. "I look at places like Seattle where in one block you can find a building from the '40s, '50s, '70s, '80s, and say, 2010, and they make it work," said David Chapman. "Look at Montreal. Montreal is one of the most beautiful cities because they save part of their history, even if it means they're going to modify it." Donald Luxton, president of the board of Heritage Vancouver, says the city needs to pay more attention to preserving heritage and cultural space. [READ MORE]

The Georgia StraightMusqueam First Nation says Marpole Midden site will be preserved following land deal

OCT 02, 2013 — Cecilia Point is breathing a sigh of relief following news of a deal reached between the Musqueam Indian Band and Century Group. The First Nation and developer announced the successful sale of a two-acre portion of land known as the Marpole Midden on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Musqueam band councillor Wade Grant told the Straight that a meeting will be held in the coming weeks to gather input from community members on ways to preserve the site, including the possibility of turning the area into a park. [READ MORE]

Opera MariposaEmerging performers present new take on classic opera in Marpole

SEP 26, 2013 — At 7:30 pm on October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2013, Opera Mariposa will present an all-new production of Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale at Marpole United Church (1296 West 67th Avenue, Vancouver). The new staging transposes the nineteenth-century work to modern times, and the show will feature a cast and crew of talented and award-winning young artists from across the Lower Mainland. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) at the door, at operamariposa.com or at 1-800-838-3006 (through Brown Paper Tickets).

Don Pasquale

Milltown MarinaMilltown Marina & Boatyard welcomes first tenants

SEP 26, 2013 — Vancouver, BC -- Marpole's first marina, accessible to the public from Bentley Street, welcomed its first tenants in September 2013.

Milltown Marina welcomes first tenants

Marpole Curling ClubMarpole Curling Club Open House

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Marpole Business AssociationMarpole celebrates completion of its very own VIVA Vancouver mural

SEP 08, 2013 —Vancouver, BC -- What do a river otter and coyote have in common? Both native species are depicted in the newest VIVA Vancouver mural in the city. Located in Marpole on West 66th Avenue, just between Granville St. and the commercial lane, the colorful 'fractal-style' mural brings together the natural elements that exist and surround the Marpole community in southwest Vancouver: the Fraser River, the Coast mountains, and the animals that dwell within. [READ MORE]

Marpole's VIVA Vancouver Mural

24 Hours VancouverMarpole residents decry 'development at breakneck speed'

SEP 08, 2013 —Two months after the City of Vancouver backed down from a "thin streets" proposal to densify Marpole, hundreds of residents rallied in a community hall Sunday against the city's planning process. Organizers said that at least 1,500 households in the south Vancouver area snapped up "Stop Marpole Rezoning" lawn signs and signed a petition. "The city planners just don't want to listen to us," said resident Jesse Johl. "This community will not be the same after they rezone it." [READ MORE]

Marpole residents decry 'development at breakneck speed'

City TVMarpole Densification Battle

SEP 08, 2013 — Marpole residents are preparing for a battle with city hall over-densification in the Vancouver neighborhood. For details see: liveablevancouver.com

Vancouver SunIt's not every day someone gives you a bridge for your birthday

SEP 08, 2013 —On September 6, 1974, wellwishers turned out at the Hotel Vancouver for a 70th birthday bash for senator Arthur Laing. He received a lot of presents that night, but the greatest tribute came from then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau announced that the Hudson Street Bridge connecting Vancouver with Laing's birthplace of Sea Island would be renamed for the veteran Liberal politician. Laing joked that he was "most thankful" that his name had not been attached to any of the previous bridges in the Marpole area. It was to be Lang's last birthday. He died less than six months later. [READ MORE]

Marpole Place Neighbourhood HouseConnecting Marpole Day successfully brought neighbours together

AUG 12, 2013 — The 3rd annual Connecting Marpole Day community street festival was held Saturday, August 10th, 2013 from 11am-3pm on Hudson Street between 67th and 70th. Connecting Marpole Day was presented by Marpole Place Neighbourhood House and was followed by Marvels of Marpole Bicycle Tour.

Details: marpoleday.com

Marpole SafewayPromotional video of Granville at 70th

AUG 12, 2013 — See the new promotional video of Granville at 70th by Westbank. In addition to a new deluxe Safeway, the project will include: The Granville Club with gym facilities and saunas, an outdoor yoga pavilion, indoor/outdoor entertainment lounge with barbecue facilities, rooftop groves and gardens, and a putting green.

Marpole Place Neighbourhood HouseConnecting Marpole Day returns to Hudson Street on Saturday followed by Marvels of Marpole Bicycle Tour

AUG 03, 2013 — Join Marpole Place Neighbourhood House and The Marpole Arts Collective on Saturday, August 10, 2013 as they celebrate our multicultural, intergenerational and artistic diversity in the community! Local musicians and other entertainers will perform throughout the afternoon, there will be garden tours, a huge BBQ, lots of activities for the kids, and bike valet service. Bikes will be lubed, adjusted or inflated as necessary to make your bike purr for the Marvels of Marpole Bicycle Tour which leaves at 3:15 pm. Details: marpoleday.com

Connecting Marpole Day

Marpole Place Neighbourhood HouseWestside Mobile Food Market: Thursdays at Marpole Place

JUL 22, 2013 — The Westside Mobile Food Market is a joint effort of The South Granville Seniors Centre and The Westside Food Collaborative. This one year pilot project will assist seniors and other vulnerable people living on Vancouver's Westside in "food deserts" - zones with few or no grocery stores or produce stands. Every Thursday from July 18th until the end of September 2013, the mobile market will stop at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House (1305 W. 70th Ave, The Old Firehall @ Hudson Street) from 2pm–4pm. [READ MORE]

Vancouver Sun The return of the Interurban rail system: Historic railcars moving again along Surrey tracks

JUL 18, 2013 — On Feb. 28, 1958, rail car #1225 of the B.C. Electric Rail left Steveston and pulled into the Marpole station at 1:30 a.m. An era, and a piece of the Fraser Valley's history, ended with that trip. The Interurban — the beloved web of track and tram cars that connected Vancouver to Chilliwack and points in between — had made its last run. But a group of volunteers, backed by a consortium that includes the City of Surrey, BC Hydro and Southern Rail of BC, have brought a working portion of the old Interurban back. [READ MORE]

Marpole Summerfest 2013 Success!

Saturday, July 13th | 11am - 4pm

JUL 14, 2013 — There was a wide variety of fun, family-oriented entertainment at this year's 13th Annual Summerfest event yesterday.
[READ MORE] [POSTER] [SCHEDULE]

Marpole SummerfestMarpole Summerfest returns to Granville Street this Saturday

JUL 11, 2013 — The Thirteenth Annual Marpole Summerfest will take place on Saturday, July 13th, from 11 AM to 3 PM, along Granville Street between 63rd and 71st Avenues and includes: sidewalk sales, merchant promotions, musicians and balloon artists, face painters and juggling shows, on-street chalk murals, and a classic car Show 'n Shine! Details: marpoleonline.com/summerfest

Opera Mariposa

Opera MariposaOpera Mariposa presents La serva padrona, a short opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

JUN 28, 2013 — Opera Mariposa's second fully staged opera production, La serva padrona or: the maid turned mistress, a short opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi opens tonight at Marpole United Church with chamber orchestra, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Baritone Damon Morris and soprano Allison Cociani will perform as a master and his bossy maid. Details: operamariposa.com

Opera Mariposa

Vancouver CourierMarpole residents pan draft community plan

June 27, 2013 — Dozens of yellow sticky notes plastered on the draft Marpole Community Plan open house display boards Wednesday evening revealed the position and mood of the crowd:

  • Wrong area to rezone to townhouses.
  • Developers will love and benefit from your plans. Screw the homeowners. Progress is needed, but ruining Cambie is enough.
  • Firmly against Marpole rezoning. We don't need anymore high density, which cause unsafe environment. We love our community.
  • Increase density equals increase crime.
  • Why are you doing this to my family?
  • Who is benefited from such a stupid plan? Do away with him The Mayor.
  • This urban plan will destroy our beautiful neighbourhood.
  • Why are you doing this? Rezoning the entire neighbourhood like this is crazy.

[READ MORE]

City of Vancouver Marpole Storytelling

JUN 24, 2013 — To launch the Marpole Community Planning process, the City of Vancouver held a neighbourhood storytelling event earlier this month around the theme of home. During this event, local residents shared their personal stories that contributed to the community planning process and the work of the Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability. In this video, Veronika Bylicki shares her story about Marpole. For more videos, see their YouTube playlist.

Milltown Marina and BoatyardThe riverfront at Milltown is coming back to life

JUN 21, 2013 — Marpole Online had a walking tour of Vancouver's newest marina with Matthew and Andrew Cote of Cascadia Marine Group earlier this week. Cote said, "We're putting in a park with interesting facts about the river with a walking and bike path to access it from 75th Avenue. Unlike North Fraser Park, this will be well lit at night for safety. There will be a lookout and picnic tables. The park and pedestrian walkway will enable pedestrians and cyclists to see the tug and barge traffic which is pretty interesting to watch." Milltown Marina is scheduled to officially open September 1, 2013. [READ MORE]

Matthew & Andrew Cote of Milltown Marina

Captain Matthew Cote and son Andrew Cote of Milltown Marina. Photo by James Neufeld

CBC NewsNo welcome wagon for Vancouver's thin streets plan in Marpole: Vancouver plans to make streets thinner to sell more city lots and increase density

JUN 21, 2013 — Some homeowners in Vancouver's Marpole area are opposed to the city's plan to pilot the so-called thin streets plan in their neighbourhood. Planners want to run a pilot project on Ash Street between 59th Avenue and 64th Avenue that would see city-owned cross streets cut in half so that affordable housing could be built on the land. It's part of the Mayor Gregor Robertson's plans to create up to 20,000 new affordable housing lots. The city is holding open houses for Marpole residents starting this Saturday. [READ MORE]

Marpole Masonic Hall sold; neon sign removed

JUN 20, 2013 — Pedestrians on Granville may have noticed an iconic vintage neon sign no longer illuminating the sidewalk by The Yard at night. Nigel Lutz, General Manager of The Yard in Marpole, confirmed that the Marpole Masonic Hall building was recently sold. The signature neon coat of arms was recently removed as well. [READ MORE]

Marpole Masonic Hall neon sign

Marpole Business AssociationMy Marpole Story

Short story Contest

JUN 2013 — We want to hear your Marpole Story, in 150 words or less. Let your local pride shine through your creativity with letters and words, in writing about one of Vancouver's oldest & original neighbourhoods - Marpole! It's anything to do with Marpole - your history here, your experiences, what you like and enjoy about the neighbourhood, what makes it yours. Submit this short story contest entry form at the Marpole Branch Library or email it to marpolebia@marpoleonline.com. Deadline: July 5, 2013. Grand Prize is an Apple iPad Mini. [READ MORE]

Studio Marpole: Looking at Marpole through the eyes of UBC design students

JUN 2013 — Back in 2011, eighteen students from the Environmental Design (ENDS) Program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC created the Studio Marpole website. Marpole 20/20 is their class visioning process which involved a charette and class discussion surrounding what the current and future development priorities should be in Marpole. Those priorities are as follows: "Creating a Pedestrian Friendly, Attractive, Dense Neighbourhood"; "Towers Are Not The Only Path To Density"; "Cultural Heritage, Amenities, and Promoting Mixed Use"; and "Preserving Past Transit Line is Good for Our Future". Design Projects included: "An East-West Connector"; "Re-Connecting to a Cultural and Historic Past"; "Evolving Commmunities: Housing Types, Settlement Patterns, Community Spaces"; "Ecological Habitat + Restoration"; and "Re-Thinking The Fraser River Waterfront". [READ MORE]

An overview of our research and design projects during the 2011 graduate semester in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia

Urban Development InstituteUrban Development Institute's position on the City of Vancouver's Marpole Community Plan

JUN 2013 — The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is pleased with several directions in the Marpole Community Plan, including: the plan recognizes and allows for the area to grow by 50% over the next 30 years; the building forms, including heights, are clear; there is variety of housing types proposed; the plan recognizes the need and opportunity of high density buildings adjacent to the Marine Drive SkyTrain Station. UDI believes that there are even more opportunities for housing and job space in certain areas of the Plan, including: exploring opportunities to better utilize the improved East/West transportation corridors to create additional housing and employment opportunities along them; the high density corridor along Cambie Street between the stations at 57th and Marine Drive offers more capacity for height, and could be widened to allow for more housing. [READ MORE]

Marine GatewayThe Ridge Stained Glass at the new Cineplex at Marine Gateway

JUN 2013 — As the 63-year old Ridge Theatre in Kitsilano closed its doors in February 2013, some of the theatre's unique history and features will live on in various locations around the province. The huge stained glass mural depicting a projector in full flight will take up residence in the new Cineplex multiplex at Marine Gateway, where it will be backlit and displayed with the reverence it deserves. [READ MORE]

Ridge Theatre stained glass

A view of the stained glass in the lobby of the Ridge Theatre.

City of VancouverThe Marpole Plan

Peek into the future of Marpole

JUN 2013 — The City of Vancouver's Marpole Community Planning process is nearing completion. City Planners have been working for over 12 months, hosting workshops, open houses, dropping off surveys, and meeting with stakeholder groups throughout the diverse Marpole community. The ambitious plan will chart the new course for the future of Marpole over the next 30 years. This June, City Planning department will be hosting several Open Houses, at which the draft Marpole Plan will be presented to the public. Please take some time to offer your feedback for the final Marpole Community Plan. See upcoming events (to the right) for details.

Marpole Safeway Redevelopment

Marpole Community Plan Urban Design Walking Tour. Granville Street Group: View 3 Looking North Streetscape.

Marpole Safeway Redevelopment

Marpole Community Plan Urban Design Walking Tour. Oak St Group Idea

Scout MagazineVancouver Draw Down

Saturday June 15

JUN 2013 — Get your pencils ready because this weekend is Vancouver Draw Down. This Saturday, June 15th, from Marpole straight down to Crab Park and Dunbar clear across to East Van, over 35 free hands-on drawing workshops are set to pop-up at community centres, galleries, museums and parks around the city. It will be difficult to avoid all the doodling, so why not join in? Draw Down isn't about getting it perfect, this is an event aimed at reminding us of how much fun can be had with a blank piece of paper and a crayon, pencil, pen, piece of chalk or paintbrush. [DETAILS]

chART Public Art MarpolechART public art marpole

Fourth Plinth West project

JUN 2013 — Time flies! chART public art marpole is now into its second summer. After several successful public art projects over its first year, including - Bench'd: Where Worlds Collide, Show Me How, Cloud Coordinate bus shelter transformation, and Limelight: saturday night - chART is introducing its latest art creation. Through the participation and support of Art Knapp Plantland, Emily Carr Artist Lloyd Stone, chART has unveiled its latest public art project:: Fourth Plinth West. [READ MORE]

Fourth Plinth West project

Marpole Business AssociationNeed help promoting your business in social media land?

JUN 2013 — The Marpole Business Association BIA is big into the social media universe, especially on Twitter and Facebook. Our very popular website - marpoleonline.com - has existed for over twelve years, getting thousands of hits and business directory searches per month. Our Twitter & Facebook accounts are great ways to keep up to date on everything happening in Marpole, and there is a LOT happening. Link up, follow, and like us, and we'll do the same and promote your business at the same time. Check out your business listing on our website, and if it's in need of an update, let us know! @marpolevillage on Twitter, or 'Like' the I Love Marpole Village page on Facebook.

Marpole Business AssociationMarpole Business Association

Annual General Meeting

JUN 2013 — The Marpole Business Association will host its Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 70th Ave. & Hudson St. This is 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. An AGM information package will be dropped off or mailed to members in August. [READ MORE]

Marpole Business AssociationFoodSafe certificates now have 5 year expiry

JUN 2013 — Food service business members need to be aware of some new changes regarding FoodSafe certificates.
All new FoodSafe Level One certificates issued in British Columbia will have a five-year expiry date, starting July 29th 2013. [READ MORE]

Marpole Business AssociationCatered Art Café & Fine Foods is Now Open

JUN 2013 — Catered Art Cafe provides high-quality meals and coffee to the food-conscious consumer. Catered Art is a full-service Vancouver catering company specializing in beautifully presented, high-quality, locally sourced foods including fresh baked breakfast items, organic salads, wraps, Panini sandwiches and soups. Ingredients are seasonal, wild, free-run and sourced from local farms, including micro-farmers within Vancouver city limits such as UBC Farms. Catered Art specializes in catering personal and corporate events and also offers cooking classes, restaurant consulting and is an active member in the "Sprouting Chefs" program. It is open daily Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 3pm and is located at 8828 Heather Street just off SW Marine Drive in Vancouver. For details see cateredart.com.

Marpole-Oakridge Community CentreMarpole Community Day 2012

MAY 2013 — Marpole Community Day is here again featuring free amusement rides, interactive games and activities, stage performances and entertainment for all to enjoy! Bring your family, friends and relatives to this annual community celebration. It is taking place on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 11am - 3pm at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue (Oak Park). For more information including a performance schedule, see marpoleoakridge.org.

Marpole Community Day 2013

Vancouver MagazineMarpole: The staid streets of this South Vancouver neighbourhood take on the first hints of urbanity

MAY 2013 — "The glories of Marpole are not much bandied about by those who don't live there; to most, the nail salons and gas pumps that gird Granville Street at the city's southern extreme are familiar only because of the string of stoplights one idles at while driving to the airport. A recent tour, though, unearthed signs of change. At Characters, the used bookshop, Eleanor reports that "We had to put a lock on the bathroom door because of all the junkies shooting up in there. It was never like that a couple years ago." Urban signifiers (be they junkies or yuppies) are certainly scouting outward from the downtown core in concentric circles. At 65th, a branch of the townie favourite Bean Around the World has sprouted, and gay couples now share the New York Times with fleece-ensconced grandmothers native to the hood. If Marpole was meant to replace Surrey as the hinterland you don't want to come from, it's unlikely to be a joke target for long. A 20-minute bus ride connects this clutch of stucco walk-ups and Vancouver Specials with the city's high-rise heart." - originally published Mar 1, 2009 by Pat Richardson, Vancouver Magazine.

Marpole SafewayMarpole Safeway construction moving quickly

MAY 2013 — The redevelopment of the Marpole Safeway site is moving very quickly, as the storeys of the residential tower next to the new Safeway rise above Granville Street. The word on the street is that the new 55,000 sq ft Safeway may be open by Christmas 2013, though that has not been officially verified. Members and residents are hopeful, however, that the grocery store will reopen sooner than previously anticipated. [READ MORE]

Marpole Safeway Redevelopment

Photo: James Neufeld

Milltown Marina and BoatyardMilltown Marina @ Richmond Island

MAY 2013 — Milltown Marina is a joint partnership between the Musqueam Band and Bastion Development. They will be leasing Richmond Island from Port Metro Vancouver for the next 60 years, offering in-water slips and moorage, drystack storage, on-site repair and maintenance services, and a restaurant with patio. As part of habitat restoration, a new bird and wildlife habitat islet has been created at the mouth of Eburne Slough, which was dredged to allow for the marina's development. The Marina will be open and accessible to the public from Bentley Street, via car and pedestrian/cycle path. The Marpole BIA and members of the community worked with Marina Director Matthew Cote and the City of Vancouver on the public access and picnic area on the Marina site. Milltown Marina is scheduled to open in late summer 2013. [READ MORE]

Milltown Marina

Illustration/Rendering: Milltown Marina

City of VancouverMarpole Community Plan Update

MAY 2013 — A community plan only happens once every 30 years. Help shape your community's future! For more information see: vancouver.ca/marpole.

Marpole Community Plan Update

Marpole Business AssociationOver 50 Businesses participated in 5th Annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole

MAY 2013 — The fifth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole in February, in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Snake, was a success in spite of the light rain. 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 sixth annual Lion Dance has already been booked for February 6th, 2014. [READ MORE]

Marpole Chinese Lion Tour

Photo: Marpole BIA

Vancouver CourierProposed facility at historic Casa Mia worries homeowners

APR 2013 — Southlands homeowners don't want a care facility for seniors in their neighbourhood. They're afraid locating the facility at the historic Casa Mia estate would create a potential influx of traffic that would add to already busy streets. The residents believe such a facility would better suit Granville, Cambie or Oak streets, which have commercial zones, transit options and coffee shops. The city has identified Casa Mia for its significant heritage value but that doesn't guarantee protection from demolition or alteration. [READ MORE]

Casa Mia

Milltown Marina and BoatyardMilltown Marina & Boatyard Opening in June

APR 2013 — Vancouver's Milltown Marina and Boatyard in Marpole is slated for completion June 2013. Marina Director Matthew Cote said all approval has been granted after more than three years of working through the permit process, and construction is ramping up. The marina will feature a west coast-style waterfront Bar & Grill, be accessible by a pedestrian and bike path along the water, and includes a wildlife habitat islet at the mouth of the Richmond Slough. Milltown Bar and Grill will have a strong focus on value and be an "everyday place to eat and drink". [READ MORE]

Video by YouTube user, FlemishCat.

Shannon Wall CentreShannon Mews Demolition Video

APR 2013 — Shannon Wall Centre is under development. "It's goodbye to the Arthur Erickson houses on the Shannon Mews estate, as space is being created for new condos and apartments" says YouTube user, FlemishCat. FlemishCat is the channel of Vancouver journalist and writer-producer Katja De Bock. Details: shannonwallcentre.com

Marpole Oakridge Family PlaceMarpole Oakridge Family Place (MOFP) 35th Anniversary Celebration: Join us "Under the Big Top"

APR 2013 — An evening of celebration on Thursday May 9, 2013 featuring: Vancouver Circus School's "Inner Ring" Performers, Guest Speaker - Keith Pattinson, TAPSNAP Interactive Photography, Fashion Show by local designer Nancy Perreault, 3 Great Feature Draws & prizes! Must be 19 years or older. Sponsored by: VanCity ,Westbank, Bluetree/Wesgroup , Polygon, MBIA, Fountain tire, Nancy Perreault, Dueck Auto Group on Marine, Bill Murray - Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Details: mofp.org.

Marpole Oakridge Family Place (MOFP) 35th Anniversary Celebration: Join us "Under the Big Top"

Marpole Museum & Historical Societymarpolehistorical.ca Looking for Volunteers

APR 2013 — Marpole Museum & Historical Society is looking for Volunteers who have a keen interest in the history of Marpole who would like to get involved. We would love to hear from you. We need help with the gardening and fundraising events. Regular monthly meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month except the months of July and August. Please visit marpolehistorical.ca or contact us at 604-261-0131.

Vancouver CourierPark Rangers Should Educate Before Ticketing

APR 2013 — Park rangers who hand out tickets to owners of off-leash dogs will be seen as "punishing" if rangers are not able to "educate" dog owners about areas where dogs can run off-leash. If you live in Marpole, such places do not exist contrary to the city's recommendation that such places should be "conveniently located." [READ MORE]

Langara VoiceMarpole Oakridge Community Centre's First Ever Easter Carnival Organized By Youth Council Is A Success

MAR 2013 — For the first time the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre hosted an Easter Carnival that was made possible by the community centre's youth council.

Published by Langara Voice; Reported by Jennifer Thuncher; Edited by Bronwyn Scott.

VIVA VancouverNew proposed VIVA Vancouver Street Mural for Marpole

MAR 2013 — Below is a photo of the proposed VIVA Vancouver Permanent Street Mural that will be installed on West 66th Avenue in Marpole this spring. Please send your comments and feedback to the Marpole Business Improvement Area (BIA) on Twitter @marpolevillage or by email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com.

Proposed Marpole Street Mural

Vancouver CourierSFU students design social media plan to help isolated Marpole seniors

MAR 2013 — A group of business students has created a social media plan to reduce the isolation of seniors living alone in Marpole. Last week, the students designed a "web" of coloured yarn in front of Marpole library on Granville Street near 70th Avenue, to symbolize both physical community connections and the Internet's interconnected web. Some think that social media is so fast paced that it's only suited for a younger generation, but SFU business student Joanna Kipp says no one is too old to learn the online world. More information can be found at Marpole Place's new blog at marpoleplacenh.blogspot.ca, its Facebook Marpole Place page and on Twitter at @MarpoleplaceNH. [READ ARTICLE]

Vancouver CourierMarpole transportation under examination

MAR 2013 — The city is hosting a workshop focused on Marpole's transportation and related land use issues March 6 as part of ongoing consultation for the Marpole Community Plan. Matt Shillito, assistant director of community planning, said "We're interested in people's thoughts around transit service and walking and cycling infrastructure, in particular areas of the community where we could do a better job of traffic calming." Staff also has ideas about additional bus service such as working with TransLink to get a bus link on West 70th Avenue between Granville Street and the Canada Line. Details are on the Marpole Community Plan page on the city website. [READ ARTICLE]

Vancouver CourierMarpole shipyard building quietly demolished

FEB 2013 — Earlier this month, Terry Slack, a fisherman for 65 years, was walking by the Fraser River waterfront near the corner of Hudson Street and West 77th Avenue when he noticed a two-storey wooden building that had once been used to repair ships, one that he had seen for decades, was missing. Although dating from about 1910, the building had not been placed on city hall's heritage preservation list since the list was created in the mid-1980s. The landowners, Canfor Corporation forestry giant, had applied for a demolition permit last fall which the city issued. "I'm concerned we've lost a lot of history in Marpole and the riverfront," said Slack. "The building should have at least been photographed by the city, and artifacts preserved." Slack and Claudia Laroye, director of the Marpole Business Association, believed the area was excluded from the Marpole planning process. [READ ARTICLE]

Marpole Safeway Redevelopment

Photo: Dan Toulgoet, Vancouver Courier

The ProvinceDiversity in soccer

FEB 2013 — While the Marpole Soccer Club has always been predominantly Indo-Canadian, they aren't a South Asian team - they are culturally diverse. They promote all ethnicities to join and say it's the best way to learn about other cultures.

Marpole Business AssociationChinese Lion Dance Tour 2013

FEB 2013 — The annual Chinese Lion Dance tour is scheduled to take place Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11am along Granville Street in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake.

Global BCVancouverites share the limelight in international street art project

JAN 2013 — An international street art "experiment" aims to find out this weekend by placing two "limelights" on sidewalks at opposite ends of Vancouver's Granville Street — near its intersections with 68th Avenue in the south and West Hastings in the north. Limelight: Saturday Night was started in Glasgow by British artist Tristan Surtees and French architect Charles Blanc in 2010. It has since toured more than 10 cities on three continents. It's in Vancouver this weekend courtesy of the Marpole Business Improvement Association in partnership with Emily Carr University for Art + Design. [READ ARTICLE]

Limelight: Saturday Night

City of VancouverPearson Dogwood Lands Policy Planning Program

JAN 2013 — The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are discussing renewal and expansion plans for the 10-hectare (25.4 acre) site of the George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge, located between West 57th and 59th Avenue and Cambie and Heather Street. Open houses will be held at 601 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 5–8pm and Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10am– 2pm. George Pearson Centre was built as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1952. Currently, it houses 120 residents who live with a range of physical disabilities and includes a warm-water pool that is a valuable asset for rehabilitation. Dogwood Lodge provides complex care to 113 seniors. For more details see: vancouver.ca/pearson.

chART public art marpoleLimelight: Saturday Night

JAN 2013 — A public art presentation + artist talk by international artist duo, Sans façon. Sunday January 27th, 2013, 5pm - 7pm, at the Metro Theatre (1370 Marine Drive SW, Vancouver). Free admission. Refreshments will be provided. [DOWNLOAD PDF] For more details visit: limelightontour.blogspot.ca.

Limelight: Saturday Night

Marine GatewayExcavation company digs deep to bring in new village

JAN 2013 — Excavation at Marpole's massive, mixed-use Marine Gateway development is reaching towards completion as Matcon Excavation & Shoring Ltd. is digging deep to bring in one of Vancouver's newest village areas. The scale of the excavation for the development, sited at where southwest Marine Drive crosses Cambie Street and next door to the Marine Drive Canada Line station, is only surpassed by the work Matcon performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Village in False Creek. Excavation, which started in July 2012, is slated for completion by March 2013. Two twin residential towers, where all units pre-sold quickly, will mark the development. The North Tower will have 38 storeys and 234 suites completing in November 2014, while the South Tower with 29 levels and 180 suites completes in January 2015. A smaller, third tower measuring 14 storeys (plus a podium) will contain mainly office and commercial space. The complex retail outlets will include a T&T grocery store, coffee shops and banks plus an 11-screen movie theatre on-site. In total, the development will offer 820,000 square feet of residential condo, rental housing, office, retail and public space. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Marine Gateway excavation

Matcon Excavation & Shoring loads up 200 trucks daily as the site is prepared for one of Vancouver's newest village developments at the foot of Cambie Street by the Canada Line station

The ProvinceVancouver police investigating brutal targeted stabbing outside Marpole Denny's restaurant

JAN 2013 — Vancouver police are investigating after a gang of masked men brutally stabbed a man outside a Marpole restaurant. Const. Brian Montague says that several masked men ambushed a 21-year-old Vancouver man as he exited a Denny's restaurant at Marine Drive and Ash Street at 4:30 p.m. Friday, stabbing him multiple times. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Montague says that one suspect was arrested in Richmond shortly after the attack. [READ ARTICLE]

Vancouver CourierHomeless man's death does not go unnoticed: Marpole fixture remembered fondly

JAN 2013 — Rick Hofs probably didn't want his life to end this way: alone and curled up in his sleeping gear outside the back door of a Marpole dollar store. He was only 49 - only, in the same way Mayor Gregor Robertson and Premier Christy Clark are only 48 and 47, respectively. So when Regina Luk showed up to her dollar store on the morning of Dec. 27 to see Hofs sacked out in his familiar place in the loading bay, she checked on his condition. [READ ARTICLE]

Marine Gateway excavation

This small shrine honours Rick Hofs, a homeless man who died recently at age 49. Photograph by: Jason Lang, Vancouver Courier

Past Community Events

Christmas Sunday Service/Potluck

Date: Sun Dec 22, 2013
Time: 10am (Potluck luncheon to follow)

Location: Stone Church at Marpole Place

Address: 1305 West 70th Avenue (Old Firehall)

Details: cornerstonecommunitychurch.ca

Christmas in Marpole Village

Date: Sat Dec 21, 2013
Times: 12pm-3pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole plus holiday caroling and music on Granville every Saturday in December

Details: marpoleonline.com/christmas

Metro Theatre presents Jack & The Beanstalk

A family-friendly holiday pantomime.
Dates: December 13, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

Metro Theatre presents Ken Ludwig's farce Moon Over Buffalo

In the wake of last season's wildly successful Lend me a Tenor, also by Ken Ludwig, Metro Theatre is thrilled to present the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo.
Dates: November 2 - 30, 2013
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

Holly Tea at MPNH

Date: Sat Nov 23, 2013
Times: 11am-3pm

Location: Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 1305 West 70th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Free admission to the craft fair. Holly Tea menu is $7.

Details: marpoleplace.ca

MMHS Christmas Fair

Baking & Preserves, Silent Auction, Refreshments, Crafts & Local Vendors and live Christmas Music with Westwynds.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall

Address: 8680 Hudson Street

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

The Great Marpole Trick Or Treat

Date: Thu Oct 31, 2013
Times: 4pm-5pm

Location: along Granville Street in Marpole

Details: marpoleonline.com/halloween

Park-a-Park at MPNH

Dates: Park Picnic, Thu Oct 24, 6:30pm: bring $6 for a delicious meal made by the MPNH chefs for their weekly community dinner; BYOP (BYOPumpkin) Sat Oct 26 10-2: Join the MPNH Pumpkin Carving and help decorate the Park for the season; and Hot Cocoa Send-off, Wed Oct 30 6-8pm: Come say goodbye to the park with a toasty drink.

Location: Marpole Place Neighbourhood House

Details: marpoleplace.ca

Dunbar Haunted House: The Terror of History (Now in Marpole)

Sets this year include an Egyptian Necropolis, Greek Tragedy, Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Sorcery, the Plague, Piracy, Monster's Ball, The Asylum and The Apocalypse.

Dates: October 15 – 31, 2013
Times: 7pm–10pm Sun–Thu evenings; 7pm-midnight Fri/Sat evenings; 1pm-7pm Sat/Sun

Location: 8934 Shaughnessy St. (Marpole)

Details: dunbarhauntedhouse.com

Metro Theatre presents "The Hollow" by Agatha Christie

This Agatha Christie murder mystery was the first play Metro Theatre ever produced, back in September 1963. And they're thrilled to produce it again now, 50 seasons later.
Dates: Sep 28 – Oct 26, 2013
Location: Metro Theatre
Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)
Details: metrotheatre.org

Opera Mariposa presents Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale

Dates: October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Marpole United Church
Address: 1296 W. 67th Ave, Vancouver

Details: operamariposa.com

Colbourne House Tours

Drop by to have a look at this 100 year old house. The grounds around the house are available for community use.

Date: Sun, October 20, 2013

Time: 1-3pm by donation;

Address: 8743 SE Marine Drive

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Colbourne House Tours

Drop by to have a look at this 100 year old house. The grounds around the house are available for community use.

Dates: Sun, August 18, 2013; Sun, September 15, 2013; and Sun, October 20, 2013

Time: 1-3pm by donation;

Address: 8743 SE Marine Drive

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Marpole Business Association
Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday, September 30th, 2013

Location: Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 70th Ave. & Hudson St.

Details: marpoleonline.com/agm

Metro Theatre's 51st Season Opener: Bell, Book, and Candle

A romantic comedy on which the TV series "Bewitched" was based.

Dates: Aug 24 -Sep 21, 2013

Location: Metro Theatre

Address: 1370 SW Marine Dr (next to the Arthur Laing Bridge in Marpole)

Details: metrotheatre.org

Connecting Marpole Day: An Annual Community Festival on Hudson Street

Date: August 10th, 2013
Location: Hudson Street (between 67th and 70th)
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Description: Hudson Street will be alive with music and interactive community tables for the public to enjoy. Festival goers can expect performances by local musicians, on-site artists selling, exhibiting and creating artwork, a massive barbeque, street performers, tours through the community garden, and much more.

Details: marpoleday.com

Marpole Summerfest 2013

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Time: 11am-4pm
Start your planning early - mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Marpole Summerfest event!
Details: marpoleonline.com/summerfest

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Annual Strawberry Delight

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time: 2 - 4pm (weather permitting)
Cost: $5.00 min. donation

Location: Colbourne House (8743 SW Marine Drive)

Featuring the Westwynd Singers and The Ear Buds Refreshments for Sale - Strawberry shortcake, hot dogs. Come and enjoy an entertaining afternoon!

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Westside Baptist Church Block Party

Date: July 1, 2013 (Canada Day)
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Westside Baptist Church

Address: 8506 Ash Street, Vancouver
Bouncy Castle, face painting, booth games, live music, free hot dog, free snacks, free drinks etc. Free Admission. Everyone is welcome!

Details: facebook.com/events or call 604-266-5602

Opera Mariposa presents La serva padrona, a short opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Dates: June 28 / 29 / 30, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Marpole United Church
Address: 1296 W. 67th Ave, Vancouver

Details: operamariposa.com

Draft Marpole Plan Open House

Date: Wed June 26, 2013
Time 5pm-8:30pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre (990 West 59th Avenue @ Oak)

Details: vancouver.ca

Draft Marpole Plan Open House

Date: Mon June 24, 2013
Time: 5pm-8:30pm
Location: Marpole Place Neighbourhood House (1305 West 70th Avenue @ Hudson)

Details: vancouver.ca

Draft Marpole Plan Open House

Date: Sat June 22, 2013
Time: 11am–3pm
Location: 8138 Granville Street

Details: vancouver.ca

Inverglen Scottish Dancers & The Kerrisdale Community Dancers present Failte Abhaille: A Celebration of Scottish Dance

Date: Saturday June 8, 2013
Performance: 2pm (Doors: 1:30pm)
Location: Magee Secondary Theatre
Details: inverglenscottishdancers.com

Marpole Community Day 2012

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue (Oak Park).
Details: marpoleoakridge.org

Metro Theatre 2012-2013 Season

Metro Theatre, Marpole's live community theatre, continues their 50th season with something for everyone! Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (May 4, 2013 — June 1, 2013)

Details: metrotheatre.com

Marpole Oakridge Family Place (MOFP) 35th Anniversary Celebration: Join us "Under the Big Top"

Date: Thursday May 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Dueck GM 400 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $25
100% of ticket sales will go directly to supporting Marpole Oakridge Family Place

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Open House for Casa Mia Rezoning

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Place: St. Stephen's United Church – 7025 Granville Street at 54th Ave

Details: southlandscommunity.ca

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation Retrospective

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 to Sunday, April 21, 2013
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House
Address: 1450 West 64th Avenue
Features work from many of the 50 international textile artists represented in four previous exhibitions

Details: kogawahouse.com

Historic Joy Kogawa House Teen Writing Workshop

Address: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sundays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2013
How Much: $100, includes supplies for 3 chapbooks. This registration fee supports our writer-in-residence program

Description: To all young writers who like to have fun: Come and play with words and rhythms. Explore any genre you like — fiction, drama, poetry, spoken word, or nonfiction. Or do it all if you want; the sky's the limit! You could even make up a new form. Plus learn how to make your own chapbook and participate in a reading to launch your writing. Join us at Kogawa House where writing blooms.
How to Apply: Please email with an expression of interest to kogawahouse@yahoo.ca

Details: kogawahouse.com

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Annual Spring Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: St. Augustine's Parish Hall

Address: 8680 Hudson Street

Admission: $6 (includes refreshments

Guest speaker Michael Kluckner, author of "Vanishing Vancouver - the last 25 years" and others.

Details: marpolehistorical.ca

Chinese Lion Dance Tour

Date: February 14, 2013

11am along Granville Street in
celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake.

Details: marpoleonline.com/chinesenewyear

Pearson Dogwood Lands Open House

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 (5–8pm)

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 (10am–2pm)

Location: 601 West 59th Avenue

Details: vancouver.ca/pearson

Limelight: Saturday Night

Date: Sunday January 27th, 2013

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: Metro Theatre (1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver)

Description: A public art presentation + artist talk by international artist duo, Sans façon. Free admission. Refreshments will be provided.

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