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April, 2017

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Donations of Guitars and Musical Instruments Needed!

Do you have musical instruments you would like to see used for an excellent cause? The Collingwood Neighbourhood House has a youth settlement worker who helps immigrants, refugees, and also Canadian-born children and youth. He is an amazing musician and wants to teach children and youth how to play music, but he is short musical instruments.

Please support this great cause and donate any guitars (acoustic, electric, and bass) or other instruments you may have! Help give children a confidence boost through the joys of playing a musical instrument!

Vote in the May 9th Provincial Election!

On Tues, May 9th, British Columbians will be casting their vote to select their next MLAs and government! Although most people cast their ballots on Election Day at their local voting locations, there are also lots of other ways to vote:

  1. In advance: from 8am-8pm the Saturday and Sunday two weeks before Election Day (May 9th), and the Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat before Voting Day.
  2. By mail: ask for a “Vote by Mail” package from Elections BC before an election is called until 4pm on Election Day. The package will be mailed to you or can be picked up at the district electoral office. The completed package must be returned no later than 8pm on Election Day.

Where do you go to vote on May 9th?

You will receive your “Where to Vote Cards” in the mail. If not, you can find your voting location by checking and checking your community newspapers.

Don’t forget to register to vote!

Before the election is called, you can register online at or by calling 1-800-661-8683. You can also register when you arrive to vote.

12th Annual Senior’s Health and Wellness Fair a success!

I would like to thank everyone for participating in our Seniors Wellness Fair at Renfrew Park Community Centre. And a special thanks to Cheryl Palidda for her fabulous organization!

This was the 12th annual fair, and attendance was excellent. With over 350 seniors attending, the day was a complete success.  We had a hearing clinic on top of an absolute wealth of information from all of our presenters, and great food at lunch. I would like to thank our fantastic volunteers, the staff at Renfrew Park Community Centre and all of our performers who have taken time out of their busy schedules to help make this day a great success.

I am proud to have been able to once again provide a venue to share such critical information with the community. We look forward to seeing you all at Seniors’ Wellness Fair 2018!


March, 2017

Written by Community Office on . Posted in Monthly Newsletter

Each year I am proud to host a Seniors’ Health and Wellness Fair and I am pleased to invite all seniors and their families to attend the annual fair at Renfrew Park Community Centre. There will be over 25 exhibitors providing information on issues such as heart and stroke, arthritis, diabetes and more. The day is always informative and fun. All participants receive a free, healthy lunch.

Location: Renfrew Park Community Center, 2929 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver

Time: Wed March 29th, 10am-2pm

Graham Bruce Elementary’s Spring Carnival – May 26th
Come to Graham Bruce’s 5th annual carnival, featuring games, BBQ, a huge raffle, and silent auction. The entire community is welcome to the event and is the largest fundraiser in support of the school.

Location: Graham Bruce Elementary, 3633 Tanner St. Vancouver

Time: Friday, May 26th, 4pm-8pm.

Looking for volunteers to assist us at Adrian’s office!

Our little community office does big things, with thanks to dedicated volunteers who lend their time and talents. There’s plenty of opportunities available, for the student who wants to gain skills and experience, or the individual who has some extra time to help us advocate for the people of Vancouver-Kingsway.

If you’d like to join our team and want to learn more, please call us at 604-660-0314, or send us an email at

Save Carleton Elementary Campaign

Last year, we worked together to save 3 great schools – Graham Bruce Elementary, Gladstone Secondary and Carleton Elementary. All 3 schools were removed from the closure list. However, Carleton Elementary was damaged in a fire in August 2016. As a result, Carleton students have spent the year split up at other schools.

The building is insured by the provincial government but they have not acted to rebuild or replace the school. We are not giving up. Carleton parents and I are ramping up efforts to rebuild or replace Carleton and to bring Carleton students back home!