March, 2017

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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 adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca

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!

Feb, 2017

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Happy Lunar New Year – 2017 Year of the Rooster

Gung Hey Fat Choy!  Happy New Year!  I would like to wish everyone great health, prosperity and happiness on this year of the Horse.

On Saturday February 11th, we will welcome BIA Lion Dancers to our office. Come on by for the festivities and food!

Event: BIA Lion Dancers Community Luncheon

Location: MLA Adrian Dix Community Office

Time: Saturday Feb 11th 1:30pm-2:30pm (Lion Dancers arrive at 2pm)

Seniors’ Health and Wellness Fair – March 29th  

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 on Wednesday March 29th at Renfrew Park Community Centre. Doors will open at 10 am.  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.

Spring Legislative Session

The spring session of the BC Legislature will begin on February 14th, with the Speech from the Throne, followed by the introduction of the government’s 2017 Budget. I am always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas for legislation and would welcome any suggestions you may have for the spring session.

Jan, 2017

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Happy New Year!

I would like to send my New Year greetings to you all, and thank everyone for coming to our Christmas Open House! We were so happy to see you all. 2016 was a busy year with many successes to celebrate, and we thank you for celebrating it with us!

Looking ahead to the Lunar New Year, come and celebrate with us on Saturday, February 11th. We will once again be welcoming Collingwood BIA’s Lion Dance to our office. Refreshments and snacks will be served and everyone is welcome!

Lunar New Year Gathering
Adrian Dix Community Office
5022 Joyce Street
1:30 – 2:30 pm

The 44th Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on Sunday January 29th. The parade route begins at the Millennium Gate at Keefer St and the full route can be found at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver’s website: www.cbavancouver.ca

BC Legislature Spring Session

The house will return into session this early spring 2017.  In the next session, we hope to raise issues such as seismic upgrading of schools, affordable rental and social housing, and ICBC rates.

I am always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas for legislation and would welcome any suggestions you may have for the spring session.

Dec, 2016

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Holiday Open House

The holiday season has arrived! I’m wishing you and your family a safe and happy holidays. I hope you’ll join me and my staff for our annual Open House at the MLA Community Office. Drop in for lunch, festive treats, and caroling. We will be celebrating a year of achievements!

Date: Saturday, December 17th, 11am – 2pm

Location: Adrian Dix Community Office, 5022 Joyce Street, Vancouver

We Saved Gladstone Secondary and Bruce Elementary from Closure!

Thank you to everyone who helped us save our schools. Whether it was door-knocking through the summer heat or signing the petition and spreading the word, every bit of your amazing effort contributed to saving Gladstone and Bruce schools. We couldn’t have done it without you!

For those of you who proudly displayed the lawn sign, a special thanks. The community placed over 900 lawn signs all over the riding, spreading our message far and wide and successfully bringing our message to the next level.

For the moment, we are removing our lawn signs (please return them to our office if you’re able) but the fight is not completely over. We still have work to do for Carleton Elementary whose future is in limbo after the fire. The government has an obligation to rebuild this historic building, no matter how inconvenient it may be for them.

British Columbia Community Achievement Awards

“Give back to the people who give the most in your community”.

Can you think of anyone who embodies this phrase? If you can, please consider nominating them for the British Columbia Community Achievement Award! Any current or former long-term resident of BC is eligible for nomination. And the awards will honour people who have made a significant contribution to their community through a unique achievement or outstanding service – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work.

Complete the online nomination form by going to: www.bcachievement.com/community/info

The nomination deadline is January 20, 2017.

Nov, 2016

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This fall, a whole community mobilized to save our beloved local public schools from closure: on October 18, we delivered 18,324 petition signatures to the Premier’s Vancouver Office. Along with thousands of handwritten letters from students and parents, a thousand lawn signs, and dozens of events we have made the case for public education in East Vancouver. Feeling the pressure from the amazing advocacy work of the community, the Minister of Education announced that the “school closure process is over in Vancouver.”

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to all the students, parents, and community members who have taken part in this incredible campaign to save Gladstone, Bruce, and Carleton from closure.

For Carleton of course, we continue to fight to make sure this great public school is fixed or replaced. And we need all of your support to make that happen. That effort continues, but today, we celebrate. I can’t start mentioning names because I would have to mention hundreds. But our community fought back and won. Now, we have to work together to support the fired trustees, fight for seismic upgrades and adequately fund public education.

In the coming days, we will be recognizing and celebrating the Gladstone, Bruce and Carleton students, alumni and parents who forced the provincial government to back down. Stay updated with news about the future of our schools and subscribe to our e-newsletter by visiting adriandixmla.ca or calling us at 604-660-0314.

Remembrance Day: November 11th

November 11th is Remembrance Day, set aside for all of us to take time to recognize the sacrifice of those who fought and died for their country in battle, and to remember how important it is to work for peace so we may never again face the tragedies of wartime.

Please join me on Friday, November 11 at the Memorial Park Cenotaph, located at 41st Ave and Windsor St, to recognize the sacrifice that so many have made across the world. There will be a parade assembling at the west parking lot of John Oliver High School at 41st Ave and Fraser St at 9:45am – the service at the cenotaph will commence at 10:30am.