GWAC Annual Elections

February 29, 2012

Here is a date for your calendar:  Next Monday, 5th March, is the date for the next Grandview-Woodland Area Council (GWAC) meeting.

This meeting has an extra importance as it is the annual election for GWAC directors and, as we head into the new Grandview Community Planning process, it is important that GWAC remain strong and engaged.

The meeting at the Britannia Centre starts at 7:00pm and will include the election, a short speech by Jenny Kwan MLA, and other business that will be of interest to anyone living in the neighbourhood.  Do come along!

Losar 2012

February 22, 2012

Today is Tibetan New Year, or Losar. I can only hope and wish that 2012 is a better year for that sad occupied land.

Grant & Commercial: A Brief History

February 20, 2012

Over at Grandview Heritage Group I have posted a brief history of Grant & Commercial (well, the west side anyway!)

Buddha At The Gate

February 14, 2012

Data Shows No Growth On The East Side

February 11, 2012

You may have read over the last few days about the first results emerging from last years census.  Population growth in Western Canada has surpassed the country.

I contacted Metro Vancouver and they sent me this map of population growth in the Lower Mainland from 2006-2011.

Each of the red dots indicates an additional 20 people over that period.  I was interested that East Vancouver seemed to have so few red dots.  I blew up the image and looked again.

And sure enough, the growth in Vancouver has not generally crossed over to the eastside. The boundaries couldn’t be clearer. Yaletown, Coal Harbour and the Olympic Village can all be seen, along with the big white space east of Main and north of Kingsway.

I am certainly not qualified to claim to understand the dynamics here, but the clarity of the data makes it worth watching.


100 Years Ago the Grandview Theatre Opened

February 11, 2012

I have a new illustrated post over at to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Grandview Theatre.   Hope you enjoy it!

Beach: Moon, Orange

February 8, 2012

“Beach: Moon, Orange” (2008), TIFF print, 16″ x 20″