Council Candidates’ Forum

September 22, 2022


Car Free Day on The Drive

September 10, 2022


Not quite as packed as events prior to covid, but it was still great to see so many people enjoying the Drive today.

It was also good to see Sean Nardi, James Buckshom, and Tricia Barker dealing with the crowds at the TEAM tent.

Car Free Day 2022

September 8, 2022


After a two-year break due to covid, the annual Car Free Day on the Drive is back this Saturday! It takes place from noon until 7pm.

In the same way that Italian Day this year was restricted in scope to Grandview Park, Car Free Day is limited this year from Grandview Highway north to 1st Avenue.

Along with all the usual fun, games, local businesses, music, and food, there will be an interesting exhibit on the history of local transit by the Transit Museum.

I look forward to seeing the usual crowds!

Italian Day 2022

August 28, 2022


With the last two years’ festivities cancelled due to covid, it was great to celebrate Italian Day once again on Commercial Drive.

This year’s event did not close the street as usual, and everything was confined to Grandview Park. It was not quite the same, but enjoyable nonetheless — and the weather was perfect. The music was great, the food was great, and the crowds came out.

Well done to the organizers!

Mayoral Debate in Grandview

August 24, 2022

A Mainstreeting Event for TEAM for a Livable Vancouver

August 17, 2022


Colleen Hardwick’s TEAM campaign will be mainstreeting on Commercial Drive tomorrow (Thursday 18th).

They will be meeting at the Entre Nous Femmes housing complex on Adanac & Commercial at 4pm and then proceeding south on Commercial Drive until about 5:30pm.

Come down and meet the next (and first female) Mayor of Vancouver and her TEAM!

Dykes On The Drive 2022

July 30, 2022


It was great to catch the Dykes on the Drive March this afternoon! The parade was several blocks long, and scores more folks followed on afterwards. Pride was in evidence everywhere.

OneCity Meet & Greet

July 26, 2022


The OneCity campaign will be holding a meet and greet session tonight at Pandora Park, 2325 Franklin, from 6pm to 8pm. This will be a chance for community members to meet each other, learn more about OneCity, and talk about how you can help elect OneCity candidates in October.


Note that this notice is in no way an endorsement of the OneCity campaign, just a PSA. I will be happy to post notices of any events from any other party if I am notified in advance.

Barbecue With The NPA

July 19, 2022


Want to talk politics? For those that may be interested the NPA campaign is holding a barbecue this coming Thursday (21st) at 2365 Kitchener (corner of Kitchener & Nanaimo) at 4:30 – 6:30pm.

Note that this notice is in no way an endorsement of the NPA campaign, just a PSA. I will be happy to post notices of any events from any other party if I am notified in advance.

Car Free Days Are Back!

June 18, 2022


It was way back in 2019 that we last enjoyed the Car Free Day on Commercial Drive. I am therefore really glad to be able to report that we will be doing it all again this year — on September 10th!

There will be similar festivals this year in the West End (August 20) and on Main Street (August 27).

I’ll post more details about the Drive event as I get them.

Grandview Garage Sale

June 6, 2022


The great Grandview Neighbourhood Garage Sale is back again this month. It takes place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday June 18th.

After a covid disruption, this used-to-be annual event is being organized rather less formally this year, and I have been unable to find any online link for more information. So, best to walk or cycle the neighbourhood with wallet in hand that day and you are sure to find something of interest.

GWAC and CoV’s Head of Planning

April 26, 2022


A New Socialist Party

April 25, 2022


On May Day, at Grandview Park at 12:30pm, yet another civic political party makes its entry onto the stage. This time it is a new party with an old name, Socialists.

Everyone is invited to their founding launch.

Shine at Britannia!

March 7, 2022

The Spring Equinox is a returning of light, a shift from winter to spring. We invite you to celebrate with us and share our stories with each other through music, art, dance, food and togetherness. The market will feature the works of local artisans, delectable food, community tables, and activities—it’s our time to shine again.

Bring your instruments for a chance to play. Get ready to sing, dance, and clap!

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Art at Britannia: Call for Indigenous Artists

March 4, 2022


In June of each year, the Britannia Art Gallery hosts an exhibition in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) that features work by Indigenous artists. This year, the gallery invites emerging Indigenous artists who are just starting out in their careers to submit work in the following mediums to be featured in the exhibition: 

  • 2D work
  • Moving images (film/animation)
  • Small-scale 3D work to exhibit within the gallery’s display case.

Honorarium: $300

This call is open to all emerging Indigenous artists. You do not need to live or work within East Vancouver to apply. Full submission details can be found at


New Brighton Restoration — Volunteers Needed

February 16, 2022


If you have some time and energy to spare, and want to help make a part of East Vancouver even more beautiful and natural, you could do a lot worse than volunteer to help with the New Brighton Park restoration.

Image: Nigel Peck

Volunteer crews have been removing invasive species — such as Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberries — and they will be replaced with native species. As Nigel Peck wrote to me:

“our next work party will be on Saturday, February 26th and, at this point, we have spaces for about a dozen new volunteers. For those tired of their Body Sculpt Zoom Fitness classes, there is nothing better than wrestling with Scotch Broom or Himalayan Blackberry for a good cause with excellent company.

We provide tools and safety equipment so all that is required is ‘reasonable physical shape’ and enthusiasm for the project. We do require everyone participating to be fully vaccinated and to sign a Release Waiver.”

It seems like a thoroughly worthwhile and fun project. For more information and/or to offer your help, please email

GWAC and the BIA

January 10, 2022

GWAC and the BIA

January 6, 2022

Christmas In Grandview Park

November 26, 2021

GWAC and Dogs!

November 4, 2021