With the last ornament packed away. lights wrapped, carpets rolled up and the stands and sand bags tucked away for another year, we finally get down to the challenging task of counting the ballots and announcing a winner for Best Overall Tree.
The Parade of Trees once again extended onto the plaza at Lynn Valley Centre, so there were multiple places that collected votes.
It took a bit of time to gather everything and tally up.
We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the results so without further ado, here they are . . . *drumroll please*
December 4th from 4:00-5:00PM in Lynn Valley Village
We are so excited to once again kick off this fabulous event with our outdoor lighting ceremony in the Village! We’ve missed it these past couple years so it’s really wonderful to have it back.
Join us at the lighting ceremony for the Parade of Trees on December 4th from 4 – 5 pm, with the lighting at 4:45 pm, with Mayor Mike Little and MLA Susie Chant.
There will be face painting, balloon twisting, a scavenger hunt for the kid and musical entertainment from the Black Bear Band.
Pssst! Also, a surprise finale after the lighting so stick around!
NVRC’s Lantern parade will be at 4:25 pm.
The event is outdoor only and put on with support from North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, Lynn Valley Village, Lynn Valley Centre, Twin Lions Contracting Ltd., Rona, North Vancouver District and the The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.
Proceeds from this year’s Parade of Trees will go to the Harvest Project.
BECOME A SPONSOR! (there’s still time! Click here and scroll down the page to the registration link)
Sponsoring a tree is a perfect opportunity to promote your business and/or organization, and at the same time, build a stronger community here in Lynn Valley.
It’s been challenging these last couple of years, but with the help of volunteers, some creative thinking and the support from our community, we were able to install eighty (yes, 80!) decorated Christmas trees for a sell-out Annual Parade of Trees for both 2020 and 2021. We’re planning to sell out again this year!
Psssst! And our Tree Lighting Ceremony is back as well!
It’s a new year and we’re working to make it as special as always.
Lynn Valley Village and the Lynn Valley Centre Plaza will once again be transformed into an illuminated forest of beautifully decorated trees adding that touch of Christmas spirit.
We are very grateful to all the businesses, clubs, churches, organizations, families, individuals and schools who continue to support this event and bring a little magic to our community each year.
Do you have your tree?
We’ll be posting the tree sponsors here and on our Facebook page. Stay tuned!
We’re looking for members in our community who have an hour or two to give in helping setup and take down. If this is you, or you’d like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tree Volunteer”
Join local author Roxanne Davies as she talks about her new book, The Blue Riviera.
*Copies of the book will be available to buy (cash only), with the proceeds going to charities helping Ukrainian refugees.
Roxanne says “The Blue Riviera: A Daughter’s Investigation is the narrative nonfiction story of Sally Tomiuk, my mother, the hero of her own story, looked at through the prism of my emotions. Sally died young under mysterious circumstances when I, her only child, was eight. The events in my book have taken me sixty years to experience and two years to write. This is also the story of a Ukrainian-Canadian immigrant— a story of hard work, illness, love, and betrayal. What happens to an immigrant family when their dreams turn into a nightmare? My book will appeal to those interested in the Canadian immigrant experience, Montreal in the 1950s, and family relationships.”
Roxanne is a graduate of Concordia University, where she earned a BA in History and Literature. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her family opened one of Montreal’s first health food stores in 1965. Her first paid job was sorting okra in Florida as 12-year-old. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, art gallery manager, health researcher, adult education program manager and marketing consultant. She loves reading biographies and seems to have found her niche writing memoirs. THE BLUE RIVIERA, a Daughter’s Investigation is her fourth book.
It’s important that you have as much information as possible when it comes time to vote.
We’ve posted the links to three recordings of ACMs that recently took place. Take a moment, grab a cup of coffee and maybe the neighbours and watch the videos. Your vote is your voice so make it heard on October 15th.
These recordings are not professionally produced – they were taken by volunteers and members of each of the communities so please keep that in mind when viewing.
*we apologize to incumbent, Trey Bell that during the the transition to the second part of the LVCA ACM recording, the opening statement was not recorded.
Outreach workers at the North Shore Lookout Society use coffee cards to encourage people without homes to make social connections, access vital health and well being services.
Last year when LVCA shared that there were people experiencing homelessness in our community, you showed incredible generosity and community spirit by donating hundreds of bags of blankets, coats, warm socks, hats and gloves. The Shelter nearly ran out of storage space! It was awesome!