Heritage Award Winners!

Each year, the District of North Vancouver recognizes and honours special projects and accomplishments in the field of heritage conservation with Community Heritage Awards.

Lynn Valley Community Association (LVCA) is proud to be awarded the 2020 Heritage Advocacy Award for the Lynn Valley LINK trail kiosks.

Through the hard work of LVCA volunteers and district parks staff – and the leadership of local residents Suzanne and Gabriel Mazoret, the LINK started in 2016 with the initial opening on September 16th, 2017 and was completed at the end of 2019.

A collaborative project between LVCA and the District, the LINK spans 14.5 kilometres in Lynn Valley creating a loop that connects at five trailheads — Lynn Canyon Park, Inter River Park, Kirkstone Park, Princess Park and Fromme Mountain — and combines segments of the Baden Powell Trail, Dempsey Trail, featuring several informational kiosks that highlight the history and heritage of Lynn Valley with historical information and photos specific to the immediate area.

The LINK Kiosks are an excellent example of providing a tangible way of discovering heritage within our community.

We are proud and honoured!

View the online award presentation at the DNV council meeting. Presentation begins at the 31:10 minute mark.

>>>Youtube Video Link Here<<<

Candlelight Vigil – April 3rd

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 7:30 – 9:30pm.

Lynn Valley Lions Club and Lynn Valley Legion Branch 114 with the support of North Vancouver District have planned a Covid compliant drive through candlelight vigil to allow our community to safely express our solidarity and strength within the beautiful Lynn Canyon on Saturday, April 3rd.

Please refer to the map below for entrance and route. The park with be closed to all foot traffic after 7pm. Vigil is from 7:30 to 9:30PM sharp.

All are welcome. 💕

Due to Covid19 protocols all attendees must remain in their vehicles.

#OurLynnValleyCommunity #LynnValleyStrong

North Shore Wellness and Resilience Centre

In the response to the events that took place in Lynn Valley Village on Saturday afternoon, North Shore Emergency Management has set up a Wellness and Resilience Centre at Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre.

The centre is a space for the community to access services to support their mental and emotional well-being during this difficult time.

The centre is open from 11:00am to 6:00pm daily over a seven day period. Counsellors will be available on site to provide support on a drop-in basis.COVID safety protocols are in place, and PPE will be available.

Childminding is available.

What: North Shore Wellness and Resilience Centre

Where: Karen Magnusson Community Recreation Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Road North Vancouver

When: 11:00am-6:00pm, daily, beginning March 29

If you have questions regarding the North Shore Wellness and Resilience Centre please email nsem@nsem.ca

www.nsem.ca

#OurLynnValleyCommunity

#LynnValleyStrong

UPDATED: Donations are now on hold! Thank you for you generosity.

Your donations have really helped and we’ve been inundated with supplies. Thank you! Thank you! We are no longer accepting donations through Mollie Nye. We thank the staff for their help and energy.

ORIGINAL POST: This past year has seen many people face hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic, with more and more people finding themselves homeless here in Lynn Valley and across the North Shore.

Right now they need warm clothes: coats, gloves, hats, socks, sleeping bags.

You can support the vulnerable and the homeless by bringing donations of warm clothes to:

Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, Monday-Friday 10am -4pm

Your donations will be delivered to the Lookout Shelter.

Clothes aren’t the only thing that can make a difference – cash is still a great way to help. If you would rather donate money, click on this link to the Outlook Foundation North Shore Programs https://lookoutsociety.ca/

Thank you!

YOU ROCK LYNN VALLEY!

It’s official – we’re a sell out!

And we couldn’t have done it without your sponsorship. With everything going on right now, we weren’t sure what to expect but all of you rose to the occasion and we will have an amazing display that’s going to spread some Christmas magic and hopefully bring a smile in a otherwise challenging time.

We have a record number of “You + One” Sponsors – companies/people who have purchased an additional tree to be gifted to a school or not for profit organization, and a small but dedicated group of volunteers that with “many hands make light work”. Watch our facebook page as we recognize their efforts in the coming weeks. Remember to LIKE our page while you’re there. *smile*

https://www.facebook.com/lynnvalleycommunityassociation

From all of us at Lynn Valley Community Association, our thanks!

P.S. a list of sponsors will be published shortly.

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors by London Drugs

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors is back for 2020 at all London Drugs locations across Western Canada!

For the fourth year in a row, Stocking Stuffers for Seniors has partnered with local care homes and charities with a mission to bring more holiday cheer to seniors in all the communities they serve, while meeting safety requirements.

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors campaign began in 2015, with one store location providing help for 500 inner city seniors. The campaign quickly caught on, growing in 2016 to multiple store locations helping more than 2,000 seniors in their communities. In 2017, Stocking Stuffers for Seniors went chain wide across all stores, in all locations — and with incredible support from all communities, London Drugs delivered donated gifts to more than 10,000 seniors!

How Do I Support Stocking Stuffers For Seniors?

Visit your local London Drugs store, and head over to the store’s Christmas Tree for a Stocking Stuffers for Seniors gift tag.

For more information and to learn about the program, visit London Drugs’ website.

https://www.londondrugs.com/stocking-stuffers-for-seniors.html

2020 Parade of Trees. Sponsor a Tree!

UPDATE: WE HAVE SOLD OUT!

This has been an extraordinary year. Businesses and organizations have faced many challenges.   Community celebrations have been cancelled and we are all doing things differently. 

For the past 10 years, the Lynn Valley Community Association has worked to bring people, families, businesses and schools, places of worship, and organizations together at the LVCA Parade of Trees which is now a firmly established family favourite tradition.

This year’s circumstances made us have to rethink and revise. To be able to still have our wonderful display of Christmas trees, the tree lighting and accompanying festivities have been out on hold. We’ve worked hard to create a safe and physically distanced version to meet Vancouver Coastal Health guidelines and recommendations and invite you to continue your support by sponsoring a tree.

The tree sponsorship this year is just $150 – a one-time reduction of $100 over last year for these extraordinary times.  How are we able to do this? 

Historically, the event is a fundraiser for LVCA, with net proceeds supporting the work of LVCA throughout the year. With park projects and community initiatives cancelled due to COVID and sadly, there can be no opening ceremony festivities this year, the proceeds from last year are ready and waiting for next year. And lastly, in prior years we have donated $50 from each sponsorship to a local beneficiary. This year the beneficiary is simply “Community Spirit”.  Priceless.

Want to make a bigger contribution but not sure how? Upgrade your sponsorship to “You + One”.  This sponsorship includes two trees for $300 – one for yourself and one to be ‘gifted’ to a local non-profit to decorate. Your generosity will be recognized on site and on all Parade of Trees marketing material. 

Decorating will look a little different this year as we need to ensure physical distancing for all our sponsors and volunteers. Details are still being worked out, but expect to decorate your tree sometime during the first week of December.  

Thank you! We truly appreciate your support and community spirit! If you require more information, email info@lvca.ca

Don’t Throw Those Wrappers in the Garbage!

Don’t throw those candy wrappers in the garbage!

Ghosts, goblins, witches, and – packaging? Unlike the usual spooky subjects, packaging doesn’t have to be scary because candy wrappers and other flexible plastic packaging can be returned by taking them to a London Drugs near you or Recycle BC .

Collection of other flexible plastic packaging provides a collection solution for many types of common food packaging, keeping them out of garbage bins and landfills during (and after) the Halloween season.

What are some examples of Halloween Packaging that is Other Flexible Plastic Packaging?

Much like the rest of the year, if you have a sweet tooth, you have this type of packaging. Candy and snack wrappers, chip bags, and plastic net bags (holding tasty foil-wrapped chocolates) are common examples during Halloween.

Many Halloween examples can be small, easy-to-lose pieces like candy wrappers, so we recommend the following to keep your material organized:

  • Flatten and fold larger crinkly wrappers and bags (e.g. protein bar wrappers and chip bags) and collect them in a re-usable container
  • Re-purpose larger plastic packages like stand-up and zipper lock pouches to collect smaller pieces like candy wrappers

Please remember all wrappers and bags must be empty of their contents and, if necessary, rinsed to prevent contamination.

https://recyclebc.ca/solution-halloween-packaging/

Will you volunteer?

Each year we come together – at malls, grocery stores, schools and workplaces – to receive our poppies and support our veterans.

We remember, we honour, and we help.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Lynn Valley Branch #114 is reaching out to you and other community-minded individuals to help them continue their commitment to our local veterans through the fall poppy drive because the manner in which they raise money is impacted significantly this year.

Their public presence will be lessened, and the Cadets and Scouts that volunteer handing out poppies in our community won’t be able to this year.

The Branch Poppy Committee has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the summer to ensure the success of the 2020 Poppy Campaign while safeguarding the health and well being of their Members and Taggers during the Covid19 pandemic.

If you would like to volunteer handing out poppies, email rcl114@shaw.ca or call (604) 987-2050 for more information.