We did it again!

It’s official – we’re a sell out!

We are so excited to tell you that we’ve done it again and SOLD OUT of our available trees for this year!

And we couldn’t have done it without your sponsorship. With everything still in a cautionary holding pattern right now including our Lighting Ceremony, (maybe next year!) 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.

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Notice of 2019/20 & 2020/2021 Annual General Meetings

Please join us for TWO Annual General Meetings on Thursday November 4th at 7pm via Zoom.

Our 2019/20 AGM was postponed due to COVID and the recommendations of the Vancouver Health Authority.  We had hoped to meet in person however that was put on hold with subsequent ‘waves’ and our concern for the safety of our members and community.

While are disappointed not to be able to meet in person., the LVCA Board agreed that the online option is currently the safest for all our members.

The 2019/20 AGM will take place on Thursday November 4th at 7pm, via Zoom. 

Following the adjournment of this AGM, we will hold the 2020/21 AGM.

Please email lynnvalleyca@gmail.com if you wish to attend and a link will be sent to you shortly before the meeting.

Your Time to Shine.

If you love living in Lynn Valley then consider joining our Board.  Do you enjoy the Parade of Trees?  Value the parks and trails in your neighbourhood?  Are you concerned about crime?  Do you have bookkeeping skills?  What about a flair for writing newsletters? Or maybe you have a hidden talent for wordpress sites. We need you to be a part of our organization as a Board member so we can continue to make Lynn Valley the place best place to live!  

If you are interested in making Lynn Valley the best place to live and want to find out more. please email lynnvalleyca@gmail.com  

Have you noticed Lynn Valley’s new Street Banners?

You may have spotted some beautiful new street banners in and around our Town Centre.

LVCA spearheaded the project to replace the old faded and torn banners that had seen better days.  Three local artists Vicki English, Dana Irving and Duane Murrin were invited to submit their designs for consideration in the creation of the new banners.  

Choosing a design was tough, but after much consideration and deliberation, the LVCA Board chose long time Lynn Valley resident Duane Murrin’s submission. His bold and colourful designs stand out on even the greyest of days and remind us how lucky we are to be living in Lynn Valley: a stunning “Gateway to Nature”.

We are grateful to the District of North Vancouver who provided funding for the new banners through a Community Building Grant.  

Find out more about Duane Murrin’s art here >>> Duane Murrin website

It’s coming up! The Lynn Valley Community Association 2021 Parade of Trees!

Well, the pandemic made things challenging last year, but with help of volunteers, some creative thinking and the support from our community, we were able to install eighty (yes, 80!) decorated Christmas trees for the 10th Annual Parade of Trees in December 2020. 

Lynn Valley Village was once again transformed into an illuminated forest of beautifully decorated trees and for the first time, we expanded onto the new plaza in front of Starbucks at Lynn Valley Centre where decorated trees added 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. 

VOLUNTEERS!

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 info@lvca.ca with the subject line “Tree Volunteer”

REGISTRATION!

Click here for all the details!

Making a Difference Campaign

During the month of January of this year, LVCA learned that there was an urgent need for warm clothes and blankets for people who were experiencing homelessness in Lynn Valley and we asked for your help.  

The response was amazing!

You donated hundreds of bags and boxes of gloves, hats, socks, coats and blankets!  Your donations helped not just those in our immediate neighbourhood, but people in need everywhere on the North Shore. 

Unfortunately, there are people that still need our help.

LVCA will be launching a second “Make a Difference” campaign in January 2022 and we will be working with The Lookout Housing and Health Society to determine how we can assist. 

Stay tuned for details!.

Read more about the Lookout Shelter and the work they do:

Lynn Valley LINK

If you are looking for a walk close to home without the bother of driving and finding parking, try the convenient, close to home, Lynn Valley LINK.  

Phase 1 of the Lynn Valley LINK, a project initiated by the LVCA, opened in September 2017 using existing trails and streets to circumnavigate the community of Lynn Valley.  

Phase 2 of the Lynn Valley LINK was completed in 2019. You might have already noticed the LV LINK logos with arrows that show the routes through Lynn Valley that connect with the perimeter sections of the LV LINK

The final map showing the connecting LV LINK routes through Lynn Valley is now available on the LVCA website to download as a PDF.  (see link at the bottom of this post)

The LV LINK kiosk installed at Pioneer Park in the heart of Lynn Valley at the corner of Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road features the map and is accessible to all at this location.  Each kiosk along the LV LINK showcases the LV LINK Route Map and some interesting facts related to the history of Lynn Valley.

PLEASE NOTE:

At this time one (1) section of the LV LINK is closed.  The section that is closed is a portion of the Hastings Creek Trail from 27th Street to where the trail exits south on Hoskins Road.  This section has been closed due to soil instability and landslides that threaten the trail.  A geotechnical study will take place in 2021 so that safety concerns can be addressed before the trail can be re-opened.

As most will know, the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge was closed because of Covid-19 but now is open to be able to access the other side.

Consult the LV LINK map to choose an alternate route to overcome these and any other closures that may occur.  Enjoy your walk!

LYNN VALLEY LINK MAP – DOWNLOAD PDF

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!