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”
For more information Click here for all the details!
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.
Register online to guarantee your space and receive an event reminder.
Drop-in spaces may also be available. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for more information.
In the coming weeks, work will beginning to replace the sewer on Mountain Hwy between approximately East 24th and East 18th Street.
The District of North Vancouver has identified that the sanitary trunk sewer along Mountain Hwy is nearing its end of useful life and is due for replacement. The new trunk sewer will be installed using micro-tunneling methods meant to be less disruptive, less expensive and more environmentally friendly compared to traditional methods.
We’ve attached a PDF of the letter and map of the area to be worked on from the District, outlining the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ but the ‘when’ (duration) will depend. Apparently it will take one year to complete. They expect to keep one lane of traffic open in each direction for the duration.
Note that vehicle access to and from East 20th Street via Mountain Hwy will be closed.
Updates can be found at : www.dnv.org/lynn-valley-sewer/ and if you have any questions or concerns about this project, you can contact the project team directly by email at: LynnValleySewer@dnv.org or by phone (604) 990-2450.
DNV Letter and Map PDF
Hallowe’en has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival – Samhain, during which people felt especially close to relatives and friends who had passed. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.
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.
In chronological order:
Seymour, October 4th
Seymour ACM video link here
Lynn Valley, October 5th
LVCA ACM video link Part 1
LVCA ACM video link Part 2
Edgemont, October 7th
Edgemont ACM video link Part 1
Edgemont ACM video link Part 2
Join us as LVCA hosts an All Candidates meeting on October 5th, 7pm at the Lynn Valley Rec Centre.
This is your chance to meet the candidates running for (re)election in the District of North Vancouver.who are hoping for your vote in the election for Council.
As space is limited, we appreciate you registering in advance and telling us your (2) two top questions/concerns you would like addressed at this meeting.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS IS TUESDAY, OCT. 4TH
** Registration Form **
We look forward to seeing you!
If you want change in your community, become educated on who you are voting for… don’t cast a vote just because you recognize a name.
The Metro Vancouver region – that includes us here on the North Shore – experiences a 50% increase in potable water use, attributed primarily to lawn watering, during summer months.
Did You Know? Last year’s ‘heat dome’ led to 1.795 billion litres (yes, that’s billion with a ‘b’!) of potable (drinkable) water used in one day across our region.
UPDATE: There are two very significant planning proposals for the Lynn Valley Town Centre. One is for the existing Safeway site and the other is for the Black Bear site.
POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES!
Lynn Valley Community Association Speaker Series – March 31, 2022: Block Watch- POSTPONED
LVCA hosts Sgt. Kevin Bracewell for an informal Q&A session on Neighbourhood Awareness
Currently there are 2 large development applications for the Lynn Valley Town Center.:
1177 Lynn Valley Road (Black Bear site)
1170 East 27th Street (Safeway site)
We have serious concerns surrounding these applications and have written a letter to DNV Mayor and Council outlining those concerns. The letter is as follows: