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

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<<<

Name That Street!

A new cul de sac is being created in Lynn Valley Town Centre and the District of North Vancouver would like your help naming it!

The guidelines (no ‘Streetie McStreetface’ please 😃) can be found on their website. Bring your ‘A’ game, choose a name and then submit your suggestion to: http://ow.ly/JrIa50wRzpl. BEFORE NOVEMBER 4th,

Please take a moment to review the information on that page — including the street naming guidelines and policy. You can also download the PDF here: Naming Selection Criteria and Naming Procedures Policy

Hmmmm…. LVCA Place sounds about right! *smile*