And through their generosity, these businesses, organizations and individuals sponsored and additional tree to be gifted to a not-for-profit organization so that they too, can participate in creating a bit of Christmas magic in Lynn Valley.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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”
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:
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 LVLINK Route Map and some interesting facts related to the history of Lynn Valley.
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!
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.
As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 is a topic currently impacting us all in one way or another. Protecting our community is a shared responsibility at a time like this. While the threat to British Columbians remains low, the very idea of an outbreak can feel stressful.
Consulting a reliable source of information can be re-assuring, and we recommend you stay up-to-date with the latest news from Vancouver Coastal Health.
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has suggested some things you can do to support the well-being of yourself and others during this time:
Take care of your body! Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Continue to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.
Avoid excessive exposure to social media or sensational coverage. While being informed is important, it can be detrimental to your mental health to constantly take in stressful information.
Consider ways to find balance with activities you normally enjoy.
Stay connected with loved ones and continue to maintain healthy relationships.
If you have neighbors who are elderly or immune compromised, ask if they need anything and get it for them instead of having them go out and risk their health.
Fear and anxiety about a disease may feel overwhelming at times. By trusting the facts, sticking with the latest protocols, looking out for one another, and practicing good mental health habits, we can protect ourselves and our communities. Take care of yourself and others.
On April 25th, the Lynn Valley Community Association and Lynn Valley Seniors Association were planning to work together on the 2020 Lynn Valley Park Project.
With the recommendation of physical distancing and for the safety of all involved, we have had to cancel the yearly event.
But keep it in mind! We’re planning to be back next spring and we’d like you to join us! Below is a description of what happens at our Park Projects….
“The work will be basic gardening, removing invasive plants, planting natural vegetation, laying down mulch, cleaning litter and anything else that needs to be done with the support of the DNV Parks Department. We have work for every level of physical ability so all ages and stages are welcome. Dress for the weather, as this is a rain-or-shine event! Sturdy boots or shoes, working clothes and gloves are recommended, as it could be muddy! if we are blessed with sunshine, remember the hats and sunscreen. Look for our LVCA tent to check in. *You will need to bring your own water bottle.”