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.
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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:
LVCA COFFEE CARD CAMPAIGN | MARCH 2022
Outreach workers at the North Shore Lookout Society use coffee cards to encourage people without homes to make social connections, access vital health and well being services.
Last year when LVCA shared that there were people experiencing homelessness in our community, you showed incredible generosity and community spirit by donating hundreds of bags of blankets, coats, warm socks, hats and gloves. The Shelter nearly ran out of storage space! It was awesome!
Let’s be awesome again . . .
Like most events, there are many ‘to-do’s on the list to make it a success and it’s with the help of time, energy and funds from our Event Partners that we’ve done it again.
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A huge shout out and thank you to:
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.
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.
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
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”
Click here for all the details!