UPCOMING MARPOLE COMMUNITY PLANNING EVENTS
Tuesday, May 1, 7 - 10 pm – “There’s No Place Like Home” Storytelling Night
Our official kick-off event for the Marpole Plan! Come hear the tales and experiences of Marpole as told by members of the community. This evening event features a unique mix of story-telling and music and will profile a sampling of the many diverse ‘stories of home’ that one finds in the neighbourhood.
We’ll also be showcasing some of the materials that are being developed for the planning process: a bit of a sneak-peek in advance of the more formal open houses we’ll be running. Hope you can join us – it promises to be a fun event! Takes place at the Metro Theatre, 1370 S W Marine Drive. The event is FREE but you must register to attend.
:: To register – vancouver.ca/marpoleplan
Community Open Houses
Wednesday, May 2, 5-9 pm – Marpole Open House
Our first Open House takes place at the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre,990 W 59th Avenue (at Oak Street). We’ve got an assortment of activities lined up that that will give you a chance to weigh-in on the various issues, assets and opportunities that exist in the neighbourhood. What should the Marpole of the future look like? Come tell us.
Saturday, May 5, 11 am-3 pm - Marpole Open House – Family-friendly Edition
Drop by and join us for face-painting, button-making, asset mapping and more! We’ll have an assortment of ‘bits and bites’ to snack on and an opportunity to learn more about the community planning process and how to get involved.
Takes place at 8138 Granville Street (close to 65th Avenue)
Sunday, May 6 @ 10:30am – Jane’s Walk – Marpole
Jane’s Walks were established in 2007 to honour the legacy of Jane Jacobs. They’ve grown from a small series of walking tours to a world-wide initiative.
Join the Museum of Vancouver and Spacing Vancouver for a walking tour of the community and an exploration of the things that make Marpole unique. You can find details about registration (and all Jane’s Walk events) at janeswalk.net – or find your way directly to the G-W walk by following the link at vancouver.ca/marpoleplan
Saturday, May 12 or Saturday May 26 @ 9:30am - Exploring Neighbourhood Energy Futures – A Special Workshop for Marpole and Grandview-Woodland
Please join us at one of two upcoming "Exploring Neighbourhood Energy Futures" workshop at the new Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC.
As we plan for the future of our neighbourhoods, it is increasingly important that we account for the role played by energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These workshops will bring members of Marpole and Grandview-Woodland communities together to explore how energy works in neighbourhoods, and how we might collectively plan for a lower carbon future.
Workshops will start at 9:30am at UBC and will run until early afternoon. Lunch and snacks will be served. Transit tickets will be provided. Space for these workshops is limited. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. When doing so, please indicate your name, home address, contact phone and email.
Lil Ronalds, Planner, Marpole