We have a wonderful suggestion that was sent in by Doreen Braverman. We would welcome any comments that you send to us about this and the idea of making a formal proposal to the City of Vancouver.
In 1929, June 13th was declared Vancouver Day by the City Council. June 13, 1792 was the date that Capt. Vancouver entered Burrard Inlet and on June 13, 1886 when most of Vancouver was destroyed by fire. We don’t have any official holidays in June although Flag Day is June 14th this year.
Vancouver Day was declared to be “in perpetuity” by mayor Louis Taylor but was not celebrated in the forties, during the war.
I have suggested to Council more than once that the special day should be recognized, not just for historic reasons but also for communities to celebrate. We all have so much to be proud of! No complaining on June 13th
ARBUTUS RIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION belongs to YOU
ARCA* is part of ARKS – the City Plan for Arbutus Ridge/Kerrisdale/
Shaughnessy. The Plan was approved by City Council in 2005. The
City Plan included traffic and transportation, community safety and
services, residential areas, new housing, neighbourhood centres,
parts, streets, lanes and public places, the environment, community
involvement in decision making, and rezoning.
The City is intent on making
massive changes to our area!
PLEASE JOIN ARCA to ensure that we truly representYOU and your concerns. We needyour
shoulder to theARCA wheel!
Arbutus Ridge Community Association was formally registered as a society with the Province of British Columbia on October 13, 2011.
The purpose of registering ourselves as a society is to offer the residents, businesses and associations within Arbutus Ridge a responsible and democratic avenue to represent the needs and wishes of the community to the Council, Boards and Commission of the City of Vancouver.
ARCA is one part of ARKS – the City Plan for Arbutus Ridge/Kerrisdale/Shaughnessy. We have a role to play in contributing to that mandate which includes:
traffic and transportation
community safety and services
existing residential areas
parks, streets, lanes and public places
community involvement and decision making
To adequately fulfill our mandate, we need the involvement of residents, businesses and associations. There will be many community issues to understand and act upon in the coming years.
The first step to helping build a strong association is building membership. The fees are purposely low to attract as many members as possible. While we need the money for organization and communication, we are more interested in a long membership list and people of all ages and talents so we are truly representative of our community.
Fees are $10 per adult member
$20 per family
$ 5 per student
$30 per business
Of course, donations are always welcome!
Our post box is not yet open, so fees can be sent to ARCA Treasurer, Marie Clarke at 402-3905 Springtree Drive, Vancouver, V6L 3E2. If you have already paid for the 2011-2012 year, please disregard this request. If you are not sure about your membership status, contact Marie at 604-263-5086.
We will be doing a phone campaign for members in the New Year!