In The Community
New Business Improvement Area Established
The West Broadway Business Improvement Association has been successful in its sponsorship to establish a BIA (Business Improvement Area) along West Broadway. All properties from the 3400 block at Collingwood to the 2500 block at Larch will be included in the catchment for this BIA.
West Broadway Business Improvement Area - Collingwood to Larch
Following a meeting at City Hall on February 15 when Council voted to approve the formation of the West Broadway BIA, a Special General Meeting was held March 8 to vote on the 2011-2012 budget. Members who attended at St-James Community Centre showed their interest and participated with questions, suggestions and support for the new BIA. The vote to approve the budget was unanimous, and one of the guest in attendance, Peter Vaisbord, the City's BIA Program Coordinator, Business District Initiatives officially notified Council of the successful outcome. The West Broadway BIA will officially commence on April 1, 2011.
The next steps to be undertaken by the Board of Directors of the WBBIA, will be to hire a part-time coordinator who will be involved in many facets of the business community. The WBBIA is also looking at options for office space directly in the community. If you can help or would like to speak with a Board member, please contact Kristen Reffle, WBBIA President, at 604-730-6831 (Manager, Ten Thousand Villages, 2909 West Broadway.)
Greek Day 2011
The Hellenic community will be hosting thousands of visitors on Sunday, June 26, 2011, with one really big block party. West Broadway, between Macdonald and Blenheim, will be transformed for a day of music, food, culture, and celebration. Visit the official Greek Day website for more information.
In The News
B.C. Court of Appeal overturned award to Cambie St. Merchant
Susan Heyes lost round two of her David-and-Goliath battle against the Canada Line builders on Friday when the B.C. Court of Appeal overturned her $600,000 award. Read more.
Changes to street parking
New street parking regulations and rates are now in effect in Vancouver:
On Jan. 1, hours of operation were set to 9 am to 10 pm in an effort to improve parking turnover throughout the City. Read more.
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WBBA - Members List
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The West Broadway Business Association has been established as a community based organization for the maintenance of interests and issues facing merchants along the West Broadway corridor.
To be a spokesperson for businesses and to be available to members who wish to express their views
To initiate, coordinate and develop programs and recommendations to be presented to all concerned levels of governments.
To encourage and develop two-way communication between the private and public sectors.
To develop policy for presentation to municipal levels of government and specifically, to responsible ministers ofgovernment.
To actively improve the general economic climate along our busy corridor by fostering responsible and harmonious attitudes among government, business and labour.
To maintain the richness of our community for the benefit of all who live and work in the area.