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2010-01-18

Municipalities prepare for rapid transit options
Vancouver wants line along Broadway to UBC - but not everyone wants it.


2010-01-18

More Cambie Street merchants file lawsuit over Canada Line


 
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New Sidewalks and Medallions

After a long construction phase on West Broadway, we now have some beautiful new sidewalks, beautifully designed medallions, and a vibrant sense of community!

In December 2009, the WBBA Directors were proud to unveil the new dedication monument recognizing contributing members from the community for their support of our beautiful new sidewalk medallions.

 

West Broadway Merchant Survey

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The West Broadway Business Association reached out in April to the merchants between Collingwood and Larch, seeking their opinons for a survey on a variety of topics. Responses will be valuable to guide us in offering more support and services to our members..

With this information, we will be in a better position to help with marketing & advertising strategies, beautification and street enhancement & entertainment, special events development, and crime prevention & safety programs.

Any merchant, business or property owner who would like a copy of the data results can send their request to us by email.

Community Art Project Monument Unveiled

The West Broadway Community Art Project has been realized after several years of fundraising and planning. With a final dedication ceremony that was held on Sunday, December 6, we are now unmistakably ready to welcome shoppers and visitors to our street.

A plaque recognizing our sponsors and artists was officially unveiled in the small square at the corner of Broadway and Bayswater, adjacent to Mark James. Active members from the community along with West Broadway Business Association Directors joined with the artists to celebrate this great accomplishment.

These Medallions, honouring the Greek and Coast Salish First Nations art, display the works of Greek artists Evie Katevatis and Alexandra Dikeakos, and Coast Salish artists Susan Point and Kelly Cannell. Along with our rebuilt sidewalks, new landscaping and repainted lampposts, the Medallions have revitalized our community. It is thanks to you all that we have such a wonderful new streetscape.


More Cambie Street merchants file lawsuit over Canada Line

VANCOUVER -- More Cambie Street merchants have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for disruption to their businesses caused by building the Canada Line rapid transit system from downtown Vancouver to Richmond. Read more.

Municipalities prepare for rapid transit options

Vancouver wants line along Broadway to UBC

The City of Vancouver is making plans to ensure a rapid transit line along Broadway to UBC is given top priority--ahead of other regional transit improvements. But not everyone thinks Vancouver's plan should be at the top of the transit list. Read more.

Victory for Cambie Street Merchant — What does that mean for West Broadway?

There is much being said on the topic of public transportation these days, from stakeholders and observers to the riders who use one or all of Translink's services. Read more in these articles found on the Vancouver Sun website.


Community Calendar

Apr 10, 2011
- Apr 16, 2011

National Volunteer Week
Holiday/Celebration/Observance
Sunday Apr 10, 2011 to Saturday Apr 16, 2011
Find local volunteer opportunities through Vantage Point, www.thevantagepoint.ca.

Apr 13 & Apr 19, 2011
9:30 AM

Business License Hearing
Council/Committee Meeting
Wednesday Apr 13, 2011 &
Tuesday Apr 19, 2011
Location: Council Chamber

Jun 01, 2011
- Jun 30, 2011

Greek (Hellenic) Heritage Month
Holiday/Celebration/Observance
Wednesday Jun 01, 2010 to Thursday Jun 30, 2010
Visit Vancouver's Greek Community webite at www.greekday.com for information about events, programs, Hellenic community centre, Greek Food Festival, Greek Day, and more.

Jun 26, 2011
Greek Day

Sunday June 26
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location: On Broadway between Macdonald & Blenheim
Contact: Organization: Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C.
Name: Peter J. Capadouca
Phone: 604-433-7072
email link
www.greekday.com

Greek Day is a family oriented summer street festival in Kitsilano held along 5 blocks of Broadway. It offers live entertainment - music & dance on two stages. Come and enjoy Greek food, see various displays in 50 kiosks, have the kids visit the children's activity & enteraiment area, including the face painting booth. Enjoy the art display, magicians,stiltwalkers,clowns & jugglers. Greek Day is one of Vancouver's most popular ethnic festival that attacts crowds from all over the Lower Mainland. It is a free event!

(c/o Omega Travel)
(604) 738-7126
www.wbba.ca
WBBA email

Bike Month 2011

Holiday/Celebration/Observance
Tuesday Jun 01, 2010 to Wednesday Jun 30, 2010

Organization: BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation)
For more information visit: www.best.bc.ca

BEST's "June is Bike Month" has grown to icon status in the years it has been operating. Every year, thousands of cyclists participate in events all through Metro Vancouver, celebrating cycling as fun, healthy, inspiring, and just a great way to get around. Experience the pleasure of cycling in the month of June, and every day of the year!


Board Meetings

WBBA board meetings are regularly held on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 7:30 a.m. for approx. 1.5 hrs. Omega Travel, 3230 West Broadway, has been the gracious to host over the past few months. We will inform everyone of any changes should the location change.

Please note: There is no meeting during the month of July while we allow for Summer schedules. Regular business resumes in August.

Would you like to do more? Our board meetings are held throughout the West Broadway neighbourhood, where space and time for the group is offered. We would be grateful to add another location to possible meeting sites. If you have a board room, meeting room, or even a restaurant, that can seat approx. 15 people, please contact us.


Then & Now

Before and After Shots showing how West Broadway has grown

1940's — 3036 West Broadway
3036 West Broadway
2009 — 3036 West Broadway

 

 


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