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Woman taking pictures in the garden

Archived - Dec 30Gardens, parklets, patios, and murals: street use innovations in 2014

The City of Vancouver continues to look for innovative uses for many of its streets, sidewalks, and public spaces as a tool to drive community engagement and identification.

Broughton Street block party

Archived - Dec 29Pop-ups, open doors, and block parties – looking back at public engagement in 2014

As part of the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force report, there were three distinct initiatives that took place in 2014, all sharing the same goal of increasing engagement throughout the city: Pop-up City Hall, Doors Open Vancouver and block parties.

Polar Bear Swim

Archived - Dec 26Polar Bear Swim back for 95th year on January 1

New Year’s Day is a great time to get a fresh start so why not take an invigorating dip in English during the annual Polar Bear Swim!

Vancouver Park Board lifeguards

Archived - Dec 24Take your lifesaving training to the next level!

The Vancouver Park Board’s 79th annual Lifeguard School, which provides lifeguard certification and recertification, begins January 8, 2014.

Fraserview Golf Course

Archived - Dec 23Vancouver golfers can swing all winter long, including Christmas Day!

Vancouver golfers can swing all winter long on the Park Board's three championship courses, including Christmas Day!

City staff proactively prepare for King Tide

Archived - Dec 19City staff proactively prepare for King Tide

In anticipation of high tides throughout the holiday season, City of Vancouver staff have taken a proactive approach to protect and prepare neighbourhoods from potential flooding.

Archived - Dec 18Keep fit during the holidays

All community centres, fitness centres, pools, rinks, and golf courses will be open throughout the holiday season, including many on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Downtown Vancouver

Archived - Dec 17Vancouver to host the first-ever Americas Masters Games in 2016

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Vancouver, PavCo, UBC, and Sport BC, will host the first-ever Americas Masters Games in the summer of 2016. The games will welcome over 7,500 amateur athletes from around the world, aged 35 to over 100, and will have a positive impact for the economy, tourism, and sport development in Vancouver and the region.

Artist work studio at West 6th Avenue and Fir Street

Archived - Dec 17City's Studio Awards provide affordable creative space for Vancouver artists

Find out the seven local artists who received the City of Vancouver's Artist Studio Award. The award provides artists with studio space or live-work space for reduced rent or free to develop creative practices.

Archived - Dec 152015 budget outlook: Find out next year's budget direction

Learn about our budgeting approach and direction for next year's budget in the 2015 Budget Outlook. Don't forget to tell us what City services and programs matter to you in our budget questionnaire before January 7.

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