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Sequoia tree at George Wainborn Park

Archived - Nov 26Celebrate the 2013 holiday season in Vancouver’s parks and gardens

Parks and gardens throughout Vancouver are being transformed with family-oriented holiday events and displays during the 2013 holiday season.

Amber Dawn

Archived - Nov 22Amber Dawn wins 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award

Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (Arsenal Pulp Press), a memoir on a woman’s experiences as a sex trade worker, writer, student, and activist is the winner of the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award.

A man and his best friend in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Archived - Nov 22Innovative solutions in Winter Response Strategy for Vancouver

The BC government and the City of Vancouver are opening additional winter emergency shelter spaces, providing new rent supplements, and adding more long-term housing supports during the cold and wet weather season for people who are homeless.

Contact Creekside Community Centre

Archived - Nov 20Vancouver awarded 'Best Green Policy' by World Green Building Council

Vancouver was awarded "Best Green Policy" for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan by the World Green Building Council.

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Archived - Nov 19New Park Board task force will focus on enviornmental education and stewardship

A new task force will bring expertise from the community together to advise the Vancouver Park Board on how to better engage partners, volunteers and neighborhood groups on environmental education and stewardship opportunities in parks and at community centres.

The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Nov 192013 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients announced

Vancouver’s outstanding creative talents will be recognized for their achievements with the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the City of Vancouver Book Award at a special ceremony on November 22 at Telus World of Science.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Nov 14City of Vancouver appoints new Director of Corporate Communications

The City has appointed a new Director of Communications, Rena Kendall-Craden. Ms. Kendall-Craden brings 11 years of provincial government communications experience to the City having served as Communications Director for eight ministries in both economic and social portfolios.

Canadian Red Cross

Archived - Nov 13Park Board partners with Red Cross to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

The Vancouver Park Board is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Cash donations to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund will be accepted in specially marked boxes at 23 community centres in neighborhoods across the city.

Cigarette butt receptacle in Vancouver

Archived - Nov 12City and TerraCycle launch cigarette butt collection and recycling program

Learn about a new program to recycle cigarette butts launched by the City of Vancouver and TerraCycle.

Poppy

Archived - Nov 04Complimentary City parking for Veterans with plates

Vehicles displaying BC veteran licence plates will be exempt from parking fees at City parking meters, in EasyPark parkades, and surface lots as well as in Park Board operated parking facilities for Veterans Week, November 5 to 11.

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