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John Hendry Park playground

Archived - May 27Sailboat and custom-built playhouses entertain children in three new accessible playgrounds

Three new accessible playgrounds open in John Hendry, Salsbury, and Carleton Parks in East Vancouver.

Cyclists

Archived - May 24Get to work on two wheels during Bike to Work Week

The City is working with HUB, a non-profit group, to encourage new riders to try one of the cleanest and most energy efficient forms of transportation during Bike to Work Week, which runs May 27 to June 2.

Helen Hill at Potluck Catering

Archived - May 16City of Vancouver affirms its role as a leader in social enterprise

The City of Vancouver is stepping up its support for Vancouver’s booming social enterprise sector, providing grant funding totaling $380,000 over two years to two organizations to support the growth of the social enterprise sector and the capacity of businesses to hire and support people with barriers to employment.

Child on bike

Archived - May 14We want to hear from you about the Point Grey-Cornwall Corridor

Come to a drop-in open house and share your thoughts on ways to improve this corridor May 23, 25 and 27. City staff will be available at all the open houses to discuss the project, answer questions and gather input.

Riverfront Park view of the Fraser River

Archived - May 14City unlikely to be affected by rising Fraser River levels

The City of Vancouver is unlikely to be impacted by the High Streamflow Advisory for the Lower Fraser River, issued by the BC River Forecast Centre.

Get ready for summer! Enjoy Vancouver's heated outdoor pools

Archived - May 14Almost summer! Outdoor pools open this weekend

Outdoor pools and beaches open for summer on May 18, 2013, with lifeguards and park rangers on duty.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular Team

Archived - May 08May is Keep Vancouver Spectacular Month

It’s spring cleaning time in Vancouver! Every May, thousands of volunteers roll up their sleeves and take part in Keep Vancouver Spectacular, our annual city-wide cleanup campaign. Join a neighbourhood cleanup team or sign up to be a block captain.

Finding solutions for homelessness

Archived - May 07Homelessness Action Week Grants

Does your non-profit organization have innovative ideas for raising awareness and responding to issues on homelessness? Apply for a 2013 Homelessness Action Week grant by May 17.

Eugene Wong, 2012 Vancouver Open champion

Archived - May 06New date, larger purse for 2013 Saputo Vancouver Open

The 2013 Saputo Vancouver Open, held on the Vancouver Park Board’s three championship golf courses in partnership with Vancouver Golf Tour, is moving to June this year with a $125,000 purse based on a full field of national and international players, and a $16,000 cheque for the winner.

Kitchen container

Archived - May 01New Green Bin Program rolls out to first Vancouver neighbourhoods this week

A change in the frequency of garbage collection and Green Bin service for houses and duplexes begins May 1. The first residents to see the change will be in the ‘green’ north collection zone. Your Green Bin and Blue Box willed be emptied weekly and your garbage every other week.

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