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CommunityWise Mixer and Information Session with Hastings Crossing BIA

February 19, 2015 Leave a comment

CommunityWise Mixer and Information Session

Hastings Crossing BIA

Thursday, 19 February 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Vancouver, BC

CommunityWise Mixer and Information Session

Event Details

No neigbourhood in Vancouver is changing as fast as the Downtown Eastside. Because of this there have been a range of concerns raised by residents and business leaders alike about affordability, inclusion, displacement of local shops and residents and how we can best manage and respond to this change together. We invite you to participate in one such response. In 2014 the City of Vancouver granted the BIA funds to develop a social inclusion and good neighbours strategy, which we have designed in partnership with LOCO BC, Recipes for Success and Carnegie Community Centre. It’s called CommunityWise and it is designed to help your business optimize its operations in a unique neighbourhood like ours. We have the knowledge, the resources and the practices right here in our community, from the businesses, non-profits and individuals who are taking leadership on this issue. We’ve now brought them together in a single program. The first phase of this is now launching later this month and we hope you’ll be a part of it.

Join us February 19th at Lost and Found Café (33 West Hastings) at 6:00 PM for some drinks and snacks as we introduce the program in more detail to those who are interested in participating.

CommunityWise will consist of three fully catered workshops, held after retail business hours on three Tuesdays in March (10th, 17th and 24th). It was made possible through the City of Vancouver Social Innovation Fund and there is no fee to participate. Nothing like this has been created by a BIA anywhere else and on the 19th you’ll see the innovative combination of content that we feel will truly benefit businesses in our area. Some examples of content covered in these workshops include:

-Community assets and best practices for inclusive human resources management

– Local business-to-business supply chain development

– Social impact purchasing

– A history of advocacy and activism in the DTES

As we continue to raise awareness of CommunityWise we know it will bring positive exposure to your business and our Business Improvement Area, and we believe will be of true value to you as an entrepreneur and to us as an organization that works on your behalf.

We also know how busy you are as a business owner, so if you would like to send one of your management or staff we welcome you to do so. We just really want you to be involved. We have designed this to be as efficient and we hope as convenient as possible either way.

Roland Clarke, Jacek Lorek of DTES Street Market with Wes Regan of HXBIA interview with Bill Good of CKNW AM 980

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Roland Clarke,  Jacek Lorek of DTES Street Market with Wes Regan of  HXBIA interview with Bill Good of CKNW AM 980 early morning Tues April 15, 2014

 

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16 AHA MEDIA at Roland Clarke, Jacek Lorek of DTES Street Market, Wes Regan of HXBIA on Bill Good Show

HXBIA and DTES Street Market test a power washer and leaf blower in Vancouver

December 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Roland Clark,  Jacek Lorek and Jezzën Haight-Mick Manton of DTES Street Market with Richard of AHA MEDIA test a new power washer and leaf blower in Vancouver. Wes Regan of HXBIA cleans up wet leaves on Hastings Street with the new leaf blower in Vancouver

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Soft Opening of Pigeon Park Street Market new Weekday location at 62 East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Roland Clarke, Jacek Lorek and other vendors of Pigeon Park Street Market help to open up the new weekday location at 62 East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES).

Special thanks to the City of Vancouver and Hastings Crossing BIA (HXBIA) for their support!

54 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market new location 62 E Hastings Vancouver DTES

56 AHA MEDIA at Pigeon Park Street Market new location 62 E Hastings Vancouver DTES

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Public Safety and Crime in the DTES info session on Wed April 3, 2013

April 1, 2013 Leave a comment

DTES Safety and Crime: An info session and networking event

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Wes Fung, VPD in Vancouver
Wes Fung, VPD speaks with Residents in DTES, Vancouver

Event Details

Stolen sandwich boards, smashed windows, customers being accosted and intimidated outside restaurants, reading the newspapers these days one can’t help but ask “What’s this city coming to?”

There’s more to the story than this though.

Come learn how DTES residents, businesses, social enterprises and community orgs are coming together in the Downtown Eastside to collaborate on keeping our streets safer and cleaner. Why? Because we care about one another and we have community pride.This free information session and networking event will take place Wednesday April 3rd at 5:30 PM at Lost and Found Cafe, 33 W Hastings Street.

Presentations will be given by:

Mission Possible (MP Neighbours)– regarding the innovative community safety patrols that have been creating jobs for residents with barriers to employment. The team at MP Neighbours liaise regualarly with businesses, residents, visitors to our area and the City about safety trends and provide a culturally appropriate alternative to more heavy handed types of security. You’ll hear some heartfelt examples of a regular day on the job and see some incredibly insightful data about the area.

Judy McGuire, Executive Director, Inner-City Safety Society– about the research and projects that the Safety Society is engaging in over the year to come. From disaster preparedness to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, the ICSS is concerned with the safety, preparedness and wellbeing of those who live and work in the DTES.

Constable Wes Fung, Vancouver Police Department– Come hear Wes Fung’s perspective on crime and safety in the area. Wes has served the community for several years and has a wealth of insight from an officer who has seen it all.

Ping with Wes Fung, VPD in Vancouver

Ping Chan speaks with Wes Fung, VPD in Chinatown, Vancouver

Complimentary Catering provided by Lost and Found Cafe and the Hastings Crossing BIA.

Register for event here

Victory Fitness Day at Victory Square on Thursday Oct 18, 2012 from 3-7pm

October 10, 2012 Leave a comment
  • From 3:00 to 5:00 free health and fitness consultations in Victory Square Park, and then from 5:15 to 7:00 it is GO TIME with Kalev Fitness and Academie Duello. Come get a fresh blast of fitness and a free peak into two of the city’s most exciting fitness facilities. Oh and SWORDS!

     

    Both Academie Duello and Kalev Fitness are offering their spaces and their expertise for FREE on the 18th so don’t pass up the opportunity (I hear there are also some coupons from local businesses for participants too!)

Personal Trainer Vancouver | Kalev Fitness Personal Training

http://www.kalevfitness.com/

Kalev is personal trainer Vancouver offering personal training sessions. Kalev works with a team of personal trainers and nutritionist. First session is free

Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay and Western Martial Arts

http://www.academieduello.com/

The world’s largest centre for historical European swordsmanship and western martial arts. Rapier, longsword, unarmed, polearms, archery and mounted combat.

Inner City Economic Strategy at W2 Media Cafe on Sat Sept 22 12-5pm in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment
  • The Inner City Economic Strategy seeks to bring together the residents of the community, with other residents, businesses, service providers and all levels government.The City of Vancouver is committed to working with the community to create a comprehensive economic strategy which seeks to empower the residents of the Downtown Eastside.

    Unique populations have to be considered, women, Aboriginal, youth, immigrant and the aging population. This event is open to everybody who wants to contribute to taking ownership over this strategy.


    We know we have to collectively develop an ongoing strategy with projects that have real positive outcomes for the residents of the Downtown Eastside and inner-city neighbourhoods.

    How do we build a sustainable community which enhances the local economy? What type of education, training and employment strategies do we envision? What mix of businesses can we collectively advocate for? How do we get a City of Vancouver procurement policy that supports our collective goals? What opportunities already exist that need nurturing and advancement? Who is already doing this work? How can you get active with social media for your own project, cause or business? Participate, learn tips!

    Presenters from local businesses and interested groups. Lunch and organic will be provided.

    Display tables showcasing efforts for inclusive economic development will be featured in the Woodward’s Atrium including ALIVE, ICNC, W2, RayCam, and others. We welcome others to this inclusive event!

    See you at 12 noon on Saturday!

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