Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, Nov 25, 12:30?

Hi folks,
We had a giant work crew out today but we only had a few leaf bags. We thought maybe, if I could get more bags, we could do a bit more raking and bagging on Monday. I propose one quick hour of raking from 12:30-1:30 on Monday. I got lots of fresh bags at Home Depot tonight. Let's bag up and sweep and prepare the Greenway for the Britannia Open House next Thursday.
Hope you can make it.

Here's part of today's energetic and chilly work crew!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fwd: Brit Open House Thursday November 28

For your info!

Begin forwarded message:

Explore Community, Learning & Recreation
Britannia Community Centre
November 28, 2013
11am – 9pm
Something's happening at Britannia! Come and explore community, learning and recreation with Britannia's unique model and approach. Get active and stimulate your passions; share the history of our successes.
Please join us to celebrate learning in ACTION, as students complete their first term we would like to share in their accomplishments, the excellent work of our teachers, the community that supports them and previous generations of learners and leaders at Britannia.
This is a unique facility, a village built around learning, community, health, recreation and social engagement.
The day will feature free food throughout the day produced on site by our youth and senior programs, free events and activities such as skating, swimming, aerobics by our Park Board recreation team and youth health and wellness by Red Foxx.
Performances by VPL storyteller in residence Columpa C. Bobb, Carnival Band, Drive Street Band, Marimba students, Britannia Secondary Band and special appearances by the Vancouver Canucks mascot FIN and the Britannia Bruin and much more!
The opening ceremonies will begin at 12:00 noon we will unveil plans for the Britannia Carving Pavilion and announce the reopening of Astorino's as a Community Centre and Active Transportation Resource Centre (Kickstand)!
This is one of few opportunities to visit the Britannia Elementary School during class to observe our students and teachers and to learn about the individualized learning plans at both the Secondary and Elementary schools. Meet our amazing student body and teachers; hear about our programs and teaching strategies.
The day will continue well into the evening with the opening performance of a Modern Christmas Carole by the Secondary School students at 7:00 pm.  
An all ages presentation by Safe Amplification Site Society at Astorino's at 9:00 pm.

Friday, November 08, 2013

No work party in the Greenway on Monday

Hi folks,

Because Monday is Remembrance Day and a lot of people are away or are going away over the weekend, we won't have a work party Nov 11th. The oak trees have dropped most of their leaves. We filled up eight bags on Monday, and last time I looked, the bags were still piled up under the tree at the curb waiting for City garden-waste pick-up.

Let's plan to have one last work party on Monday November 18th, 3:00, before we take our winter break.
We'll have this one last chance to rake up the remaining leaves and maybe put markers around the hostas, to protect them in the spring when their tender little shoots come up. And anything else anyone thinks is a good idea...
I won't send another message advertising the 18th, so please, if you're going to be around, write it in your calendar.

We're going to have a Britannia Neighbours meeting in December to plan for the spring and catch up. I'll send an invitation in a couple of weeks.

Cheers and thanks,

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Work Party, Greenway, 3:00 Monday!

Hi Britannia Neighbours,
As usual, provided the weather is nice (but it does promise to be), we will be in the Napier Greenway for a work party tomorrow (Monday), starting at 3:00.
The main task these days is raking and bagging up the oak leaves, which don't break down very well, so we can't just leave them as mulch.
Now with Daylight Savings over, we will probably want to call it quits by about 4:00.
Come if you can. We have extra rakes and lots of bags.