Thursday, March 26, 2020


Although Figaro’s store is closed due to Covid-19, they have their plant lists up and ready for ordering and pick up. Check out the link below.

Let's do what we can to help keep Figaro's afloat.

Click on "New this week"...

Also, please note, the East Vancouver Garden Tour for 2020 is cancelled. We usually have it on Father's Day. It's our one fundraiser for Britannia Neighbours, and the proceeds go to buying plants and supplies and to paying people to water and pick up litter in the Napier Square Greenway. Luckily we have a bit of cash in the bank as a cushion. So watch for the Tour to happen next summer.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Work party today, Wednesday, 3:00...

Howdy Britannia Neighbours,
It's unusual, but Monday was gloomy and rain was in the forecast. It didn't materialize, but we'd already decided not to have a work party Monday. Today looks pretty good. Let's meet — at two-metre-plus intervals — at 3:00 for an hour or so.
It looks like the Kettle's SEED program is suspended (for now? permanently?) so we need to take responsibility for litter pick up.
Also, we thought we had someone lined up for the watering, and that is now not happening as well, so we may need to do that as well over the summer.
Both are relatively safe, solitary tasks, so maybe it's not such bad news.
See you at three if you can make it. No need to RSVP.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Work party in the Greenway today, 3:00

It's going to be a beautiful day… I think working outdoors will be safe in our new "social distancing" universe. Let's meet at 3:00 in the Greenway today (March 16) and see what needs doing.

Monday, March 09, 2020

First Work Party of 2020!

We had a delightful work party today at which we dead-headed all the hydrangeas and raked the pathways and a few of the beds. Janet repaired some of her fences. Bea Miller, the Arts and Culture Programmer at Brit came out to help us for an hour or so. And Rocco Cillo, who works in the Accounting Department at Brit stopped by to say hello. He recently took two fantastic Greenway photos of the moon through the trees with the glowing coloured lights that he shared with us. Thank you, Rocco!

First work party of the season, 3:00 today

Hi folks,
Looks like it will be a splendid day. Daylight savings! Sunshine! It's not exactly WARM yet, but let's inaugurate the 2020 season with a work party today (Monday, March 9th) at 3:00. Bring work gloves, secateurs, etc. if you have them. If not, come as you are. I'll have leaf bags. We've got rakes.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Fwd: Reminder: 2020 GWAC AGM Meeting

GWAC Annual General Meeting, Saturday March 7, 2020
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 GWAC Annual General Meeting 
2:30, Saturday, March 7th, 
Canucks Family Room

GWAC will report on the year's activities & hold elections to to form a new Council.  

Call to order & establish quorum
Council Introduction
Approval of minutes of 2018 AGM
Directors' Report
Treasurer's Report
Transportation Committee Report
 Election to Council
We encourage all residents to consider standing for election to the Council.  If you care about: 
  • our neighbourhood & our neighbours,
  • proposed changes & their possible impacts,
  •  ensuring concerns are addressed;
  • and wish to consider new ideas and initiatives for Grandview Woodland, 
    this is your opportunity to do so!  
Together in 2020/21 GW can achieve a meaningful and equitable neighbourhood to meet the demands of a growing City, but only if its residents are involved. You do not need special qualifications to stand for election only that you care about the future of Grandview Woodland. We encourage all community members to consider becoming a part of the Council, to represent its interests to the City and beyond. 

** In order to stand for election, or to vote on the election of Directors it is necessary to be a resident of GW and a registered  member of GWAC.  if you are not already registered as a member you may register  at the meeting as a  member by  signing in with your name, street address and email address;   A sign-up table will be available at the front door to enrol new members and supply your ballot.  Please consider coming a bit early to avoid a line-up.

To find out more, contact

Michael Kluckner
A Century of Planning in Vancouver:
From Bartholomew to City Plan

Over 90 years ago Vancouver hired Harland Bartholomew & Associates to create Vancouver's first city-wide plan, providing a template for the ambitious young city that was poised to amalgamate with two neighbouring municipalities to become the modern City of Vancouver. Automobile-oriented transportation and industrial growth were priority considerations.

Author, and Grandview Woodland resident, Michael Kluckner will explore what was implemented, what worked and what did not, and track more recent changes in legislation and development, such as the vision for False Creek, condominium living and the push for compact communities in both the city and the region.
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Monday, March 02, 2020

March 2, 2020!

Hello Brit Neighbours,
We had planned to have our first work party of 2020 today, but the hour-by-hour forecast for the day is rain-rain-rain, so let’s start up next week if the weather is fine.
Please write “work party, 3:00” in your calendar for next Monday; I’ll also send a reminder on Sunday evening or Monday morning next week to people I have on my mailing list. Work parties are always “weather permitting”.
Cheers and let’s hope for a good year in the garden.
Also, please do let me know if you would like to be on our mailing list to hear about Brit Neighbours work parties.
Cheers and happy spring.