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Renewal Open House – June 28th

The SBIA is seeking renewal for 2017-2024 and looking for feedback and input from our businesses and property owners. You are invited to the Strathcona BIA’s Open House on June 28th. Based on your feedback, we have updated our strategic plan for the next renewal period (2017-2024) Learn about our proposed priorities, ask questions, and… (Read More)

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Call for Artists for HUTN 2016

Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery: Concrete Tree Planter Issue Date: May 10, 2016 Submission deadline: May 27, 2016 The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is seeking applications from qualified Vancouver artists to paint concrete tree planters as part of the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN) expansion. The SBIA is a non-profit organization… (Read More)

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Holiday Social 2015 Recap

On December 9th, SBIA members and friends reflected on and celebrated the year at Pat’s Pub. The social continues to grow with over 90 people attending this year. Guests enjoyed fabulous food & drinks and wonderful door prizes provided by members and vendors. We would like to thank our vendors for the event Floral &… (Read More)

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Strathcona Holiday Guide 2015

Still searching for the perfect gift this holiday season for that special someone? Look no further than the awesome array of businesses offering unique and locally made goods in Strathcona. We are highlighting a few of the special spots in the neighbourhood where you can find gifts, gourmet food, fun home activities and more Mikado… (Read More)

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Urban Tree Nursery Expansion

Urban Tree Nursery Expansion Business Participation Request The SBIA is excited to announce that we are expanding the Urban Tree Nursey and we need new business partners. Trees next to your business will beautify the area, strengthen the local community, reduce the perception of crime, and provide needed shade during hot weather. The expansion aims… (Read More)

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Resource Park Disassembly

After careful consideration and a strategic review of Resource Park operations, the Sustainability Committee and Board of Directors decided to dissemble the Resource Park and cease composting operations. From September 2012 to October 2015, the Resource Park was a hub for local waste diversion for SBIA members and the local community. The Resource Park was… (Read More)

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Board of Directors – Executive Update

The SBIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce its new Executive that was voted in by the Board after the AGM. Emma Carscadden (Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects) is the new Chair, Rick Havlak (Homesteader’s Emporium) is the Vice-Chair and Amanda Dalla Zanna (Savoury Chef) is the Secretary/Treasurer. The SBIA would like to thank Toby… (Read More)

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Recycle In Strathcona Launch Party

On October 28th, the SBIA hosted the Recycle In Strathcona Launch Party! Highlights of the evening include presenting Doug Martin from Mission Possible with a Community Champion Award recognizing his years of dedicated service and hard work for the Commercial Recycling and Compost Program. We also received an inspiring keynote address from Chris Diplock about… (Read More)