Blueridge Bulletin – November 2014

Phew – there is a LOT happening this month. Read on to find out MORE…

1. The Blueridge Community Association is hosting (with others) an All Candidates Meeting Tuesday November 10th for the municipal election that is coming up (Nov 15th). Do you need more information about the candidates and their platforms? Check here. Are you wondering where to vote? Check here.

2. “Saving the Great Bears” a special presentation by the North Shore Black Bear Society takes place on Thursday November 13th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, 355 West Queens Avenue.

3. It’s Salmon Spawning season. You can see the big fish heading up Lynn Creek and Seymour River. The Seymour Salmonid Society (SSS) is holding its AGM on Thursday November 20th at 7:30 pm at Canlan Ice Sports. The purpose of the SSS is to enhance fish stocks and encourage proper fish management on the Seymour River (which you may know is blocked by a huge dam about 10 km upriver). This non-profit organization does great work in our neighbourhood and they would love to have anyone who values having fish in the Seymour River to attend their AGM.

4. Blueridge Community Wine Tasting has sold out. Our very own Eric Andersen has opened his home to host. It is the first time the BCA has held a wine-tasting in the community. What a great way to learn about wine, enjoy some snacks with different wines, meet new people and then be able to walk home afterwards.

5. #214 Blueridge Bus service reduction – feedback. We have already received at least 5 emails from concerned transit users who have been affected by the recent schedule changes to 214 Blueridge bus service. A group is going to meet soon to arrange a presentation to Translink. If you want your voice to be part of this group, please contact us at info [at] blueridgeca [dot] org.

6. Donna Sacuta’s Blair Rifle Range presentation at the next Blueridge Community Association meeting, Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the library of Blueridge Elementary School. As you may know, the forested land east of Blueridge/Seymour Heights was formerly a military training ground. Come and find out more about the history of this parcel of land – which may have a bearing on how it will be used in the future. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.

7. ‘For Sale’ signs have been sprouting like mushrooms all over Blueridge this Fall. Do you know of anyone who has just moved into the neighbourhood? Please let them know about the Blueridge Community Association. If they send an email to info [at] blueridgeca [dot] org we can add them to our email list so they can find out what is going on in their new neighbourhood. Please let them know that they are encouraged to attend the next BCA Meeting on Tuesday November 18th (see point #6 above).

8. Have you heard about the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden? ‘Urban farm’ + Secondary School = growing fresh vegetables, young farmers, and community! The Edible Garden Project is spearheading an indiegogo campaign to raise $15, 000 to kickstart the garden. Imagine going to a high school with an organic vegetable farm instead of a sprawling front lawn, and having the opportunity to learn science or languages among the vegetable beds. Imagine a place where neighbours meet to buy fresh produce, learn new skills, and participate in making their community a vibrant place. This is what the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden will bring to the North Shore, and you can be part of it! For those of you who haven’t heard of crowd-funding – Indiegogo is a service that allows people to fundraise on the Internet.

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