Community work is not the most glamorous of pursuits, but it can be a powerful way to bring neighbours together.
Our community bulletin boards were originally built 14 years ago. They have been moved to suit changes in the our neighbourhood. The bulletin board at Grays Park has been there until early in 2015 when it was pulled down for repairs. The board at 28th and Fraser used to be over a block south at the old strip mall development where the “Century” building (No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart) is located today.
The third bulletin board has moved the most. It sat on the property at the church at 27th Avenue and Prince Albert Street, and was moved at least once. It was never a good spot as it did not attract enough foot traffic. Looking tired and in need of restoration, the board was put into storage over the summer.
Now the bulletin board has a new home! As new businesses open and make the Mountain View neighbourhood even more desirable for shoppers and pedestrians, it was decided that the corner of East 26th Avenue and Fraser was going to be the new home of the bulletin board. After some grunt labour including digging holes and cementing in posts, re-painting the structure, cleaning it, moving it to the location and securing it on the new posts (not to mention a run to the hardware store and begging the owner of the local violin repair shop to allow us to use power supply so we could drill in the bolts — thank you!!), our bulletin board is ready for use at 26th and Fraser.
Come out and take a look at it. Post something on it that you think your neighbours would like to know about.
Finally, if you are reading this on the morning of Saturday, November 21st, we are holding an impromptu community celebration at Prado Cafe between 11am to 1pm. A free coffee voucher will be provided, along with some nibbles, until our small community grant budget runs out.
Thank you for your support and for making the Mountain View neighbourhood along Fraser Street in east Vancouver great!