McBride Annex Spring Fair: Saturday, June 3rd from 11am – 3pm

After so many years it remains one of the best community events in the Mountain View neighbourhood. Come join the fun with families and others from the community and support McBride Annex Elementary. The annual McBride Annex School Spring Fair is happening at the beginning of June this year.  It is an exciting event with… Read more »

Welcome to The Eastwood: Fraser Street’s newest (and only) liquor primary establishment

What a delight to see some of the changes happening over the years on Fraser Street. Now, right in the heart of our neighbourhood, comes a new business on 4200-block Fraser Street that has been taking shape for many months. We have watched the young gents through the cracks in the paper that once covered… Read more »

Local church services for Christmas

Our friends down at Mountainview Christian Fellowship asked us to share one of their program items for the Christmas season. On December 20th at the church (located at the corner of East 27th Avenue and Prince Albert Street), 7pm – 8:30pm a concert titled “A Child is Born” is taking place. It is a children… Read more »

Prado Holiday Pop-Up Market – Dec. 16th! #PradoHolidayPopUp

Come to Prado Cafe (4208 Fraser Street) on Wednesday, December 16th 5-9pm for their first ever vendor showcase – a Holiday Pop-Up Market. All the best local holiday gifts will be there. Grab some beautiful art pieces to bring warmth to your home, and cover everyone on your Christmas wish list! Santa Claus will be… Read more »

City seeks leaf clearing volunteers – can you help your neighbourhood?

A message from Brian Beck, City of Vancouver Waste Management: Hello, City of Vancouver community volunteers. We are reaching out to you today because you are a trusted member of your community who cares about Keeping Vancouver Spectacular. Stormy, wet weather is common throughout this season and with many leaves on the ground, storm drains… Read more »

Our Mountain View bulletin board installed! Come see it today

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… Read more »

Free coffee Saturday! A community bulletin board gets a new home

Come to the new Prado Cafe Fraser (SE corner, East 26th & Fraser) 11am – 1pm on Saturday, November 21st, mention you are from the Mountain View neighbourhood and you’ll get a voucher for a free coffee (or latte) & something to nibble. It will be while supplies last. ACROSS THE STREET (26th & Fraser,… Read more »

Grand Opening! New South Vancouver Community Policing Centre

The South Vancouver Community Policing Centre (SVCPC) has been integral to positive changes in the Mountain View neighbourhood. Six years ago regular community patrols organized by local volunteers, and coordinated through SVCPC helped to address public safety concerns, and find the occasional stolen vehicle as well. SVCPC have opened a new office on Victoria Drive,… Read more »

Cool #Vancouver Mountain View Video!

Stumbled upon this striking little video taken in our neighbourhood in 2014 by UBC journalism student GP Mendoza. It’s worth a look! “Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mountain View” Some shots of little hidden gems of the Fraser Street-Mountain View neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC. Supplement footage to a UBC Journalism assignment. Music: Tycho – Epigram

Sushi! Fraser Street Welcomes Masayoshi Sushi Bar

In our neighbourhood, Fraser Street is increasingly becoming a destination for great dining choices. From Kingsway on down to 28th we’ve got a French restaurant, Mexican, breakfast and comfort food, vegan, Vietnamese, vegetarian, Szechuan, Filipino, Chinese and Sri Lankan. And now we have sushi! We just had to share the arrival of Masayoshi Sushi Bar… Read more »

  • Country Lane’s 10th birthday a great success!

    Chalk up another successful event held by the Mountain View Neighbourhood Group, who have been coordinating community gatherings for over a decade now. The 13th community BBQ held on Sunday, June 14th had special meaning for the neighbourhood, as it was to mark the 10th anniversary of a unique piece of Vancouver’s public realm –… Read more »

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  • Courier newspaper: “Vancouver’s country lanes turn ten”

      A community event in the Country Lane circa 2006 We’re getting excited about this weekend’s 10th Anniversary BBQ in the Country Lane. In advance of that event, the Vancouver Courier newspaper is running a piece on this subject: Community Correspondent: Vancouver’s country lanes turn ten A two and a half-page report titled “Country Lanes… Read more »

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  • July 14th–BBQ Lunch with neighbours in the Country Lane!

     Click poster for larger version We’re excited to have some special guests coming to our Sunday BBQ! Please join us for the fun with friends and neighbours. It is the 10th Anniversary of a special Vancouver public space. Bring a dish to share, or just show up and join us for lunch. Date: Sunday, July… Read more »

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  • Country Lane 10th Anniversary Community BBQ

      The Mountain View Neighbourhood Group is excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of a very special Vancouver public space located right in our community. Please come meet your neighbours for a free lunchtime BBQ on Sunday, July 14th. We have invited several reprentatives from the City of Vancouver, including those who spearheaded the… Read more »

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  • Please Vote! A Letter from Saffron

    The following letter was circulated to friends and families in our neighbourhood. It is a sample of the passion and drive Saffron and Christie have devoted to getting out the vote for McBride School’s Aviva Community Fund drive. The message is simple: PLEASE VOTE. If you have not registered, or voted you have the ability… Read more »

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  • McBride School 10-day online campaign starts Dec. 3rd – please VOTE!

    Bill Henderson (left) records with kids from McBride School (click image for larger) MEDIA RELEASE December 2, 2012 “Grandpa” Rock Star Gives Back to East Vancouver Community Chilliwack’s Bill Henderson in music video performance to kick off online vote Vancouver, BC – Aviva Community Fund grant competition semi-finalists from Sir Richard McBride Elementary School PAC… Read more »

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