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Kitsilano Transition Village


Kitsilano Transition Village

Neighbours sharing interest in community, sustainability and resiliency. Potlucks, collaborative gardening, permaculture, workshops, demonstration sustainable village, fruit orchard, green spaces, block parties, drop-in spaghetti nights, emergency preparedness, community arts, seed library/collective, collaborations with other community groups, canning, plastic recycling depot, straw/feed deliveries, dinner groups, slow food/slow everything day, work parties, vegan soup nights, movie nights, Folk Festival, bees, chickens, Celebration of Light, Thanksgiving get together, Neighbourhood Food Network, Westside Food Collaborative and Westside Community Food Market, sustainability library, Salon d'Elan Vital, impromptu gatherings, less consuming and more fun! COMMUNITY RESILIENCE and SELF-RELIANCE.

Kits Village Permaculture Guild  two food forests and looking for new projects.

REGULAR ACTIVTIES (partial list)

Unless noted, all activities are open to everyone. Please contact Ross at ross@villagevancouver for more info.

Monthly Potluck  2nd Sundays 6-8. Sometimes w/movie or workshop.

Salon d'Elan Vital discussion and potluck     1st Sat or Sun 1-4.

Collaborative Garden                                        Weekly work parties, usually 3-6 Sundays

Plastics Recycling Depot                                  Usually monthly on Thursday before 3rd Friday. July-Sept at  Westside at 8th and Vine

Drop in "Spaghetti" Nights                            Neighbours cooking meals for other neighbours. Summer/Fall evenings run Aug-Nov.

Dinner Groups                                  new groups starting.

Westside Collaborative Garden                               A balcony garden at Kits House. Weekly work parties Tuesday 4-5:30.

Seed Library/Seed Savers                                      We meet occasionally,  2nd Tuesday morning and table the Library at street fairs, Westside Community Food Market, the KV Collaborative Garden. Free seeds, seed swapping, and donations!

Seasonal Gatherings                 the Celebration of Light fireworks and Folk Fest in the summer, hold a Thanksgiving Dinner and a Slow Food, Slow Everything Day in early December. (Dec 8, 2013).

From Here to There FED-AP Community Food Resiliency events at Museum of Vancouver. FHTT 4 is the closing event of the Sustenance Festival.

Brown Bag Lunches  Monthly discussions around community food resilience.

Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (
Members: 171
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2016

About Kits Village, Village Vancouver, and Transition Towns/Of Note/Get Involved/Other Events and Activities

We're part of Village Vancouver's Transition Town initiative. The Transition Town movement started in England a few years ago and has quickly spread all over the world. TT's are a way to generate
 a grassroots,
 community wide response to Climate Change and Peak Oil (have you noticed that we seem to be depleting a lot of our "natural resources" rather quickly?), and to the economic instability and insecurity we seem to facing more and more nowadays by building community resiliency.
What it really all boils down to is that connecting with your neighbours can be one simple, but
very effective way of dealing with some of this stuff in tangible (and fun and satisfying) ways.



Gardening and other workshops. Details posted on the events page and here as they're scheduled. We refer to these as "Reskilling" workshops because these are skills we've collectively tended to have more of in years past. Learning and relearning (and applying) these skills helps us to reconnect to healthy, nuturing food, and to grow and preserve more of our own food and become more self reliant as a community. This in turn helps creates a more sustainabe and resilient neighbourhood in very tangible ways.
Free Stores and Gift Exchanges. Our potlucks and  many of our other activities are good opportunities to engage in free stores/gift exchanges, seed and fruit and veggie swapping and other gift economy activities.How does our garden grow? Do you know of opportunities or potential opportunities to garden collaboratively (growing together and sharing the harvest) in Kits? Imagine if this was going on in lots more locations. Have a front lawn or a back yard you're not using? Know of a strip between the sidewalk and street where food could be grown? Other ideas for growing spaces?

There are lots of ways to plug in around things you're interested in...
Interested in helping with our seed saving collective and library or the plastic recycling depot? Or participating in a beekeeping or backyard chicken group, dinner group or collaborative garden? Turning your front fence into a community bulletin board or creating a community book nook lending library on the corner, or in your lane? A tool library? Canning?

Hosting a drop-in spaghetti night or the next monthly potluck or workparty? Swapping plants? Do you have space in your yard to offer to someone who's looking for gardening space? Starting something new in Kits which will build more community and help us become a more sustainable and resilient neighbourhood? Helping each other figure out how to make a transition to living well while using substantially less energy? Participating in the administration of Kits Village? (Creating the monthly calendar, planning activities, etc.)


Transition is not a spectator sport! One of the beauties of Kits Village and Village Vancouver is that there's room for just about everybody.

Don't be passive -

Bring your ideas and interests and join the party!



In addition to our regular and ongoing events posted above, we're involved in many other activities. Click here to find all events tagged with Kitsilano

Discussion Forum

Gift Economy - Mathom party?

Started by Mary Bennett Mar 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello, I have been known to invite "mathoms" (Hobbits' recycled gifts) at my own birthday Free Stores and Gift Exchanges. Our potlucks and many of our other activities are good opportunities to engage in free stores/gift exchanges, seed…Continue

Kits Village June Plastic Recycling Depot

Started by Ross Moster Jun 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Thursday, June 18 from 6-7 pmFREEKits, near beach. RSVP for address on event post or to your clean…Continue

Two Van Folk Fest weekend passes available

Started by Ross Moster Jul 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Kits Villagers,I always buy a bunch of folk fest tickets thru my Rogue Folk Music Club membership for friends and fellow music lovers. I have two weekend passes left at my cost -- $130/ticket, on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. (Currently, they're…Continue

A Walk RoundAbout Kits: Community Art, Bees, and Gardens w/Mary Bennett

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Angela Squires Aug 23, 2013. 1 Reply

This Sunday. Click here for details.Part of the Earthwalks Vancouver series co-sponsored by False Creek Watershed…Continue

*Kits Village July plastic recycling is at the Westside Community Food (pocket) Market @ 8th and Vine

Started by Ross Moster Jul 17, 2013. 0 Replies

From Malin Hansen:On Thursday July 18 from 3 to 6pm Kits Village Vancouver will collect plastics for FREE at the  Westside Community Food (Pocket) Market at 8th and Vine. Please come by to pick up some fresh veggies, swap some seeds at our seed…Continue

Volunteers Needed for Keep Vancouver Spectacular: May 17-27 - more help still needed!

Started by Ross Moster May 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Beryl Lamb, Kits Point co-ordinator again this year for Keep Vancouver Spectacular, is looking for volunteers for the cleaning up our neighbourhood streets and alleys.“We receive lots of positive feedback from volunteers plus it feels good,” says…Continue

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Comment by Ross Moster on January 28, 2011 at 2:44pm
I think it does...Angela?
Comment by Mary Bennett on January 23, 2011 at 8:54pm

Does the Billy have a compost bin? And if not, could it?


Comment by Angela Squires on January 23, 2011 at 3:49pm

Kits Community Garden at Billy Bishop Legion 1407 Laburnum St

Our proposal to use planting beds and areas for growing food in exchange for maintaining their existing landscaping received the approval of the House & Grounds Chair; it will be ratified by their Executive early Feb. Ross and I are going to check out the soil and develop plans/logistics for utilizing the good soil from KNH before construction begins.
I like the idea of integrating food crops into existing landscaping in an aesthetically pleasing manner like we did at KNH, rather than the usual separation of landscape from 'kitchen garden' areas. We hope that this will stimulate other locations to make space available for community gardening in neighbourhoods.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in our Billy Bishop Community Garden. In February we will be doing some much needed pruning of shrubs that have been neglected and planning our crop planting and soil preparation.

Comment by Angela Squires on January 10, 2011 at 1:15am
Thanks for coming out to the Billy - what a yummy selection of food!  I'm glad you enjoyed it there.
Comment by Ross Moster on January 9, 2011 at 9:24pm
That was great fun tonight at the Billy! Thanks for organizing, Angela.
Comment by Angela Squires on December 28, 2010 at 11:24pm

Potluck January 9th, Billy Bishop Legion, Plough Sunday

The VMM will not be coming to the Billy but may be enjoyed on Granville Island. They perform at the Triangle Square area in front of the French Bakery at 1pm and 3pm.Angela will be going to their performances.

VV will meet at 5.30pm onwards at the Billy whose members are welcome to bring a dish and join our potluck. The event will be advertised to Billy members. A Celtic style jam group meets from 7pm. and have been invited to come early and join in the potluck.

Queries: call Angela at 778 322 8778 or post message here.

Comment by Ross Moster on December 28, 2010 at 4:55pm
Sounds good. See you at film night.
Comment by Angela Squires on December 27, 2010 at 2:08pm
Yea Ross!  I'd really like to access a copy of that Automatic Earth DVD when we get it. I've been telling people about it, there's a lot of interest among thinking folks.  I'd buy it only I'm broke right now.  I think my Skeptics group would be interested in seeing it too.  See you on Wed.
Comment by Ross Moster on December 27, 2010 at 1:37am

All's well then!

Comment by Angela Squires on December 26, 2010 at 5:37pm
OK I've straightened Pia out and she now knows it's this Wed 29th!

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