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Bike Maintenance Workshop at the Vancouver Tool Library

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Now that summer weather is finally upon us, be sure that your bike can get you around the city without issue at our Introductory Bike Maintenance Workshop.

Facilitator Bruce Haines will alleviate any confusion you have about the mechanics of your bike by helping you become familiar with the VTL bike tool collection, going over common repairs, and answering your specific questions. Tips will be provided on how to share the road and navigate safely…


Two days left to apply for "Build It" Program

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

There are still two days to apply to the Vancouver Tool Library's "Build It" volunteer and tool training program!

"Build It” is a program that aims to support our volunteers as they become more involved with their community while developing their personal skill set in tool use and woodworking. Over the six month duration of the program, participants work one shift per week at the VTL and receive monthly training and workshops, as well as all the necessary materials,…


The Vancouver Tool Library is Hiring!

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:38pm 0 Comments

We are very excited to announce that the Vancouver Tool Library will be bringing on a part time Events and Promotions Coordinator this summer! We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work in this contract position along side our Board of Directors to help plan and promote the exciting workshops and events that the VTL runs.

Interested in applying? Check out thefull job description on our…


Vancouver Tool Library seeking shop volunteers

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:25am 0 Comments

Hey Folks, we are still short on shop volunteers over at the Vancouver Tool Library and are calling on YOU to get involved! 

Shop volunteers work at the VTL during open hours and are responsible for signing up members, loaning out tools, performing tool maintenance checks, and other shop-related activities. We have a three-tiered volunteer training program that is built around a mentorship model to ensure that every volunteer has the chance to learn and grow in their…


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At 3:56pm on November 1, 2015, Lini Hutchings said…
Hi Caitlin, I am directly contacting neighbours on VV in search of a short-term or permanent home for our nine-month old bantam RI Red, who lays enormous brown eggs. She just survived a raccoon attack, the only one of our flock to survive. She's not cuddly, but is responding well to efforts to rehabilitate her from overcrowding trauma in early life. Are you interested, or do you know anyone who might be? Thanks, Lini
At 11:53am on June 7, 2011, Randy Chatterjee said…

The Main Street Neighbourhood village is holding our monthly potluck dinner and presentation tonight (Tuesday, 7 June) at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House on Main Street at 24th Ave (adjacent to the library).  Dinner and a free seed and food plant seedling giveaway start at 6:00 and then an urban gardening presentation and discussion begins at 7 for about an hour.  Come and stay as long as you want, or just drop by at any time.

See the full event description here.


At 3:55pm on January 9, 2011, Ross Moster said…

Hi Caitlin,

Great! I was going to contact Chris (and you) re: talking about the tool library. If one of you is coming for sure (and definitely wants to talk about it), let me know, and we can add it to the agenda; otherwise we can play it by ear. Could I get you guys to RSVP on the events page - it's OK to indicate "maybe" for now if that's your best guess -  the convenors are trying to get a sense of how many people might come, as the meeting may end up moving to a slightly larger space if need be.



At 3:02pm on January 9, 2011, Ross Moster said…
Hey Caitlin,

Just saw your request to join Built Environment - you're in! And that you joined Local Economy. Welcome to both.

BE doesn't have a convenor yet, so it's pretty quiet there at the moment - we're hoping to schedule a potluck/meeting in February so people can meet one another and get some momentum going. Any ideas you have are most welocme.

On the other hand, things are definitely hopping in Local Economy; if you're free, come to the meeting on Thursday -  it'll  be in Grandview Woodland village; details should be going out in the next day or two to LE Network members.

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day!



At 9:44am on April 28, 2010, Randy Chatterjee said…
I hope you are finished with school now and looking forward to graduation in a month. School can seem like a long haul, but the rest of life is of course another scale altogether. We hope Village Vancouver can help you to make your next steps into an interesting, enjoyable, and long life. Come to our next potluck in May and get involved in Main Street's CarFree Day.
At 10:11am on March 20, 2010, Randy Chatterjee said…
Welcome, Caitlin!

As you can see, we are just beginning to build an on-line community for Village Vancouver, and organize our extensive activities more openly and collaboratively through this site. Please feel free to contribute to a discussion, attend or even enter a new event, join a working group, or even form a Village.

Also, update your home page here with some brief comments about your interests or a a short bio. This will help us all connect with people with similar interests in transition or other activities.

Just up the hill from you, the Main Street Neighbourhood village, led by Anna Chase, is in full swing. We have monthly potlucks, seed sharing, gardening and local (2-block) food coops, and we are looking to add more activities this summer. We plan to be a big force at this June's CarFree Day on Main Street, with a whole village set up on the road.

Please join the Main Street Neighbourhood village next Sunday, the 28th, for a potluck and garden planning/seed-sharing/summer activities planning session at 22nd and Ontario. Join the Main Street Neighbourhood group page to find out more. Membership in this local group is moderated to improve privacy and ensure better local connections between neighbours.

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