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Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact

News from The Grist


Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities 

Thurs Oct 14 6-7pm Kits Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Thurs Oct 14 6:30-8:30pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening (West End Community Centre)

Sat Oct 16 1-3pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (False Creek Community Centre)

Sun Oct 17 1-2:30pm Community Meal, Gardening Workshop, & WE Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Tues Oct 19 6:30-8:30pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (West End Community Centre)

Wed Oct 20 7-8:30pm HeArt for the Soul: Echinacea - The Path to Healing(W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat Oct 23 11am-1pm Making Beeswax Salves (West End Community Centre)

Sat Oct 30 11am-1pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West End Community Centre)

Mon Nov 1 6:30-8:30pm Planning Your Spring Garden (West End Community Centre)

Thu Nov 4 6:30-8:30pm Planning your Spring Garden (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Fri Nov 16 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (Kits Community Centre)

Mon Nov 15 6:30-8:30pm Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (West End Community Centre)

Wed Nov 17 7-8:30pm HeArt for the Soul: Rosemary - The Path to Healing (W. Pt Grey Community Centre)

Thurs Nov 18 6-7pm Kits Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Sun Nov 21 1-2:30pm Community Meal, Gardening Workshop, & GE Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Sat Nov 27 11am - 1pm Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat Dec 4 11am-1pm Native Edibles Talk (West End Community Centre)

Sun Dec 5 1-2:30pm West End Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration (West End Community Centre)

Tues Dec 7 6:30-8:30pm Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Thurs Dec 16 6-7pm Kits Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

Garden with Us

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us:



75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

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Latest Activity

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*VV Events October 14-31 at Multiple

October 14, 2021 to October 31, 2021
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*VV Events October 14-31 at Multiple

October 14, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Andres Searle is now a member of Village Vancouver
Ganimul Singh joined Village Vancouver's group
Oct 8

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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