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Time: March 1, 2014 from 4pm to 9pm
Location: Heather Place Family Housing
Street: #202-733 West 14th Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Website or Map:…
Phone: 7788475695
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, engagament
Organized By: Karen Elaine Gilchrist
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2014

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Event Description

# 202 - 733 West 14th Avenue
85 Families & Approximately 150 Children are facing RENOVICTION in Your COMMUNITY!

COME OUT March 1st & HAVE SOME FUN & LET THEM know You CARE!!!!!!


Kids' Activities with Child Minders available from 4pm to 7pm on site!! Kids will enjoy: Scavenger Hunt, Dress-up photo Booth, Toy & Clothing Exchange, Disco Dance, Art & Crafting & Quiet Space. That is if they would not prefer to attending the following activities with their parents:


Fortunate Sonya, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, will be Slamming down the Poetry @ 5 PM!!

The DEAF DOG TAILS, A LIVELY TRIO of Musicians & Storytellers will be up to GOOD on site @ 6pm!!

AND if by that time U R READY TO ROCK, BACON COMA, a LOCAL GARAGE BAND, will be rolling in for their Dynamic Performance @ 8pm!!!!

Throughout the night information about Save Heather Place, Social Housing Coalition BC, Rent Control & Child BC Poverty Reduction Coalition will be on site for your review and up for discussion.

Special Guest : Sean Antrim, RENT CONTROL ACTIVIST & RESEARCHER will be on site & hopefully made to feel @ HOME to respond to concerns & questions!!

Tuesday January 21st @ Gordon Neighbourhood House COPE organized a Community Meeting discussing Rent Control Strategies.The panel discussed ways CITY COUNCIL & PRIVATE CITIZENS can STOP RENOVICTIONS like HEATHER PLACE. There ARE REAL RENT CONTROL MODELS in Ontario & Montreal NOW: Controling the percentage that a landlord may increase a rent after dislocating residents for renovation or re-development. It is NOT an increase like the 70% or higher Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, a supposely "Non-profit" organization, is suggesting Heather Place residents pay after DISOLCATION & ONLY "POSSIBLE" return IF residents "QUALIFY". It IS the STANDARD YEARLY ALLOWABLE rent increase gudied by the RESIDENTIAL TENANCY ACT, i.e. Approx. 3%!!

MVHC did not build nor keep up maintenance to keep Heather Place's 20 year buildings out of a state of disrepair! They should not be allowed to Renovict, Rebuild & Manage another Shotty Construction like Olympic Village JACKING UP RENTS by 70% or more!

Looking forward to getting creative with you to address this issue and have fun!

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Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on February 23, 2014 at 3:22am

PLEASE Call Rich Coleman's Phone: (604) 882-3151, Adrian Dix's Phone: (604) 660-0314, Jenny Kwan's Phone (604) 775-0790 & George Heyman's Phone (604) 775-2453 & Hedy Fry's Phone (604) 666-0135 offices and let them know you want them to attend Save Heather Place's Open House/Potluck to addess Our Provincial Wide Housing Crisis March 1st!! The Fight for Affordable Housing began at Stop the eviction of Little Mountain tenants and it does not end at Heather Place, its throughout BC & Canada!! We are only 1st World Nation with 3rd World Housing Policies!! We Have enough for NEED NOT GREED!! Arun Gandhi, (Feb. 2013). Tried to chat with Adrian Dix and he went off line. I wrote: Adrian had a very intersting conversation with TRAC, Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre,, yesterday about Heather Place. Would you be able to come out on March 1st from 4 pm to 9 pm to our Open House/Potluck considering the Child Poverty rate of BC 9 years running and Rich Coleman's Housing Ministry 10 years running deleting afford housing throughout BC and impoverishing working families of BC? I think this is important to many working families of BC!!! Provincal Policies excluding Student Loans & Child Care Costs are unacceptable as considering the child Poverty rate of BC. Privacy policies permitting landlord's such as Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation to request market rent tenants' income tax information to enter waitlists to return to their homes once re-developed even though subsidies may not be available are atroiously invasive and are only serving developers data bases NOT the working families of BC!! Rich Coleman, Adrian Dix, Jenny Kwan & George Heyman & Hedy Fry also invited to Heather Place's Open House PotLuck to discuss these Issues! TRAC resources will be on site at the Saturday, March 1st @ HP! Call Rich Coleman's Phone: (604) 882-3151
Adrian Dix's Phone: (604) 660-0314, Jenny Kwan's Phone (604) 775-0790 & George Heyman's Phone (604) 775-2453 & Hedy Fry's Phone (604) 666-0135 offices TODAY PLEASE and LEAVE MESSAGES TO TELL THEM TRULY AFORDABLE HOUSING IS THEIR PRIORITY!!

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