Village Vancouver

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

March 1st SAVE HEATHER PLACE OPEN HOUSE/POTLUCK

Event Details

March 1st SAVE HEATHER PLACE OPEN HOUSE/POTLUCK

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: https://www.facebook.com/kare…
Phone: 7788475695
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, engagament
Organized By: Karen Elaine Gilchrist
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2014

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

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

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

RENT CONTROL PETITION will be on site for SIGNATURES!!

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:

LOCAL VOCALS, a COMMUNITY BASED CHOIR, is
OPENNING OUR HOUSE 4 PM!!!

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!

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for March 1st SAVE HEATHER PLACE OPEN HOUSE/POTLUCK to add comments!

Join Village Vancouver

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, http://www.tenants.bc.ca/main/, 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!!

Attending (2)

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

Join VV Transition Society

Make a donation here or here:

Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

Buy Books -- Support Village Vancouver

Village earns 15% on your book purchases from New Society Publishers. Details here.

Latest Activity

Daniella posted photos
Nov 6
Amena Bal updated their profile
Oct 26
Profile IconAmena Bal, Jacintha Peeris, Tom Prugh and 1 more joined Village Vancouver
Oct 21
Village Vancouver's event was featured
Thumbnail

*Food Justice Town Hall at Online

September 27, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sep 26

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. 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.

© 2022   Created by Yael Stav.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service