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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
Riley Park-South Cambie
Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, placemaking, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
growing more food/urban agriculture, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, and community-building
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
I bring passion and energy. I have a Master’s degree in Public Policy (ie have research, writing, analytical and presentation skills) and experience organizing events, and experience with outreach.
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
I would like to see a great deal more community building and localized events in neighborhoods. Such event would introduce people to local food, gardening, and sustainable practices but the focus would be on the socializing and getting to know your neighbours.
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At 9:21am on May 3, 2012, Kathryn Cholette said…

Hi Kaleen Your event "Reclaiming our Food Systems" is so important thank you for organizing this. I am at a conference that weekend so I can not attend. I would love to meet with you though to talk about future possibilities to do more such workshops. Kathryn Cholette

At 12:02am on March 23, 2012, Randy Chatterjee said…

Welcome to Village Vancouver and the Main Street Neighbourhood, Kaleen.

As you can see, we are continuing to build this on-line community for Village Vancouver, and organize our wide-ranging 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, please update your home page ("My Page" above) with some brief comments about your interests or a short bio. This will help us all connect with people with similar interests in sustainability, or any other activities. Maybe find a nice photo to upload, too. :-)

You are closest to what we call the Main Street Neighbourhood (or 'Hood), the local, walkable village under the umbrella of Village Vancouver.  Our village, which is convened by Randy Chatterjee (me) and Jason Mertz, is comprised mostly of people within Mount Pleasant and Riley Park.   We sometimes hold large events at Heritage Hall (Main at 15th Ave) and meet every month--usually the first Tuesday--for a potluck and workshop at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House (Main at 24th Ave).   We are active beekeepers and many members also have chickens.  We are also working to establish a collaborative community garden in our area, which is a new model not based on individual plots but all working together in the whole space and sharing the produce.  Market gardens are another model to check out, and we hope to establish one in our neighbourhood as well.

You can keep in touch best with events within the Main Street Neighbourhood by clicking on this link and joining this Village's page.

There's lots to get involved in, but we're an all-volunteer organization, so some individual initiative is needed.


VV Founder and Main Street Neighbourhood convenor

At 3:20pm on March 19, 2012, Ross Moster said…

Hi Kaleen, welcome to Village Vancouver!




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