May 27th Community Day at Playland (funds go to PNE Community Grant Program)

From PNE Community Relations:

Community Day at Playland
Saturday May 27
10:00am- 6:00 pm

The funds raised at Community Day in Playland ($10 from each regular priced* ticket sold on that day) will go towards the new PNE Community Grant Fund which was established with the purpose of growing community pride. This new grant fund will allow numerous Hastings Sunrise Community non-profit organizations/ recognized local groups to apply to host an event or program either at Hastings Park or in the Hastings Sunrise community. Providing opportunities for the Hastings Sunrise community to come together, learn, engage and enjoy!

* Up to a maximum of $10,000. Excludes Season Ticket Holders,
Complimentary Passes & Guardian Passes.

We hope many local area residents will be able to join, as we will distributing the money raised the first week of June to the success Hastings Sunrise group applicants.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kate Chong (née Huffman)| Manager, Community Relations
2901 East Hastings Street | Hastings Park | Vancouver, BC | V5K 5J1
T: 604.251.7708 F: 604.251.7773

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PNE Community Grant – Deadline Sunday April 23rd

Reminder that this Sunday April 23, 2017 is the deadline for the PNE’s New Community Grant Fund.

For more information and application form check out

Reminder funds for this grant will be coming from Community Day at Playland which is Saturday May 27th.

For questions or more information, contact:
Kate Chong (née Huffman)| Manager, Community Relations
2901 East Hastings Street | Hastings Park | Vancouver, BC | V5K 5J1
T: 604.251.7708 F: 604.251.7773

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April 19th: AGM of the Hastings Community Association

Community members with an active Hastings Community Association membership are encouraged to attend the AGM TONIGHT!
April 19, 2017
7:00-8:00 PM

* vote for next year’s directors
* free childminding
* food provided

Visit their Facebook page.

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URGENT: Do you think Hastings Park is an appropriate venue for annual “420” gathering?

Dear Neighbours, supporters, and community members:

We would like to bring to your attention a proposed motion to be read this Tuesday March 28th at a City of Vancouver Council Meeting.

A motion is being put forth to host the 420
Marijuana Event
at a new site such as the neighbouring PNE Grounds this year.
This event brought in over 130,000 attendees last year in support of cannibis /marijuana. (More info here on City of Vancouver website).

If you would like to express your opinion on hosting this event in our neighbourhood, these are the mechanisms to put forth your thoughts prior to the council meeting this Tuesday:

* Register to speak on this issue and attend as a speaker. Requests to speak must be received prior to 9:30am on the day of the meeting.

* You can communicate your comments to City Council by emailing

* Visit speaker-wait-times or see @VanCityClerk on Twitter for real-time information on the progress of City Council meetings.

* Access live video stream during the meeting as well as archive of the video stream the day following the meeting.

Please feel free to share with your contacts.

Thank you.

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April 2nd: Attend the Hastings Park Conservancy AGM at Hastings Community Centre

We encourage any local residents to attend,
the Annual General Meeting of the Hastings Park Conservancy:

Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 9 (downstairs)
Hastings Community Centre
3096 E. Hastings St (at Lilloet St)

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Updates will include:

  • A presentation of the results of the 2016 survey​, ​completed in partnership with the Friends of Hastings Park.
  • A brief update on the PNE​/HP Advisory Group and the ongoing development of the Master Plan for Hastings Park​ and Playland.​
  • Information from our Education and Environmental Committees will be shared. These groups help facilitate bird and nature walks, and school student learning visits in Hastings Park Sanctuary!

    We appreciate the renewal of your Hastings Park Conservancy membership. Membership contributes toward our ability to continue to provide opportunities for enjoyment of and learning about wildlife and nature in the beauty of Vancouver’s Hastings Park, in Hastings-Sunrise!

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