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  • 8 Oct 2021 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    We are a local family and we are very excited to announce our very first 5K Walkathon "Walk For Alice" on Saturday, October 9, at 9:30 am. Alice is our 4 -year-old daughter who lives with an extremely rare genetic disorder, Microcephaly and an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please help Alice get treatment she needs by spending your morning with us and walking the beautiful Seawall from Water Park over to Science World! This is part of Alice's bigger GoFundme fundraiser Alice’s World of Wonder: Give her Hope 

    Please register as soon as possible via email alicesworldofwonder[at]gmail.com or through Facebook by sending a personal message to Roxanne Borisov  so that we know how many people are coming and prepare small gifts for them! If you cannot attend this event, any alternative support would be much appreciated!

    We would love to see you at the event and hope you can meet our Alice!

    With much appreciation and love

    Roxanne, Alexander and Alice


  • 8 Oct 2021 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    For the most up-to-date information, visit admin.granvilleisland.com

    Turkey Trot

    Monday Oct 11, 23rd Annual Turkey trot. 

    Presented by RUNVAN this 10K trot brings an estimated 1800 people to Granville Island and raises money for the Vancouver Food Bank. For more information visit TurkeyTrotRun.ca

    Post Pandemic Hopes: An Outdoor Self-Guided Walking Tour of Comics in Transit

    October 4th - November 7th, all day

    Enjoy a walk around Granville Island and discover seven bus shelter-sized comics drawn by BC comic artists. Each comic tells one stand-alone story from a Vancouver citizen, their experience of the pandemic, and looks at how we can connect and find solace with others, and imagine a more resilient and compassionate future. Cloudscape Comics joined forces with the Heritage Vancouver Society to create this record of our lives and hopes during the last 18 months. The comics will be posted around Granville Island from October 4th to November 7th

    For more information and a map to guide you, visit Comics in Transit: Post Pandemic Hopes – Cloudscape Comics or use the QR code found on the first Comic in Transit that you find!

    Transit Shelter Ad Group Art Show by DTES Small Arts Grant Program recipients for 2020-21

    october 12 - november 15

    A poster will be placed at the entrance to Granville Island on the West Bridge pillar advertising the Transit Shelter art show which will be running in select shelter around the city until the end of December. The art is the work of recipients of the 2020-21 DTES Small Arts Grant Program with support from City of Vancouver and CMHC-Granville Island

    Latin America Heritage Month

    October 14 - Nov 2

    Granville Island will be a hub this year for events celebrating Latin America Heritage Month. For a full listing of events vist Latincouver

    Killer Whale Outreach

    October 15th , 11am-3pm
    Park behind Maritime Market and Boatyard

    The Parks Canada Southern Resident Killer Whale outreach team will be doing outreach to local boaters about Southern Resident Killer Whale protection measures. Stop by their tent to find out more.

    The Vancouver Writers Fest

    October 18th - 24th, various times and locations
    The Nest, Performance Works, Waterfront Theatre, Picnic Pavilion and the Revue Stage and online

    The Writers Fest is back! Check out writersfest.bc.ca for the full lineup of events.


  • 25 Sep 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Hello Granville Island Tenants and Community, 

    I hope this message finds you well. As you may know, as part of the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be observed by all federally regulated workplaces, including CMHC. On September 30, we will commemorate the tragic history and lasting effects of Canada’s residential school system, and to honour Indigenous survivors and their families and communities. CMHC is absolutely committed to Reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada; First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.

    This memo may contain information that may trigger difficult emotions. If looking for support, please explore Getting Help for Mental Illnesses | Here to Help, and-or Indigenous support networks Hope for Wellness , and the Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419.

    ​​This date coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which began in 2013 and involves wearing orange shirts to honour Indigenous children forced to leave their families to attend Residential Schools. The objective of this new day of observance is to encourage Canadians to take time to learn more about Reconciliation, and to reflect on to the real histories and ongoing impacts of colonization, the effects of which continue to be felt today. It is also an opportunity to commemorate the survivors, their families, and their communities.
     
    This new commemorative day goes hand-in-hand with CMHC’s own commitment to Reconciliation by providing opportunities for all employees to learn about the history of Indigenous Peoples, commitments to advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and increasing support for Indigenous partners. On the national level CMHC continues to seek advice and guidance through an Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC), as well as engaging with other national Indigenous organizations and councils to help us progress on our Reconciliation journey. At Granville Island, we are continually working to improve access, partnerships, and representation through leasing, planning projects, programming, events, and communication practices.

    Upcoming actions on Granville Island, which is in the traditional territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations:

    “No Children Will Be Forgotten”
    Saturday Sept 25 & Sunday Sept 26 10am – 6pm
    1244 Cartwright Parklet
     
    A weekend-long fundraiser, exhibit, and art show hosted by Indigenous artist D’Arcy Basil, CMHC-Granville Island, , i.e. Creative, and the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society (IRSSS).

    “Indigenous artist D’Arcy Basil to carve first of its kind 2,500 lb Jade monument to honour the children that perished at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and the survivors who attended. Funds raised will be used to create, and place, a Kamloops Residential School Children’s Monument, carved from a 2,500 lb piece of raw jade, as well as going towards the creation of an Indigenous Artists Carving Program, teaching the traditional methods of carving wood, stone, bone, antler and jade.”

    The uniquely large piece of Jade was donated by Tony Ritter, co-owner of Cassiar Jade Contracting in Watson Lake, YT. After initially hearing the news of the 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops, Mr. Ritter considered what he could do to support the community and reached out to artist D’Arcy Basil to ask if he would be interested in the Jade.

    Since this idea was first presented, the Granville Island community stepped in to support the event. With guidance from i.e. Creative’s Cheryl Hamilton; artisans, non-profits, businesses, staff, and management from across Granville Island came forward with donations of materials, labour, expertise, space, and the planning required to make this happen, reflecting the relationships that truly make Granville Island a community.

    “This fundraising event is a way for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn more about the history of Residential Schools, the impact they have had on Indigenous people, and for all those who have wanted to do “something”, the opportunity to contribute to the fundraising efforts to complete the Kamloops Residential School Children’s Monument.” D’Arcy Basil.

    There will be art work by donation, and a silent auction for some incredible Indigenous carvings. Over the course of the weekend, First Nations’ Elders and members from Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations will be attending to share stories. More info about the event can be found on the Press Release

    Schedule of Events September 25th & 26th

    • 10:00 AM Daily - Opening prayers, blessing, and traditional territory acknowledgement by Elders Shane Point (Musqueam), and Kelly White (Snuneymuxw).
    • Exhibits, auction and art show from prominent local carvers and artists featuring wood masks, panels, prints, and other sculptures.
    • Information hub by the Kamloops Indian Band Cultural department and members involving history, culture, and developments from the findings of the 215 unmarked graves at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
    • Information and art displays by the artist D’Arcy Basil, live carving by Master Carver Chris Sparrow and displays by Master Carver Clarence Mills
    • All donation activity and financial administration courtesy of The Indian Residential School Survivors Society, a non-profit Indigenous Organization who will also provide information at the event.
    September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    CMHC will observe the new national holiday, and the Administration Office will be closed. The Public Market and Net Loft will remain open for regular operating hours. All CMHC employees are encouraged to spend time reflecting and learning about Truth and Reconciliation.

    On Site Recognition

    All of the Transit Shelter ad space will be replaced with graphics noting the new day, lights will be turned Orange at the Arts and Innovation Hub, and a moment of silence will be acknowledged in the Public Market and across the busker locations at 2:15pm in recognition of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia.

    Many Granville Island staff, tenants, and community members have contributed to these efforts and many other commemoration activities that might not be named in this memo. I want to thank each of you for your contributions, as I recognize that we are all working on countless tasks, still working through COVID, and supporting the day to day magic of Granville Island. We encourage all tenants and staff to join us in honouring this new National holiday. Thank you for your commitment to an inclusive and supportive Granville Island.

    Additional Ways to Commemorate:

     
    Sincerely,
    Tom Lancaster


  • 15 Sep 2021 11:28 AM | Anonymous
    Hi everyone,
     
    This is a reminder that Wednesday, September 15 the Granville Island Council and staff will be hosting an open house for all members of the Granville Island community.
     
    Please note that BC’s vaccine card requirements are now in effect. Please be ready to present proof of vaccination in order to attend. Information about the BC Vaccine Card is available here.

    Location, Date and Time:
    • False Creek Community Centre, Lind Hall (main floor)
    • September 15, 5:00 – 7:00pm
    Schedule:
    • 5:00 – Doors open; informal discussions with Council members and CMHC-GI staff
    • 6:00 – Presentations by Council and General Manager  
    In addition to proof of vaccination, masks will be mandatory, and there will be no food or drinks available.

    We hope to see you there!

    Sincerely,
    Granville Island Council


  • 7 Sep 2021 11:56 PM | Anonymous

    This was adapted from a CMHC memo. New waste stations are scheduled to be installed this month with the current waste stations removed at the end of the month. These new waste stations will not be as large as the compactor areas on the west side of the Island. Instead, each location will have bins for recycling, organics, trash, and used cooking oil collection that are regularly emptied by the collections services company. Note, there will be no compactors at these new waste stations.
     
    Once the centralized waste stations are installed, the remaining open bins on the Island will be removed. All businesses will take their recycling, organics, and trash to the appropriate waste station site.



  • 7 Sep 2021 11:49 PM | Anonymous

    Please be advised that the demolition of Building 55, the old building next to Compactor Site 2, is to commence on Tuesday, September 7th.

    CMHC’s contractor estimates that the demo work should take approximately a week to complete. Please exercise extreme caution when you are walking/driving in the vicinity or when you have to go to the compactor site. Furthermore, please let your staff know to anticipate moderate amount of noise along with some dust for the entire duration of the work. Contractors will be working during regular hours, starting at 7AM, and anticipate no work on the weekends.

    During the demolition, the fencing for the building will extend onto Anderson Street in order to create a safe zone. Therefore, all the angled parking stalls in front of The Keg will be blocked off for the purpose of traffic diversion. This partial street closure and traffic diversion should begin on September 8th and remain in effect until end of day on September 10th. There will be flaggers/TCPs on site to assist with traffic direction. 

    Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please let us know.

    For more updates and tenant information, please visit admin.granvilleisland.com.


  • 2 Sep 2021 11:16 PM | Anonymous

    This is a repost of a memo from Aug 25 (so may be a little out-of-date). For the most up-to-date information please visit CMHC's admin site: admin.granvilleisland.com

    Upcoming events & activations in public spaces and note parking closures. *Details subject to change on short notice.  

    Beanstalk Bistro – Outdoor Activation – July 3 – September 6 
    Saturday & Sundays 12pm-4pm 

    Beanstalk Bistro of the Kids Market will be set up outside in the Plaza next to the duck pond, behind the Kids Market every weekend until the end of August, with an outdoor pop-up vending tent. 
      
     

    Canoe Cultures  
    August 23 - September 5: 11am – 6pm daily 

    Ocean Art Works - 1531 Johnston St 

    Visit Ocean Art Works while Carvers from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Snuneymuxw First Nations honour the strong cultural connection the canoe has to the lands and the waters.  Carvers will be working on their newest design, a cedar strip family canoe. They will also be working on paddles and other associated art work. As part of the Canoe Culture Program, Lead Carver Mike Billy Sr. addresses the cultural transmission of Indigenous knowledge from one generation to the next. Artists include Mike Billy, Michael Billy, Barrett Martin, and Alvin Martin Jr. Visit Canoecultures.com to find out more.  
      

    Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – Aficionado Stage  
    September 4th & 5th 11am -4pm 

    Picnic Pavilion - 267 Old Bridge Walk 

    The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival’s 31st edition presents its 2021 lineup of local and national flamenco artists September 4 – 26. The festival starts off with two days of free performances at the Picnic Pavilion on Labour Day weekend 11am-4pm, and indoor shows at the Waterfront theatre September 23rd - 26th.  

       Reserved Parking: All of Waterfront Theatre parking lot will be reserved, all day on September 4th & 5th.  If you are a tenant of Festival House, Kids Market or Waterfront Theatre and are expecting deliveries during either of these days please let us know.  
     

    Private Event September 4th 
    Performance Works & Ron Basford Park - 1218 Cartwright St  

    A private wedding will be held at Ron Basford Park and Performance Works. The event will extend a patio license to the outdoor stage area at Performance Works. Access to the sidewalk in between Ron Basford Park and the venue may be impacted. 

       Reserved Parking: (6) Spots will be blocked in between the Granville Island Hotel and Performance Works 
     

    Zoo Day – Sept 5th, 12:30pm and 1:30pm 
    Plaza Behind the Kids Market 1496 Cartwright St 

    Kids Market is hosting a Zoo day with the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Each show will be a 30 min educational speech about specific animals. One pop up tent will be set up outside of the Kids Market in the public plaza. 
     

    Vancouver International Fringe Festival  

    The 2021 Vancouver Fringe Festival is a hybrid festival. Local, national and international artists bring you 15 in-person shows and 17 digital offerings that showcase their resilience and that theatre is here to stay. There also be workshops and special events, including Opening Night on September 8 and Closing Night on September 19. Please visit their website for programming and ticket information. 

    The following Outdoor Public spaces & Parking spaces will be affected: 

    Picnic Pavilion, Waterfront Theatre Lot and Performance Works 
    • September 6-22 - (4) Reserved parking spots in the Waterfront Theatre parking lot 
    • September 6-20 -  Vehicle Access to the Waterfront Theatre Loading bay will be restricted 
    • September 7-20 - The Picnic Pavilion will be closed to the public, and will host 4 Fringe Plays. The venue will be activated every day from approximately 3pm-10pm, with varying daily schedules.  
    • September 7-20 - (2) Reserved parking spots in front of Performance Works 
       

    Ron Basford Park and Alder Bay 

    A roving musical theatre performance will be taking place between Sutcliffe Park and Performance Works during the dates and times listed below. Audiences and actors will travel down the board walk in small groups, and pop-up performances will occur on the grassy park during various times within the timelines listed below. Pedestrian access to the boardwalk may be impeded during times, but not fully restricted. Audience members will watch the performances from the grass. Noise impacts to surrounding businesses will be minimal, during daytime hours. 

    • September 8: 5pm-10pm 
    • September 10, 11, 16 & 19:  6:30pm-10pm 

     



  • 24 Aug 2021 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    New PHO: Masks are mandatory indoors as of Aug 25

    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0053-001665

  • 9 Aug 2021 7:46 AM | Anonymous

    CoV Bridge Work Scaffolding Removal -  Week Long
    •  CoV will have a boardwalk exclusion zone behind the Creekhouse building during business hours. Delineators, red tapes and signs will be installed to better inform passersby. Pedestrian access will be fully maintained with spotters available to assist.


    Electrical Work At Compactor Site One - August 11
    • Please note that technicians from INT Electric will be on island on Wednesday, August 11 to perform some electrical work on Site One's recycling compactor. The work is scheduled to commence at 6am and finishing at around 3pm. During this time, the recycling compactor will be out of service but a recycling bin will be provided and monitored by our Grounds Maintenance team.
    • There will also be 2 short and localized power shut-downs at Site One with one to occur early in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The shut-downs will render all the compactors at Site One non-operational temporarily but they should not affect any tenant spaces. Access into the compactor site will be maintained throughout the day.

    For the most up-to-date information please visit admin.granvilleisland.com. Or contact coordinators[at]granvilleisland.com (ph: 604-666-6477)

  • 31 Jul 2021 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    CMHC wants to know your opinion on smoking and vaping on the island. The survey will be open until Aug 11. To complete the survey, go here

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