That the Charleson Park trees and shrubs planted in the 70’s were chosen to replicate the rainforest that had been home to the Coast Salish people for thousands of years?
That early in the last century False Creek itself extended south to what is now 6th Avenue, and east as far as Clark […]
All sorts of families grow in False Creek South, including many with young children. When children are taught how to garden and grow food, they learn first hand that food comes from the natural world and develop respect for Mother Nature in coming to understand natural cycles:
That in the early 70’s the architectural firm of Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, designing much of the emerging community of False Creek South, tasked the students they’d employed with naming the newly-created streets?
That one of those students, Jef Keighley, who later became a union […]
While the community prepares for its annual cleanup this week, keeping False Creek South clean happens every day in the eastern side of the neighbourhood.
The Clean Team – residents of Margaret Mitchell Place at Ash Street near Commodore– work in pairs in the daily task of cleaning garbage […]
You might walk by the first time and not notice the small miracle. At first glance there is nothing unusual about a group of adults, some with happy dogs, chatting on a wide part of the seawall just west of Spyglass. The second time you pass by, you […]
In the early 1970s the City of Vancouver took a bold step in reimagining the former industrial lands at False Creek South as a new urban residential neighbourhood. The master plan called for a mix of one-third each of non-market rental housing, co-ops and condominiums in a low-to […]
It’s been a busy few months for *RePlan. During the municipal election in October, *RePlan held “Conversations with Candidates” to ask those running for Mayor and Council about False Creek South and how they would govern.
Since November’s election, the group has met with […]
The City of Vancouver initiated the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association in the 1970s in order to create a collective voice for residents within its visionary new livable community along the south shore of False Creek. Over the years the Association has represented neighbourhood views, negotiated improvements, sponsored numerous community-oriented events and initiatives, […]
When Beth Dempster wondered what to name her first coffee shop she received unequivocal advice: Find a short word that people will understand.
Instead, she chose Convivial because “it’s such a great word and I love it”. Conceding that “hardly anyone knows what it means”, she devotes half a […]