Participation Hours Due for 2015

Participation hours for 2015 are due by January 20.

Just a reminder, each unit is responsible for 36 hours, total, yearly of participation hours, or 3 hours per month.

Participation hours include:

  • Attending meetings
  • Vacuuming and cleaning common areas
  • Volunteering as part of a committee

To submit your volunteer hours you can:

  1. Write them out on a piece of paper and turn them into the office
  2. Submit them via email to

Feel free to use Co-op Participation Hours to track your hours and then share them with the Participation Committee.



Stage 3 Watering Restrictions in Effect

Due to the lack of rain and a Stage 4 drought in Vancouver, as of June 20, we are now in Stage 3 watering restrictions.

This means:

  • NO lawn sprinkling
  • NO washing your car
  • NO irrigation systems

Our irrigation system has been turned off. You can, however, still water your vegetable gardens by hand. We need your help to water the trees and shrubbery, so please do so if you can, BUT only by hand. This means by using a watering can or a hose with an spring-loaded shut-off nozzle ONLY.

Please help out during this dry spell and help keep our plants alive.

For more information, visit the City of Vancouver website.

Free Movies in Stanley Park

Evo Summer Cinema is back! Walk or ride your bike over to Ceperley Field (just a little over 2km) to enjoy free outdoor movies this summer. Every Tuesday night!


Pitch Perfect: Sing-A-Long Version
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Breakfast Club: 30th Anniversary
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Note: Start time is 9:35pm

Grease: Sing-A-Long Version
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Note: Start time is 9:26pm

Top Gun
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Note: Start time is 9:15pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Note: Start time is 9:03pm

Jurassic Park (Original)
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Note: Start time is 8:50pm

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Note: Start time is 8:36pm

More info:

Happy New Year!

If you’re looking for something to do tonight that’s family-friendly, please note that the activities scheduled for Canada Place, which were to include fireworks, have been cancelled.

Some other free and family-friendly options:

Don’t forget–Transit it free tonight, and tomorrow is the Polar Bear Swim!

Brrr!! and Happy New Year!

Pizza Fabrika

Originally published on VanCity Buzz

The founders and former owners of the West End’s popular restaurant La Brasserie have thrown open the doors to a new spin on the edgy pizzeria concept.

Pizza Fabrika, a cozy pizza joint from restaurateur brothers Stephen and Michael Wiese, is a rebel with a good cause. Fabrika is a commonly used European term for “factory” and reflects the setting for this non-conformist pizzeria inspired by a working factory.


The pizza menu comprises of eight high-quality 12-inch pies fashioned using traditional methods, including a yeast-leavened sourdough created via time-honoured kneading techniques. The tomato sauce is a masterpiece made from D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and Kosher salt, and the Fabrika cheese blend is the perfect balance of full fat Canadian Mozzarella and Danish Fontina. The unique pizza offerings feature an array of modern, eclectic toppings such as duck prosciutto with fresh pea shoots; double smoked bacon with crispy pork crackling and house-made crème fraiche; and beer bison meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and roasted red peppers. All of which is complemented with original and tasty sides, salads and rotating dessert jars.

Pizza Fabrika Website

Read the rest of the article here

Community Herb Garden

It has been a very busy spring for the Gardening Committee.

We have finally sorted out rooftop garden boxes, and they have all been assigned. In addition, we have built new boxes, so that now everyone who wanted one can have one.

Herb Garden

Member Sue Smollen has worked very hard to clear out some of the concrete planters on both rooftops, and they have been stocked with herbs that are for the use of all members. There are three large planters with herbs on the A building, and 3 on the B building.

Herbs include:

  • parsley
  • basil
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • italian parsley
  • summer savory
  • and more

While these herbs are for the harvesting and enjoyment of everyone, they’ve just been planted, so allow them time to take root and flourish before starting to cut. And please be aware of others when you are cutting and only take as much as you need.

We now have fresh herbs to enjoy all summer long!

RainBarrels for the Roof!

A couple months back, member Rebecca Coleman applied to the City of Vancouver’s Greenest Cities Initiative for a grant. Her grant application for the purchase of four rain barrels for our rooftop gardens was accepted!

There are now two rain barrels on the roof of the A building and two rain barrels on the roof of B building. They are full of water and ready to go.

These rain barrels will make watering our gardens a lot easier this summer, as there will always be a source of water available and ready to go on the roof. No more lugging bottles of water up flights of stairs!

Gardening Committee Survey

The Gardening Committee is currently distributing a survey with regards to individuals who would like rooftop garden plots.

You may either answer the survey on the hard copy, which will be delivered to your door, or you may answer it online.

Click here to take the survey. It will only take you a few minutes.