April Newsletter

Dear Neighbours,

Activities are blooming in our Vancouver-Kingsway neighbourhood with the arrival of spring!

Last month, I was delighted to present the BC Budget 2018 to agencies and service providers in our community. Budget 2018 is a budget that works for you, and puts people first. It makes your life more affordable and delivers the services that people count on. For information on Budget 2018 please visit www.bcbudget.ca. Copies of the budget highlights can be picked up at my community office. My staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the new budget.

Congratulations to the newly established Renfrew Collingwood Community Response Network (CRN) for hosting its very first Community Partners meeting last month. A CRN is a diverse group of concerned community members who come together to create a coordinated community response to adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. A sincere thank you to Collingwood Neighbourhood House, MOSAIC, and Three Links Housing for their hard work establishing a CRN for Renfrew-Collingwood, and thanks to those who took time to meet and discuss how we can come together to stop the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. For more information on the Renfrew-Collingwood CRN, please contact Suzanne at sliddle@cnh.bc.ca

My community office and the staff at Renfrew Park Community Centre have also been excitedly organizing the 13th annual Seniors’ Health & Wellness Fair, held on Wednesday, April 4 from 10am-2pm at the Renfrew Park Community Centre (2929 East 22nd Ave). There will be over 25 community organizations sharing resources and information related to seniors’ health and wellbeing. We will have live entertainment and activities, such as a hearing screening clinic, and all participants will receive a free, healthy lunch. To register, please call the Renfrew Park Community Centre at 604-257-8388 ext. 1

Free 1-1 financial coaching is now available at my community office. A financial coach from Family Services of Greater Vancouver (www.fsgv.ca) can meet with you one-on-one to talk about your money, such as building a budget, increasing your savings, and reducing your debt. This service is for newcomers, youth, seniors, and people on low incomes. To book an appointment, please contact my office at 604-660-0314 or adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca

Lastly, if you have a community event that you wish to promote, my community office would be delighted to help spread the word. Please ask us for details on the types of events we can promote at 604-660-0314 or email adrian.dix.mla@leg.bca. For upcoming events in the community, check out my website http://adriandixmla.ca/events/

Sincerely,

Adrian Dix, MLA