March Newsletter

Dear Neighbours,

Each year I am proud to host the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Fair with Renfrew Park Community Centre, and I am pleased to invite all seniors and their families to attend the 13th annual fair. There will be over 25 exhibitors providing information on health-related issues such as heart and stroke, arthritis, diabetes and more. There will be lots of entertainment, and all participants receive a free, healthy lunch.

When: Wednesday, April 4 from 10am-2pm
Where: Renfrew Park Community Center, 2929 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver

Please register with Renfrew Park Community Centre by calling 604-257-8388 ext. 1. Space is limited to 350 registrants.

Community Office News

New Constituency Assistant!
I’m pleased to welcome my new part-time Constituency Assistant, Samein Shamsher! Sam has been working with my office to help our neighbours, and I am delighted to have him officially on board.

We’re Open Later!
My community office is open later on Mondays and Wednesdays to better serve our neighbours. We are now open:

Monday – 9am to 6pm
Tuesday – 9am to 4pm
Wednesday – 9am to 6pm
Thursday – 9am to 4pm
Friday – Open for appointments only

Looking for Volunteers to Assist us at the Office
Our little community office does big things, with thanks to dedicated volunteers who lend their time and talents. We are looking for volunteers to help us at the office and at community events (like the Seniors’ Health & Wellness fair). If you’d like to join our team of volunteers and want to learn more, please contact us at 604-660-0314 or email

Apply Now for a Neighbourhood Small Grants!
Have a great idea for your community? Bring your idea to life by applying for the Neighbourhood Small Grants, hosted again this year by the Collingwood Neighbourhood House. The NSG helps increase the amount of community events happening in our neighbourhood. Residents or small groups of residents are encouraged to apply for a grant from $50 to $500 to improve their neighbourhood socially, culturally, and physically! Past ideas included soccer workshops, baklava baking classes, Canada Day picnics, block parties, photo expeditions, and flower painting.

Apply online at or pick up a form at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce St. Application deadline is April 9.