The Old Strathcona Foundation is a group dedicated to restoring and preserving the past and recognizing the importance of the heritage of the area. Their mandate is as follows: â€œOur goal is to preserve, protect, and promote the historical story of Old Strathcona including the celebration of the heritage of the area and the stewardship of its historical assets for a vibrant community.â€? Some of the Foundationâ€™s improvements you have likely admired include: brick sidewalks; oak benches; turn-of-the-century light poles; trees and banners; restoration of 15 buildings along Whyte Avenue including the Princess Theatre; and the Whyte Avenue Mural Projects. If hunting for past treasures is your pleasure, you'll find lots of fun scouring through antique stores and malls, as well as great shops featuring vintage wear. Over the years, the stories of success, tales of adventure and the evolution of the area have become legendary. And the story is far from over.