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2400 Motel — Celebrating 75 years doing

business along Vancouver’s Kingsway by Bill Rheaume

The City of Vancouver Heritage Group’s 2007 study on the 2400 Motel describes its heritage value and significant features such as the white stucco bungalows closest to Kingsway, the landscaping that surrounds them and the iconic “2400” neon sign. The 2400 Motel speaks to car culture – the love affair with the automobile that swept North America during much of the 20th century. Built in 1946 when the car was king, it is simply the best example of the postwar Kingsway auto courts and testifies to the impact of the automobile on Vancouver and, more specifically, on the artery of Kingsway. The 2400 Motel is important for its historical, formal, aesthetic and cultural values, most particularly for being a prominent marker of the evolution of Kingsway following the Second World War. Its original name of 2400 Motor Court signaled the growing sophistication of accommodations. Auto camps were giving way to auto courts, which offered a common open space or “court” fronting furnished bungalows with kitchenettes. A large neon sign greeted travellers as they crested the hill to 2400 and viewed Vancouver in the distance. The 2400 is a marker of the coming-of-age of Kingsway as the northern terminus of the Photos courtesy of the 2400 Motel

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2400 Motel - Continued from page 1 Pacific Highway, which linked Vancouver via the Pattullo Bridge and the King George Highway to the American highway system south to Mexico. The motel is a local remnant of the continent-wide infrastructure serving the North American romance for the road trip, providing guests with a familiar suburban home away from home. The 2400 Motel’s geographical prominence at the point along Kingsway where a broad view of Vancouver is first seen, the motel’s very longevity and its singular appearance of being from another time, make it one of the most recognized group of buildings in the city, giving the site a city-wide and even regional importance in the cultural landscape. Its neon sign, a carry-over from Vancouver’s days as one of the greatest centres of neon signage in the world, cements the iconic stature of the site. Eve Lazarus writes, “I fell in love with the 2400 Motel on Kingsway 20 years ago when I was writing Frommer’s With Kids Vancouver. Loved the old-fashioned, retro feel of the place and its huge red-andblue neon sign. The freshly painted green-and-white bungalows had the feel of a country cabin. Kids could play on the lawn outside, the rooms were clean and functional and staying there was inexpensive.” Good things happen at the 2400. The motel has been the backdrop for movies and television shows includ-

ing X-files, Bates Motel, Motive, SuperNatural and a Bryan Adams music video. In 1966, the Grateful Dead played at Jerry Kruz’s dancehall, The Afterthought, for $500. Jerry’s dad knew the owners of the 2400, so the 17-year-old Kruz put Jerry Garcia and the band up at the 2400. The 2400 continues to offer reasonable accommodation for travellers, and over the years, it has also become a sanctuary for people in distress. In 2006, it provided emergency housing for families and individuals who were forced out of their apartment building after a leaking roof. In 2016, it became a haven for more than a dozen Syrian refugees and their families and, at the outbreak of the pandemic, it housed people needing to isolate after being exposed to COVID-19. The 2400 Motel is a rare place of shared memories. Not only did the 2400 function as a home-away fromhome for many travellers, with loyal visitors repeatedly returning to stay over many decades, but it has entered Vancouverites’ collective imagination as a seemingly immutable part of the city – a whole, miniature world from an earlier simpler time. Bill Rheaume is the director of management services with Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd., operators of the 2400 Motel.


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Alcohol in parks pilot comes to Collingwood Park To meet public demand, the Vancouver Park Board developed a pilot program to allow the responsible consumption of alcohol in designated drinking sites within 22 Vancouver parks. The pilot was created to: • Provide more outdoor spaces for social connectivity – in particular, residents who have no access to a private yard and rely on parks for socializing with friends and family • Respond to current resident needs in the wake of COVID-19, recognizing that the pandemic will continue to affect people’s ability to relax and connect with others for some time • Test and monitor potential impacts of consumption of alcohol in parks

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Our nostalgic neighbourhood 2400 Motel offers great budget accommodation. The 2400 Motel on Kingsway is a Vancouver classic, a drive-in motor court offering units with kitchens or cozy motel style rooms. We are pet-friendly and have nice lawns and open areas to walk your pet.

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I am happy to report that my test run of the Collingwood Park drinking area went well. On Tuesday, July 20, along wth my good friend, Bob, we headed to Collingwood Park to see if the reports were true — drinking in the park was finally a go! Being as responsible of a resident as I am, I made sure that Bob and I would first seek out and consult any locally posted

signage on the matter. After locating the sign, we double checked to make sure that we would be in the designated area. Mainly, this consists of a thin strip along the north edge of the park, which is a concrete ledge, just the right height for one to sit down and enjoy a little picnic along with a couple of alcoholic beverages. We had a good time and managed not to create too much of a ruckus.


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Balancing: Join in the 19th Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival by Madelyn Read The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is back this September for its 19th year of celebrating arts, community and the environment! Co-produced annually by Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association, the Moon Festival celebrates the full moon, autumn Equinox and diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights the artistic talents of the Renfrew-Collingwood Hundreds of lanterns, tea lights and illuminated art pieces light up the neighbourhood and communities beRenfrew Ravine at the Streamside Lantern Installation. yond, while showcasing the natural Photo by Yunjan Cao beauty of Still Creek and the Renfrew Ravine, one of the few remaining places in Vancouver with an along with our other signature events, the Lost open stream in a natural forest. Streams Parade, Streamside Lantern Installation, and Finale. This year’s festivities will be a hybrid of the classic Moon Festival and Still Moon’s most recent COVID-19 adaptation. We are This year, the Moon Festival’s theme is balancexcited to bring back the Harvest Fair after a one-year hiatus, ing. As we collectively heal and grow from this challenging year and a half and work together to envision new possibilities, the Still Moon team wanted to be guided by the idea of “balancing.” We want to remember that we are seeking to live in harmony with our community members, both human and not, and that our work centres on reimagining, renegotiating and rebuilding so that we can find the balance that our world needs to thrive. Save the dates of your favourite events: Saturday, September 11 – Harvest Gathering Workshop Series The Harvest Gathering offers the opportunity to learn local harvesting techniques and practices with both invasive and native plants. These workshops include salve making, ivy basket weaving, and seed saving. Saturday, September 11 – Harvest Fair & Lost Streams Lantern Parade At the Harvest Fair, you can play games, make crafts, enjoy performances by local musicians, eat delicious food, purchase last-minute lanterns and engage with community organizations. At twilight, musicians, dancers and the giant moon lantern lead everyone along the pathways of lost streams of the Still Creek watershed to Renfrew Park. Saturday, September 18 – Streamside Lantern Installation Come see the Renfrew Ravine and Still Creek illuminated with hundreds of lanterns and lightup installations while enjoying live music by local musicians.


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Other events to look forward to this year include: • Lantern-making workshops with Yoko Tomita • Pop-up lantern installations throughout throughout RenfrewCollingwood • Full Moon At the Harvest Fair, neighbours bring their best homegrown Labyrinth produce to win community prizes! Photo courtesy of Still Moon Walk • Equinox Moon Music be given as gifts to collaborators of • Youth Finale the Moon Festival. More information about these workshops can be found To see all of the festival events and at stillmoonarts.ca. workshops, visit the website at stillmoonarts.ca. As always, the Moon Festival would not be possible without the hundreds Leading up to the Moon Festival, the of volunteers who support all aspects Still Moon Youth Committee will be of the festival. If you are interested in running public ivy weaving workjoining this event as a Moon Festival shops. During the workshops, you’ll volunteer this year, please contact learn to harvest and weave baskets volunteer@stillmoonarts.ca. with English Ivy, an invasive species that can be found throughout the Looking forward to seeing you this Renfrew Ravine. The baskets will year!


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Together We Can volunteers give back to the community Clearing invasive plants near Still Creek by David Penny Speaking from personal experience as an addict, I can honestly say that, until I recovered from my addiction, there were hundreds of times that I accessed community services but only a handful of times that I gave back.

A large portion of Together We Can’s 12-step methods of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous focuses on righting past wrongs, with a focus on giving back. Through service to other addicts, alcoholics and our communities, we can become acceptable, responsible and productive members of society.

As an organization, Together We Can has been a member of this community since it opened its doors in 1993. We take pride in giving back to the community of Renfrew-Collingwood as well as to the cities of Burnaby and Vancouver. Part of Together We Can’s mission is strengthening communities, and recently, a group of volunteers from Together We Can partnered with Still Moon Arts Society’s environmental stewardship program to give back. On June 11, the group gathered at one of Still Moon’s active restoration sites, the portion of Still Creek found at Cornett Road and Natal Street. Through colonization and urbanization of what is now known as Vancouver (traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples), many streams were diverted into underground pipes in order to construct infrastructure on the surface of these once wetted areas. Many of these streams were once fish-bearing and abundant with salmon. In 2004, this portion of the creek was “daylighted” (removed from its pipe and returned to the surface) and had its riparian area restored with native plants. Still Creek is one of two streams in Vancouver that has a salmon population with chum salmon returning in 2012 for the first time after an 80-year absence.

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The volunteers worked with Adrian and Laura, Still Moon Arts Society’s stewards, to remove Himalayan blackberry from the riparian area that have encroached around the native plants. Himalayan blackberry has established itself across this area of Still Creek, resulting in a poor canopy cover of the stream, which in turn affects the water temperature. With less canopy cover over fish-bearing streams, temperatures for fish can be too high, which can be detrimental to their growth or can be lethal. The dense Himalayan blackberry also shades out native plants, reduces the nutrients available in the soil for native plants and impedes the seed growth or rhizomatic growth of native plants. Together We Can’s volunteers are excited to continue strengthening communities by working with Still Moon Arts Society and learning more about the delicate natural ecosystems around us and how to steward these important urban green spaces. This experience of giving back strengthens our recovery and increases our connection to the communities that have sustained us for years. Together We Can, its residents, volunteers and staff are grateful for the continuing support of you, our neighbours in the community, and are proud to keep strengthening our bond with Renfrew-Collingwood. David Penny is the digital communications coordinator at Together We Can Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society. Together We Can is an abstinence-based drug and alcohol treatment facility that helps more than 1,200 individuals per year work towards recovering from addiction. For more information visit https:// twcrecoverylife.org.


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The Seniors Connection

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day hits the street via mobile info clinic by Suzanne Liddle and Anna Hofmarks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) takes place on June 15 every year. This day aims to raise awareness about abuse that is experienced by older adults in the community. This year, the Renfrew Collingwood Community Response Network took to the streets of Collingwood to talk to seniors and passers by about WEAAD! The team gave out lots of free goodies including notepads, torches, pill boxe, and pens as well as snacks. Did you know that social connections, staying active and participating in community programs can help reduce isolation that may prevent abuse from happening? If you or anyone you know would like more information you can contact the Renfrew Collingwood CRN at 604-412-3838. Now that we are in step 3 of the B.C. COVID restart plan, Collingwood Neighbourhood House is excited to reopen many in-person recreation and social programs in the

Photos by Suzanne Liddle next couple of months. Soon, you will be able to join in a cup of coffee and a social chat or even a fun day trip on CNH’s seniors’ shuttle! Some programs may also continue online such as Chair Yoga and Sing for Fun as, by doing so, we are able to reach more seniors who may be home bound. All programs follow public health guidelines. Staying connected, active and participating in community helps prevent isolation and abuse. We would love to see you join us for some fun and build new connections. If you

would like more information on CNH programs and services for seniors, you can visit the website at www.cnh.bc.ca or call 604435-0375. The recent heat dome was incredibly difficult for many older adults in our community. CNH is an air-conditioned space and anyone is welcome to take refuge here. We will provide you with a chair, internet access and some cool water for you. If you would like a ride to somewhere else to cool down, you can book the shuttle by calling 604-435-0375.

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Read On! DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

A news section for RenfrewCollingwood learners

by Sophia Han

An idiom with ancient origins  Hot, humid days during the summer are called “dog days.” The meaning of this idiom comes from Ancient Roman times. On the hottest days of the summer, Ancient Romans believed that the sun was extra hot because of heat from the “Dog Star.” This is a star that rises and sets with the sun in many parts of the world during the months of July and August. The idiom is now used to talk about any day when the weather is so warm, all you want to do is lie down in the shade—just like a dog.

Keeping cool on hot days 

Dogs know how to keep cool on hot summer days. Photo by Sophia Han

During a heat wave, it is important to stay hydrated. It is better to sip water throughout the day than to drink a large amount at once. How much you should drink depends on your age and weight. If you usually drink 8 cups of water a day, aim to drink 12 cups in hot weather. At home, use fans, wear loose clothes and take cool showers. Keep curtains or blinds closed during the day and open the windows at night. You can also wet a bandana or towel and place it around your neck to quickly lower your temperature. It is also important to limit outdoor activities. If you need to stretch your legs, try walking around a mall or spend time in a community centre or public library. Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew Branch 2969 East 22nd Avenue and Nootka

Collingwood Neighbourhood House 5288 Joyce Street and Euclid

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VOCABULARY origins — the beginnings of something humid — weather that feels hot and wet Ancient Roman times — the times when Ancient Rome and its people ruled a large territory shade — a place without sunlight heat wave — a period of very hot weather stay hydrated — to have enough water in your body better/than — use better and than when you want to compare two things and the first thing is better than the second thing: “It is better to be safe than sorry.” throughout — use throughout if you want to talk about an action that happens during a period of time depends — when something happens because of another thing aim — to set a goal wet — to add water or another liquid bandana — a cloth worn around the head or neck limit — to decrease stretch your legs — to go for a short walk

The following is a paid advertisement by Adrian Dix, MLA for Vancouver/Kingsway Dear Neighbours, I hope this finds you well and having a safe and enjoyable summer with your family and loved ones! What’s your favourite summer spot or event in the neighbourhood? Last month, we enjoyed delicious Greek food to-go at the Greek Summerfest and saw the beautiful painted benches in front of Collingwood Neighbourhood House in celebration of the amazing Collingwood Days. I am very appreciative for all the staff and teams of volunteers who worked hard to make these events possible. We are continuing our work in ensuring that our communities are safe from COVID-19 and the strongest line of defense is to get vaccinated. Please continue to encourage everyone you know to register online (www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated), over the phone (1-833-838-2323), or in-person at a Service BC Office to get vaccinated. Second doses will be available approximately 8 weeks after your first dose. As of mid-July, there have been over 6 million doses of vaccines administered to people across the province. For more information on BC’s Restart Plan and to find out which step we are currently in, please visit https://www2. gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart. Thank you very much for your continued support and efforts. Do you know someone in the community who went above and beyond, without expectation of reward, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Someone who has demonstrated kindness, selflessness, and generosity, and service to community life in B.C.? The B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities. Submit a nomination before September 19, 2021 - individuals, couples, organizations or groups of three or more may be nominated. For more information, please visit the government’s page on “B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship.” The Renfrew-Collingwood Anti-Racism Committee would like to hear from our neighbours on how we can respond as a community when incidents of hate or racism arise and identify measures we can take together to prevent harm from reoccurring. The short survey is available in 6 languages and can be accessed online at www.shorturl. at/ivBRS or hard copies can be picked up at our office (5022 Joyce Street). All responses will be kept confidential by the committee and can be submitted in your preferred language via email, phone, online, mailed or dropped off in-person. The survey questions are: 1) Have you experienced or witnessed racism in the Renfrew-Collingwood Community? 2) When it comes to racism in the RenfrewCollingwood community, what issues are important to you? What would you like to see happen? We would love to hear from you by August 20, 2021. We greatly appreciate your time. My community office will continue to provide services for constituents via phone and email. Please leave us a voicemail at 604-660-0314 or we are best reached at adrian.dix. mla@leg.bc.ca, and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can. You can also visit us on our website at www. adrian.dix.mla.bcndpcaucus.ca/. 本辦事處暫時只提供 電郵及電話服務,如需協助請電郵adrian.dix.mla@ leg.bc.ca或致電 604-660-0314 留言。詳盡及最新資訊, 請遊覽辦事處網頁 www.adrian.dix.mla.bcndpcaucus. ca/.     Have a great rest of your summer and take care!

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Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH)

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2020 Community Vision Award recipient shares impact of nomination By Collingwood Neighbourhood House

It’s been one year since Pauline Mae Cadaoas was awarded Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s (CNH) Community Vision Award. Each year, a Grade 12 student from Windermere Secondary School receives the award, which includes a $500 scholarship. It aims to support a student with a connection to CNH and/or who has volunteered in the neighbourhood, and is entering a diploma program for early childhood education, community services or community development. Pauline, now 19-years-old, was accepted into Capilano University’s Early Childhood Care and Education Program. She started her studies last fall. “I was really shocked because I wasn’t really actively looking for scholarships or anything and so one of my teachers just put my name in because she knew I was going to go into that program,” said Pauline. Now finishing her first year at Capilano, Pauline said this scholarship meant a lot to her because of her connection to the neighbourhood. She says Renfrew-Collingwood will always be a part of her and the way she grew up. Receiving the Community Vision Award felt like the community was supporting her endeavors, she said. This past year, scholarship funds helped Pauline afford art supplies for her program. One of her classes involved making felt finger puppets for when she completes her practicum. Pauline moved to Renfrew-Collingwood when she was about six years old. Since then, she has been very involved in the community. First, she attended art programs, including ballet and gymnastics. Later, she attended Collingwood Neighbourhood School [KI1] in Grade 2. For Pauline, volunteering in the neighbourhood was enjoyable because she got to see people that she knew and felt closer to the community.

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Pauline has volunteered for Collingwood Days, assisted at the opening of the CNH Annex, facilitated with Windermere’s Fastbreak program and a peer-educator program. Aside from volunteering with CNH, Pauline has also volunteered with other organizations in the neighbourhood. The Community Vision Award is announced annually at CNH’s Annual General Meeting. This year’s recipient will be announced on Sept. 22.


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August 2021 BC Restart: Step 4 September 7th We are doing very well and most likely be entering Step 4 after Labour Day. Thank you Everyone! Current regulations are:

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Office & Workplaces: continued return to the workplace and seminars & bigger meetings allowed. Next and Final Step will begin no earlier than September 7th. Get both of your vaccines go to: www.2.gov.bc.ca for all BC Restart information. Collingwood Days 2021 Ð July 16th Ð July 30th ItÕs a wrap! The 18th Annual Collingwood Days festival had two weeks filled with art and dance classes, movie nights, Pride night and a public art project revealed. There are four newly painted benches in front of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House. The benches represent four community groups please check them out. Boba Crawl 2021 July 23rd Ð August 6th The Collingwood is please to present BOBA CRAWL 2021 July 23 Ð August 6th. There are 12 Bubble Tea shops in Collingwood between Boundary Road & Rupert Street along Kingsway and along Joyce Street near the Joyce St. Skytrain station. Try a new Boba place each day and take a photo of your order and post it on Instagram @shopcollingwood and #the Boba shop. The more you visit the more chances you have to win prizes. All prize winners will be announced on August 7th. Annual General Meeting Notification Collingwood BIAÕs AGM will be held Tuesday, September 28th at 5:30 Ð 7:00 pm. Location to be announced. To register email angela@shopcollingwood.ca AGM packages will be mailed or hand delivered this month.

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Renfrew-Collingwood Community News August 2021  

News stories from the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood in East Vancouver. Local news on events, people, history, eating out, recreation, ar...

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News August 2021  

News stories from the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood in East Vancouver. Local news on events, people, history, eating out, recreation, ar...

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