Renfrew-Collingwood Community News February 2022

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February 2022


Celebrating 75 years of the 2400 Motel A huge thank you to local RCC News readers who sent in their wonderful memories of the 2400 Motel and the surrounding neighbourhood. They are the recipients of a commemorative 2400 Motel 75th Anniversary puzzle.

Memories of the 2400 Court Motel by Mary B. Patterson My family moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg in the summer of 1960. Five years old, I rode in the family car with my father and my older brother as we made the great journey West. Our first home in Vancouver was at the 2400 Court Motel. When my father, brother and I arrived, we rented Unit #3, just left of the main entrance off Kingsway. We had a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. My mother and two younger sisters soon joined us by airplane.

Then and now, the 2400 Motel is a virtual time capsule of the way things were 75 years ago. One of the last and best examples of a motor court in North America, our community hopes that we can preserve this international treasure. Photo credits: Top photo is from a post card, likely taken shortly after the 2400’s construction in 1946. Bottom photo was taken by Paul Reid in January 2022.

I recall it wasn’t a large unit, but there were a lot of windows and it felt spacious to me. It was summertime and Continued on page 2

Power of Cooperation (POC) surface area is the same

# of people cooperating (PC) x

PC =

4 people cooperating have the capacity of 8

Collingwood Corner: Safeway history Page Page 4

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4 x (2) = 8

The power of cooperation Page 8

Happy Year of the Water Tiger Page 9


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the grounds were a great place to play – lots of lawn. There were a few other families with children staying there too. We’d play together. The sign seemed enormous. It could be seen from blocks around, guiding us back home when we played further afield in the neighbourhood. We kids would slip outside in the evenings just to stare up at the gorgeous colourful sign. It made us realize we’d moved to a large, important city. The television required coins to operate – a princely sum of 25 cents per half hour! – so our parents encouraged us to play outside in the motel grounds and the surrounding area. We would race each other to the motel office each day to pick up the mail, and play with the air meter at the Texaco gas station, now the Church’s Chicken. We would also play in what was then an empty lot at the corner of Kingsway and Nanaimo. Across the street was the Eldorado Hotel, where my father would sometimes stop in for a cold beer and pick up another to bring home for my mother. I like to think we were wellbehaved children, but we weren’t perfect – my brother, ever the mischief-maker, once released the brake on the family car and pushed it from its spot in the 2400 Court parking area almost onto 33rd Avenue. I ran to tell my father; we all got a good licking for that incident. Vancouver was a very different city than we were used to. I remember accompanying my mother on grocery trips to the Dominion grocery store, which was near the current site of T&T Supermarket, and then having to trudge up the “big hill” back to the motel. We were from the prairies and not accustomed to climbing hills. Nor were we used to the noise! Every evening rush hour, while the cars were bumper-to-bumper along Kingsway for an hour or two, we could hear the sound of honking horns on Kingsway from inside Unit #3. My siblings and I would wait excitedly for the delivery man for our order of Chinese food from the Lucky Dragon, which was where the Kwan Luck restaurant is now. My mother loved the sweet and sour pork and

It is refreshing to see the historic motel still standing on its original site when so many businesses have closed. Photos on pages 2 and 3 by Cindy U. the chow mein. Mom said the thing she liked best about Vancouver was the Chinese food – so much better than on the prairies. In early September of 1960, my parents bought a new house in west Richmond, not far from Steveston, but I never really said good-bye to the 2400 Court. Over the years, I’ve driven past the motel from time to time and have seen it featured in movies and television shows, such as the X-Files. Five years ago, my husband, son, daughter and I moved into the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood, only a couple of blocks from the 2400 Court. I see it now most days and always remember it as my first Vancouver home.

A piece of history in our backyard by Cindy U. I was born and raised in Vancouver in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. I attended Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary School and graduated from Windermere Secondary School. I live in the family home in the neighbourhood. The 2400 Motel has been a permanent fixture at the corner of Kingsway and Slocan in my lifetime. Relatives that came to visit stayed at the motel as it was a convenient location and a family motel. The charming 2400 Motel units had kitchenettes and picnic tables. On Kingsway to the west was the Eldo-


I have fond memories of this beautiful neighbourhood and I am one of the fortunate people who still lives here. I can’t picture myself living anywhere else. Seeing new families with children living in this area is very encouraging. We have our share of crime in this neighbourhood, but I feel this area is still relatively safe and a good place to live. rado Hotel at Nanaimo. At Kingsway and Slocan was the Dragon Inn with its popular buffet where motel guests could dine. To the east was the famous Wally’s Burgers Drive In, a popular hangout where teenagers would meet up in their cars. The Deluxe Chuckwagon was the big menu item at Wally’s Burgers. Purdy’s Chocolates took over the Canada Dry factory and across the street from it was Harvey’s hardware store. Further down Kingsway, across from Safeway and the liquor store is the original Kingsway Hotel still standing there today; in the disco years it had a nightclub named Mr. Sport. The London Drugs at Wessex was a Super Value grocery store. There was a transit bus loop at Kingsway on Joyce where the 7-Eleven is located.

Having a piece of untouched history in our own backyard is an added bonus when there are so many land developments and changes taking place these days.

Province newspaper and the paper shack (where the papers were picked up from) was located in the alley just below the old Frank’s restaurant (across from London Drugs). My dad would pick up his papers and deliver them all along Kingsway, 10 in all. His last delivery each day was to the 2400, which in 1951, would have been just five years old. In a side note, my dad, who is now 85, assures me that he was not among the young boys he had heard rumours about— who, allegedly, would try to peak in the windows of the 2400 at night.

A paper delivery boy remembers the 2400 by Paul Reid My dad grew up in Collingwood. He lived at the corner of 43rd and Lancaster and went to Carleton Elementary.

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As a kid, I remember Mom taking us on the bus via Kingsway to Burnaby to shop at Simpson Sear’s department store (on the Metrotown site). On Slocan Street was Norquay Grocery, the Food Basket and Brown’s Drug Store. On Rupert Street in the 1950s and 1960s were convenience stores, including Bon’s, Bill’s Corner (where school kids could buy 45 rpm records) and a Red and White store. At 22nd and Rupert was Stong’s Supermarket. The SkyTrain line was built on a railroad route. There was a rail bridge crossing over Rupert Street at Vanness Avenue that kids would dare each other to cross over. Along Vanness from Joyce to Boundary were warehouses on the south side of the rail tracks, and there was the Vancouver Pipe and Foundry Co. Ltd. on Nanaimo Street near 26th Avenue. The 2400 Motel has been featured in films including 3000 Miles to Graceland. It is so refreshing to see the historic motel still standing on its original site when so many businesses, including family-owned ones in this area, have closed down over the years.


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Collingwood Corner: COMMUNITY NEWS The mission of this non-profit publication is to provide the residents, businesses and organizations of Renfrew/Collingwood with a medium for community communication. Paul Reid: staff writer and layout coordinator Lisa Symons: sales and distribution coordinator Julie Cheng: editorial coordinator

A brief history of Safeway on Kingsway near Joyce by Loretta Houben

Contributors: Cindy U., Claire Fergusson, Julie Cheng, Karen Vanon, Loretta Houben, Paul Reid, Mary B. Patterson, Sophia Han

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Safeway at Tyne Street and Kingsway in the 1980s. Source: Vancouver Archives, CVA 772-1425

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While browsing the Vancouver Public Library website, I discovered a fascinating photo taken in 1939, showing a Safeway store located on the north side of Kingsway near Joyce. Recently I located a few more photos showing this area over the years, and while researching the online BC directories, I linked names to the old buildings from this era over 80 years ago.



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June 1939, Safeway store located at 3317 Kingsway. Source: Dominion photo, from VPL Archives, #25018

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Safeway at Kingsway and Wessex in 1966. Source: snip from Time Machine on YouTube 3317 Kingsway was a shoe store, which was taken over by Safeway in 1936. Safeway first came to Collingwood in 1933, when it was located at 3303 Kingsway.

Stamford. I remember going there as a teenager, and I remember other stores in a short strip mall beside it. This was replaced by the present Safeway, but I don’t know the year this happened.

In 1941, Safeway moved to a new building at 3366 Kingsway and Wessex, on the south side of the street. This building would later become a post office, and this was torn down to be replaced in the 1990s by the HSBC Bank.

Another well-known store, Buckerfields, was located at 3311 Kingsway, but that is a story for another article!

According to the 1955 BC directory, Safeway was still here and can also be seen in a snip from the 1966 Time Machine film on YouTube. Sometime in the 1970s Safeway relocated to a new building at 3410 Kingsway, between Senlac and

Loretta Houben is a long-time contributor to the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News. She enjoys solving historical mysteries in the Collingwood area, where she has lived for more than 50 years. Find more of her Collingwood Corner stories and photos at

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Check your cholesterol for heart health

February is Heart Month

by Julie Cheng I have high cholesterol, and over three years, have been followed by specialists at the Lipid Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital. Lipid is another word for fat, and the specialists are endocrinologists, who look at the metabolism of fats. Now the results were in from my latest blood tests. I was happy to see that, over three years, I reduced my overall cholesterol levels by 5.5% and my LDL (bad) cholesterol by 10% — good, considering the specialists told me that I can only expect to lower my cholesterol through diet by 10% at the most. I struggled the first year with all the dietary changes recommended by the nutritionist at the Lipid Clinic. Then last year, a breakthrough. The endocrinologist told me that most of my cholesterol was made by the body

and that dietary cholesterol didn’t change blood cholesterol that much. (In my brain, this meant eggs were OK.) He told me to focus on reducing my intake of saturated fats. In addition, his research shows that eating too much carbohydrates may result in high levels of triglycerides, which are blood fats. Bingo! I now eat less red meat (high in saturated fats) but replaced my fat cravings with avocado and coconut milk. Even though these two are high in saturated fats, I’ve decided that my body needs fat and the plant version is better than the meat version. I also reduced my intake of carbohydrates and try to eat only high-fibre, whole grains. I sprinkle plant sterols and psyllium over my high-fibre toast each morning and spread peanut butter or avocado over that. Plant sterols

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Happy Lunar New Year!


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Breakfast of Silver Hills Sprouted Power toast, plant sterols and avocado. Photo by Julie Cheng help lower cholesterol and can be found also in some heart-healthy margarines. Psyllium is superrich in fibre and helps clean the artery walls. Lastly, I eat more vegetarian meals and salads. The best thing I did last year was to sign up for Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s community supported agriculture program, which ran from September to October. Every week for two months I received so many vegetables I had a hard time eating it all and had to share with my daughter. Still, I was dismayed that, given my 7.9% risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years and other metrics from my blood tests, a new specialist at the Lipid Clinic recommended that I start

taking statins (a cholesterol-lowering drug), based on new 2021 guidelines. This would mean, according to my research, that I’d take pills for the rest of my life. For me, who has taken one Advil in the past three years (when I ruptured my Achilles), this would have been a severe hardship. No, thank you. There are still improvements I can do. I can consume more vegetarian meals and olive oil (buy better quality so tastes better in salad dressings). I can still reduce my carbohydrates more. As long as I’m going in the right direction, I’ll be happy. Let’s see how I do at my next check-up in 2023.


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Heart-healthy Dahl This delicious, heart-healthy recipe comes from a former coworker from Sri Lanka. Lentils are a high source of protein and fibre as well as potassium, folate and iron. Traditional dahl is made without spinach but some people like to add it – the spinach provides extra taste and nutrition. 1 cup red lentils 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3–4 tbsp cumin 1–2 tbsp turmeric 1 cup coconut milk Bunch of spinach or kale, chopped (optional) 2–4 tsp salt, or to taste Clean lentils and put in a pot with water in the same proportions as you would make rice. Add onions, garlic, cumin and turmeric; bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low and cover for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, taste; if you feel something is missing, add more cumin. Add coconut milk and increase heat to medium, stirring often. Bring to a light boil then lower heat to medium-low and slowly add spinach. Once the spinach is wilted, add salt to taste. Remove from heat, let sit and enjoy. Tips: This recipe is also nice if you fry the onion, garlic and cumin first. Add a chili or two with the garlic and onion, but not more as dahl is typically more of a mild spicy dish. Don’t add the salt until the end or it will dry out the dahl. This recipe freezes well. I like to use kale from my garden. My daughter adds paneer, an Indian cheese that you can purchase locally from Masala Meats.

Dahl with paneer. Lentils are a rich source of protein and fibre as well as potassium, folate and iron. Photo by Claire Fergusson

February 2022

Snow shovelling for seniors During the snow storms this past December and January, Collingwood Neighbourhood House offered free snow-shovelling services to seniors in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood, in a partnership between CNH’s seniors and youth teams. The program continues until snow season ends. Should snow fall this month and you know anyone who needs help with snow shovelling, please email or call 604-435-0323.


NEW YEAR 2022 LION DANCE CELEBRATION Saturday February 12th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Boundary to Rupert on Kingway & Joyce Street to the Skytrain Station

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The power of cooperation

somewhere. So yes, we can share with the entire world community, BUT ALSO, we can share with our own Greetings RC. I trust you are enjoying communities. And IF that commuyet another comforting and informative nity were the type of community that, edition of your RCC News paper. As the working together, could take those RCC News’ staff writer, once again I pieces of knowledge and use them to would like to take some time to motivate make the community better, then all would-be contributors, like yourself, by the more reason to do so. RC, by the demonstrating how anyone, no matway, is one of those communities. For ter how unskilled of a writer, might go example: the Collingwood Neighbourabout sharing with this community via hood House began as an idea around a their RCC News. kitchen table by a few residents.

by Paul Reid

Hmm, where to start? How about with how easy it is: just email or see page four for the snail-mail details. How about with the “why.” Why would you want to do so? Well, for one, it’s the neighbourly thing to do. If you knew something – a tip, an insight, a recipe, a piece of interesting info – wouldn’t you want to share that with your neighbour, in the hopes of improving their life? Sure, you would. I know, we can find it all on the internet these days – so what’s the point. Well, all those internet contributors must live

There is something that I have been working on that I would like to run past you – my community. I call it the Power of Cooperation formula, and it is something that I stumbled on years ago while studying pyramids. I know that the mathematics behind this is not new, but I don’t know if those mathematics have ever been used to show the power of cooperation as in the following example. Say four people each had an equalsized shelter (let’s say a pyramidshaped tent), and that each of these tents could contain, let’s say, one bushel of wheat. We would then see

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Power of Cooperation (POC) that those four people could, collectively, provide shelter for four bushels of wheat – one per shelter. Are you with me? Next, say that it started to rain and these poor four people needed all of their wheat to stay dry. But WAIT! They have harvested not four, but eight bushels of wheat to keep dry. With just the four shelters, but eight bushels to cover, what can they do? Well, if those four people were to work together, they could, by the magic power of cooperation, cover all eight bushels. How, you might ponder? Well, by rearranging their pyramid tents so that each tent now formed one side of a larger pyramid, then that newly formed, larger pyramid would be large enough to cover all eight bushels of wheat. We can clearly see that it is only by working together that those four people are able to double their capacity.

surface area is the same

# of people cooperating (PC) x


4 people cooperating have the capacity of 8

4 x (2) = 8

We can then see more clearly just how amazing it is when large groups of people cooperate. One hundred people working together have the power of 1,000. Ten thousad people working together would have the same power as one million individuals working seperately!

So, if all members of this community (roughly 50,000) worked together we would have the equivalent capacity as … drum roll ...while I check my calculator (50,000 x the square root of 50,000 (223.6) This doubling of capacity increases equals over 11 million residents’ as the number of people workworth of capacity! ing together increases. The actual formula is very simple, where you That’s almost one third of all of take the number of people cooper- Canada! ating (in this case, 4) and multiply it by the square root of that numAnd that, fellow RCers, is the botber (in this case, 2) which comes tom line of why we all ought to out to, as we have seen in this case, contribute to the RCC News and 8. And that friends, is how mathour community – because mathematically, we can determine the ematically, we can get more out of Power of Cooperation. this life when we work together.


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Happy Year of the Water Tiger by Sophia Han

Read On!

Lunar New Year  The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 1. In Chinese astrology, every year is associated with one of 12 animals and one of five elements: water, air, earth, wood and fire. The animals and elements change every year in a cycle and the last water tiger year was 60 years ago in 1962.

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People born in tiger years (1998, 1986, 1974, for example) are said to be strong and courageous. Water tigers enjoy new challenges so 2022 is said to be a good year for tigers to learn new skills. Lunar New Year dumplings  The Lunar New Year is a time for families to get together and enjoy traditional foods such as dumplings. Not only is the activity of making dumplings a way for families to spend time together, but dumplings also symbolize prosperity. This is because of their resemblance to the shape of gold and silver money used in ancient times.


Best wishes for a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year. Photo by Sophia Han

While dumplings can be filled with all sorts of ingredients, Lunar New Year dumplings are often filled with cabbage or radish. The Chinese characters for these vegetables sound the same as the characters for wealth and prosperity. In some parts of China, an egg is added to the recipe because the colour of the yolk symbolizes gold. If you don’t have time to make dumplings yourself this year, be sure to pick some up from Joyce Jiaozi, near Joyce-Collingwood station. Joyce Jiaozi 5171 Joyce Street


astrology – the belief that the time and date of your birth can influence your life associated – if you associate something with another thing, this means the two are connected elements – in Chinese astrology, elements are the things that make up the world cycle – things in a cycle are repeated again and again in the same order ago – use ago to talk about something that happened in the past said to be – something that is believed to be true not only/but also – use not only/but also to join two statements: “Not only is learning English fun but it is also useful. resemblance – when something looks like another thing prosperity – wealth ancient times – the distant past while – use while to contrast two ideas: “While noodles are often eaten during the Lunar New Year, many people also enjoy eating dumplings.” all sorts of – use all sorts of to say that there are many different kinds of a particular thing


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Registration for Spring Break Camps Now Open By Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Children ages 7-12 can look forward to two weeks of gymnastics, soccer, and basketball in our Spring Break Camps, coming this March 2022! These camps provide a fun and safe learning environment where they can play and beef up their skills and techniques in those sports, while also meeting new friends. To sign up, please call 604-435-0323. Learn more about the camps’ health and safety guidelines by going to our website at Gymnastics Spring Camp Instructor: Lucinda Donaldson Ages 7 to 12 Monday - Friday, 9-4pm Week 1: March 14-18 Week 2: March 21-25

Full day (9am-4pm): $150.00/week Half-day (9am-12pm): $75.00/week Maximum number of participants: 24 This camp, run by Gym Sense Gymnastics Education, will create an atmosphere of fun and excitement that encourages participants to safely learn new gymnastics skills and techniques. This program will educate, challenge, and entertain young children. Weather permitting, we will go outside to do fun and exciting field trips. Please note: If your child is participating in full day gymnastics camps, they must bring their own lunch/snacks. A supervisor will be present during lunch hour. Spring Sports Camp Instructor: TBA Ages 8 to 12 Monday - Friday, 1-3pm Week 1: March 14-18 Week 2: March 21-25 $65.00/week Maximum number of participants: 15

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February 2022 Happy Lunar New Year – 2022 Year of the Tiger

Coming Events February 1 Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese Lunar New Year – February 12

February 2

Collingwood will have the return of the lion dancers visit businesses on February 19th between 11:30 am. – 1:30p.m.

Ground Hog Day

We invite you to join in the parade and celebrating the Year of the Tiger.

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

To register your business contact Angela at Covid – Updates: All businesses must reinstate COVID-19 Safety Plans. B.C. employers will once again be required to perform an assessment and address protective controls for their workplaces in their Plans, and can include:

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February 12 11a.m. – 1p.m. February 14 Valentine’s Day February 21 Family Day

permitting workers to work remotely or from home, if possible, facilitating workers to stay at home when they are feeling ill, placement of physical barriers between workers, when possible, return to zone-based access to worksites, reducing crowding and mixing among workers in the workplace, cleaning and hand washing procedures requiring face masks when in all common areas.

WorkSafe BC has updated its Safety Plan Planning Tool.

Covid protocols and Provincial Health Orders are continuing to change, and we encourage you to follow the news and go to the website frequently Love your City – Vancouver The City of Vancouver has 22 BIAs representing diverse commercial areas. For the month of February, the Vancouver BIA Partnership will be showcasing the treasures in our beautiful city. Check out on social media: #loveyourcity for information on contests and giveaways throughout the city. Visit the Clock Tower at the Mel Tobias Plaza (Joyce and Kingsway) for a photo op with the many hearts. Tell us what you love most about the City.

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Deadline March 4, 2022 The Covid Micro Grants helped over 20 businesses earlier this year and the CBIA is extending the program. Grants up to $1,000 are available to businesses to make improvements to their exterior and interior. For more information email or clink on link to the application: US:d0ebd86d-ec97-4de1-9a77-31554f422a63

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