In this newsletter we'll talk about our upcoming neighbourhood social events, current projects from our Land Use Committee, emergency prepardeness, an upcoming by-election forum, and so much more!
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Know Your Neighbourhood
Last month we asked if you could spot this photo.  Here's the answer: Congregation Emanu-El [corner of Pandora Ave. & Blanshard St]

Know Your Neighbourhood
For November, can you spot this photo?

Our Neighbourhood Social is at Ten Thousand Villages

Don't miss our Roving Refinery on Nov. 22 at 6 PM.  Learn about Ten Thousand Villages and Fair Trade in this neighbourhood social.

Bring your neighbourhood idea to share with other residents.  Support the Mustard Seed by bringing a non-parishable food donation.

Enter for your chance to win... >>> Learn More

Neighbourhood Resilience

There is no shortage of Victorians who care about their community and want to help. Change can appear daunting, but many people don’t know that seemingly small things have value. For example, Calgarians instituted MONday (Meet Our Neighbours Day), weekly informal gatherings of residents. People also began holding their parties in their front yards, rather than around the back, as a way of... >>> Learn More


The following projects are under review by the DRA Land Use Committee:

1314-1318 Wharf St - Northern Junk
Rezoning & Development Permit Revisions 
603 Pandora Ave – Plaza Hotel/Monty’s
Eric Barker Architects – Updated plans
1075 Pandora Ave
Rezoning Application

Disaster Preparedness

In light of the recent earthquakes occuring off the coast of Haida Gwai we've been thinking of 'emergency prepardness'.  Will you be prepared when disaster strikes?  Click on the links below for helpful resources from the Victoria Emergency Management Agency.

Earthquake Preparedness Tips

Disaster Preparedness Tips  

VEMA offers free workshops 

December Roving Refinery

Save the date: Wednesday Dec. 13 is our December Roving Refinery neighbourhood social.  This one is going to be exciting and surely can't be missed! >>> Learn More

All Candidates Forum

There will be a By-Election Candidates Forum brought to you by the Downtown Service Providers Committee.  

Date and Time:  Wednesday Nov 21, Doors at 6:15 PM, Forum at 7-8:30 PM

Place:  St John the Divine Church Hall

Moderator:  Jo-Ann Roberts

Format: Written questions pulled randomly, interspersed with Tweets (from the room).

Community Engagement Workshop

The Ministry of Social Development is hosting a community engagement workshop on Nov 27 to get feedback on the proposed integrated service delivery model.  Developing a more integrated service delivery system is an important part of the work that needs to be done to address recommendations and deliver on government’s commitment to improve services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  >>> Learn More

View Street Pharmacy Flu Clinic Open Now!

From October 25, 2012 to January 31, 2013, the View Street Pharmacy will be offering a flu shot clinic. This means you can come get your flu shot in their friendly, convenient downtown location. >>> Learn More



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