TransLink has launched Phase 2 engagement for Transport 2050 and they want to hear from you!

As part of Phase 2 engagement, we want to hear directly from community and business leaders from across our region.

Thank you to those who have already registered for a stakeholder meeting. If you have not already done so, this is a reminder of the opportunity to register for one of our three remaining meetings. 

At each meeting, we’ll present information about Transport 2050, the goals and actions that we are proposing, and provide an opportunity for small group discussion about each one. The same information and opportunities for participation will be provided at each meeting. 

These online stakeholder meetings are being hosted by Kirk & Co. Consulting Ltd. on behalf of TransLink. 

DateTimeRegistration

Tuesday, April 271 p.m. to 3 p.m.Register

Tuesday, May 46 p.m. to 8 p.m.Register

Thursday, May 610 a.m. to 12 p.m.Register

Other ways you can participate in Phase 2 Engagement

If you are unable to attend a stakeholder meeting, there are a number of ways that you and your communities can get involved.

Until May 14, visit transport2050.ca to read the discussion guide or backgrounders:Action 1: People-First StreetsAction 2: Rapid Transit NetworkAction 3: Automated VehiclesBe sure to complete the survey and register for an online open house as well.

You can also send us an email at transport2050@translink.ca with any feedback you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Transport 2050 Team

Norwood Queens Community Association Board Meeting Minutes. April 7, 2021

I. Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM.


II. Roll call


Attending: Barbara McKinley, Ben Elliott, Carlos Obregon, Deidre Smith, Jamie Hargreaves, Jane Chersak, Penny Shier, Beth Horne
Regrets: Richard Grimes


III. Unfinished Business


A. Update on Sending Motion to Council: The District Mayor, all Council Members and the District Engineering Department confirmed receipt of the letter supporting further traffic calming measures.

B. Update on Transfer to New Executive: New members were thanked for their contributions. Update on NQCA Website was provided. New sections for meetings and updates, two-way links between Nextdoor and NQCA website. Boundaries will be redrawn in consultation with Delbrook’s Nextdoor lead.


C. Garage Sale: Jane to review the materials from 2019 and coordinate with Carlos for circulation VIA Nextdoor and NQCA website. Weekly reminders to the community and coordination with neighbours suggested.


D. Traffic Calming: A subcommittee and community outreach suggested.
Safety issues faced by the community: No sidewalks, 3 schools, surrounded by busy roads, speeding, increase in delivery vehicles.

A member shared a story and the willingness of their neighbour to support safety measures. A mechanism for community input was suggested.

Committee to meet and map out priorities.

E. Crime and Safety: It was noted that BlockWatch is quite active but does not cover all areas within NQCA boundaries.

A member voiced that Nextdoor is a good existing resource for crime and safety reporting. Suggestion for Nextdoor to coordinate further with BlockWatch.

Potential Crime and Safety champion to be determined.

IV. New Business

A. Revisit the mandate of the association: Deidre read aloud the mandate and provided context. Barb to circulate mandate to board members for feedback.

The four board members with email account access will incorporate any feedback and if needed submit revised mandate for approval by the board.

B. How to improve communications with the community: Nextdoor highlighted as a powerful tool, commercial posts receive mixed responses. Direct messaging to Norwood Queens residents recommended. Currently close to 500 neighbourhood members on Nextdoor.

Suggestions: Community bulletin boards, tear notices, mail drops, contests, coordination with Nextdoor and/or BlockWatch. The board further discussed a realtor sponsored mail drop campaign.

Jamie advised that the District will provide $200 and road barriers for a block party.

Board decided to move forward with tear notices at this time. Deidre volunteered to create a first draft of the posts.
NQCA website VS Nextdoor page. Suggestion that we tap in to Nextdoors success as opposed to competing. Board agreed focus should be on the Nextdoor page which will in turn drive traffic to the NQCA website.


C. NV CAN liaison and how this larger group can help us: Barb attended the last NV CAN meeting and provided an update.


Diedre provided an overview of NV CAN and some of past activities such as Calder forest issue. Barb volunteered to attend their Zoom meetings and be the NQCA liaison at this time.


V. Next Meeting Dates

Traffic Calming Subcommittee [Jamie (Chair), Penny (Secretary), Pam, Richard, Jane]: May 5th, 7:00PM General Board Meeting: June 9th, 7:00PM

Barb will have NV CAN set up Zoom meeting rooms for each and circulate.

VI. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:23PM

Minutes submitted by: Ben Elliott Minutes approved by: Deidre Smith

2021 Annual General Meeting Minutes

I. Retrospective
Diedre Smith outlined a brief history of the NQCA.
Early 80’s the association advocated for a barricade at Norwood and Madeley.
Re-established in 2011 during the redevelopment of the high school property on Mahon. Concerns over future use, parking, traffic etc.
Past successes include improvement of park space and Spring Community Garage Sales.


II. Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 7:15PM.


III. Roll call
Attending: Ally Murray, Barbara McKinley, Ben Elliott, Carlos Obregon, Deidre Smith, Jamie Hargreaves, Jane Chersak, Pam Cook, Penny Shier, Richard Grimes.
Regrets: Adam and Lindsay Zubek, Adam and Sarah Lloyd, Carol Milne, Jacquie Macdonald, Len Corben


IV. Election of Executive


Outgoing Executive:
Chairperson: Deidre Smith
Vice Chair: Vacant Secretary/Treasurer: Barbara McKinley Website/Communications: Vacant Members at Large: Jane Chersak
Election of Executive: Slate proposed, volunteers stepped forward. Chairperson: Deidre Smith
Vice Chair: Barbara McKinley
Secretary/Treasurer: Ben Elliott
Website/Communications: Carlos Obregon
Members at Large: Jane Chersak, Penny Shier, Jamie Hargreaves


The executive was confirmed by show of hands.
Thank you to all for volunteering your time and expertise.


V. Motion
That the NQCA support the district in increasing traffic calming measures (curb extensions, roundabouts, etc. and reducing the speed limit on residential streets. This motion will be forwarded to council.
Moved: Barb McKinley, Seconded: Carlos Obregon, Result: Passed


VI. Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM.
Moved: Deidre Smith, Seconded: Jamie Hargreaves
Minutes of NQCA Board Meeting Following AGM

I. Unfinished Business
A. Garage Sale: Saturday, May 15 from 9AM-1PM and Sunday, May 16 from 10AM-12PM. Stuff to curb for free at noon Sunday.
Participants responsible for their own advertising and signage.
The NQCA website and Nextdoor will be active in promoting the garage sale.
Jane Chersak will coordinate.
B. Traffic Calming and Slowing: Jamie Hargreaves outlined his work with the district since June 2020
resulting in 2 sets of speed humps (cost to district $5000/pair) to be installed in June 2021. One pair on Norwood and one on Windsor. Also measures taken to alleviate parking around Andre- Piolat school.
C. Definite interest in carrying forward on this topic: volunteers are Penny Shier, Pam Cook, Richard Grimes, Jane Chersak.
Pursue at next meeting.
D. Crime and Safety: some interest, next meeting.


II. Next Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 7 (1st Wednesday of the month)

III. Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:36PM.
Topics for the April 7 meeting: Unfinished business:

  1. Update on sending motion to council 2. Update on transfer to new executive 3. Garage Sale
  2. Traffic calming
  3. Crime and safety New Business:
  4. Revisit the mandate of the association
  5. How to improve communications with the community
  6. NV CAN liaison and how this larger group can help us. http://nvcan.ca/ 4. Other
    Minutes submitted by: Ben Elliott Minutes approved by: Deidre Smith

In what ways are you contributing to the safety and quality of life in your neighbourhood?

Consider how a united neighbourhood will positively impact YOU, YOUR FAMILY, THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY, AND THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE OVERALL

Join us – Norwood Queens Community Association’s AGM via ZOOM

                         WHEN:     Thursday March 18, 2021 –  7 to 7:40pm

                         HOW:       Email norwoodqueens@gmail.com to receive ZOOM LINK

  • What do you have to lose in learning about YOUR neighbourhood and Norwood Queens Community Association which serves you!
  • Reminder of Norwood Queens C.A. official boundaries:
  • Northern boundary consists of all houses on the south side of Montroyal Boulevard and West Rockland Road
  • Eastern boundary consists of all houses and businesses on the west side of Lonsdale Avenue extending from West Rockland Road to 29thAvenue
  • Southern boundary includes all houses and businesses on the north side of 29th Street from Lonsdale to Mahon
  • Western boundary includes all houses on the east side of Mahon Avenue and east of the extension of Mahon Avenue north to Montroyal following the dividing line as shown on the OCP Neighbourhood map

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The NQCA will be hosting an AGM on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 7 to 7:30pm on Zoom.  If you live in the Norwood Queens area (see bottom of post) and would like to be sent a Zoom invitation, please respond to norwoodqueens@gmail.com

The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Call the meeting to order – Chair (Housekeeping, retrospective)
  2. Election of the executive
    • Chair
    • Vice Chair
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Website/Communications
    • Members at large
  3. Proposed motion: That the Norwood Queens Community Association support the District in increasing traffic calming measures (curb extensions, roundabouts, etc.) and reducing the speed limit on residential streets.  This motion will be forwarded to council.
  4. Other Business (Garage Sale: May 15,16, Traffic, Safety, etc)
  5. Adjournment

The association’s boundaries are:

  • The northern boundary consists of all houses on the south side of Montroyal Boulevard and West Rockland Road
  • The eastern boundary consists of all houses and businesses on the west side of Lonsdale Avenue extending from West Rockland Road to 29thAvenue
  • The southern boundary includes all houses and businesses on the north side of 29th Street from Lonsdale to Mahon
  • The western boundary includes all houses on the east side of Mahon Avenue and east of the extension of Mahon Avenue north to Montroyal following the dividing line as shown on the OCP Neighbourhood map

GET INFORMED – DNV’s “official community plan review”

As part of a targeted review of the DNV Official Community Plan (OCP), the DNV is examining four key areas including housing, transportation, climate emergency, and economy and employment lands.

The DNV anticipates the targeted review will take up to 12 months to complete.
Public engagement — Fall 2019
Develop concise reports on key topics — Spring 2020
Host focus groups to discuss findings — Spring 2020
Create final report with action plan — Fall 2020

You may find the following link useful:
https://www.dnv.org/property-development/official-community-plan-targeted-reviewDe

Courtesy of Corrie Kost

 

 

ALERT: New DAYCARE opportunity @ 29th and Lonsdale

Dear Neighbours,

While it’s been a number of years since I needed daycare for my children, I know it’s a common stress finding trusted and convenient daycare for working parents!  The current Chair of the Blueridge Community Association, Eric Godot Andersen, brought to my attention that Nasrin Jannatifar has approached the District of North Vancouver to open a new DAYCARE in our neighbourhood!  While I do not personally know, nor can I personally endorse Nasrin myself, she is a longstanding Blueridge resident who has been running a well regarded daycare in the Blueridge area for many years.

If you or someone you know is in the market for needing close, reliable, trusted daycare services then please reach out to the District of North Vancouver and encourage staff and Councillors and our Mayor (all emails and telephone numbers in our LINKS section on this site) to support such a service in our neigbourhood.

Contact Nasrin Jannatifar directly for enquiries:    (604) 924-0222

Attached, is a letter of reference about Nasrin Jannatifar that summarizes the value that she has been bringing to Blueridge.reference letter for Nasrin – daycare

reference letter for Nasrin – daycare

Less than 1 month away from multi-family, community-wide GARAGE SALE – May 4 & 5

THIRD ANNUAL MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE in Norwood Queens and Delbrook neighbourhoods!!

Sat. May 4th 9:00 – 1:00 AND  Sun. May 5 10:00-12:00 – spring clean, pull out and dust everything you don’t need or want any longer – save it from the landfill and make a bit of money at the same time!! 

All you need to do is:

1) days prior to sale – post signs/balloons in your area and arrows to direct customers to your own garage sale – we recommend bright green or pink bristol board for posters found at dollar store

2) post your address & sale on Craigslist highlighting unique items you wish to sell – Spring is busy for garages sales so let’s make it easy for shoppers to find us

3) place free stuff to the curb on Sun. @ noon. Please remove in one week if not gone and take to recycling depot.

4) please circulate this poster to your neighbours and friends and request they forward to others to get greatest participation!

for additional information email our champion of this community event
jchersak@shaw.ca

If you are receiving this by way of a friend or neighbour and wish follow important notes specific to your neighbourhood in Norwood Queens please visit website https://norwoodqueens.wordpress.com and click on the “FOLLOW” icon at bottom right-hand corner of page.

 

Vancouver asks, should we abandon park space for housing? How about the DNV?

Delbrook North Vancouver

If you find this article interesting, please use the buttons at the end of the article to share it with your neighbours on social media.

For those of us who live in the District of North Vancouver, and particularly in the Delbrook area, these thoughts about Vancouver sound familiar:

Vancouver is designed to have neighbourhoods with parks, community centres and schools on large historic sites that make communities walkable and sustainable. These amenities and open green spaces will become even more critical as the city densifies over time, as they are the heart and lungs of the city.

However, rather than being protected, they are increasingly under threat of being sold or redeveloped for housing. Astonishingly, we are moving in this direction now.

Those thoughts come from a September 8th article in the Vancouver Sun by Elizabeth Murphy, a private-sector project manager and was formerly a property development officer…

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We welcome Jane Chersak on the Executive, serving your Norwood Queens Community Association

We are pleased to announce Jane Chersak has joined the Executive team, serving your Norwood Queens Community Association.  Jane has served our community for many years as a long standing resident/neighbour and fierce advocate for saving Public Assembly Land.  Most recently, this is reflected in her leadership and advocacy in saving Calder Forest, part of the larger Evergreen Water Shed, located here in our Norwood Queens Community.   We can also thank Jane for being the champion for Norwood Queens, bringing our Community together with Delbrook’s in leading and organizing the First Annual Community Garage Sale.  Jane’s professional career and passion for community and neighbourly connectedness makes her the ideal candidate and hugely valued addition to Norwood Queens Community Association.

In order to build a strong community, one to be coveted for generations to come, we rely on YOU!  As always, I emphasize your commitment to our membership.  We rely on those already following this site, to share and encourage their neighbours to “FOLLOW” this site for important community communication.  Simply click the grey “FOLLOW” box at bottom right hand corner of this screen.  We promise not to send unnecessary communication.

Please respond if you have further interest, comments, concerns….

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. ~Author Unknown