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Champlain Heights Playground Renewal

Staff submitted Come and see preliminary design options for a playground upgrade in Champlain Heights. Event type: Open house / info session. Area: Victoria-Fraserview. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Organizer type: Vancouver Park Board. Organizer: Amy Gore - Park Development. Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/champlain-heights-playground.aspx?utm_campaign=champlain-playground&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=champlain-playground_Vanity. Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. Champlain Heights Community Centre 3350 Maquinna Dr Vancouver, BC V5S 4C6, Canada.

CANCELED - Business licence/chauffeur’s permit appeal hearing

Event type: Meeting. Area: Fairview. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Special Council meeting (2019 Budget)

This meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda, speak at the meeting, and view meeting minutes and video after the meeting finishes: go to the Council meetings application. Event type: Meeting. Area: Fairview. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Charleson Park Playground Upgrade

Staff submitted Come to an open house and see preliminary design options for a renewed playground in Charleson Park. Event type: Open house / info session. Area: Fairview. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Organizer type: Vancouver Park Board. Organizer: Amy Gore - Park Development. Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/charleson-park-playground-upgrade.aspx?utm_campaign=charleson-playground&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=charleson-playground_Vanity. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Charleson Park Charleson Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Talent Tuesdays

Watch the Sunset lobby transform into a living room with live performances! Featuring talents in our community, ranging from high school students, children enrolled in programs, and local talent from the neighbourhood. Please come and visit for free entertainment, board games, snacks, and interactive music making! Its the perfect place to wind down for the evening. Event type: Arts / film / exhibit. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Ticket price: Free. Organizer type: Community centre association. Organizer: Sunset Commmunity Association. Website: http://www.mysunset.net/events/lobby-livin-music-mondays. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main St Vancouver, BC V5X 0A1, Canada.

Holiday Gathering & Salve Making Workshop

Open to all Two-Spirit, trans, and queer youth ages 13-30 The chilly weather is here and the holidays are upon us. I’m sure many of you are thinking about gift giving. With this in mind we would like to offer an opportunity to learn how to make your own gifts, specifically how to make herbal salves. We will be providing some food, but we also encourage folks to contribute to the meal with their own creations.Time to dust off your cook books and make those special holidays favorites you have been craving! This is a space to foster connection, learning, and community. Come with a curious mind, and an open heart. For more information please contact Josie at josie.pearce@vancouver.ca. Event type: Community. Area: Downtown. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Ticket price: Free. Organizer type: Vancouver Park Board. Organizer: Vancouver Park Board. Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/trans-gender-diverse-and-two-spirit-community.aspx?utm_campaign=tgd2s-inclusion&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=tgd2s-inclusion_Vanity. Email: josie.pearce@vancouver.ca. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Urban Native Youth Association 1618 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. For more info visit vancouver.ca.

Business licence/chauffeur’s permit appeal hearing

Business licence and chauffeur's permit appeal hearings decide whether to revoke or suspend a business licence or chauffeur's permit based on illegal and prohibited activities. This meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda and meeting minutes: go to the Council meetings application. Event type: Meeting. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Neighbourhood Cleanup Party!

Staff submitted Usually, you tidy before company comes. But when you host or join a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party, the cleaning is part of the fun! We can’t wait to work alongside you at a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party near you. Because it’s not just about picking up litter, it’s about helping our neighbourhoods feel cleaner and safer, and having a whole lot of fun while we’re at it! Register for the Hastings-Sunrise Community Policing Centre’s Neighbourhood Cleanup by calling 604-717-3585 or emailing info@hscpc.com. Event type: Celebration / festival. Campaign, project, or topic: Cleanup party. Area: Hastings-Sunrise. Audience: All ages. Organizer type: Community partner. Organizer: Hastings-Sunrise Community Policing Centre. Email: info@hscpc.com. Phone: 604-717-3585. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hastings-Sunrise Community Policing Centre 2620 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6, Canada.

Park Board meeting

The Park Board commissioners hold meetings open to the public to discuss staff reports, review policy and projects, and plan for the future. To view the agenda, request to speak, and view meeting minutes and video after the meeting finishes: go to the Park Board meetings and decisions page. Event type: Meeting. Area: Stanley Park. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: Vancouver Park Board. Organizer: General Manager's Office. Website: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/park-board-meetings-and-decisions.aspx. Email: pbmeetings@vancouver.ca. Phone: 604-257-8158. Monday, December 17, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Park Board Administration Office 2099 Beach Ave Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada.

Regular Council meeting

This meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda, speak at the meeting, and view meeting minutes and video after the meeting finishes: go to the Council meetings application. Event type: Meeting. Area: Fairview. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Public hearing

This meeting is open to the public. Public hearings are held to consider and decide on rezoning applications (for zoning bylaw changes) and heritage designations. Council must hold a public hearing before deciding to change a zoning bylaw, according to the Vancouver Charter. One week before the meeting: View the meeting schedule , Request to speak at the meeting During the meeting: Watch the meeting live online If the meeting agenda isn't completed, the meeting chair will schedule the next meeting at the end of the meeting. Learn more about public hearings. Event type: Meeting. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Policy and Strategic Priorities Standing Committee meeting

This meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda, speak at the meeting, and view meeting minutes and video after the meeting finishes: go to the Council meetings application. Event type: Meeting. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Sustainability: Bicycle parking. Near public transit. Water fountains. Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: City Clerk. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Christmas Reprise XVI presented by Vancouver Cantata Singers

Staff submitted The Vancouver Cantata Singers 16th annual Christmas Reprise brings true comfort and joy during the bustle of the holiday season in one of the city’s most beautiful spaces. Join us for a matinee performance of uninterrupted traditional and contemporary music to celebrate the season. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment - this concert consistently sells out year to year! Event type: Arts / film / exhibit. Area: All of Vancouver. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Buy tickets: https://christmasreprise.eventbrite.com. Organizer type: Community partner. Organizer: Vancouver Cantata Singers. Website: https://vancouvercantatasingers.com. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Holy Rosary Cathedral 646 Richards St Vancouver, BC V6B 3A3, Canada.

Zero Waste Reuse and Recycling Drop-off

Staff submitted Gather up all those clothes and shoes you no longer wear, and those small appliances and electronics that haven’t worked for months, and bring them to our Free Electronics and Used Clothing Reuse and Recycling Event. The clothing you donate may be reused as clothing or recycled to make wiping rags, re-spun fabric and other textile-based products. , Items you can donate and bring for reuse: • Computers and monitors (collected by Free Geek to re-purpose for those in need), • Clothing - women, men, children, • Accessories - scarves, hats, gloves, • Shoes, • Bags and purses, • Bedding - sheets, pillowcases, blankets, • Curtains, • Bath towels, • Fabric shower curtains, • Cloth tablecloths and napkins, • Kitchen tea towels, , Items you can recycle: • Electronics, • Video game systems, • Small household appliances, • Power tools, • Home theatre components, • Portable audio and video equipment, • Phones, • Household batteries, • Light bulbs, • Light fixtures, •… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Zero Waste Strategy. Area: All of Vancouver. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Sustainability: Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: Zero Waste and Resource Recovery. Website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/zero-waste-drop-off-events.aspx?utm_campaign=drop-off&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=drop-off_Vanity. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot 3360 Victoria Dr Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4, Canada.

National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats

Staff submitted National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: On the Trail of Big Cats with Steve Winter Steve Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He was a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International's Global Vision Award and won first prize in the nature story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014. Winter lectures globally on photography, big cats and conservation issues, and with his National Geographic Live program "On the Trail of Big Cats" he sells out venues sharing his stories about travelling the world to photograph cats and educating audiences on the importance of conservation. He has been interviewed on CBS Nightly News, NPR, BBC, and CNN and other media outlets. His film with Bertie Gregory, Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door, continues to run on Nat G… Event type: Arts / film / exhibit. Education / lecture. Area: Downtown. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Accessibility: Accessible venue and parking. Buy tickets: https://vancouvercivictheatres.com/events/national-geographic-on-the-trail-of-big-cats-feb-27-2019/. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: Vancouver Civic Theatres. Website: www.vancouvercivictheatres.com. Email: vctinfo@vancouver.ca. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM. Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St, Vancouver.

Zero Waste Reuse and Recycling Drop-off

Staff submitted Gather up all those clothes and shoes you no longer wear, and those small appliances and electronics that haven’t worked for months, and bring them to our Free Electronics and Used Clothing Reuse and Recycling Event. The clothing you donate may be reused as clothing or recycled to make wiping rags, re-spun fabric and other textile-based products. , Items you can donate and bring for reuse: • Computers and monitors (collected by Free Geek to re-purpose for those in need), • Clothing - women, men, children, • Accessories - scarves, hats, gloves, • Shoes, • Bags and purses, • Bedding - sheets, pillowcases, blankets, • Curtains, • Bath towels, • Fabric shower curtains, • Cloth tablecloths and napkins, • Kitchen tea towels, , Items you can recycle: • Electronics, • Video game systems, • Small household appliances, • Power tools, • Home theatre components, • Portable audio and video equipment, • Phones, • Household batteries, • Light bulbs, • Light fixtures, •… Event type: Community. Campaign, project, or topic: Zero Waste Strategy. Area: All of Vancouver. Audience: All ages. Language: English. Sustainability: Zero waste / recycling stations. Organizer type: City of Vancouver. Organizer: Zero Waste and Resource Recovery. Website: https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/zero-waste-drop-off-events.aspx?utm_campaign=drop-off&utm_medium=Vanity&utm_source=drop-off_Vanity. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Barclay Manor parking lot (off Nicola St.) 1447 Barclay St Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6, Canada.