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Demolition at Pearson

We knew it was coming…we’ve had so many planning meetings and seen so many maps and memos – but it became real when the first Pearson building came down in August. The first buildings were old buildings – the old … Continue reading

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Accessible Garden Club continues to Grow

There is a bountiful lush green community garden tucked between buildings containing offices and bedrooms, where Pearson staff work and Pearson residents live. It is wheelchair accessible, with a wide cement patio and heavy equestrian mats between the beds. Residents … Continue reading

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Freshly harvested Broccoli into Soup

For community kitchen last month, we turned our Garden Club’s freshly harvested broccoli into a delicious creamy broccoli soup. We planted these babies last summer and the plants overwintered well – so in March the little sprouting broccoli started to … Continue reading

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Modular Housing Springs Up

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Breakfast for Dinner wins again

This time, with photos. We had about 25 people for dinner, more than usual. We ran out of plates! And most of the food. For beverages, we had sparkling apple juice or fresh squeezed orange juice. The pile of oranges … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Redevelopment

The parking lot at the main entrance of Pearson has recently been greatly reduced. We are down to about 40 parking spots – where before there were closer to 100. For now, parking on the street is free so if … Continue reading

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Temporary Modular Housing in Marpole

Recently, in late October, the City of Vancouver announced, without consultation, that they would be building temporary modular housing next door to George Pearson Centre, at the corner of Heather and W 59th Ave. The space has been unused lawn … Continue reading

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GPC Residents heard at City’s Public Hearing

On July 20, 2017, three GPC Residents were able to go and speak at the City of Vancouver’s public hearing on the rezoning application. Several more were heard in a new method – pre-recorded video contribution. This enabled people who … Continue reading

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Feedback on Housing Design

The redevelopment planning continues for the land on which George Pearson Centre sits. In 2016, members of Resident Council became concerned that very few residents were directly engaged in the planning. It is a complex process that is inherently difficult … Continue reading

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the Great Pearson Pumpkin

Pearson’s Garden Club grew another giant pumpkin this year. We received the seedlings from a volunteer’s friend and started a friendly plant competition. One pumpkin pulled ahead in the race for biggest size. When harvested, the Great Pearson Pumpkin weighed … Continue reading

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