Author Archives: CARMA

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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Remembering John Nyce

John Nyce was our friend and neighbour. He moved into Pearson when he was 16 years old. He passed away on Feb 27th, just 5 days after his 55th birthday. He is missed by many of us. John was a … Continue reading

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Garden Club season begins

Garden Club is now in it’s 7th full year of happening, and it just keeps getting better and better. Seeds were started indoors at the end of March, and with this warm spring we’re having, we’re transplanting tomatoes already. As … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner

It’s probably the most popular meal we make at Community Kitchen here at Pearson. Maybe it’s because a good breakfast is hard to deliver in the way that food normally arrives from the institutional food service provider – trucked from … Continue reading

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Giant Pearson Pumpkin

It all started with a tiny plant donated by a couple who grow award-winning giant pumpkins. The Garden Club accepted this donation, and planted it in an area that didn’t have much going on. How big could it get, we … Continue reading

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Federal Candidates visit Resident Council

George Pearson Centre is in a new riding for the 2015 Federal Election. Growth in the City of Vancouver has meant that the City of Vancouver has a new electoral district, increasing its total from five to six. Pearson is … Continue reading

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Hansu’s Story: Life in Residential Care

Hansu lives at George Pearson Centre. She’s not an elderly senior, as is often assumed by many people when they think of long term care facilities. She is a vibrant adult, living her life like all of us – and … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Pearson Gardens

George Pearson Centre sits on an unusually large site of sprawling lawn, considering the price of real estate in the City of Vancouver. And that will soon change, as land owner Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) recently sold most of the … Continue reading

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Thousand Origami Cranes (Senbazuru 千羽鶴): Good Wishes for all at Pearson

There’s a story about a young Japanese girl who had leukemia. She was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped about 1 mile from her. This girl started folding origami cranes as per the ancient Japanese story that … Continue reading

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