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Reaching Consensus and Aiming for Suitable Supported Housing in Vancouver

On December 9, 2013, a collaborative report on housing and support options was released by the Pearson Residents Redevelopment Group (PRRG), the City of Vancouver’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC) and the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD).  … Continue reading

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2014 Pearson Calendar on sale now!

For the past few years, the Pearson Calendar has been sold as a fundraiser for resident activities. Residents voted to do the calendar again for 2014. The 2014 Pearson Calendar is full of familiar faces and spaces and celebrates the … Continue reading

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Bandwagon enables residents to create music

Many Pearson residents love music as much as anyone. But for some residents, creating their own music is just a dream.  A new machine called the “Bandwagon” came to Pearson for 6 weeks in June.  The shiny red wagon contains … Continue reading

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Rare Therapeutic Pool will Stay

Residents who live at George Pearson Center are lucky for one specific reason: they live very close to the Stan Stronge pool.  And there is only one of its kind in the province of BC. It could be argued that … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Ministry of Health releases announcement

Planning for the site on which Pearson sits has actually been underway for over a year, quietly at first, and slowly gaining momentum.  It has been discussed several times in the past – that the aging building that houses Pearson … Continue reading

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CBC talks about Pearson

Today the CBC Radio 1 show “The Sunday Edition” aired a documentary which included interviews with former Pearson resident and disability activist Paul Caune. The documentary is called “The Golden Rule” referring to how one should treat others as you … Continue reading

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Pearson in the News

It’s been a busy week for George Pearson Centre…along with all the usual activity, the building turned 60 years old this week, which brought back many memories and visits from past staff and residents. The Thursday May 17th Vancouver Courier … Continue reading

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George Pearson Centre turns 60

It was 1952 when Pearson first opened its doors. This year 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of this residential care facility. So many people have walked these hallways over the years – and the world has changed a lot since … Continue reading

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