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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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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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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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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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Part of Pearson Land to be SOLD to developer Onni Group

It is a slow process, but then something big happens. VCH is selling most of the Pearson-Dogwood lands to a developer. Back in September 2014, Vancouver Coastal Health posted a Request for Proposals regarding the Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment. While they … Continue reading

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City Council reviews VCH policy application

Just two days ago, on January 22, 2013, City Council’s Planning, Transportation, and Environment Committee met to review VCH’s application for new policy for the Pearson Dogwood site.  The application refers to the existence of supported housing units as well … Continue reading

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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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farm fresh harvest at Community Kitchen

Able Community Kitchen meets every month. Some say once a month isn’t enough! A rag-tag bunch of folks get together here and make a delicious dinner together, with community volunteers joining forces with some of the residents here. It gets … Continue reading

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Do you take mobility for granted?

Two things that don’t really go well together are motorized wheelchairs and RAIN. Snow is even worse – many people in wheelchairs become stuck at home because their chairs can’t navigate snow.  One of the reasons many of us look … Continue reading

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