Hello from the Douglas Park Community Association!

Performance in the Park is providing our community with another summer of free live entertainment in our park and is attracting larger crowds than ever before. If you havenā€™t enjoyed a show yet, drop by the east field at 6pm any Thursday night until August 15th to enjoy a concert.

Our Douglas Park Community Day on June 22nd had the largest number of community visitors to date. Thank you to Alysha Manhas for all her hard work in organizing this spectacular event and to all the staff and volunteers who helped to make our event so successful. We would also like to thank our community partners and local businesses for their participation and contributions, and to acknowledge all those sponsors listed on page two for their support and generous donations.

Our Fall 2019 Recreation Guide features new programs including: Petite Patissiers (3-6yrs), Animal Kingdom Movements (2-4yrs), PeeWee Popstars (3-4yrs), Popstar Academy (6-10 yrs), Watercolour for Kids (6-12yrs), Beginner Hand & Wheel for Kids (10-12yrs), Throw Big or Go Home (Adults), Yin Yoga, Adult Tap, Perspectives in Meditations (Adult), Fit4Two Postnatal Sampler (Adult), Seniorā€™s Yoga, Watercolours for the Scared Stiff (Adults), Perspective Drawing (Adult), Voice Performance (Adult) and many new workshops to try!

Mark your calendars this fall for the following special events: Fangtastic Halloween Fun , Saturday, October 26th 10:00am-12:00pm; Winter Pottery Sale, Saturday, November 9th 10:00am-2:00pm; Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 7th 10:00am-12:00pm; and Music with Marnie Family Concert (all ages) Sunday, December 1st 10:00am-1:00pm.

We are excited to see our community garden break ground with a variety of vegetables and herbs alongside a healthy meadow of pollinating plants. Come and be a part of this project – Generations of Growth: From Gardens to Community. If you have a green thumb or are interested in getting involved and making connections, contact the front office and leave your name and contact information. The community garden is located adjacent to the newly built playground. Come and check it out!

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm. We are looking for new directors, in particular community members with accounting or finance backgrounds to join our finance committee. If you are interested, please contact douglasparkcc@vancouver.ca or see the front office. We look forward to including more voices from our community.

Thank you to all the volunteers, board members, staff, and the Vancouver Park Board who working as a team continue to make Douglas Park Community Centre the heart of our neighbourhood.

Christine Coleman
DPCA President