Tenant Associations

 

​Tenant Associations keep you connected with your neighbours and the broader community. They also provide a way for tenants to work with Metro Vancouver Housing staff in an advisory capacity on matters affecting your housing community. Metro Vancouver Housing encourages tenants to organize associations at each of our housing sites. We work with the Representatives that tenants like you elect to find opportunities to build stronger communities. 

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​Tenant Association Stories

Metro Vancouver Housing Tenant Associations actively engage their communities through organizing seasonal potlucks, block parties and social events funded through community grants, Community Gardens Programs and much more. Each community is unique. Currently there are 29 active Tenant Associations and 27 Community Gardens across Metro Vancouver Housing sites.

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Adelaide Court, Richmond3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Adelaide Court, Richmond<div class="ExternalClassADDDD22F40C74B0BA03C020448285E12"><p>Community gardens at Adelaide Court have been established and supported by the Tenant Association for over a decade. 21 garden plots continue to thrive each year, increasing access to fresh food, community engagement and connection to the environment. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/AdelaideCourt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/AdelaideCourt.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/AdelaideCourt.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/AdelaideCourt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/AdelaideCourt.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Cedarwood Place, Richmond4http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Cedarwood Place, Richmond<div class="ExternalClass3DEEEC379A1B4DDA9AF89F9AAC0B3112"><p>Tenants of Cedarwood Place often enjoy Holiday gatherings, potluck lunches and tea socials. The Tenant Association also hosts monthly art club and bi-weekly game days for all to participate. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/CedarWood.jpg, Cedarwood Place http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/CedarWood.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/CedarWood.jpg, Cedarwood Placergba(247,148,30,.95)
Chateau de Ville, Coquitlam5http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Chateau de Ville, Coquitlam<div class="ExternalClassAD23A9D70A4344A89A073A8A69BB7AB2"><p>For the past 9 years, resident children have participated in the Jumpstart for Kids summer program through a local community organization, which provides onsite activities to children and youth. Another children's summer pop up program is coming in August 2020. </p><p>In coordination with resident volunteers, Chateau de Ville residents participate in a Free Food Program delivered by a local charity every 2 weeks. Perishable food consists of fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, dairy and eggs.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ChateaudeVille.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ChateaudeVille.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ChateaudeVille.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Crown Manor, New Westminster6http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Crown Manor, New Westminster<div class="ExternalClassD2C44A69AB4D49D08102658514C0718D"><p>Tenant Association at Crown Manor has hosted an annual yard sale & potluck BBQ social event for its residents in the summer and a holiday social event in the winter where residents have enjoyed trimming a Christmas tree together.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Crown-Manor.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Crown-Manor.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Crown-Manor.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Earl Adams Village, Vancouver7http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Earl Adams Village, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass59C7062E0D8A484DA6FCB81086F16513"><p>Tenant Association at Earl Adams Village have organized various events through-out the years. Canada Day BBQ, summer and winter socials are just to name a few where tenants gathered together and had a great time. Safety social was also arranged as part of the summer social allowing them to bring their safety and security concerns to a member of the VPD who attended the event.</p><p>Community gardens were implemented in 2016 and continue to thrive. A total of 12 garden plots are located on site including an accessible plot.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Earle-Adams1.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Earle-Adams1.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Earle-Adams1.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Epsom Downs, Surrey8http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=8Epsom Downs, Surrey<div class="ExternalClass68CC729CD85E4185BE885B8FACEB19C1"><p>Every year Tenant Association organizes a flower crafts workshop for children to decorate a flower pot for their mom for Mother's Day. Flowers are provided through the Spring Flower Program.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Epsom-Downs.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Epsom-Downs.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Epsom-Downs.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Epsom-Downs.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Epsom-Downs.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Evergreen Downs, Ladner9http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Evergreen Downs, Ladner<div class="ExternalClassC946DDF0FF054436BFB2E43010056810"><p>Members of the community engage through the thriving Community Gardens program. With the Building Envelope Rehabilitation project starting in 2020, community gardens will be redesigned to accommodate 8 garden plots and seating areas for residents to enjoy.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Evergreen-Downs.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Evergreen-Downs.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Evergreen-Downs.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Fraserwood, Maple Ridge10http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Fraserwood, Maple Ridge<div class="ExternalClass97B2CAB66E114F9889B479DD568C17A3"><p>Tenants of Fraserwood organized a “Good Neighbour Design Card Contest” for children and youth. Where they were invited to draw pictures of what they consider to be a good neighbour or neighbourhood. Cards were printed and available to all residents to thank neighbours for acts of kindness.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Fraserwood.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Fraserwood.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Fraserwood.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Greystone Village, Burnaby11http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Greystone Village, Burnaby<div class="ExternalClass03137640106D4109BF18508D112C5151"><p>The Tenant Association along with the Eagle Creek Stream Keepers Society organizes an annual stream clean-up day for the whole community to help preserve natural habitats.</p><p>The Greystone Village tenant community were also involved in a mural painting event to beautify the complex in 2017 as part of the Capital Award project.  Along with the talents of a SFU Fine Arts student who created the design; over 35 residents participated in bringing the murals to life. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Greystone-Village.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Greystone-Village.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Greystone-Village.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Guildford Glen, Surrey12http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Guildford Glen, Surrey<div class="ExternalClass153EC0A3BA94450AB3532A9B94D51171">Tenant Association and Guildford Glen tenants often organize events to engage with the community, socialize with neighbours and celebrate many occasions together. Guildford Glen has proudly hosted a Winter Get Together, Yard Sale BBQ, Electronic Recycling Fundraiser, Halloween Party, Summer Potluck, Christmas Craft Workshop and many other exciting events.</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Guildford-Glen.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Guildford-Glen.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Guildford-Glen.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Habitat Villa, Vancouver13http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=13Habitat Villa, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass9DE04BC9DF7E4F9ABF5A834F136FB089"><p> The Tenant Association Representatives and members of the tenant community hosted and will continue to host complex wide Soup Night socials during the winter months. The gatherings are great opportunities for all residents to share soup, recipes and conversation. Summer Potluck Party is held annually with live music & dancing. Morning meditation circles are held weekly. Residents also participate in the Community Gardens program.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Habitat-Villa.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Habitat-Villa.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Habitat-Villa.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Habitat-Villa.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Habitat-Villa.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Heather Place, Vancouver14http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=14Heather Place, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass37D155E237644150987E115563F91E42"><p>Heather Place tenants enjoy an annual summer social with the neighbours over some great food and family fun. The redevelopment of Heather Place will provide more building amenities such as multi-purpose play court, community room, community kitchen and outdoor play space for residents to enjoy together. </p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Heather-Place.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Heather-Place.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Heather-Place.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Heather-Place.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Heather-Place.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Hemlock Court, Vancouver22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Hemlock Court, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass31AB37C6C03645A0B66B82EE7828AC8D"><p style="text-align:justify;">Hemlock Court has very avid gardeners participating in the Community Gardens Program.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Hemlock-Court.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Hemlock-Court.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Hemlock-Court.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Inlet Centre, Port Moody23http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=23Inlet Centre, Port Moody<div class="ExternalClassED2931FB8371481FA0136CB2A485A0BD"><p>Tenant Association and tenant volunteers work closely with a local charity to bring Free Food Program to qualifying Inlet Centre residents. Free food program provides fresh, nutritional food, helps with household budgets and allows tenants to work together as a team.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/InletCentre.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/InletCentre.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/InletCentre.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
London Square, New Westminster24http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=24London Square, New Westminster<div class="ExternalClass5ACFFBAF19BC4749B51714168B9D9B75"><p>London Square Tenant Association has organized summer BBQ socials and movie nights to bring community together. Tenant Association also puts efforts into the Community Gardens program.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/London-Square.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/London-Square.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/London-Square.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Lynden Court, Delta25http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Lynden Court, Delta<div class="ExternalClass1B5CA5E37DB646979EF0E204B9D74510"><p>Lynden Court Tenant Association organizes a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest and a Christmas Doors Decorating Contest for residents to get into the spirit and have fun with the family.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/LyndenCourt.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/LyndenCourt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/LyndenCourt.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Malaspina Village, Coquitlam26http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=26Malaspina Village, Coquitlam<div class="ExternalClass6C4F2DC191154D6A906DFC1CA5E2DAAD"><p>Tenant Association participates in an annual Swap Meet & Clean Up Day hosted together with a BBQ Potluck social. Residents also enjoy the Community Gardens program every gardening season.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Malaspina-Village.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Malaspina-Village.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Malaspina-Village.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Malaspina-Village.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Malaspina-Village.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Maple Vine Court, Richmond27http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=27Maple Vine Court, Richmond<div class="ExternalClassB1D052C4146D44ABA21B2848004F7054"><p>Maple Vine Court has many enthusiastic gardeners and the Tenant Association continues to support the Community Gardens program every year.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Maple-Vine-Court.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Maple-Vine-Court.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Maple-Vine-Court.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
McBride Place, New Westminster28http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=28McBride Place, New Westminster<div class="ExternalClass7CE1D981C8D64F50A7AEFB22AC330949"><p>McBride Place tenants were awarded the Capital Award project in 2015 and a large outdoor covered gazebo was built to provide an outdoor meeting space for community events.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/McBride-Place.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/McBride-Place.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/McBride-Place.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Meridian Village, Port Coquitlam29http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=29Meridian Village, Port Coquitlam<div class="ExternalClassB5A3635D9B2D4520903DA14C19C09287"><p>Meridian Tenant Association have organized a Garage Sale in conjunction with a city wide garage sale in the spring and an end of Summer BBQ Potluck Night for families in the community. Tenants and students at Terry Fox Secondary partnered for a Graffiti Paint Out Day to paint a mural at the on-site day care: The Port Coquitlam Children’s Centre. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Meridian-Village.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Meridian-Village.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Meridian-Village.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Moray Place, Port Moody30http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=30Moray Place, Port Moody<div class="ExternalClass657A2B763BBF4196AF951FE1C945E0F5"><p>Moray Place Tenant Association continue to enjoy the Community Gardens Program every year since 2016 as well as the Spring Flowers Program.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/MorayPlace.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/MorayPlace.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/MorayPlace.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Ozada Village, Coquitlam31http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=31Ozada Village, Coquitlam<div class="ExternalClass060EA9003BAB4CFF9AB5F945A52731C9"><p>Tenant Association Representatives and tenants organized and hosted a successful Holiday Pancake Breakfast and enjoyed trimming their Christmas Tree together during the holiday season. Halloween Meet & Greet was held where children were encouraged to wear a costume to be eligible to win a prize. Ozada Village also participated in the Free Food Program, where tenant volunteers work with a charity to deliver free food to participating families. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Ozada-Village.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Ozada-Village.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Ozada-Village.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Park Court, Coquitlam15http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=15Park Court, Coquitlam<div class="ExternalClass81B49F6383D144A087F123ED3E8F05B2"><p>Tenant Association hosts an annual potluck event for residents and their families. Park Court residents also participate in the Free Food Program, where tenant volunteers work with a local charity to deliver free food to participating families.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ParkCourt.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ParkCourt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/ParkCourt.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Pinewood Place, North Vancouver16http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=16Pinewood Place, North Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass6D3C2C2BDB844EA5B9679F5C695BF59C"><p>Pinewood Place Tenant Association has organized BBQ Potluck events in the summer and Halloween events including friendly pumpkin carving and costume parties. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/PinewoodPlace.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/PinewoodPlace.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/PinewoodPlace.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/PinewoodPlace.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/PinewoodPlace.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Ran Beamish, Burnaby17http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=17Ran Beamish, Burnaby<div class="ExternalClassC4F5F5509DD646A5AD9D75AAD4BD30A2"><p>Ran Beamish Tenant Association organizes an annual summer potluck event for its residents. In 2019 they enjoyed a Global Potluck with traditional foods from different cultures to show their multi-cultural community and painted a mural for their community to represent Ran Beamish Place. The Tenant Association facilitates a Facebook page for Ran Beamish Place residents as way of communication with the residents and the community. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/RanBeamishPlace.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/RanBeamishPlace.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/RanBeamishPlace.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Somerset Gardens, Surrey18http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=18Somerset Gardens, Surrey<div class="ExternalClassC2CBA0DBDF8B493D9203612C10EA08A9"><p>The Tenant Association Representatives along with tenant volunteers organize and host an annual Children's Christmas Party. The event is funded through the Tenant Association bottle recycling fundraising program.  </p><p>Somerset Gardens also enjoys their thriving Community Gardens Program and currently it is the largest gardening community in Metro Vancouver Housing with 34 garden plots. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SomersetGardens.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SomersetGardens.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SomersetGardens.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Strathearn Court, Vancouver19http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=19Strathearn Court, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass13533285A98D40A4B127D180881112EF"><p>For several years Tenant Association Representatives have organized a Winter Door Decorating Contest to engage the community in some holiday cheer.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/StrathearnCourt.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/StrathearnCourt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/StrathearnCourt.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Sutton Place, Surrey20http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=20Sutton Place, Surrey<div class="ExternalClassB966C746134B4344A370FEE76416B423"><p>Sutton Place Tenant Association Representatives actively participate in the Community Gardens program. In the past years, they have also hosted a Yard Sale, Canada Day Potluck and a Movie Night for kids.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SuttonPlace.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SuttonPlace.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/SuttonPlace.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)
Tivoli Gardens, Vancouver21http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/Lists/AssociationStories/DispForm.aspx?ID=21Tivoli Gardens, Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass88C73864D34649C881F93A11316E61D5"><p>A healthy Community Gardens program that was established in loving memory of Carol Standing continues to flourish. Residents are very active in their community and enjoy their annual Summer Potluck BBQs with activities for the whole family.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Tivoli-2.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Tivoli-2.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/tenants/tenant-associations/PublishingImages/Tivoli-2.jpgrgba(247,148,30,.95)

2016 Conference Success Stories

  • Cedarwood Place, Richmond

    The Cedarwood Place Tenant Association hosted a hugely successful Canada Day BBQ celebration and Social Gathering this year. The event was well attended and ran very smoothly. In addition to the great turn out, the event was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the newly appointed 2016 Tenant Association members who contributed to the fundraising and sourcing of local vendors for supplies and party favors. The success of the Canada Day BBQ has helped build a cohesive sense of community at Cedarwood Place. The Tenant Association members are actively planning their next scheduled Social Gathering.

  • Earle Adams Village, Vancouver

    Earl Adams has recently had twelve new Community Gardens plots installed. Here’s what the Earl Adams Delegates had to say:

    “Our newly installed community gardens are a big success. Everyone has had great crops from their garden boxes and the place has become a great focal point for tenants to gather and talk. It has also worked great to make people realize they need to read the flyers that come through their mail boxes after many grumbled about not knowing about the gardens or the sign up list.”
  • Greystone Village, Burnaby

    Greystone Village was awarded the $30,000 capital improvement project for a multi-faceted proposal that included a variety of improvements to create spaces that foster community. The mini projects include fencing, installation of a basketball hoop, clearing a grassy area to enable children to play soccer, common area seating, more community garden boxes and murals to turn grey concrete walls into art.

    Here’s what the Greystone Village Delegates had to say:

    “The new 2016 Greystone Village Tenant Association members have been out in the community all summer speaking with tenants, interacting and trying to get a sense of what some solutions would be for making Greystone Village an even safer, more kid friendly and more “homey-feeling” community.

    This year Greystone Village also had the privilege of welcoming a number of Syrian refugee families to our community. The community garden plots were a common gathering place and after some creative communication with sign language and facial expressions everyone got to know each other. Old and new gardeners alike were thrilled to find the refugee mom’s especially, were passionate and experienced gardeners ready to help anyone who needed knowledge and guidance. Seed sharing, soil donations and help watering neighbour’s gardens was a common sight at the community gardens all summer.

    The 2016 Greystone Tenant Association members hope to build on this momentum of neighbourly relationship-building with some future community improvement ideas.”
  • Inlet Centre, Port Moody

    Inlet Centre has thriving Community Gardens. Here’s what the Inlet Centre Delegates had to say:

    “Our garden plots are doing wonderful this year for flowers and vegetables. All 8 plots are being used.”
  • McBride Place, New Westminster

    The Tenant Association at McBride Place actively engages the community through hosting seasonal potlucks, an annual complex-wide yard sale, as well as an annual spring clean-up day.