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Tell us about YOUR local Hero!

MOBY is pleased to announce the 2nd year of the annual award for the Local Heroes Pathway. We are calling on the community for nominations of local heroes. We want to honour people who have made a difference in East Vancouver.

On June 6th 2009 we honoured Stg Larry Young a police officer who died in the line of duty and on June 5th 2010 we were please to honour two more heroes: Matt Hern one of the the founders of Car Free Vancouver and the Purple Thistle and Eileen Mosca an artist and extraordinary volunteer.  On August 20th 2011 we will be honouring 2 more heroes unveiling a plaque in their name at the Larry Young Park and Local Hero’s pathway at 1736 East 11th Ave in Vancouver.

We are excepting nominations until 5 pm July 25th 2011

The rules are simple:

  • The nominee needs to have affected East Vancouver in a positive way.
  • Tell us their story in 250 words or less.
  • We will need the names and contact information of the 2 people nominating the local hero. These nominators can request to remain anonymous.
  • A person can only nominate 1 person per year.
  • Nominations must be in by 5pm July25th 2011. Emailed to The nominee‘s name will remain in the contention for the Local Hero’s Pathway Award for 3 years after the nomination.

The nominee can be alive today or have past. Please think about all the people in your neighbourhood who make a difference.  This is an award to celebrate the unsung heroes.

This year’s Hero’s will be honours at a street dinner August 20th 2011.


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Event: An Evening with Meeru Dhalwala on November 19th

Join Meeru Dhalwala, co-owner of Vij’s and Rangoli, for an evening of cooking, learning and fun at Brittannia Community Center.

When : Nov 19 7 to 9pm

Where Brittannia Community Center

Cost : $60
Tickets are $60 and include a taste of the delicious food, wine, and a copy of her newest cookbook–Vij at Home. To purchase tickets, please call 604-718-5800 or visit

Meeru Dhalwala, co-owner of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants and co-author of Vij’s at Home, will share some of her cooking techniques, recipes (meats and vegetarian) and ideas on how to feed your family healthy and delicious Indian meals on a limited budget.  Meeru will answer your questions, showcase her family’s butter chicken schnitzel recipe (and organic chickpea curry), and talk about her 15 years of experience with food and cooking.

Your ticket to this event includes tasting samples and wine as well as a copy of Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey; The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking. Proceeds to be donated to Growing Chefs!

To purchase tickets offline call or visit  Britannia Community Center

Phone: 604-718-5800

Address: 1661 Napier Street, at the Info Centre or Pool Cashier

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Moon Festival Starts at 4pm Sept 25.

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival – September 25, 2010

September 22, 2010 by Dana Lynch

One of Vancouver’s most unique community festivals is happening this Saturday, September 25: the annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival.

Taking place in East Vancouver, the FREE Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a celebration of renewal and environmental stewardship—Renfrew Ravine was once a garbage pit—linked to the important annual Chinese Moon Festival.

The Moon Lantern that leads the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival Lantern Parade

The Festival has four parts, all happening Saturday, September 25:

Three stilt-walking “fire spinners” at the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival finale

Created in 2003 by Vancouver artist Carmen Rosen, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a lovely, unique Vancouver event that’s perfect for all ages. See video of the festival here.

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MOVIES in the Park August 9, 16, and 25th

3 Outdoor Movie Nights Under the Stars!

All events start at 9:00PM and are FREE to the public!
Proceeds from concession sales and non-perishable food donations
will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank.
The Drive…Cook, Dine, Shop, Chat…Enjoy!

August 9, 2010
The Neverending Story
@ McSpadden Park

August 16, 2010
@ Victoria Park

August 25, 2010
Back to the Future – Part I
@ McSpadden Park

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Robson Park Community Garden: Kingsway & E 14th Ave

Saturday July 24th at 2pm

Herb Scavenger Hunt!

Plant your own herbs!

Learn more about the joys of urban agriculture in a kid friendly atmosphere!

Please bring your own cup and plate to help make this a green event!

Storytelling by Vancouver Storyteller


Funding made possible by the Vancouver Foundation and the Neighbourhood Small Grants Project.

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Community Safety Talk July 7th

Community Safety Talk

With Constable  Jose Abundo.

When: July 7th @ 7pm

Where: 1st Christian Reformed Church @

11th Ave. and Victoria (2670 Victoria Dr)

Why: To learn more about what we as citizens and neighbours can do to help prevent crime. Q and A regarding safety and crime prevention in the neighbourhood.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact MOBY (My Own Back Yard Community group) for more details moby_lize

See you July7th!

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Local Heroes Dinner 2010

The local heroes dinner has come and gone. What a beautiful day with neighbours meeting down the middle of the street sharing a meal.

So often we pass people on the street that could just live a few doors down for you. On June 5th 2010 we came together; shook hands and shared stories. Children played together that had never played together before. The sun was shining, are stomachs were full and we were with friends and neighbours… could there be a better day. I think not.

Please read the wonderful stores of our 2010 Local heroes. Two people that have made our neighbourhood a better place to live: Eileen Mosca and Matt Hern.

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