Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard

Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard

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arts programs at evelyne saller. you can ask for crayons and paper. arts programs at the gathering place (hemlican and seymore).1 cartooning mondays,2 pottery Tuesdays, 3 crafts in the art room Wednesdays, 4 pottery thursdays, 5 live music fridays. they also host art shows for community artists. i asked evelyne saller staff to post the gathering place events calendar but i didnt see it when i went there?? it looks like Vancouver doesnt want the dtes to participate in any programs?? am i wrong?
As the Vancouver Park Board announces plans to partially reopen Oppenheimer Park in June, we invite you to (re)visit "Displacement in Public Green Spaces," an online conversation hosted in May 2020 by Vines Art Festival with jaye simpson, Siobhan Barker, Ga'axstsalas Cheryle Williams (gunargie o'sullivan) and Jane Shi. The transcript is published in The 13th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show (the art book). Contact [email protected] for digital or print copies. The video recording is available on the Vines Facebook channel: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=247245446507708&ref=watch_permalink
Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard
We conclude this calendar year by welcoming The 13th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show. The tradition continues as a publication featuring the artwork and insight of 40 artists and community leaders connected to or displaced from Oppenheimer Park, the green space known as Lek’lekí, the Powell Street Grounds, Paureu g*i, the backyard of the Downtown Eastside - on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sə̓lilwətaɁɬ / se̓lí̓lwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

A community partnership between Oppenheimer Park/Carnegie Community Centre Association and Gallery Gachet, this annual show began in 2008 in anticipation of changes, challenges, and loss in a pre-Olympic city. As the park has been enclosed since March, for 2020 we invited artists to engage thematically with ongoing processes of placement and displacement. Context is provided with open letters and the transcript of "Displacement in Public Green Spaces," an online conversation hosted in May by Vines Art Festival, who we welcome this year as co-publisher.

Imagined as a community artists' book, there are contributions from: Adrienne Macallum, Bonnie Low, Brian Humchitt, Rosa Chan, Carol Larson, Cassandra “Tina” Eastman, Diane Wood, DTES Graffiti Artists, Bruce Walther, Gilles Cyrenne, Edgar Alan Rossetti, Gladys Lee, Eva Cho, Grace Chan, Jim Dewar, James Pau, Lily Huo, Marko, May Li, Michael Edward Nardachioni, Phoenix Winter, Robyn Livingstone, Priscillia Mays, Rudolf Penner, Serena Guan, Shannon Johnson, Stanley M Paul, Wendy Stewart, TJ Felix, Siobhan Barker, Ga’axstsalas Cheryle Williams (gunargie o’sullivan), Jane Shi, jaye simpson, Adriana Contreras Correal, Les Nelson, Lorelei Hawkins, and Manuel Axel Strain.

Designed by Jane Harms, the art book will be distributed in January. Copies will be shared throughout the community and available on a sliding scale/by donation through Gallery Gachet.

Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard

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The first winner of Got Talent Oppenheimer park in 2012 Suzy Hall now Bluish Hall.
Vancouver Coastal Health says that more than two dozen employees at United Poultry Company Ltd. have tested positive for the virus. The processing plant is located at 534 East Cordova, in the Downtown Eastside.

Please people. Go home if you have one, and stay put.

this is not about chicken. this is an outbreak in the neighbourhood, 1/2 block from oppenheimer.

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Originally scheduled to open today at Gallery Gachet, A Room for the Pain is a series of photographs by artist Jackie Dives created soon after the death of her father to an accidental drug overdose. While Dives’ documentary photography has been published internationally for newspapers, magazines, and websites, A Room for the Pain requires the space of an art gallery to emphasize the detail and effect of each c-print and situate the series beyond journalism, specifically with respect to the Downtown Eastside. Read about this important photography series in an article by Ellyn Kail for Feature Shoot: https://www.featureshoot.com/2020/03/after-her-fathers-death-a-photographer-explores-grief/

“I knew the project was coming to an end when I began photographing things with only one exposure ag*in,” the artist says. “I think I was intuitively, through my photo-taking process, healing from the experience, and as I became more healed, my photos once ag*in returned to single exposures.”

For those facing the overdose crisis, the pandemic presents a second public health emergency, raising doubly-urgent questions about access to housing, community and isolation, safe supply, harm reduction, income, health care, and representation. Jackie's current work documenting social distancing and grocery store workers is shared on Instagram

This exhibition is part of the 2020 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program. The project is supported by a Tricera Printing Grant, the 2019 Lacey Prize, and Gallery Gachet's funders.

Image credit: Jackie Dives, Overdose Memorial, 2017/19, c-print, 24 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist. Artist's caption: Three days after my dad died I attended a memorial for people who had died from overdose. Loved ones were encouraged to write their names on a stake, which was planted in the ground at Oppenheimer Park.
Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard

[Image description: A double-exposed photograph with an image of painted wooden memorial stakes lying on the ground overlapping a closer image of wooden stakes. A blue stake in the center says 'Dad.']
Free Vetting offered to the DTES today - Thursday June 27th - from 10 -12noon Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard
I'd like to thank you all for the kind thoughts and support! Nicole Bird,Les Nelson,Rudolph Penner etc...........

Oppenheimer Park, known as the DTES's backyard is an important community gathering space. Join our weekly programs and many special events, Oppen to all!

Operating as usual

12/01/2022

Join us for an out trip in the Carnegie Van to VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights!

Title: Out Trip - VanDusen Garden Festival of Lights
Dates: Dec. 5, Dec.6, Dec.12, and Dec.13 2022
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

Join us for an out trip to the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden in the Carnegie van. Light refreshments provided. Membership required. Sign up at the Carnegie Info Desk.

11/29/2022

Hope to see you tomorrow at Poetry in Parks - Oppenheimer Park Edition with Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam. Everyone welcome to join us 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Fieldhouse. See you then!

Poetry in Parks – Oppenheimer Park Edition!
Join us Thursday Dec.1 in Oppenheimer Park to write and share poetry from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Everyone welcome and encouraged to attend, no previous experience necessary. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Fiona Tinwei Lam
Vancouver's 6th Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam [fionalam.net] has authored three poetry collections and a children’s book. Her poems have been featured on BC’s Poetry in Transit. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems about Facing Cancer, and co-edited two nonfiction anthologies. Shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Prize and other awards, her work appears in over 40 anthologies. She teaches creative writing at SFU Continuing Studies.

11/11/2022

Share an invitation with your community! Carnegie Community Centre needs your unused utensils. Donations accepted at the Centre and Nada! Thank you for reading 🍴🍴🍴❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Carnegie Community Centre needs your old, unused cutlery!

Carnegie Community Centre serves hundreds of low cost nutritious meals 365 days per year to the low income adults of the downtown eastside. We are constantly in need of cutlery for our meal service programs. Instead of buying new cutlery are using an environmentally responsible approach by having a cutlery drive to collect old unused utensils from Vancouverites’ storage lockers, basements, and cupboards.

If you have cutlery you no longer use, please consider donating it for community members who will truly benefit.

How can I participate?
Drop off cutlery for the Carnegie Kitchen via:
• Drop off at the Carnegie Info Desk from 9:00am-11:00pm seven days a week. We are located at 401 Main Street, Vancouver BC V6A 2T7
OR
• Get in touch to arrange a bike courier pick up at a mutually convenient time contact: [email protected] 604-665-2213.

About Carnegie Community Centre
Carnegie Community Centre — often referred to as the living room of the Downtown Eastside — provides social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities on-site and nearby at Oppenheimer Park. The programs serve low income adults with the goal of nurturing mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.

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Photos from Carnegie Community Centre's post 11/01/2022

The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Mu***os) with us! Everyone welcome.

11/01/2022

Join us for the Heart of the City Festival edition of Poetry in Parks on Thursday Nov.3 1:00pm-3:00pm with Natasha Sanders-Kay!

Poetry in Parks – Oppenheimer Park Edition!
Join us Join us November 3 2022 1:00pm-3:00pm in Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard to write and share poetry with Natasha Sanders-Kay!
All supplies provided. Everyone welcome and encouraged to attend! No previous experience necessary.

NATASHA SANDERS-KAY lives and writes on the unceded and ancestral lands of the hən̓ qəmin̓ əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, including the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Stz’uminus, Qayqayt, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations (as far as she knows)—in what is colonially known as Burnaby, BC. Natasha is the author of the chapbook poem Postmodern Mutt, available for free from Light Factory Publications. Other work has appeared in Arc Poetry, Poetry Is Dead, subTerrain, PRISM international, untethered, Spacing and MONO.; new poems are forthcoming in EVENT, MONO., and The New Quarterly. Her poem “Activist Anonymous: I’ve Made Mistakes” won an honourable mention in the 2022 Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize. Natasha is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU and a member of the editorial collective at subTerrain magazine. Over the years she has worked on numerous initiatives around social justice and the arts. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

10/20/2022

Everyone welcome! Join us as we prepare to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

“One time a year, our departed come back to celebrate with us”

With the approaching celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Carnegie community promote their creativity and imagination with the elaboration of different decorations alluding to this tradition through craft workshops.

These great activities will be carried out continuously until November 2. As part of the teaching, participants from the Carnegie community, supported by instructors, will design and make decorations with paper materials, which they will personalize with colors and figures allusive to this beautiful celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Decorations will be used to decorate five altars located in Watari Counselling and Support Services, Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard, VANDU, Listening Post and Carnegie.

This activity is open to the general public on Thursdays October 13, 20 and 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Community Center.

No registration required! Everyone welcome. All equipment and supplies provided. This program is being offered in spoken English and spoken Spanish.

10/12/2022

Please consider supporting the Carnegie Community Centre Sock Drive!

Announcing the 2022 Carnegie Community Centre Sock Drive!

The Goal:
Collect 5000 pairs of new socks by Dec.31 2022 for disadvantaged community members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The Ask:
Consider donating new socks to Carnegie Community Centre to support Downtown Eastside community members. New winter hats, scarves, and mittens welcome as well.

The Why:
New socks are the most requested item by people whose lives include homelessness and/or being under housed. They walk often, keep their shoes on almost 24 hours a day, and don't have regular access to laundry facilities. New socks prevent infections, diseases, and provide comfort and relief.

The How:
Send new socks to Beverly Walker c/o Carnegie Community Centre via:
• Drop off at the Carnegie Info Desk from 9:00am-11:00pm seven days a week. We are located at 401 Main Street, Vancouver BC V6A 2T7
• Mail us socks at the above address (4 pairs of socks can fit in an Catalog sized envelope!)
• If neither of these options work, please get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient alternative: [email protected] 604-665-2213





10/06/2022

All DTES Community Members welcome!

We are thrilled that Working Gear is coming back to Carnegie for another FREE! Pop Up Clothing Event 😃

Men's and women's clothing, including foot ware will be available.

Wednesday Oct.12 2022
12:00pm-1:00pm Womxn Only Hour
1:00pm-3:00pm Everyone Welcome

We look forward to seeing you then!

10/04/2022

All DTES Community Members welcome to attend!

DTES Flu and Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

WHAT: Free flu and covid 19 shots. Helps to avoid illness & hospitalization. Wear a shirt for easy access to the top of your arms!

WHERE: Carnegie Community

WHEN: Wednesday October 12
9.30 am to 11.30 am

10/03/2022

Poetry Workshop: Thursday Oct. 6 2022 1:00pm-3:00pm
Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell Street

Please note: This workshop runs rain or shine! If it rains, we will be inside the Fieldhouse at Oppenheimer Park. If the weather is nice, we will set up outside at Oppenheimer Park. No experience necessary! All materials provided! Everyone welcome!

Featuring Poet Gilles Cyrenne, Author and Coordinator of the DTES Writers Collective.

About this program
Poetry in Parks is the result of a Vancouver Park Board motion passed in May 2015 to bring poetry to Vancouver Parks as a pilot project in 2015 and broader program in 2016. The Fresh Local Poetry pilot project was developed in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board's Arts, Culture, and Engagement team, Vancouver Public Library, and the City of Vancouver's Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose. The arts are an essential element in a vital, creative, and balanced city, and the Vancouver Park Board seeks to actively help everyone access and participate in the arts.

09/20/2022

All DTES Artists welcome and encouraged to apply!

Call to Artists

The Gathering Place Community Centre will be hosting monthly art shows in the theatre space. We are inviting artists to submit their artwork for this exciting new opportunity.
There is no entry fee for submissions.
Book a show date in advance with Carrie Campbell – Gathering Place Community Activities Coordinator
You can find Carrie in the Community Office (by the art room) Monday – Thursday from 9:30am – 5pm. call 604 257 3855 or email [email protected]

We are looking at having 5 - 7 artist to show a maximum of 7 pieces of artwork every 4 weeks.
Show dates are:
1. January 20 – February 19 (in-take of work January 16 -18)
2. February 24 - March 26 (in-take of work February 20 -22)
3. March 31 - April 30 (in-take of work March 27 -29)
4. May 5 – June 4 (in-take of work May 1-3)
5. June 9 – July 16 (in-take of work June 5-7) (looking for Indigenous artist for this show)
7. July 21 – August 27 (in-take of work July 17-19) (looking for 2SLGBTQ+ artist for this show)
8. September 1 – October 1 (in-take of work August 28 - 30)
9. October 6 - November 5 (in-take of work October 2-4)
10. November 10 – December 10 (in-take of work November 6 - 8)
11. December 15 – January 14, 2024 (in-take of work December 11 - 13)

• All applicants must be 18 years or older
• Submissions must be original and the work of the person whose is submitted the art (prints of the Artist original work will be allowed)
• Each artist can submit a maximum of 7 pieces
• Right now can only show 2-D art work
• All pieces should be ready to hang with proper hooks and wire.
• Works on paper should be matted and framed before delivery.
• No crafts
• All photographs of people must be submitted with a signed release from the subject of the photograph
• Summit prier to hanging Artist Statement and/or Bio to Carrie
• Art opening night the next Friday after art is hung
• Artwork can be for sale; Gathering Place Community Activities Coordinator cannot deal with sales, they will forward contact information to artist.

If you are interested in signing up for one of these dates and/or want more information contact
Carrie – Community Activities Coordinator
Phone: 604 257 3855
Email: [email protected]
drop by the Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street

07/27/2022

The next sing-a-long choir event is Tuesday August 2nd 12pm-1pm! Everyone welcome ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Everyone is welcome to join us at the next sing-a-long choir event at Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard! Join us Tuesday August 2 12:00pm-1:00pm. This event is provided by Highs & Lows Choir.

LOCATION:
Oppenheimer Park is located at 400 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G6

GETTING HERE:
Oppenheimer Park has some street parking available using the Pay by Phone App. The following transit lines have routes that pass near Oppenheimer Park Bus: 22, 4, 7, R5

ACCESSIBILITY:
Oppenheimer Park has paved sidewalks that run through park between the east and west sides. Some of the curb cuts have damage. There is an accessible washroom trailer on the west side of the park. The washroom trailers are staffed by an Atira Peer Program.

Please contact the Oppenheimer Park Staff with any event accessibility questions.
p: (604) 253-8830

07/12/2022

Songwriting returns to Oppenheimer Park with Dana Oikawa! Everyone welcome, no previous experience necessary.

07/05/2022

Today! Join us for a sing-a-long choir at Oppenheimer Park at 12pm with Highs and Lows. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

Photos from City Opera Vancouver's post 06/12/2022

We can’t wait for Wednesday June 15! Everyone welcome 🎶

06/11/2022

Congratulations NOW Society on your amazing presentation of African Song Cycle at Oppenheimer Park today! What a joy to have Dr.Thokozani Mhlambi, Lucy Strauss, Joshua Zubot, Clyde Reed, Jesus Adrian Caballero Lisa Cay Miller and Feven Kidane onsite.

We can't wait until next time 😃

05/27/2022

Join us for another evening of bluegrass, country, and folk music at Oppenheimer Park! 🎸🪕🎻🎤Everyone welcome 🎤🎻🪕🎸

05/17/2022

Rescheduled! Join us for a concert presented by the local Bluegrass Club, and the Carnegie Folk Circle. Enjoy an evening with Bluegrass, Country and Folk Music - See you then!

05/11/2022

Music for Spirits at Oppenheimer Park!

May 15 & June 2, 16 and 23, 2022
Broaden your musical horizons with this series featuring diverse styles and instruments, from guitar and drums to bike parts! Each music performance will provide a different feel for different spiritual expressions.

靈性音樂
一系列不同風格和樂器的音樂,從吉他、鼓、到使用自行車零件來演奏,讓你對音樂大開眼界!
每場音樂演出將為不同的靈性表達帶來截然不同的感受。

Sunday May 15 | 3:00pm
Performer:
Gamelan Bike Bike

Thursday June 2 | 7:00pm
Performers:
Natasha Zrno
Lucy Strauss
Adrian Avendaño
Matthew Ariaratnam
Andromeda Monk
Feven Kidane

Thursday June 16 | 7:00pm
Performers:
Cesar Chew
Adrian Avendaño

Thursday June 23 | 7:00pm
Performers:
Lief Hall
Matthew Ariaratnam

05/06/2022

Join us tomorrow for Activism Afternoon at Oppenheimer Park! This DTES Writers Festival event is open to everyone. All supplies and refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you then!

Join us for the DTES Writers Festival's Activism Afternoon at Oppenheimer Park. No writing experience necessary! Refreshments and writing supplies provided. Includes Slogan Writing with Mildred Grace German and "Poetry and Prose as Protest" Open Mic readings hosted by Diane Wood. Everyone welcome.

Time: Saturday, May 7 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell St, Vancouver on MST Territory, BC V6A 1G6
Registration: Drop In Event

This event is presented in partnership with

05/02/2022

This concert has been postponed due to the weather forecast. 🌧🌧🌧
New date coming soon! ☀️

Join us for a concert presented by the local Bluegrass Club, and the Carnegie Folk Circle. Enjoy an evening with Bluegrass, Country and Folk Music - See you then!

04/30/2022

Providence in the Park Health Fair is at Oppenheimer Park until 1pm! Thank you to our wonderful interpreters Cesar (Spanish), Grace (Cantonese), Karly (ASL) and Emily (ASL) for making this event more accessible to our community.

Image Description:
Six adults stand in a line at Oppenheimer Park, in front of Powell Street. They are wearing white T-Shirts that say "Providence in the Park" in navy blue text. Pictured L to R are Hazel and Tabitha from Providence Health Care, and Cesar, Grace, Karly and Emily who are event interpreters.

04/13/2022

Join us for a concert presented by the local Bluegrass Club, and the Carnegie Folk Circle. Enjoy an evening with Bluegrass, Country and Folk Music - See you then!

Photos from Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard's post 04/12/2022

Everyone is welcome to join the 2022 Providence in the Park Event, Saturday April 30 11:00am-1:00pm at Oppenheimer Park.

Health and wellness resources as well as the Bike Repair Clinic will be onsite.

Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation – Community Building
Carnegie Centre – Beverage cart, regular programming in the Park, barber services
St John Ambulance – First Aid
St Paul’s Hospital Pandemic Response Team – COVID 19 vaccine
St Paul’s Hospital Overdose Prevention Site – Naloxone kits and education
Vancouver Health Overdose Outreach Team – Education
Clearly® – Eye exams and eye wear
Quick Cobbler – Refurbished walking shoes
PHC Volunteers – haircuts
Gift bags for community consisting of a personal care kit (Shoppers Drug Mart) and other new items donated at PHC sites; t-shirts (C&O); and granola bars (Nature’s Path)

ASL Interpretation Available
Traducción al español disponible
提供粤语翻译

10/29/2021

Carnegie Community Centre 2021 Sock Drive just announced!

Announcing the 2021 Carnegie Community Centre Sock Drive!

The Goal:
Collect 5000 pairs of new socks by Dec.31 2021 for disadvantaged community members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The Ask:
Consider donating new socks to Carnegie Community Centre to support Downtown Eastside community members.

The Why:
New socks are the most requested item by people whose lives include homelessness and/or being under housed. They walk often, keep their shoes on almost 24 hours a day, and don't have regular access to laundry facilities. New socks prevent infections, diseases, and provide comfort and relief.

The How:
Send new socks to Beverly Walker c/o Carnegie Community Centre via:
• Drop off at the Carnegie Info Desk from 9:00am-11:00pm seven days a week. We are located at 401 Main Street, Vancouver BC V6A 2T7
• Mail us socks at the above address (4 pairs of socks can fit in an Catalog sized envelope!)
• If neither of these options work, please get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient alternative: [email protected] 604-665-2213





05/10/2021

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for DTES residents - for first OR second doses!

04/26/2021

New songwriting program with Dana!

This program will be by TELEPHONE ☎️ . All you need is a phone number! We will call you - you can participate from a home or wherever works best for you.

To register and pick up workshop materials, drop by Carnegie today, tomorrow or Wednesday, 1:30pm-3:30pm!

Photos from Watari Counselling and Support Services's post 04/07/2021

Thanks to our friends at Watari Counselling & Support Services for organizing and for supporting our Spanish-speaking community! 🤗

Photos from Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard's post 03/31/2021

For the past 2 years, we have honoured Sandy on her birthday with a pancake breakfast 🥞

This year, we celebrated a little differently with coffee and delicious pancake cookies baked by Oppenheimer Park staff Erin! Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us this morning 💜

02/01/2021

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic is also running today, February 1, from 10AM - 4:30PM at Carnegie Centre!

For those who are homeless or living in a shelter/SRO/supportive housing.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Carnegie Centre TODAY! 10am-5pm. This is for folks who are unhoused or living in a shelter, SRO or supportive housing.

Come by, ask questions, learn more, get vaccinated!

01/29/2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Carnegie Centre TODAY! 10am-5pm. This is for folks who are unhoused or living in a shelter, SRO or supportive housing.

Come by, ask questions, learn more, get vaccinated!

Photos from Gallery Gachet's post 12/30/2020

Although the world has looked very different this year, we are proud to carry on the tradition of the Oppenheimer Park Art Show for its 13th consecutive year. This year's show comes in the form of a publication, and we can't wait to share it with you in January!

Thank you to our longtime partners at Gallery Gachet, and thank you to all of the artists, activists, creators, thinkers, healers and others whose words and images bring this book to life ❤️

Photos from Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard's post 11/03/2020

We are so happy to have been able to celebrate Day of the Dead/Dia de Mu***os a little differently this year with Watari Counselling & Support Services, as part of Heart of the City Festival. Thank you for laughing, crying, smiling and dancing with us. We honour and celebrate all our friends and loved ones ❤️

10/23/2020

We could not be happier to announce that the Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show continues for the 13th time this year in the format of a community artist book. Co-published by Gallery Gachet, Oppenheimer Park/Carnegie Centre, and Vines Art Festival, this collection of art and writing engages intrinsically and thematically with displacement and place-making. Oppenheimer Park currently remains enclosed; since August we have been reaching out to artists, writers, and community leaders throughout the DTES neighbourhood and beyond, including those living at KT in Strathcona Park, ensuring this year’s project is as accessible as it can be for artists, coordinators, and audiences. We can’t wait to share it with you later this year; stay tuned for launch date and details.

Image: TJ Felix, C.R.A.B. Park (2020), ink and pencil crayon on paper. 18 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Artist TJ Felix writes: "There's so much history on this waterfront that I couldn't possibly fit it all on one map. I ended up missing some important stuff, but I touched on the history of certain objects & places that I've always felt a connection with. Every map is personal to whoever made it, it shows their bias, their beliefs, their values, & is a reflection of their worldview. CRAB park has always been one of my favorite places in the city, & researching the history there has reaffirmed that love."

Oppenheimer Park - DTES Community's Back Yard Vines Art Festival

08/17/2020

Tech Cafes are back, virtual style! 💻

04/21/2020

There is a new COVID-19 testing site just down the street from O.P.P. at 611 POWELL ST.

If you have the following symptoms, you can walk in for a test:
- Fever (over 38 deg celsius) AND
- New onset of cough (or exacerbation of chronic cough) OR shortness of breath

Open 7 days/week
9am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm)
778-886-4081

If you have mobility needs, there is also mobile testing available. Call 604-290-3208.

Wash your hands and spread out! ❤️

Timeline photos 03/22/2020

COVID-19 need to know (Mar 21): ⬇️

COVID-19 Need to Know:

🆕We have issued an order to shut down all restaurant table service. Bars have already been ordered to close by the Provincial Government

🆕 A COVID-19 task force has been created led by Vancouver Fire Chief Darrell Reid.

✅ Avoid crowds & adhere to physical distancing, maintain a 2 metre distance.

Closures and service modifications:

🆕 All Vancouver Park Board basketball and volleyball courts in parks and beaches are now closed

🆕 Public access to communal spaces and washrooms at Carnegie, Evelyne Saller and Gathering Place is suspended

🆕 Shower and laundry facilities are also temporarily suspended and we will be reviewing their operations early next week

🆕 Food will be provided throughout the day via a take-out option which people will queue up for

❌ Ferry service in False Creek, including False Creek Ferries and Aquabus, are closed effective today

❌ Vancouver Park Board facilities including playgrounds are closed except parks & washrooms

❌ Public access to the Services Centre, Revenue Services, Engineering Services at Crossroads are limited to appointments

❌ Council-appointed advisory meetings, open houses, workshops, pop-up and street activities, rezoning open houses, boards & commissions are suspended

❌ locations are closed

❌ are closed

Unaffected services:

✅ Handwashing stations have been deployed in the Downtown Eastside to increase access to hand-washing facilities

✅ The Homelessness Services Outreach team continues to operate as an essential service

✅ Inspections and enforcement, such as fire, development, buildings and licensing will continue as is

✅ The Vancouver Transfer Station and Landfill, as well the Manitoba and National Works Yard will continue to operate

Latest information: http://ow.ly/iHW450yPqtz

COVID Response: Food/Shelter programs open in Vancouver 03/20/2020

COVID Response: Food/Shelter programs open in Vancouver

Food and shelter programs open in Vancouver:

COVID Response: Food/Shelter programs open in Vancouver Below are a list of community programs continuing to serve meals and which can provide indoor space for people who may be street-homeless or living in she

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BikeHike Adventures BikeHike Adventures
303-2525 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, V6K1P5

Connecting the world through active travel, BikeHike Adventures offers multi-sport, biking and hikin

British Columbia Magazine British Columbia Magazine
802-1166 Alberni Street
Vancouver, V6E2Z3

The scenic geographic and travel quarterly magazine of British Columbia.

The Amazing Hunt The Amazing Hunt
Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Reality TV Style Adventure

Vancouver Spirit Run Vancouver Spirit Run
Jericho Beach
Vancouver, V6K3S4

The Vancouver Spirit Run is an annual cross country running event at Jericho Beach Park. The 2022 Va

Urban Rec Urban Rec
625 E. 16th Avenue
Vancouver, V5T2V3

The LARGEST Sport & Social Club in Western Canada!! We've got something for everyone.

The Sports Exchange The Sports Exchange
2151 Burrard
Vancouver, V6J3H7

The Sports Exchange is your one stop shop for brand new hockey and baseball equipment at discount pr

Granville Island Turkey Trot Granville Island Turkey Trot
Performance Works On Granville Island
Vancouver

The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a fun 10KM organized annually on Thanksgiving Monday by local no

Spokes Bicycle Rentals Spokes Bicycle Rentals
1798 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, V6G2V7

Vancouver's #1 bicycle rental shop since 1938. A healthy, green and fun way to see Stanley Park

DS Personal Training DS Personal Training
Vancouver

Welcome to DS Personal Training!!!!I come to you!!! [email protected]

Hockey Community Hockey Community
450 Southwest Marine Drive, Marine Gateway
Vancouver, V5X4V2

Hockey Community grows the game by empowering anyone to discover, organize, and play hockey. Throug

Droppin Valet Ltd. Droppin Valet Ltd.
Vancouver

Skiers and Snowboarders, hold on a second! With DROPPIN VALET you can book your personal photographe

Bici e-bikes Bici e-bikes
650 Pacific Street
Vancouver, V6Z0G5

Discover a whole range of Italian-made electric bikes that are stylish, technologically advanced, fa