ARCA's 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Wednesday, May 29th at the Arbutus Village Recreation Centre. Registration 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. meeting. Special guests will discuss some of the major concerns of our community. As mentioned in our last newsletter, our continuing focus is on the redevelopment of the Arbutus Centre. So far, a development permit has not been applied for. We are also concerned with the Park Board wanting to take control of our community centres. The entire issue is explained by Kerrisdale Community Centre vice-president, Robert Lockhart, on our website

Other issues include the demolition of the Education Centre at Van Dusen Gardens, the use of the Arbutus Corridor, improved transit to UBC, and laneway housing.

If you have a concern, please let me know. E-mail me, Doreen Braverman, at [email protected] or phone 604-263-6051.

The agenda for the AGM in May will be sent to you soon.


Marie Clarke, Jim Finch and Kary McGavin are the Nominating Committee for ARCA's 2013-2014 executive officers. Don't be bashful! If you would like to be involved, please send an e-mail to Jim at [email protected] or phone 604-266-4170. Our executive usually meets in the evening on the last Wednesday of the month. In December, we meet earlier in the month and combine it with a social.


Will you volunteer to deliver ARCA posters door-to-door in your neighbourhood? The object of the walk-about is to increase the membership of ARCA. Many people do not know that we exist. You do not have to knock on the door; just drop the poster into the mail slot or box. Pick a sunny day and take a nice walk.


Afton Cayford is our Web Master and invites your comments and ideas for inclusion in the website. Contact Afton at [email protected].

VISIT ARCA ON TWITTER at @ARBUTUSRIDGECOM. There is lots of useful information about ARCA and other related community planning issues. Also, Tweet ARCA with your comments/suggestions.

NOT A MEMBER OF ARCA? Contact Marie Clarke 604-263-5086 [email protected]. Our membership year runs from May 1st to April 30th. Fees are $10 per person, students $5, families $20 and businesses $30.

Doreen Braverman, ARCA President
[email protected] 604-263-6051