East Village Tasting Plates

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by The East Village


Come and enjoy the unique cuisine the East Village has to offer! Vancouver Fooster is visiting the East Village and is hosting a tour for individuals to taste sample plates from various restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood. Featuring Platform 7, Windsor Meat, Di Oliva, Odd Society,  Pallet Coffee Roasters, Jackalope’s Neighbourhood Dive and Renfrew Café, this will be a tour you will not want to miss!

The event is on March 11th from 6:00pm - 10:00pm and will begin at Platform 7. Advance tickets are still available at a discounted price until March 8th at eventbrite.ca


Shop the Neighbourhood 2015

Posted on: February 19th, 2015 by The East Village


After a successful 2014 “Shop the Neighbourhood” event we are happy to announce that it will be back on Saturday November 28, 2015.

Yellow Pages reported that last year 1,180 businesses in Vancouver participated, uploading 895 deals on to their website. On the day 118,000 people took part in the event and $10.2 million was spent in participating Shop the Neighbourhood businesses. Nationally 200 Business Associations took part and all felt the event was important to raise the awareness of the economic impact of shopping local and to encourage everybody to shop in their neighbourhoods.

We are excited to add this event to our calendar and look forward to even greater participation in 2015. We will once again dress our shopping district in yellow to promote the importance of small business and shopping local.

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Hastings Racecourse – Groom School

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by The East Village


Do you love horses? The Hastings Racecourse Groom School is an intensive 2 week program offering both hands on and theoretical training.

Participants will learn how to properly care for and groom thoroughbred horses right here in Vancouver. For applicants with little or no experience with horses, the program will teach the skills required for an entry level groom’s position. Priority in this two week program will be given to Hastings-Sunrise and Downtown Eastside residents.

Application forms are available now at Hastings Racecourse. Deadline for submission is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Hastings North Community Partners Group – Community Small Grants

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by The East Village


Do you have an idea that you want to undertake with your neighbours that would help bring the broader community together and improve our community? If so, and if you live in the eligible area, you can apply for a Community Small Grant of between $500 and $1500 from the Hastings North Community Partners Group (HNCPG).

Completed applications are to be dropped off in person no later than February 28th to the Hastings North Business Improvement Association, Attention: HNCPG, 2620 East Hastings Street. Please note that applications dropped off after February 28th cannot be accepted.

To download a CSG application, or for more details and information, please visit www.hastingsnorth.org or contact the HNCPG at info@hastingsnorth.org.

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Pallet Coffee Roasters’ Travel Mugs for 2015

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by The East Village


Need a new travel mug? Pallet Coffee Roasters have some awesome selection. Visit their store at 323 Semlin Drive to take a look!

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Odd Society Spirits – Single Malt

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by The East Village


We love this beautiful video from Odette starring our friends from Odd Society Spirits. Don't miss their whisky & chocolate tasting on Tuesday, Jan. 13th at 7pm. For more info contact miriam@oddsocietyspirits.com