Meet Joan from The Co-operators!

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Joan, associate insurance advisor at The Co-operators: Nyroze Tanious, Financial Advisor, 2630 E. Hastings. Joan has been with The Co-Operators since 2009, and joined the team at the Hastings location a year and a half ago. "I love the people in this community," said Joan. "It's very diverse. I love getting to know the people that come in and helping them with their different needs." Visit Joan for help with your home insurance, car insurance, or travel insurance.


Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by The East Village


We hope you had a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Italian Gardens in Hastings Park over the summer. Bellissimo!

Go Carmen!

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by The East Village


Carmen at Donald's Market is raising money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure for the 4th year in a row. Last year, she raised $1,222.00 – this year she's aiming for $1,500. Visit Carmen at Donald's to help her meet her goal by September 25. Way to go, Carmen!

Check out BenchMark, at Hastings and Kamloops!

Posted on: September 7th, 2014 by The East Village


Hope you're enjoying the September sunshine – it's perfect weather to stop a while at BenchMark, an installation commemorating the oral histories of our community, at Hastings and Kamloops. BenchMark also incorporates stones from the old Bell Funeral Chapel at 2746 E. Hastings. We're proud to be part of this amazing community installation – find out more at

Meet Toni from Bel-Air Realty Group!

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Toni at Bel-Air Realty Group Ltd., in our commercial district since 1992. "The most important thing about my job is helping people get what they want," said Toni who joined the team in January, and loves working here. "It's the best area ever! Everyone's so friendly. It's the most vibrant community in the city." Find out more about Toni and the team at Bel-Air

Meet Andrew from Polonia Sausage House!

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Andrew at Polonia Sausage House, 2434 E. Hastings. Andrew owns four Polish deli locations in the Lower Mainland; the Hastings location has been open for 25 years, since 1989. "I love making food for people," said Andrew. "If people like it, then I am happy. That's satisfaction." Andrew's sausages are gluten-free, and are low in salt and fat. "No fillers. It's mainly meat and spices," he said. "Home-made style."