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Transition in Burnaby

December 9, 2011

Something I heard often in the last municipal election campaign was people were looking for real ways to connect with their city.  They wanted to do something non-partisan that would make a positive change in their neighbourhood, and the community at large.

I have thought about this lots of late.  I have been involved recently with Village Vancouver – a Transition Initiative in Vancouver BC.  This group has done wonderful things by organizing on a neighbourhood level in the city.  They have worked on so many initiatives around skill sharing, food production, building local economies and much more.

I think that Transition is the right thing for our city at this time.  I would love to see our residents interacting with one another and making positive change in the city.

We have scheduled an initial meeting for Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at the Bonsor Recreation Centre from 7pm – 9pm.  We will be in Multipurpose Room 2, on the second floor of the rec. centre, please ask the front desk if you can’t find us!  The meeting will be a potluck (love organizing around good food), so please bring a small snack to share!  We will be discussing some initial projects, doing some visioning, and hearing from Ross Moster, the creator and  organizer of Village Vancouver!

This is a great opportunity to get to know your community, and we would love to have you out.  Anyone is welcome to come on in, so please tell your friends and join in!

See you next Wednesday!

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