South Hill Christmas 2018

South Hill Christmas – A Visit with Santa!

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus visits South Hill on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Families – Bring the children to visit with the jolly old elf himself. You’ll find Santa indoors at 5788 Fraser Street, between 41st and 43rd Avenues. Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, treats and small gifts for the children. Take home a photo of your child’s visit with Mr. Claus.

Your donation of a new, unwrapped toy to the Toy Drive in Memory of Victor Ghirra is gratefully received by Vancity.

Enjoy free parking on Fraser Street and in the parking lots behind the retailers on the west side of Fraser Street between 43rd and 49th avenues. Charge your electric vehicle at the EHub at East 44th Avenue behind the shops on the west side of Fraser Street.

This is a free event for the community, courtesy of South Hill Business Association and its members. View the business directory and plan your holiday shopping. Thank you for your year-long patronage of South Hill shops and services.

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Plug in to South Hill

An Eco and Science Fair for the Whole Family

Plug in to South Hill event poster

Plug in to South Hill event poster

The South Hill Business Area celebrates the arrival of its new electric vehicle charging stations with Plug in to South Hill – an event to mark the occasion of the installation at the west side of 44th Ave. and Fraser St.

Electric vehicle owners driving to Vancouver or travelling around town will now have more East Vancouver fast charging options. They can drop in to Fraser St. and plug in while they spend time shopping, dining or doing business in the South Hill commercial area.

The outdoor fair on the Saturday, July 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will entertain the whole family, rain or shine. Some of the activities include test driving the Meccanica Solo electric vehicles, listening to music at the event main stage, seeing and understanding marine animals with the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan, an ocean wise initiative. Mike’s Critters will be there to entertain and educate visitors about various animals. Science World on the Road will engage visitors with four different activities including the Van de Graaff generator. The Ice Cream Truck will serve a delicious variety of ice creams to beat the heat.

Residents, visitors and business employees are encouraged to attend this community event with free admission, as we celebrate South Hill’s four new electric vehicle charging stations.

Starting towards the end of July, drivers will be able to charge their electric vehicle using the two Fast Charge and two Level 2 stations supported by the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro. The chargers will be located in the NE corner of the parking lot located directly south of 44th Avenue and behind the west Fraser Street shops. This EHub installation will also be listed on PlugShare, a North American digital map allowing electric vehicle drivers to locate the nearest charging station when on the go.

For further information about the Fair, please contact:

Susan Lilholt
Executive Director
Tel: 778.385.7242
Email: [email protected]

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Plug in to South Hill – Come to the Fair

Plug in to South Hill

An Eco and Science Fair for the Whole Family

Saturday, July 21, from 10 AM to 4 PM
Behind the west Fraser St. shops, between 43rd and 47th avenues

Want to solve a forensics puzzle? Have a hair-raising experience? See reptiles, turtles and bees? See a starfish up close? Learn how to Zumba?

The Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and Mike’s Critters are all coming to Fraser Street in July along with many other fun ecology and science exhibits and entertaining music and dance.

See a showcase of Electric Cars and take a test drive on the Meccanica Test Drive Track.

Come for the fun, food, ecology, science, live music and dance!

Psst! While you’re here, check out the brand new electric vehicle charging stations at the west side of 44th Avenue.

Save the Date and plan now to join your friends and family at the Fair.

Neighbourhood Cleanup Party!

Neighbourhood Cleanup Party 2018 – Thank You!

Thank you to all of the community volunteers who answered the call to help clean up our neighbourhood on June 2. It was a blast meeting and reconnecting with you, working with you, and partying with you. We hope you felt good about our joint accomplishments and enjoyed yourself along the way. We picked up over 23 bags of garbage and expressed our collective community pride in our corner of Vancouver!

The hard-working volunteers from the Community Policing Centre also painted out a good part of Fraser Street, eliminating blocks and blocks of graffiti. Here’s a special shout-out to Adrien Balazs for helping coordinate CPC volunteers from Victoria Drive.

We also want to send out thanks to Brian Wong, Vancouver Coordinator of the City-wide program; Brian and his team not only promote a good program but Brian shows up at many of the community clean-ups – including ours – and helps out in many ways.

We also want to acknowledge our fellow organizers on the registration and equipment tables, Danita, Brian, and Sherry, who showed up before 8:00 am to ready everything and stayed afterwards to put it all away. A special salute too to Terry who guided our painting volunteers around the neighbourhood – thank you to all of you for your leadership.

Finally, we want to acknowledge the businesses and services on Fraser Street who contributed funds, beverages, snacks and draw prizes to make our morning fun. They do so as a thank you to all of you who show your pride of place, your love of community.

  • Buy-low Foods
  • DQ Grill & Chill
  • Eastside Fitness
  • Fraser Pharmacy
  • Fraser Post Office
  • Halal Meat
  • Homewares
  • HSBC
  • Lead Tech
  • Little Caesar’s
  • Mable Elmore, MLA, Vancouver – Kensington
  • New Bhaia Sweets & Restaurant
  • PinPin Restaurant
  • Scotiabank
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • South Hill Business Association
  • Super Spice House
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Tim Hortons
  • Thurga Mini Mart
  • Vancity
  • West Coast Liquor Company (who provided space to store our equipment)

Have a look at the photo album – a nice reminder of the day and our achievement.

See you next year!