Below are some news articles of Strathcona Community Centre, its work, its programs and its needs.   You will find that over the years, there are many inspirational stories of our community, our people, and our place.  As recreation services provider, you will find our work is beyond such.   We are a community hub serving a diverse community with diverse challenges.  You will find that over the many years we must always continue to find means to sustain and support the ongoing need to stem poverty, hunger and health challenges in the Strathcona / DTES community.   We are very grateful and reliant on long time funding partners and corporate sponsors, donors and friends who are helping to make a difference.  There are also those who face personal challenges who also strive to make a difference for themselves and for the community.  Below are some of those stories.


October 10, 2014 - YouTube - Glass City | Independent Vancouver 

NBA Canada and Toronto Raptors bring revitalization to Strathcona

October 5, 2014 - Glass City - Kayla Isomura


October 5, 2014 - The Globe and Mail - The Canada Press

Raptors' DeRozan and Lowry show kids some moves

October 3, 2014 - Canadian Hoops Talk - IceManLikeGervin 

Raptors @ Strathcona Community Centre & More

October 3, 2014 - The Canadian Press (Sportsnet) 

Ujiri feels support for Raptors in Vancouver 

October 3, 2014 - The Canadian Press (Global TV) - Lori Ewing 

Raptors make their mark felt in Vancouver 

October 3, 2014 - The Canadian Press (CTV) - Lori Ewing

'We want to be Canada's team," says Raptors GM ahead of pre-season opener

October 3, 2014 - Twitter - Toronto Raptors

October 3, 2014 - The Canadian Press (The Vancouver Sun) - Lori Ewing

Raptors look to bring passion for basketball back to Vancouver

October 3, 2014 - The Canadian Press (Ottawa Citizen) - 

Raptors DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry show kids some moves

October 3, 2014 -  Twitter - Toronto Raptors

October 2, 2014 - Vancouver Courier - Megan Stewart

Basketball: NBA Pumps up Strathcona - Downtown Eastside gym gets a facelift

October 1, 2014 - CNW - NBA Canada

Media Advisory - NBA Canada and Bell to Unveil Refurbished Court at Strathcona Community Centre in Honour of Upcoming NBA Canada Series Game in Vancouver

September 8, 2014 - The Early Edition - CBC Radio 

Hot School Lunch Programs on Hold

August, 2014 - cknwnewstalk980 - Jessica Gares

A small community centre with a big heart

August 23, 2014 - The Vancouver Sun - Brad Ziemer

McCleery Golf Course's inner-city youth golf program now in its 15th year

June 23, 2014 - The Vancouver Sun - Gord Kurenoff

May 17, 2014 – The Province - Glenda Luymes

Vertical Garden Takes Off

Spring, 2014 - Right to Food Zine (Issue 8) - Lance Lim

Journey to Community

September 25, 2013 - The Vancouver Sun - Mia Stainsby

Side Dish: Chocolates, a challenge and a charity

June 24, 2013 - Vancouver Courier - Megan Stewart

Strathcona Fans Popularity of Kung Fu

June 21, 2013 - Vancouver Courier - Michael Kissinger

Strathcona Wall to Wall – featuring artist of much of community centre’s murals: Richard Tetrault

May 25, 2013 – Vancouver Sun – Gerry Bellett

Telus Employees Donate Time on Day of Giving: Kid Power Conference Brings Together Students From Diverse Backgrounds

January 22, 2013 – Vancouver Sun – Gerry Bellett

Strathcona’s Backpack Program Gets a $30,000 Boost

November 16, 2012 – Vancouver Sun – Gerry Bellett

Adopt-a-School: Beating Back Poverty A Boon To Education

November 3, 2012 – Vancouver is Awesome – Bob Kronbauer

Strathcona Community Centre Backpack Food Program Update: Meet Nathan

April 11, 2012 - YouTube - The Gourmet Warehouse

Gourmet Warehouse, Cacao Barry and Callebaut Present Chocolate Challenge 2012

Apr 5, 2012 – Vancouver Sun - Rob Feenie

Just In Time For Easter - A Favourite Chocolate Recipe and A Great Local Event

December 23, 2010 – The Province – Howard Tsumura

Our Best of 2010 – Tribute to Four Who Make a Difference

June 4, 2010 - The Province - Howard Tsumura

Best Shot on a Shoestring

Inspirational Centre Hosts Fundraiser

March 18, 2009 – Georgia Straight – Pieta Wooley

School Food Lineups Growing Across B.C.




Arts & Health Project – Seniors & Puppetry

Canada Place – Supporting Strathcona Community Center

Capilano University – Community Outreach

Food Bank – Partner Agency Profile

Lord Strathcona Elementary School

Miss604 – Strathcona Community Centre: The Heart of the City

Red Fox – Programs

UBC Trek Placements – Volunteering at Strathcona Community Centre


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