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Don’t become a victim of identity theft – – save your credit card receipts, bills, statements or any other paper that contains personal information until Saturday, May 5th.

That’s when the Hastings Sunrise CPC and partners hold their 9th Annual Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day in the Sunrise Square parking lot, 2500-block Franklin Street, from 10 am – 2 pm.

Best Shredding will shred your documents on the spot, while the HSCPC accepts your donations of funds towards local crime prevention programs. Small electronics, including computers, will be accepted for recycling.

Generous contributors to the annual event are Best Shredding, the Hastings North Business Improvement Association and VanCity Savings Credit Union.

Suggested donation: $10 per shredding box and $10 for electronic items.


This year we had many more applications than in previous years, but a smaller budget, and as a result we had to make some difficult decisions. But despite the limited resources, we were able to allocate funds to 16 amazing community projects.

The following projects have been approved by the selection committee:

  1. Tye Dye Fest with Rosina
  2. Adanac Neighbourly Garden and Connections
  3. Community Gathering Seating Area within Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden
  4. Alley Rally
  5. Family Enrichment Day With Kids
  6. Community Clean-Up and Neighbourhood Celebration for Skeena
  7. Charrette for Laneway Community Building
  8. Hastings Culture Clash
  9. Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch
  10. Learning About Edible and Medicinal Plants in Hastings Park
  11. Summer Garden Celebration
  12. Franklin Family Picnic
  13. Let’s Grow Together Community Garden
  14. Aboriginal Spirit Sharing Sewing Circle
  15. Adanac Emergency Preparedness Project
  16. Bring Back the Breaks

Please check the Events page for the dates of these projects!


New! This Neighbourhood Life!

roundhouse radio logo

We’re excited to announce a launch of This Neighbourhood Life, a special neighbourhood radio series in partnership with Roundhouse Radio, through support from Vancouver Foundation and Hastings Park Legacy Fund.   The series will focus on the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, and explore the experiences and amazing efforts of residents and businesses trying to create a welcoming, inclusive and liveable community. We launch on September 21st at Kiwassa’s 25th Anniversary Open House at 6PM with a free performance of short stories and music by some of Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood best-loved storytellers.   A six-part series of broadcasts recorded live in our neighbourhood, starts September 22nd, and followed every second Friday from 10 AM – 12 Noon on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 – Sense of Place with host Minelle Mahtani.  Each segment will bring a focus on a different set of issues and opportunities in Hastings-Sunrise, and their relevance to people across the city. Stay tuned for updates and details on where you can show up, listen in and participate in this exciting Fall radio series!

Kiwassa 25th Birthday Poster

News! LightWaterDrums will not be happening in 2018

The Hastings North Community Partners Group would like to thank everyone who made the LightWaterDrum Festivals possible and so beautiful since 2011!  Special appreciation to all of the artists, performers, lantern makers and procession walkers, the hard working volunteers, community members and neighbours who came every year rain or shine to help celebrate and make the festivals such an welcome addition to our neighbourhood.  However, due to budget and timing constraints, we will be taking a break from hosting this event in 2018.

New Hastings North Event Announcement: This Neighbourhood Life Radio show