With a perimeter defined by the greenery of three parks and the waters of English Bay and False Creek, just five streets wide and six streets long in the heart of Vancouver, Kits Point attracts visitors from throughout the Lower Mainland and around the world. The neighbourhood is home to a large number of cultural institutions including the Museum of Vancouver, Maritime Museum, H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, Academy of Music, Gordon Southam Observatory, Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, City Archives and Vancouver’s only Civic Marina. Numerous festivals like Bard on the Beach and the Honda Celebration of Light are staged here, along with marathons and Canada’s largest beach-volleyball tournament. We have approximately 1,100 households, an eclectic mix of single-family homes, apartment buildings, duplexes and townhouses, about 60% rental, 40% owned. An ordinary community with extraordinary amenities. The Kits Point Residents’ Association (KPRA), formed on behalf of residents, is a volunteer-run unincorporated organization whose roots stretch back to 1906. Everyone who lives in Kits Point and is eighteen years of age or older is a member of the KPRA.
Care for and protect this special place, be involved in the process of change that naturally occurs in such a neighbourhood, work with stakeholders who share an interest in this community and mitigate negative impacts in ways that ensure positive benefits for all. The KPRA is a member of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN), which includes more than 30 neighbourhood groups in the city.
Wondering how you can help? Here’s a list of positions the KET (Kits Point Residents’ Association Executive Team) has identified. Please respond to email@example.com if one appeals to you or if you have another idea for how you’d like to contribute.
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Take photographs and/or videos to emphasize the urgent safety concerns in our neighbourhood arising from the steep increase in pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic
With your social media savvy, you will integrate and monitor a Twitter account on the KPRA website
With your background in traffic management/consulting/engineering, review the problems we have identified, analyze the neighbourhood traffic to determine other concerns and recommend solutions
Park Board Observer
Monitor the Park Board website and other sources to keep us informed about items that relate to the three parks in Kits Point: Thank you to Patricia McCuaig who has agreed to do this as well as monitor the COV site!
With your skills in website development, you’ll assist Kerry Sully in maintaining and enhancing the performance of our website
Develop and maintain a list of events happening in Kits Point for inclusion on our website
A journalist or writer, you will compile stories, past and present, of people and places in Kits Point that will pique the interest of readers of our website
KPRA Event Organizer
With your knack for getting people together, you will take the lead in organizing neighbourhood events: maybe a food truck festival, carolling at Christmas (maybe with the Salvation Army band), a Halloween costume parade for the young ones…
Maple/Whyte Traffic Circle Gardener
Your green thumb will bring this tired-looking plot to life
Thank you Simon Roberts for taking on this role!
Liaising with the City of Vancouver, you will advocate for better management of our beaches in Kits Point: fecal monitoring, dogs on/off-leash, etc.
Monitor the City of Vancouver website and other sources to keep us informed about items that relate to rezoning in Kits Point
With your background in public relations, you will advise us on the who/what/when/where/why in dealing with local media to advance our urgent need for a community traffic plan
Jason John leads the Membership/Donations committee for which we need another volunteer. Rebecca Fry leads the annual UP campaign
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KPRA Executive Team (KET)
Scott Dunlop Rebecca Fry Lynne Kent
Laurie Macpherson Eve Munro
Adam Smith Kim Spencer-Nairn Gloria Sully Kerry Sully