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Welcome the new 2020-2021 Board!

Welcome to our 2020-2021 Board! They were elected by acclamation at the Co-op’s annual AGM on June 24, 2020.

  • Carrie Warner  (Co-Chair)
  • Jessica Wright
  • Kevin Manders
  • Lynn Wittenberg (Secretary)
  • Meghan Carrico
  • Michel Turmel
  • Steve Berger  (Treasurer)
  • Tara Matsuzaki (Chair)
  • Tara Sawatsky

Also, welcome Teresa McCarthy and Anna Kalfa as our CHF Reps, and romham gallacher as our PIPA Officer.

Thanks to Sue Moorhead and the team at CHF for hosting the meeting via Zoom. This was our first AGM using Zoom, and it went very well. And to everyone who volunteered on their sites, our committees, and on the Board over the last year, THANK YOU!


Covid-19 Message from the Board

Dear Co-op members,

We are writing to you in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to encourage you to take care of yourselves and each other. As we are being told to stay at home and keep our social distance from one another, it is also an opportunity to reach out to our neighbours and come together as a community.

Please take some time to ask your neighbour if they need groceries from the store, reassure them if they are fearful, chat on the phone if they are lonely. There is uncertainty for many people, including parents with young children wondering how they are going to be able to juggle working from home with keeping children occupied, as well as members who are immuno-compromised or otherwise vulnerable. There is worry for those with older children trying to secure safe passage for their return from studying abroad or travelling. There may be financial hardship for those with insecure employment or who are lacking sick benefits, being told to stay at home with no pay. As a co-operative community, we see this as a time where we can try to support one another while also taking the necessary precautions ourselves.

We as a board will connect with the education committee to help facilitate some community support, but in the mean time, consider reaching out to your neighbours and ask if they need anything.

Yours co-operatively,

Vancouver East Housing Co-op Board of Executives

Counting Pennies – January 23, 2020

Counting Pennies


Counting Pennies – Van East Co-op’s Draft Budget Workshop

Thursday, January 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

Location: CHF BC Meeting Room, Il Mercato, 220 – 1651 Commercial Drive

Presenter: Lisa Berting

A review of the draft budget for the coming year, using an interactive computer presentation, discussing budget estimates, exploring alternatives, and examining what the new budget may mean for housing charges. The draft will then be brought to the Membership at the Budget General Meeting in February.

Van East Co-op Music Circle

Photo by Ryk Naves on Unsplash
Sunday, January 26th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars. It will take place at the Britannia Family Centre right across from the library entrance. All ages warmly welcome.
Bring a musical instrument (or not).
Bring a song (or not).
Bring a friend (or not).
Lead and share a song, help/collaborate on a song (or not).
Social committee will provide finger snacks. Please bring your own cup and plate. And please bring yourself (yes).
Ok Time to pump up the jam…:)
Hope to share music making with you then.
for the social committee.

AGM Update

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Welcome to our 2019-2020 Board! They were elected by acclamation at the Co-op’s annual AGM on June 26, 2019.

  • Leo Aitken-Mundhenk
  • Steve Berger (President)
  • Meghan Carrico
  • Marie-Geneviève Lane (Treasurer)
  • Ceile Prowse (Secretary)
  • Tara Sawatsky
  • Leanne Smith
  • Michel Turmel
  • Silas Woodsmith (Vice-President)

Thanks to Sue Moorhead for chairing the meeting, the Social Committee for providing snacks, and to everyone who volunteered on their sites, our committees, and on the Board over the last year. Thanks also to our AGM guests, David Marsh of Marsh, Marsh & Company and Kyle Smith of Cana Management.

AGM 2019 – Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the CHF BC Conference Room

AGM 2019



When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where: CHF BC Conference Room, 220 – 1651 Commercial Drive

Engage with your Co-op, review the last fiscal year, and elect your next Board of Directors.

• Presentation of the Co-op’s Financial Statements
• Annual reports from the Board and Committees
• Elect Directors to the 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

Please bring the packages you received in the mail.

Please note that this meeting will be held in CHF BC’s Conference Room, which is on the second floor of Il Mercato Mall at 1st & Commercial.

Refreshments will be provided by the Social Committee and all are encouraged to bring their own plates, cups and cutlery.

Brewery Hop Recap

Brewery Tour

Leo from the Social Committee tells us:

Friday May 31, 2019 a group of co-op members met for an evening of brewery touring and socializing organized by the Social Committee. The group toured two local east Vancouver breweries; it was a great opportunity to meet each other and learn a bit more about our neighbours. Lots of lively chatter and laughs were shared by all. Another event will be planned soon.