1962 Lynn Valley Day May Queen remembers crowning glory

From Lynn O’Malley, Voice of the Valley

She may have accomplished many things in her life since, but chief among Jane Jessop’s memories is being crowned May Queen at the 1962 Lynn Valley Day. And it wasn’t just any Lynn Valley Day – they really put on the Ritz as it was the 50th anniversary of the first Lynn Valley Day that took place in 1912 in Lynn Canyon Park.

It wasn’t Jane’s first Lynn Valley Day, though. Then Jane Hambleton, she had been one of the May Queen’s flower girls when she was just in Grade 1. But that was nothing compared to being chosen by popular vote from amongst four or five other Lynn Valley Elementary School girls to be the May Queen in Grade 6.

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Lynn Valley loses loved Legionnaire

 

Received on March 12 from the Lynn Valley Legion. 

Comrade Harold Finnegan, a beloved member of Branch #114 and Veteran of the Korean War, passed away this week.  A Celebration of  Harold’s remarkable life will be held at Branch #114 this Saturday [March 14].  Please join us for a Full Legion Ceremony and service for family, friends and Comrades beginning at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the Branch.

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Bosa contest winner announced!

We’re thrilled for Ginger Campbell, who ended this week $2,500 richer! (Sorry, we reported the wrong surname earlier!)

The Lynn Valley resident won the prize in a random draw, thanks to participating in Bosa’s recent contest soliciting potential names for the new development planned for the Zellers end of Lynn Valley Mall.

We don’t know what name Ginger suggested, but we can tell you that the new development will be called The Residences at Lynn Valley. For more information about the project, being described as a “mountain village” with a residential component above a  grocery store and other retail outlets, click here. The development will also include an extensive, staged renovation of the entire shopping mall.

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Ginger Campbell, left, accepts her $2,500 prizewinnings for participating in Bosa’s recent contest to name the new residential development at Lynn Valley Mall. Beside her is Lisa Murrell, Bosa Development Corp’s sales and marketing manager.

 

 

LVLife welcomes new sponsoring realtor

The LynnValleyLife team is growing, and we couldn’t be happier to introduce to you the newest sponsoring realtor of our community news website.

We know, though, that for many of you Suzanne, or “Suzie,” Callaghan needs no introduction! Like many of you (and our editor!) Suzanne is an Argyle Secondary grad who has spent the last two decades raising her family in her friendly hometown ‘hood!

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Bob Rasmus featured in LV naming contest (deadline soon!)

Bob Rasmus is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won!

These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author.

Bob RasmusBob stood on the board of directors of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, was a chair and provincial representative of the National Diabetes Association Liaison committee, and a Lynn Valley Lions member for 25 years.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL TRULY DEFINES LYNN VALLEY AS A UNIQUE NEIGHBOURHOOD?

I like how Lynn Valley has the feel of a small town, but without all the gossip. Its community is an inherent part of its identity. Many of our neighbours are community minded and do things in support of our community.

WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST MEMORY OF LYNN VALLEY?

About 15 years ago, when I owned my own construction business, a single mom approached the Lions Club, of which I was a member, asking for our assistance.

She had a seven-year-old son with severe cerebral palsy and needed to renovate her home to add a system of rails that would help transport him from the bedroom to the bathroom, which would cost her around $15,000. The mother’s approach impressed me so I put together a small team to do a free renovation. That’s one of my happiest memories. I still see the mother around the neighbourhood, one of the nice things of living in an intimate community.

WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR THE FUTURE OF LYNN VALLEY?

Well, more people and traffic congestion is inevitable, but more bodies will help keep the taxes down. We’ll have to do our best as a community to maintain some of the small-town feel.

Do you know someone who has, or is, making a lasting impact in our neighbourhood? Visit the Lynn Valley Legacy website to nominate a fellow resident of our community, or suggest a name for the new development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Deadline for both is January 31, so throw your hat in the ring by then if you’d like to be eligible for prizes!

Michelle Andreychuk sees changes during 30 years in Lynn Valley

Michelle Andreychuk is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won!

These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author.

Michelle AndreychukMichelle has been involved in the community for over twenty years, having raised two kids in the neighbourhood and been in attendance at all of their school events and extracurricular activities over the years.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL TRULY DEFINES LYNN VALLEY AS A UNIQUE NEIGHBOURHOOD?

It offers so much on the nature side of things. There’s mountains, rivers, biking trails, swimming holes, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. When it comes to the people, I like how I can go anywhere in Lynn Valley and see a familiar face.

WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST MEMORY OF LYNN VALLEY?

Lynn Valley holds many memories for me as I’ve been living here for 28 years. But my most cherished is of my first house on Appin Road, with a magnificent view of the Green Belt with the fire going in the winter, or going around the neighbourhood with my kids in the spring on an Easter egg hunt.

WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR THE FUTURE OF LYNN VALLEY?

I see a lot of high rises going up, which could lead to more congestion getting to Highway One. The mall may have to improve its parking lot as population increases, but all of this can be productively planned and proactively managed.

Do you know someone who has, or is, making a lasting impact in our neighbourhood? Visit the Lynn Valley Legacy website to nominate a fellow resident of our community, or suggest a name for the new development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Deadline for both is January 31, so throw your hat in the ring by then if you’d like to be eligible for prizes!

Jenna likes Lynn Valley’s “little town” feel

Jenna Craib is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won!

These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author.

Jenna has lived in Lynn Valley the majority of her life. Currently she works in the dental industry and is launching a health and beauty channel on YouTube.

Jenna CraibJenna CraibJenna CraibWHAT DO YOU FEEL TRULY DEFINES LYNN VALLEY AS A UNIQUE NEIGHBOURHOOD?

I feel very safe in Lynn Valley. It’s a cheerful little town to me, it’s very family based and there’s always lots of familiar faces.

WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST MEMORY OF LYNN VALLEY?

It’s hard for me to pick only one. Some of the things I enjoyed doing when I was younger was the ability to walk to the mall with my friends for an ice cream cone at Purdy’s – which is still there! I’ve also always loved being able to walk my dog along the trails with my family and friends.

WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR THE FUTURE OF LYNN VALLEY?

It’s difficult to explain how I feel on this topic. I’ve heard there is a new plan to develop the area around Lynn Valley Mall, and to upgrade the mall itself. I know people need a community to live in, but I am accustomed to the quaint way Lynn Valley is right now.

Do you know someone who has, or is, making a lasting impact in our neighbourhood? Visit the Lynn Valley Legacy website to nominate a fellow resident of our community, or suggest a name for the new development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Deadline for both is January 31, so throw your hat in the ring by then if you’d like to be eligible for prizes!

John Gilmour reflects on Lynn Valley’s charms in town centre contest

John Gilmour is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won!

These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author.

John was the former President of the Lynn Valley Community Association. He currently sits on the board of Friends of the North Vancouver Museum and Archive Society and is an active community member.

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Bob McCormack known for giving back to neighbourhood home

Bob McCormack is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won!

These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author. Learn more about Bob in our earlier LynnValleyLife blog post about his many contributions to the community.

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Katie Andreychuk, one of Lynn Valley’s “new media” aficionados, featured in Bosa contest

Katie Andreychuk is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours that deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built at Lynn Valley Centre. Visit the Legacy website before January 31 to participate – there is a $2,500 prize to be won! These profiles and photographs are being shared with LynnValleyLife readers with permission of the original author.

Katie is the CEO of Pie Sessions an independent YouTube channel that features interviews with bands, in exchange for one of her homemade pies. Around Lynn Valley, she managed a co-ed soccer team for two years, and has volunteered for the RCMP’s Summer Crime Prevention Program.

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