Looking back at 2022, it was a slow build-back from the height of the pandemic. There were groups and organizations offering more in-person events, and people were taking on challenges and adventures again. Still, it was not quite like before times, when Lynn Valley was bustling with outdoor concerts and rec centres had a full schedule. In case you missed it, we have pulled together our favourite stories from 2022.
Through 2022 there was a slow build of events, activities, and adventures as people ease back into a more pre-covid life. We love sharing what’s happening. If you have an idea for a story you would like to share send it a long. We want 2023 to be a year of bringing Lynn Valley together.
When Capilano University professor Bob Muckle was looking for a new project to help his students understand the archaeological dig process, he look to the university’s backyard: the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. What they uncovered has been a treasure trove of information, shedding new light on Japanese and Japanese-Canadian history.
Great new neighbours
There were lots of new members of our community. The 20,000 that moved into Argyle Secondary are helping both the environment and the students. Science teacher Megali Chemali has overseen the installation of a beehive inside the school. There are hopes that it will double in size and pack a pollinator punch for Lynn Valley and create some unique learning opportunities at students.
Another notable neighbour was CBC’s Johanna Wagstaff. She moved to Lynn Valley and has been sharing local weather updates almost daily on Instagram. She is already passionate about living here and sharing our community with others across BC and Canada.
We were so pleased to see more activities back and hope for more to return in 2023. We were excited to have the return of the Great Neighbourhood Garage Sale. From the storage room purge to the creative crafts, it was great to see the neighbourhood out in force. We are excited to announce the Great Neighbourhood Garage Sale will return in May!
Favourite piece of new information
There is no doubt people love their bikes in Lynn Valley and it can be a struggle to keep them safe and protected since they have become sought-after items to fuel Vancouver’s drug trade. One of our most widely read posts was about expert advice on bike security and bike-theft insurance.
When Dana Dykema started thinking about healthy eating choices and food security for her family, she thought a solution might lie in local farms. That led to an idea, then to a passion, and next a business. She is partnering with local food providers to bring quality food Valley to Shore.