Category Archives: Events

Strathcona CPC Volunteers help deliver food for families and seniors in the neighbourhood

Strathcona CPC volunteers partnered with the Lotus Light Charity Society to package and deliver grocery hampers for Strathcona families and seniors in need.

On May 14 and May 28th, Strathcona CPC volunteers, led by Volunteer Coordinator Brian Kim, partnered with the Lotus Light Charity Society to package grocery hampers that were loaded with yummy fruits and vegetables. The food was graciously donated by the businesses on “Produce Row”.

Executive Director of the Community Policing Centre Dan Turvill said: “We were so happy when Lotus Light called us. Our volunteers have been itching to get back out into the community to help those that they see in need right now, and Lotus Light helped facilitate that chance.”

With COVID-19 restrictions putting a halt to many volunteer activities since Mid-March, it has been hard knowing that there are so many who need our help.”

The VPD’s neighbourhood police officers even stopped by to lend a helping hand.

This event is one of the ways in which the SCPC is “getting back to business”, with volunteers starting community clean ups a couple weeks ago. For information on how to volunteer with the SCPC, or to partner with us for an event please contact Dan Turvill at (

Speed Watch Training

Volunteers were trained for speed watch by Paul Goodman from ICBC on Sunday, September 23, in order to show vehicles their speed and promote awareness of the importance of driving slowly through speed sensitive areas.

529 Garage

Strathcona CPC volunteers along with volunteers from Hastings Sunrise CPC and Grandview Woodland CPC spent a busy afternoon registering bikes into the 529 Garage database on the Union Street Bike Path.

5th Annual Soapbox Derby

The 5th annual Soapbox Derby, for local children and youth was organized and delivered in partnership with VPD, VCC and Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre. The NASKARZ (Never Again Steal Cars) program, which addresses youth and gang crime through mentorship and positive relationships, was involved as well. Participants squeezed into a variety of custom-built, motorless, improvised vehicles, trying to be the best racers on the track while raising money for NASKARZ.

Pride Parade

Strathcona CPC and its volunteers attended the 40th Annual Pride Parade to show support for LGBTQ+ community on behalf of VPD. Volunteers marched in the parade handing out VPD fans and engaging with the community. Volunteers also got time to engage with members from other CPC’s and various agencies such as E-COMM. At the end of the parade, Strathcona CPC volunteers took a group picture of VPD and CPC members. Strathcona CPC volunteers even had the chance to meet and engage with Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Adam Palmer.

Union Gospel Mission’s BBQ / Family Fun Day at MacLean Park

Strathcona CPC volunteers joined UGM volunteers to help out wherever they were needed; serving water along the line to keep people hydrated, doing cleanup of the park and help serving meals to families

The UGM served 3,490 meals to the public and 125 volunteers participated in the event.

Children from Strathcona Community Centre’s day camps along with neighbourhood residents and their families were at MacLean Park for the festivities. Jenny Kwan, MP, Vancouver East, provided lunch for everyone.

Strathcona CPC volunteers helped set up and serve over 200 meals to children and residents. SCPC volunteers also had a mini POPAT (Police Officers Physical Aptitude Test) set up for kids to challenge themselves and to promote physical fitness.