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Great things are happening in #theheartofkits!


Canuck Place:

Children’s Hospice providing pediatric palliative care, and making a difference in the lives of children and families in need in BC. For more info and ways to support, visit www.canuckplace.org or contact Caitlin Jung at: Caitlin.Jung@canuckplace.org


Car Free Day Kitsilano:

For Vancouver’s Car Free Days in summer, Kits residents host street block parties with their neighbours! To host a block party, visit www.carfreevancouver.org or contact: Kitsilano@carfeevancouver.org.


Family Services of Greater Vancouver:

Providing counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people, from youth to adults in our community, and helping build strong families.  The West Broadway BIA partners with FSGV and local merchants on the Caring Neighbours Holiday Fundraiser, raising donations for local families in need.  For more info, visit www.fsgv.ca or contact: giving@fsgv.ca.  EVENTS: annual events include a Speakeasy Soiree fundraising gala in October, and the Caring Neighbours Holiday Fundraiser throughout December.


Hub Cycling:

Through education, action and events in Metro Vancouver, HUB improves cycling conditions and nurtures healthier, happier and more connected communities!  For more info, visit www.bikehub.ca, or contact: info@bikehub.ca. EVENTS: annual events include Bike to Work weeks in the Spring and Fall.


Kitsilano Business Leaders:

Kickstart your day with networking and keynote presentations by business leaders!  For more info, visit www.meetup.com/kitsilanobusinessleaders/ or contact Judy Reiman at: judyreiman2@gmail.com. EVENTS: Meetups on the second Thursday of the month, 7:30am, at Foot Solutions on West Broadway.


Kitsilano Community Centre:

An inclusive, organization, offering a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages.  For more info, visit www.kitscc.com or contact Kelly Rolland at: kelly.rolland@vancouver.ca. EVENTS: annual events include Halloween Howl in October, Diwali in Kits in November, and Breakfast with Santa in December.


Kitsilano-Fairview CPC:

Volunteers and police provide safety resources, patrols, audits and more for residents and businesses.  Learn more at www.vancouver.ca/police/community-policing/kitsilano-fairview.html or contact: kitsfaircpc@gmail.com.


Kits Fest:

A sports and healthy living community festival at Kits Beach in summertime, celebrating diversity and inclusiveness for all ages and walks of life.  To find out more, visit www.kitsfest.com or contact: KitsFest@gmail.com.


Kitsilano Neighbourhood House:

Engaging community needs, from tots to seniors, through valuable and inclusive programs and services. For more info, visit www.kitshouse.org or contact Allen Smith at:allens@kitshouse.org.  EVENTS: annual events include an Autumn Fair in the fall, and Winter Market during the winter holiday season.


Kitsilano Secondary:

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM: providing volunteer opportunities for students.  For more info, contact Alicia Kersten at: akersten@vsb.bc.ca  COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TEAM: programs for youth in collaboration with community.  For more info, contact: info@vsb.bc.ca  |  ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: raising scholarship funds, fostering fellowships, and supporting school achievements, thereby strengthening relationships in the Kits community.  For more info, visit www.kssaa.ca or contact David Angel at: davidangel@shaw.ca.


Kitsilano Showboat:

Providing free multi-cultural entertainment to residents and visitors, and a venue for entertainers of all ages and abilities to perform at a world class venue, since 1953! The Showboat operates every summer from June to August at Kits Beach.  For more info, visit www.kitsilanoshowboat.com or contact Barry Leinbach at KitsilanoShowboat@hotmail.com.


Music Heals:

Supporting a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada, including access to music therapy for patients of all ages in hospitals, habilitation, bereavement support and more.  For more info, visit www.musicheals.ca.


Small Business BC:

Tools, resources and education at every stage of business. Visit www.smallbusinessbc.ca for events and free resources or contact expert advisors at: askus@smallbusinessbc.caSmall Business BC Awards nominations open in Fall!


St. James Community Square:

Affordable space for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities, including St. James Hall and multi-purpose rooms.  For more info, visit www.sjcommunitysquare.org or contact: info@sjcommunitysquare.org.


Tourism Vancouver:

The official source of tourist information for Vancouver – hotels, restaurants, things to do, events and much more!  Plus, valuable member opportunities for businesses.  For more info, visit www.tourismvancouver.com.


Residents Associations:

UPPER KITS: from Macdonald to Alma St., and W. 10th to W.16th Ave.  For more info, contact:  upperkitsilanoresidentsassociation@hotmail.com  |  WEST KITS: from English bay shore to Broadway, and Alma to Balsam and Vine. For more info, visit www.westkitsresidents.wordpress.com or contact: westkitsresidents@gmail.com.


Vancouver Public Library – Kitsilano Branch:

The VPL has been dedicated to your lifelong learning, reading and information needs!  For more info, visit www.vpl.ca/branches/details/kitsilano_branch or contact Mark Koep, Branch Manager: mark.koep@vpl.ca.


West Side Family Place:

A family resource centre offering parenting support and child-focused programming for families with children from birth to six years. For more info, visit www.westsidefamilyplace.com or contact Diane Elliot-Buckley at: wsfp@telus.net. EVENTS: Annual events include a fundraiser in the fall – Ghostly Gala: A Wicked Fundraiser for West Side Family Place – and Fiesta Del Sol event in the summer.

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West Broadway BIA

c/o Suite 238 - 2912 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6K 0E9
Tel 778-384–6377
Fax 604-739-8511