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December 2, 2013
Dear UniverCity Residents,
We would like to introduce you to Kinetik Cycles.
Kinetik Cycles offers a full range of bicycle parts and accessories, full service, and a great selection of adult and children’s bicycles. Located at 555 Clarke Road Coquitlam, Kinetik is only 5 minutes away from UniverCity.
Kinetik would like to offer a 10% discount to all UniverCity residents on all regular priced parts and accessories to those who display a valid “UniverCity Community Card”. If you don’t have your card yet, swing by the SFU Community Trust Office to get one and find out what other special offers are available to residents in our community.
December 2, 2013
A Plant Salvage will be open to the public on Parcel 25 University High Street (future home of CentreBlock – see image above) from December 7-15, 2013.
Get a selection of plants to complete your garden during a week long plant salvage at the site of UniverCity’s upcoming development area, Parcel 25. The SFU Community Trust is asking for volunteers to salvage and remove any non-invasive species of plants on the site. As there are no protected or riparian areas on Parcel 25 – ALL plants are free for the taking.
Bring your own tools (shovels, containers: burlap cloth, yogurt containers, 2 litre plastic milk cartons cut in half), transportation, and any other equipment you may need.
The weather will be cold so please wear appropriate attire including waterproof clothing.
The site may also be wet so please wear waterproof shoes.
Please clean up any dirt/soil/debris that is left on the road or sidewalks.
For more information on the plant salvage, please contact:
SFU Community Trust
#150 – 8960 University High Street, Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y6
Tel: 604-291-3000 www.univercity.ca
November 28, 2013
The following is a message from the University Highlands Elementary School Parent Advisory Council:
We would like to invite you to support University Highlands Elementary with their Community Preparedness Fundraiser in partnership with St. John Ambulance.
When you get an owee do you reach into your bag and pull out a wrinkly old tissue? Now you can use a sterile bandage with the compact kit that has everything for first aid on the go.
At home, has your kit been raided by scratches that needed bandaging like life ending wounds? It’s time to start over with a new kit and be comforted it’s all there and ready to go.
Think of everywhere you spend your day, in the office, in the car and at your activities. These are all places where we need to be prepared.
25% from all orders are going straight back into the school, a building block in our community.
For further information or questions, please contact The PAC Vice-President, Tamara Robson at 604-616-3375.
Thank you for your support,
University Highlands Elementary PAC Executives
November 14, 2013
UniverCity wins 2013 QUEST Community Energy Builder Award in the Real Estate Sector, and specifically for connecting 5 buildings to a burgeoning biomass-fuelled neighbourhood energy system. This award recognizes leadership and innovation in advancing smart energy communities in Canada.
November 12, 2013
********** NEWS RELEASE ***********
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2013
QUEST Announces Finalists for 2013 Community Energy Builder Awards
Ottawa, ON - On Nov. 8, QUEST announced the finalists for the 2013 Community Energy Builder Awards. The Community Energy Builder Awards recognize leadership and innovation in advancing smart energy communities in Canada, with a focus on three categories: Local Government, Real Estate Sector, and Utility.
The Finalists for the 2013 Community Energy Builder Awards were selected for projects, programs or plans completed in 2012-2013. They are:
In the Local Government category:
• City of Guelph, for activities that support the implementation of its Community Energy Initiative;
• Halifax Regional Municipality, for the design and launch of its Solar City program;
• and City of Surrey, for the development of a district energy system in its downtown core and an Organic Biofuels facility that will turn organic waste into renewable natural gas.
In the Real Estate Sector category:
• DEC Engineering, for the development of a District Energy Sharing System in the Westhills Planned Community in Langford, BC;
• Minto Developments Inc., for the development of a number of energy efficient and integrated residential buildings;
• and UniverCity, for connecting 5 buildings to a burgeoning biomass-fuelled neighbourhood energy system.
In the Utility category:
• BC Hydro, for helping communities implement community energy and emissions plans through its Sustainable Communities Program;
• Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., for the launch of its Savings By Design Program, which support developers in building more energy efficient and innovative developments;
• and Horizon Utilities, for its Energy Conservation Mapping Program which helps target conservation initiatives in its territory.
Awards will be presented to winners in each category at the QUEST 2013 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, taking place Wednesday November 13, at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham in Markham, Ontario, which is part of the QUEST 2013 Conference & Tradeshow.
“Local governments, utilities, and the real estate sector are three of the key players in advancing smart energy communities in Canada”, said Michael Harcourt, Former Premier of British Columbia and Mayor of Vancouver, and Chair of QUEST. “The Community Energy Builder Awards reward leadership by these sectors, recognizing that communities are responsible for 60% of energy use in Canada and more than half of our greenhouse gas emissions.”
The ingredients of a smart energy community are: the integration of conventional energy networks to match community energy needs with the most efficient energy source; the integration of land-use recognizing that bad land use decisions can create a whole lot of energy waste; and the integration of local energy opportunities including renewables. The result is increased energy efficiency while cutting costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Smart energy communities are being successfully built all across Canada. QUEST is excited to champion this local excellence and to share these successes through the Community Energy Builder Awards,” said Brent Gilmour, Executive Director of QUEST. “The awards will help QUEST showcase projects and plans in Canada that illustrate what it means to be a smart energy community and that inspire other community builders to think ‘smart’ in their own communities.”
QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow – is a national non-profit organization supported by a collaborative network of partners that undertakes research, policy analysis, outreach, and capacity building to advance smart energy communities in Canada.
CONTACT: Tonja Leach – Director, Communications & Engagement
Tel: 613-748-0057 ext. 323 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5, 2013
Spaces are now available at the Verdant Early Learning Centre and UniverCity Childcare for December 1st.
Verdant Toddler Program- ages 1 to 3
1 full time-$1,125.00 per month
1 Wednesday/ Friday- $520.00 per month
UniverCity Childcare Northside- 3 to 5 year olds (children must turn 3 by December 31st.)
2 Monday/Wednesday/Friday – $540.00 per month
1 Monday/Thursday- $380.00 per month
Spaces for December 1st are first come first serve until November 15th. Space will be offered with $20 deposit fee. Apply online through the enrollment section of website.
For further info or to arrange a tour of the programs, please contact Kathy at 778-782-4569.
For further information, please visit: http://www.sfuchildcare.ca