While the BIA has been relatively quiet on social media while we focused on Covid and renewal in 2020, we understand the value of our reach on these channels. We will be making much more targeted and frequent use of our website and our Instagram and Twitter accounts. One way we aim to highlight some of the organizations and people in our BIA is through short articles we can share with our followers. If you are interested in having the BIA share a story on your organization, please contact me directly.
We have recently welcomed Clean Start BC to Hastings Crossing. Clean Start is a social enterprise providing employment to people with barriers. One of their services is specifically targeted at preventing the spread of Covid-19; more information is available on their website.
Our additional cleaning service through United We Can continues to run in the western end of the BIA between Cambie and Richards along Pender and Hastings (including alleys). Last summer, we coordinated with the City on an additional MP Neighbours shift in the afternoons/evenings around the street market. We received the good news that this additional support has been extended for the full year 2021. And of course we maintain our regular contract with MP Neighbours throughout the BIA, and they are able to respond to safety concerns that you may have (604-338-7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please direct any emergency calls to 911, of course.