Halloween Safety Tips
Ghost, ghouls and monsters aren't the only things to be afraid of on Halloween. Accidents increase dramatically on Halloween.The following are safety tips that parents should be aware of for their children:
- Children should be accompanied by an adult.
- Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
- Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
- All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
- Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
- Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
- Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
- Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighbourhood.
For fireworks related safety and to obtain a permit for use, please refer to the City of Vancouver here .
Thanksgiving in Canada
Thanksgiving (French: Action de grâce), or Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l'action de grâce) is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879, when parliament passed a law designating a national day of thanksgiving. The date, however, was not fixed and moved earlier and later in the year, though it was commonly the third Monday in October. On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating: "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."
Cited from:  Thanksgiving Day, Canadian Encyclopedia  Kelch, Kalie (August 27, 2013). Grab Your Boarding Pass. Review & Herald Publishing Association. p. 12. ISBN 9780812756548. Retrieved November 28, 2014
Victoria Dr. BIA Summer Festival
On August 12th, 2017, the SVCPC, along with other organisations, participated in the Victoria Dr. BIA Summer Festival at Jones Park.Click here to read the full story.
Photo by Rod Raglin
Canada Day 2017
On July 1st, 2017, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. SVCPC volunteers participated in 3 Canada Day events. Volunteers attended Sunset Community Centre, Kensington Community Centre and the ANAVETS Legion #26. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time. All 3 events were well attended, as everyone showed off their love for Canada. Everyone enjoyed great music, food and entertainment. SVCPC volunteers gave out crime prevention literature and handed out packs that contained helpful tips for when to call 9-1-1.
SVCPC Board Of Directors 2017-2018
On May 30th, 2017, the South Vancouver Community Crime Prevention Society held their Annual General Meeting at the Vancouver Alpen Club located at 4875 Victoria Drive. The well attended event saw the election of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. These professionals are high energy and are already very much involved in the community they work or live in. Congratulations to all SVCPC Board of Directors for your energy and dedication to help improve community safety and reduce crime through crime prevention education and the implementation of crime prevention services, programs and initiatives. The top 10 volunteers of the year were recognised for their commitment. The volunteer of the year was awarded for outstanding dedication to the SVCPC.
2017 Vaisakhi Parade
Our volunteers participated in this years Vaisakhi parade. Thousands of people came out to attend the event.
The streets were filled with diversity, music and delicious food.
Vaisakhi is an important day in the Sikh community as it celebrates the Khalsa,by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in 1699.