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February Newsletter

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information.. Read more

Volunteer with the DRA!

Posted on July 6th, 2018 · Posted in General, News

Are you interested in actively participating in the DRA? Some of the current opportunities include: Helping out at Carfree YYJ Day (June 17) – DRA booth set up and/or take.. Read more

Car Free YYJ

Posted on May 16th, 2018 · Posted in Community Events, News

On June 17, Car Free YYJ is back on Douglas Street! Come down and see us at the DRA booth. Share your thoughts about all things Downtown YYJ. Sign up.. Read more

Vacant Lot on Yates Will Soon be the Next Hands-on Classroom for Students and Residents

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 · Posted in News, Urban Ecology & Agriculture, Urban Livability

Media release from the city: A Vacant Lot will Soon be the Next Hands-on Classroom for Students and ResidentsDate: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 For Immediate Release VICTORIA, BC — A.. Read more

Submit Your Questions! Election 2014 Downtown Mayoral Debate

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Community Events, Events, News, Public Forums

The DRA is co-sponsoring an all-mayoral candidates debate with the Downtown Victoria Business Association and the Greater Victoria Public Library. This is an opportunity for everyone who lives, works, or owns.. Read more

Town Hall Meeting: Livability Solutions in Downtown Victoria

Posted on September 4th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Events, News, Public Forums

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the DRA’s Healthy Living Committee will host a discussion forum in the City Hall Antechamber, for the purpose of developing solutions to present and future livability issues.. Read more

Letter to Council: Proposed Speed Reductions

Posted on July 15th, 2014 · Posted in City Hall, Letters, News

The following letter regarding proposed speed limit reductions was sent to City Council on July 16, 2014. Mayor and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6.. Read more

DRA calls for review of the Johnson Street Bridge landscaping plan

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The Public Realm and Landscape Design Strategy for the Johnson Street Bridge came before City Council for review at a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting of a few weeks ago,.. Read more

Letter of Support: Cool Aid Housing Initiatives

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Letters, News

Downtown Residents Association members are much more familiar with and impacted by people who are homeless and living in the downtown core than those who live in other neighbourhoods. We.. Read more

AGM Coming Up: 23 January 2014

Posted on January 11th, 2014 · Posted in Events, News

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 23 January at 5:30 pm at the Downtown Community Centre at 755 Pandora.  There are positions open on the Board, and Wendy Bowkett,.. Read more

DRA Public Forum: Regional Amalgamation

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Community Development, Community Events, Events, News, Public Forums

In October the DRA will be hosting its first public forum. Organized by the Community Development Committee, the focus will be on the question of regional amalgamation. Confirmed speakers include John.. Read more

DRA Communications Committee

Posted on July 7th, 2013 · Posted in Events, News

The next communications meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 23 July at 5:30 pm at Veneto (Hotel Rialto). Any members interested in contributing to DRA communications are welcome to join in… Read more

DRA Community Development Committee

Posted on July 7th, 2013 · Posted in Events, News

Meet and Greet/Brainstorming: An informal meeting at the Veneto (Hotel Rialto) will be held on Tuesday 16 July from 5:30-6:30 pm to discuss programming and planning of community social events… Read more

Victoria Large Events List

Posted on June 20th, 2013 · Posted in Community Events, News

Downtown Victoria hosts a variety of events that draw large crowds. Canada Day and the Symphony Splash are the largest, attracting over 45,000 people. View the City’s list of all large events.. Read more