Vancouver Homeless Magazine for August 20

Supermoon’s new galaxy – in a farewell to summer, we kick out the jams

john zakharia vancouverCan you believe it? Summer’s nearly over, and September is upon us. Whether or not you’re going back to school, the week after Labour Day marks the beginning of the real new year for many of us—but not before we celebrate the last of these deliciously long sunny days.

Vancouver fuzz pop outfit Supermoon is one of numerous indie rock bands performing at the Victory Square Block Party this weekend, an annual event Megaphone has been part of for years. It’s one of our favourite summer send-offs, and in the new issue of Megaphone, we learn about Supermoon’s recent beginnings and their hopes for how the city can continue supporting its thriving community of independent musicians.


Precious cargo: eighty-two-year-old Tony Hoar has been operating a Victoria-based bike trailer enterprise from his home workshop in Mill Bay for years. A beloved member of the Vancouver Island cycling community, Tony’s Trailers works with people from all walks of life, including the island street community, to become self-sufficiently self-propelled.

Eastside kick flips: Balmoral resident DJ Joe reports on the arrival of SBC Restaurant, a new inclusive indoor skateboard facility and community arts space down the street from where she lives.

Field of dreams: Megaphone makes its annual trip to the Vancouver Canadians baseball game where vendor Teresa Ng throws the ceremonial first pitch.


Razing paradise: Despite a recent announcement that Canadian Pacific Railway will stop work on the Arbutus Corridor railway while it engages in talks with the City of Vancouver, the future of the hundreds of community gardens along the tracks remains uncertain.

Plus: Megaphone vendor Ron McGrath writes about his summer of soccer;  Victoria’s View Towers eviction saga highlights a flawed B.C. residential tenancy system; and much more!

Thank you for your support,

Jackie Wong
Editor, Megaphone


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