Make Pitt Meadows a better place

Hody Lye and Hanna Vorlicek shaved their heads for a fundraiser.

Hody Lye and Hanna Vorlicek shaved their heads for a fundraiser.

If you would like to start festival, think you aren’t being heard by city hall or need feedback on a much-mulled over idea to improve your neighbourhood, there’s a place for you to go to.

The Pitt Meadows Community Association, which opened its office in Osprey Village two weeks ago, sees itself as a facilitator, a place where business, residents and elected officials come together for a common goal.

“We’re bringing people together for a better Pitt Meadows,” said association president Hanna Vorlicek, who started the popular “Hockey Day” in Osprey Village three years.

Vorlicek decided to start the association after hearing from residents who had plenty of ideas and visions for the city, but failed to get them off the ground.

“I saw all these fabulous resources we have in Pitt Meadows and nothing was being done with them. I thought we really need to harness all of this and bring our volunteers together and ideas together for the betterment of the community,” said Vorlicek.

The membership-based association has already taken part in the Osprey neighbourhood barbecue, the Kali Yoga “yogathon” and the 7th Athletes-in-Kind head shave, for which Vorlicek and another board member, Hody Lye, shed their locks.

The association plans to hold an all-candidates meeting before the November civic election and a movie night is also in the works.

“We are a small community and people want that small community feeling,” said Vorlicek.

“Once we get our membership built up, we’ll understand what people want.

The Pitt Meadows Community Association will hold its first annual general meeting on September 20 at 7 p.m. at 202-10958 Barnston View Road. Annual family memberships are $20  and business members are $40.

Vorlicek will also be at the Osprey Village farmers’ market on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• To learn more about the Pitt Meadows Community Association, call 604-465-5500 or email info@pmcaonline.com.

PMCA board:

• Hanna Vorlicek;

• Hody Lye;

• Roxanne Reid;

• Anahi English;

• Lorie Mueller.