About

Founded in May 2007, as part of Vancouver’s annual Keep Vancouver Spectacular (KVS) event, the West End Cleanup is a grassroots group of volunteers who are dedicated to keeping clean the most spectacular neighbourhood in Canada’s most spectacular city!

We have established affiliations with Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) and the West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to combine efforts to make the West End a clean and safe environment in which to live, work and play.

If you would like to join us, please E-Mail info@westendcleanup.com.

We meet most months for regular two-hour cleanups.  Our meeting point is in front of Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street) at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month (unless that is on a long weekend, in which case we meet on the third Saturday … please check calendar page to confirm).  We go out for two hours and regroup back at the meeting spot.  All equipment is provided and we go out in all weather (so dress appropriately).

In May of each year, in addition to our usual cleanup, we host a special anniversary event (including a BBQ for volunteers) in front of Gordon Neighbourhood House.  For 2015, our 8th Anniversary cleanup is currently scheduled for Saturday, 23 May 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until noon, at which time the BBQ begins.

In June and July, we forego our regular cleanups to participate in:

  • West End Seniors’ Network 25th Annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, 20 June 2015 from 1:00 p.m.m to 4:00 p.m.  We will be recruiting volunteers and selling our popcorn to raise operating funds.
  • West End Car-Free Day on Father’s Day (Sunday, 21 June 2015 from noon until 6:00); our booth will be setup on Denman at Barclay.  We will be recruiting volunteers and selling our popcorn to raise operating funds.
  • The 6th Annual West End Cleanup Community Yard Sale (Saturday, 11 July 2015 from 10:00 until 4:00) setup on the grounds of Lord Roberts Elementary School (at Comox and Cardero). If you want to sell, it is $15 for a space (E-Mail info@westendcleanup.com to see if space is available); an extra $3 is charged for a table (if available).  Free entrance to come onto the grounds to browse.  Also, we will be hosting our quarterly Electronics Recycling event at this venue.

If you would rather not go out with our group, or simply want to do a bit more … why not adopt your block?  To do so, please E-Mail info@westendcleanup.com with the details of the block on which you live.  If it is already adopted, we will assign a nearby block (or maybe the adoptee can use a hand).