Lynn Valley Days Parade

Thanks to all the little Little Pickers for putting smiles on so many faces with all that candy and to the big Little Pickers for taking away all that trash! It was nice to see so many familiar faces and receive so many thank you’s . We live in such a great community and days like that are the perfect reminder of that. Thank you Lynn Valley and we’ll see you all on Canada Day!


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Delbrook Park Clean-Up!

Thank you to all the new families that came out to support our Delbrook Park clean-up yesterday! It was great to meet all of you and I would like to extend a special thanks to Ema Wilson Visagie for promoting us in the North Van Rec Community Events flyer. The kids did a great job, collected lots of trash and even found a few sporting good treasures to take home! I wanted to draw some attention to what I found on the corner on West Windsor Rd and Delbrook Ave; a portable recycling bag set up by a thoughtful resident and there was actually recycling in it! What a fantastic idea!! Great work Little Pickers, stay tuned for our next community clean-up!


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Golf Ball Extravaganza!

Sometimes, on those rare occasions, there is more than just garbage to pick up.  Well, technically golf balls are garbage when left in the bushes to sink into the dirt but for kids, it’s better than Easter.  Yes, we picked up our fair share of trash out of those bushes but I’m pretty sure the squeals of delight each time one of the little white treasurers was spotted was heard all over the neighbourhood.  32 golf balls in all and the only way to pry the kids from the prickles bushes and muck was the promise to return another day and find more.   Sure, I’ll make that deal because by the time that day rolls around I’m fairly certain that ditch and those bushes will be littered with coffee cups and pizza boxes all over again…photo (1)

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February Clean-Up!

Happy New Year Little Pickers!

Now that we are all settling into 2014, it’s time to clean up the streets! This go around we will be meeting in the parking lot of Seymour Golf and Country Club at 3723 Mt. Seymour Parkway and working our way around that area. Please join us a 3pm on Sunday, February 2nd. If the weather is particularly nasty on this day, please check back here for updates. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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Donated Treats!

I am pleased to update that Maplewood Panago has donated pizza and Tim Hortons on Riverside has kindly offered coffee and doughnuts for our event with 102.7fm The Peak on October 20th so bring your appetite with you, you will be well rewarded!!!

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102.7FM The Peak Maplewood Clean-Up!

On Sunday, October 20th from 10am-12pm, the Little Pickers will be teaming up with 102.7FM The Peak’s Action League to clean up the Maplewood area and we are asking for your help! This particular area of our community is in desperate need of some attention and we would like show Vancouver what our great community is made of. We will be calling on local businesses, residents and community groups to answer the call to ‘action’ and we need YOU!!! Please RSVP to, ‘like’ us on Facebook or check this website for updates . We will be meeting at 2051 Old Dollarton Road (Maplewood Plaza) at 9:45am rain or shine.

Stay tuned for more details…

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September Clean-up!

We’ve had a brief website breakdown but we’re back!!!  We’ve had our September clean-up in the Park & Tilford area this past Sunday.  The rain held off for us and although there wasn’t as much garbage on the ground as anticipated the majority of the trash we collected were coffee cups.  With Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Bean Around the World and McDonald’s all in close proximity to this area, it’s amazing how many cups we collected, astounding.  Besides picking up trash, we spent some time unclogging some backed up storm drains!  All in all the kids had a good time!  Stay tuned for our October clean-up and some exciting news regarding The Action League from 102.7 The Peak FM Vancouver coming to help us clean-up the Maplewood area!


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Canada Day Parade!

It was a beautiful Vancouver day and the perfect setting for the annual Canada Day Parade! We had a great crew of kids handing out candy and an equally great crew of parents collecting the trash!  It’s quite awe inspiring to see a good majority of the community lining several blocks (in some places 4 or 5 people deep) mainly wearing red and white and all really excited about throwing their garbage away, in particular the kids, which was especially pleasing.  A big thank you goes out to The Black’s, The Hollow’s, The Devlin’s, The Falorni’s and their extended family from Italy and, of course, Great Canadian Landscaping for again inviting us along for the ride.   Happy Birthday Canada!

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Saturday is our last clean up before summer!

Just a reminder that the last Little Picker’s meeting before we break for summer will be this Saturday, June 22nd at 10am. We will meet near the pier at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver and work our way along the beach and surrounding area! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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We’re looking for new members!

Do you have a child(ren) 2 years or older?  Do you want to do something good for your community?  Come spend a few hours with us once a month, help to clean up our streets and teach your kids the importance of keeping our environment litter free.  We provide “pickers” for the kids, along with garbage bags and safety vests for safe garbage collection.  We meet once a month and during our clean-ups we educate the kids on why it is important to keep our streets clean and how the garbage impacts our environment. But, what is the best part?  The kids love it!!!  We are always looking for new members so please sign up today by emailing me at or ‘like’ our Little Pickers Facebook page.

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