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Good Neighbour Award nominations open!

November 18, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Every year LynnValleyLife takes pleasure in recognizing a Lynn Valley resident who goes the extra mile to make our community or the wider world a better place. It might be someone whose quiet small acts provide ongoing comfort and motivation…

Valentine’s contest entries heartwarming to read

February 12, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Our 2016 Valentine’s Day Contest was the cause of passionate conversation during a LynnValleyLife meeting in January. We’d had a great response in the past to our “What Do You Love About Lynn Valley?” and “What’s Your Nickname for Your…

Enter our Parent-Child Valentine’s Day dinner contest!

January 31, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Valentine’s Day isn’t just red roses and romance – it’s a chance to celebrate wonderful relationships of all sorts, whether it’s with friends, neighbours, or even co-workers (you know, the ones who bring in pink Rice Krispie squares or Purdy’s…

LynnValleyLife Good Neighbour for 2015 announced!

December 23, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that we at LynnValleyLife love collecting stories of the good citizens in our midst, and drawing from amongst them to name the recipient of our annual Good Neighbour Award….

Lynn Valley home to pumpkins with personality

November 5, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We were glad to see what became of some of those pumpkins we saw leave the Lynn Valley field “Pumpkin Patch”! Thank you to everyone who entered our neighbourhood carving contest. We couldn’t help but award the grand prize of…

Do you know this year’s Good Neighbour?

November 4, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Every year, LynnValleyLife looks forward to putting out a call for stories about the people in our community who, in ways large or small, lend a helping hand to those around them. And every year, we draw from these angels-among-us…

Wanted: your best jack o’ lantern photos!

October 18, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We can’t help but notice that Lynn Valley’s jack o’ lanterns are getting spookier every year! LynnValleyLife wants to share this neighbourhood’s spookiest, funniest, fanciest and freakiest pumpkin carvings, so please send us a photo of you with your jack…

Lynn Valley photo contest winners announced!

September 25, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, fall is definitely here, and along with wet weather that means the end of the LynnValleyLife Summer in the ‘Hood Photo Contest! Thank you to all for entering, and another big congratulations to Jennie Angel, who won the early-bird draw…

Send us your best Lynn Valley summertime shots!

August 16, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’re happy to announce that Jennie Angel has won our draw for two tickets to the Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia concert! Jennie entered our “Summer in the ‘Hood” photo contest by the early-bird deadline… but there…

Bosa contest winner announced!

February 26, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’re thrilled for Ginger Campbell, who ended this week $2,500 richer! (Sorry, we reported the wrong surname earlier!) The Lynn Valley resident won the prize in a random draw, thanks to participating in Bosa’s recent contest soliciting potential names for…

Bob Rasmus featured in LV naming contest (deadline soon!)

January 26, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Bob Rasmus is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

Michelle Andreychuk sees changes during 30 years in Lynn Valley

January 24, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Michelle Andreychuk is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

Jenna likes Lynn Valley’s “little town” feel

January 19, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jenna Craib is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

John Gilmour reflects on Lynn Valley’s charms in town centre contest

January 16, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

John Gilmour is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being built…

Bob McCormack known for giving back to neighbourhood home

January 12, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Bob McCormack is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours who deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa development being…

Katie Andreychuk, one of Lynn Valley’s “new media” aficionados, featured in Bosa contest

January 5, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Katie Andreychuk is one of our Lynn Valley neighbours featured on the Lynn Valley Legacy website that is collecting names from readers – not just of notable neighbours that deserve the spotlight, but of potential names for the new Bosa…

Christmas colouring contest winners announced!

December 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, done, artists of Lynn Valley! Thank you to everyone who entered our holiday colouring contest and brightened the walls of our new office at 3171 Mountain Hwy. And thank you to Shula Klinger for providing some original Lynn Valley-based…

2014 Good Neighbour announced!

December 20, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are delighted to announce that Hoskins Road resident Lizz Lindsay has been named the recipient of this year’s LynnValleyLife Good Neighbour Award. Lizz is known to many in Lynn Valley. Now retired from her Vancouver Community College teaching career,…

Bring some colour to our life, kids!

November 30, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

To celebrate the season (and our new LynnValleyLife office at 3171 Mountain Highway!) we’re offering our first-ever Christmas Colouring Contest. We look forward to displaying all the neighbourhood entries at our office, so pop in if you’re walking by, and…

Lynn Valley, LynnValleyLife top reader poll once again

February 20, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Coming to you from the blowing-one’s-own-horn desk is the happy news that LynnValleyLife.com was once again voted the North Shore’s Best Website in the North Shore News Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014. As you can imagine, we are immensely grateful…

Lynn Valley home to Pookies, Pinkys and Snookums

February 14, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

After LVL-sponsoring realtor Jim Lanctôt mentioned that his wife Cindy was his “Cinderelly,” he and Kelly Gardiner decided that other Lynn Valleyites should  have to confess their beloveds’ nicknames if they wanted an entry into our draw for a Valentine’s…

“Pippe” and “Pecas” win “Love in Lynn Valley” Valentine’s contest!

February 12, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve been feeling warm fuzzies all week here at LVL headquarters, as our neighbours’ nicknames and endearments have been fluttering into our inbox on little Cupid wings. We’re pretty sure that only a top-class enticement – like a Valentine’s evening…

Enter the “Love in Lynn Valley” contest

February 6, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Win a romantic evening for two! Celebrate a fun Valentine’s night on the town, close to hearth and home! Start by enjoying a $50 dinner for two at the Black Bear Pub (they’ve promised their most romantic candlelit table!), then…

LV Christmas wraps up with carol sing, prize announcements

December 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A big tent kept merry-makers dry and bales of hay provided the seating at the wrap up of the Lynn Valley Christmas event in Lynn Valley Village. Those who braved the evening weather were treated with holiday barbershop tunes from…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Megan McAloney

December 17, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Lynn Valley Lions

December 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: LV United Church

December 12, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Award nominee: Gord Trousdell

December 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour nominee: Kathrin Wallace

December 6, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways large…

2013 Good Neighbour Nominee: Dana Dykema

November 29, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Do you know someone in Lynn Valley who would make a good candidate for this year’s Good Neighbour Award? Please send us your story about the person in our community who has made our world a better place, in ways…

Nominate Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour for 2013!

November 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve been looking forward to this all year! It’s finally time to put the call-out for nominations for this year’s Good Neighbour Award. We loved reading the stories you sent in last year. We heard about animal lovers and faithful…

Mollie Nye centennial a great success

September 22, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Miss Mollie Nye herself couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant celebration of the 100th birthday of the house her family built on Lynn Valley Road in 1913. House staff and volunteers from the Lynn Valley Services Society, which operates…

Celebrate Mollie Nye House centennial with traditional fall fair!

September 9, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Before Mollie Nye bequeathed her home to the District of North Vancouver, the Lynn Valley schoolteacher could often be found canning the harvest from her vast garden or baking pies in her small kitchen. That pioneering creativity will be brought…

Have you got talent, Lynn Valley??

August 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, of course Lynn Valley’s got talent – lots of it! So we’re thrilled that Lynn Valley Village is putting together a Lynn Valley’s Got Talent event. And we’re confident it will rival anything you’ve seen on TV to date,…

Project Sunflower to honour best blooms

August 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The stems are staggering, the leaves are lion-sized, and the blooms are bursting open. Congratulations to all you Project Sunflower growers who managed to nurse your seedlings through to flowering! We’ve seen the results as we’ve been cruising the neighbourhood…

Project Sunflower Diary #1: Lynn O’Malley sows her seeds

May 5, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the garden of Lynn O’Malley, voice of the valley: For the past two months, the LynnValleyLife team has been planning and promoting its scheme to blanket Lynn Valley in summertime sunflowers. We’ve talked sunflowers, mailed sunflowers, photo’d sunflowers and…

LVL Network members get first peek and VIP pricing at Seylynn Village

April 30, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We like to offer special treats to our LynnValleyLife Network members whenever we can. So we’re delighted to announce a special, LynnValleyLife-only reception at which our members will be amongst the very first to experience a brand-new neighbourhood just down…

Project Sunflower set to launch!

April 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This is the week that many of our LynnValleyLife Network members are receiving their Project Sunflower seed packets in the mail or on their doorstep (let’s hope those late-season snow flurries won’t be visiting the Upper Lynn area any more!)…

Lynn Valley tops Readers’ Choice Awards!

February 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Breaking news! Consider this: if Vancouver is ranked amongst the Top 3 livable cities in the world, and Lynn Valley has just been picked as the North Shore’s best neighbourhood, does that mean we just might live in what may…

LynnValleyLife welcomes 1,000th Facebook friend!

February 5, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This past couple of weeks, our Facebook friends seemed to be multiplying by the minute – we were starting to wonder if there was something in the water! We’re now delighted to announce our 1000th Facebook friend: Mary-Ann Yazedji, who…

Good Neighbour announced at LV Christmas finale

December 24, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Wow! Lynn Valley, you’ve got what it takes! Last night’s grand finale of the 12 Days of Christmas in Lynn Valley Village was a labour of love by so many, most particularly the hard-working valley folk in the Lynn Valley…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Travis Spencer!

December 20, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Paige Larson

December 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominees: Rosemary Postlethwaite and Darla at Waves!

December 16, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Jim Wright!

December 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Gillian Konst!

December 12, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Wayne Gooch!

December 10, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small.  Nominees don’t…

Good Neighbour Award nominee: Stephanie Brawn!

December 7, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small….

Good Neighbour Award Nominee: Rene Valen!

December 3, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large or small….

Good Neighbour nominee: Patty Hopper of Vancity!

December 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are collecting nominations for Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour Award until Dec. 19, 2012. We’d love to hear, and share, stories about good-hearted folks who have gone out of their way to help you or their community, in ways large…

First annual Good Neighbour Award announced!

November 20, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife is delighted to introduce a new, year-end community tradition – the 1st annual Good Neighbour Award! Has someone been a “good neighbour” to you this year? Did a person here in Lynn Valley go out of their way to help you,…

Lynn Valley Optometry launches anniversary contest

October 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Optometry is celebrating its 20th anniversary!  And as part of the celebration, the shop is holding a Facebook sweepstakes with some prizes you won’t want to miss. Available to be won are an iPad and ten Lynn Valley Optometry…

Meet our Mother’s Day contest winner!

May 21, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

In our recent Mother’s Day contest, we asked LynnValleyLife readers to tell us the most important lesson they learned from their mother. We’re happy to introduce you to Eryn Arnott, who wrote the following: “The best lesson I learned from…

Kids invited to paint the town red (and blue, and green…)

May 9, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Kids, get your crayons sharpened! There’s a contest just for you this Lynn Valley Day, and since it’s the 100th anniversary of this special community festival, we hope lots of you will get involved. Two of the colouring sheets honour…

Win tickets to see LV actress in soccer mom saga

February 27, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jenny Mitchell is a Lynn Valley mom like many others – she loves heading out on the trails, hitting the library, and socializing at Browns. Her kids, Dylan and Evan, go to Lynn Valley Elementary and play baseball and soccer….

You love Lynn Valley! (And so do we.)

February 16, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM LYNN O’MALLEY: “’Home’ is a name, a word –  it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.” So spake Charles Dickens about the power of home, and we…

February contests on now

February 13, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We currently have two contests running here at LynnValleyLife, so in case you missed hearing about them, here’s what you need to know. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’re asking people to share the love this week. Find our contest…