Residents who live here know that the South End is a vibrant community with a cornucopia of personalities and talents, and the front porch sense of neighbourhood often missing in newer housing developments. Oh yes, and an extra pinch of creativity added to the mix.
This is the place for people who love having a house with real hardwood floors, a sense of history. People who like to say “Good Morning” when they walk down the street. People who like to walk or cycle downtown or to the seawall. People who like to breathe in the air that comes from the ocean, and perhaps even get a glimpse of it from their porches.
About this Blog
This is a non-partisan community blog, with the intention of:
- bringing you up to date on what’s happening in the neighbourhood.
- giving you a place to ask questions or voice ideas
- connecting you to some of the local events and activities that pertain to our little world
- featuring some of what other creative communities like ours are doing.
If you have an idea, burning issue or question, use the contact form on this site.
The local community group is SECA: the South End Community Association. They meet monthly to update their activities; always the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Princess Royal Centre, at the corner of Irwin and Farquhar. We try to provide a monthly synopsis, but you’ll find if you attend a meeting, that they are a friendly group who will welcome you with typical south end warmth.
December 4 (AGM and Festive Nosh)
The SECA 2013 Board of Directors include:
Chair – Douglas Hardie
Vice chair – Chris LoScerbo
Treasurer- Sandra Zuccolini Laroque
Secretary- Sydney Robertson
Membership secretary – Joan Carruthers
Members – at- large
And a note about how SECA Functions
The South End Community Association operates on the principles of direct democracy. In an organization which practices direct democracy, the group assembly is the sovereign authority. What the group as a whole decides by free vote becomes policy. The executives in a direct democratic organization are merely delegates of the assembly, not independent representatives, and as such must carry out the will of the assembly. Hence, the president or chairperson is not a boss or a ruler, but only a spokesperson expressing the wishes of the group.
So, if you want your voice to be heard, please come and join them.