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February 23, 2017

A Chat with Anika Gee, Make Something Oliver Director

Make Something Oliver is our league’s microgranting initiative. The Oliver Community League has funds available to community members who want to make their mark by hosting an event that will make Oliver even more amazing. Make Something Oliver began in 2015 to bring process and fairness to the many requests the league receives from our community for donations, hall use, financial support, etc. As a not-for-profit itself, the league is […]
February 10, 2017

A Q&A with one of the Busiest Committees in our League – Programs & Events

Programs and events are one of the mainstays of any league and our league is no exception. The Oliver Community League has increased events by over 1000% in the past couple of years.  We are engaging our community through a variety of events and programs. Hossein Zahiri, Director of Programs & Events, answers some of your questions here: What’s new for 2017? “We have some of the old stand-by’s like […]
January 28, 2017

Upcoming Hall Construction

As you may know, our league struck a Hall Redevelopment Committee (HRC) in 2016. Part of that committee’s groundwork for the hall redevelopment was ascertaining the condition and to identify potential hazardous materials in our hall. We hired Stantec (Consulting company located in Oliver with previous knowledge of the building) to complete a Facility Condition Assessment and Hazardous Materials Assessment in fall, 2016. As a consequence of those assessments, our league was […]
November 4, 2016

Social Advocacy in Oliver

As you likely know, the Oliver Community League’s boundaries include an incredibly diverse population of people. With residences ranging from costing millions of dollars to subsidized, the demographics of our community are significantly varied. OCL has advocated time and again for building developments that meet the needs of our community. While dwellings that accommodate families, reflect the needs of lower incomes, and satisfy the visual identity of our community have […]