Renfrew-Collingwood Community News

News stories from the Renfrew-Collingwood community in East Vancouver


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May 2022 issue of RCC News is here

Check out all the great things happening in our neighbourhood this May. Let’s keep connected to your neighbours and community through the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News. Please continue to stay safe while you’re out and about.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News May 2022

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In this issue:

  • Il Museo exhibit sheds light on Mary Magdalene
  • Still Moon seeks artists for the 20th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this September
  • My Ukrainian roots and stuff by Paul Reid
  • Textile art exhibit at Deer Lake Gallery by local artists
  • Get involved in art, cooking and gardening this spring
  • Collingwood Library in-library programs for children, youth and families
  • The scent of springtime in Renfrew-Collingwood

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the June 2022 issue is May 10.

We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.

 

 


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Eating out in RC: Fighter Chicken

BY EMILY TAM

2887 East Broadway and Renfrew
604-564-9599
fighterchicken.business.site/
Open Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 9:30 pm

The crispy chicken burger is huge. Also pictured are two pieces fried chicken, popcorn chicken and four pieces fried chicken. Photo by Emily Tam
Fighter Chicken’s crispy chicken burger is huge. Also pictured are two pieces fried chicken, popcorn chicken and four pieces fried chicken. Photo by Emily Tam

Fighter Chicken opened their East Broadway location in April 2021, following their South Granville location. I was recently invited to try their food as part of an Instagram campaign.

For those of you who want to stay home, they are available to order on UberEats, SkipTheDishes and DoorDash. For the rest of us who either love the trek or do not want to pay extra fees, there is free parking within the plaza and the joint is a six-minute walk from Renfrew Skytrain Station. 

If you are looking for a local fried chicken joint, Fighter Chicken might just be the place for you! Their crispy chicken burgers are huge; I struggled to hold it with just one hand.

Do not fret about unnaturally large chicken sizes though, because the chicken burger actually contains two pieces of fried chicken. In the two- and four-piece orders of fried chicken, I liked how it either came as a drumstick or as boneless thighs since these cuts are less messy to eat.

Also on the menu are fish burgers, fries and combos.

Overall, I recommend this fried chicken joint to support local eateries.

Find more of Emily’s food reviews on her Instagram page, @hungrygirl_emily.

Emily Tam @hungrygirl_emily

Emily Tam has been a resident of Renfrew-Collingwood since she was a child. She attended Renfrew Elementary and Windermere Secondary and recently graduated from Capilano University with a bachelor’s degree in business with concentrations in international trade & logistics and finance. Emily is an avid learner of new things and one of her passion projects includes running an Instagram food blog, @hungrygirl_emily.  

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April 2022 issue of RCC News is here

It’s time to get out and enjoy the sun, the flowers and the birds. Let’s keep connected to your neighbours and community through the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News. Please continue to stay safe while you’re out and about.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News April 2022

View the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Adult day program at Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Society
  • Former Sunny Hill site slated for redevelopment
  • Eating out in RC: Fighter Chicken by local food blogger Emily Tam
  • Earth Day at Windermere high school
  • Introducing the Renfrew-Collingwood Community Fridge and Pantry
  • Apply for the Neighbourhood Small Grants – deadline April 30

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the May 2022 issue is April 11.

We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.