This year in August, we ran a similar event to last year at the same location, where children and teens played games and showed their talents through game strategy. At first, not everyone knew each other so we played some icebreakers to hopefully let participants get to know each other. We mostly focused on activities that would engage the participants, such as ninja and stringing together funny stories. It caught everyone's interest and got everyone's minds and bodies moving, giving our brains and our bodies a much-needed exercise a few weeks before school began.
Hogarth Place had its' annual Cul-de-sac event on Sunday,
Under normal weather conditions, we sit outside in our c-d-s. However, this year, it was too cold and rainy, so we moved inside one of the neigbhours home.
The neighbourhood is diverse and we had neighbours that are: German, Austrian, Mainland Chinese,
HongKong-nese, Turkish, Taiwanese, Canadian and Danish. Everyone came together and contributed to a dish from their nationality.
Our even is dancing together!
Dancing is often considered a recreational activity and all too often overlooked for the positive physical,mental and social health qualities. People will not feel lonely when they dance with other people.
They are more healthy and happier after dance with friends and neighbors. They will forget the troubles and the sadness during dancing. People change a lot after keep dancing. Our project can help people meet new friends and get good relationships with their neighbors.
SunShine Choir Event
It was on 21st Oct, a beautiful day, around 25 SunShine Choir members and some of their audiences gathered in a Fleetwood house for a Performance Party.
Different types of small choruses were performed. All the audiences enjoyed very much and our demonstration were recorded by some pictures and videos . The instructor Ms. Zhou made some comments on the specific skills and feelings of our singings. The future plan of our choir was warmly discussed after the demonstration.
I have created an all female basketball tournament to showcase their skills at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, where they graciously lend me their gym for free. 8 teams registered and 6 came to the event. This shows that this event was a need because basketball tournaments are usually created for males. The females were able to play in teams and had pizza and gatorade. The winning team got $250 and the second place team got a $20 gift card to McDonald's. With the help of the City of Surrey, they also were able to donate 25 drop-in Youth Passes for the girls.