February 8 2018

Neighbourhood Small Grants between $50 to $500 to support projects that connect and engage neighbours, help people share skills and knowledge, increase sense of belonging, and celebrate diversity.

But what does that mean? And how do you apply?

We created a short video with an overview of the grants, information about how to apply, and details about what happens next.

January 12 2018
100 Braid St Studios, New Westminster

"A free community event fostering understanding, support and awareness for those living with Parkinson's"

Huge thanks to New Westminster Neighbourhood Small Grants, Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation for our grant that brought together the best group of people from our community and beyond for a fun filled, creative and neighbourly event. We had quite a range of ages attending Painting for Parkinson's, from 7 months to 89 years old!

Also thank you to all our sponsors, donators and supporters:

January 11 2018
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

Multicultural Women Mentoring Group @SVNH held another Neighbouhood Small Grant event this year inviting 67 South Vancouver residents. The event brought everyone together for a valuable learning and sharing life experiences as an immigrant. There was a First Nation table showcasing their cultural and historical background in Canada as well as helping the event participants to understand their own struggling issues through Q & A. The event also provided various cultural singing and dancing performances followed by delicious cultural dishes to taste.

July 15 2017 to December 3 2017
New Westminster - Glenbrooke North

Wow! I couldn’t believe it actually happened!

I got most of the activity ideas from the book “Canadian Most Popular Celebrated Activities” and also thanks to neighbours who put forth such awesome ideas as “Street Hockey” and “BBQ”. Of course, these last two events are Canadians most popular and well-known summer activities.

This is our multi-cultural day of celebration; we sang our national song, shared Canada’s most popular sports and games, such as:

“Going to Jerusalem” – musical chairs

Making your own “150th Canadian Flag”

Boissevain (frog)

November 30 2017
New Westminster - Glenbrooke North

Our street (and surrounding streets) had a very successful Block Party on July 16, 2017. The weather was perfect and a wonderful time was had by all.

For for the kids we set up a bouncy castle, had facepainting, water balloon fight and crafts to decorate bikes.

For adults we set up tables, bistro style on the road, so we could eat and mingle.

I think everyone will be looking forward to Block Party next summer.

Thanks again to the Vancouver Foundation for helping make our Neighbourhood Block Party a success!!