Stories

June 1 2014 to August 31 2014
Sunset
The Dragon Cleanup Team If you’ve ever seen a group of yellow-vested children, lugging small white buckets, equipped with pickers or tongs, scouring their south Vancouver neighbourhood streets for litter, you’ve seen the Dragon Cleanup Team. Since the summer of 2011, this group of children, along with some parents and adult neighbours, have removed over 600 pounds of discarded material. The City of Vancouver’s Keep Vancouver Spectacular department supplies the vests, tools, and garbage bags, and the City’s 51st Avenue nursery provides buckets.
May 31 2015
Sir James Douglas Elementary School

On May 31, 2014, our small youth group held the fifth Engaging Neighbourhoods Initiative (ENI) event -- Spring into Summer -- at Sir James Douglas Elementary School after months of planning. ENI as a project was started in 2010, as a master thesis project aimed at engaging community members in their neighbourhood through youth involvement.

October 11 2014
Room 345, Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond

The objective of our event is to bring together families with young kids, to help expand their social network in a casual environment and have fun.

The event was a resounding success.  There were a total of 12 families from diverse backgrounds that participated in the event.  Everyone had lots of fun with the ice breaker games and enjoyed the food and beverages provided.  The children all enjoyed playing with new toys and meeting each other.  The balloons were a hot commodity among the kids!

December 21 2014
Sapperton Plaza, 400 block E. Columbia & Knox St. New Westminster

On Sunday Dec. 21 we launched New Westminster's newest Little Free Library at Sapperton Plaza. This large school themed library design was based on a circa 1892 photo of Sapperton School which was located in lower Sapperton. Little Free Library is a world wide movement and its mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges, and foster a sense of community.

October 5 2014
Completed on Nov. 23rd. all 8 sessions of our program went very well as planned. About 180 people (including kids and their parents) from our community have benefited from our project. We got a lot of great feedbacks from our participants.

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