September 20 2014
South Arm Park
When my coworkers and I heard that there was grant money available through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program to help bring our community together, we could not miss this opportunity to apply. We wanted to help strengthen connections within a neigbourhood where the most we knew about each other were the cars we drove.

June 8 2014
877 East 26th Ave

This past June, I received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to organize and host a local plant swap. I invited our friends and  neighbours to contribute plants and seedlings to exchange with one another on a sunny afternoon. The evening before my kids and I infused lemonade with lavender, rose petal, lemon balm and mint foraged from our garden. We baked lemon poppy seed, anise cookies and several other families brought over cookies and other treats to share. We organized a contest to win an small apple tree, and harvested and bundled fresh thyme, mint, lavender and oregano to give away.

November 8 2014
11051 No. 3 Road - (South Arm United Church (old church) - No. 3 Rd. & Steveston Hwy.

Event: Pizza Night & AA Meeting
Location: 11051 No. 3 Road - (South Arm United Church (old church) - No. 3 Rd. & Steveston Hwy.
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

- (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Pizza & refreshments 
- (9:00 PM to 10:00 PM) AA meeting; 3 special guest speakers; John C's 34 year cake; dessert & coffee 

Expect 40+ attendees.

September 28 2014
Kozier Park

On Sunday September 28th, Kozier Neighbourhood Park hosted an afternoon of fun and games.

Neighbours came out to play board games and test their physical skills by participating in a variety of games including the egg/spoon relay, water balloon toss, and tug of war. The sharing table was filled with an assortment of finger foods and everyone enjoyed a hot chocolate or coffee (Thank you to Starbucks at Blundell and No.2 Road) while connecting with their neighbours and making new friends.

October 21 2014
5151 Granville Ave, Richmond

Children learn best through hands on learning by using their senses.  Seeing, touching, hearing, smelling and tasting are great ways for children to explore their environment and process the world around them.  This workshop will discuss how children develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively through sensory play.