On Friday, July 19, 2013 Creative Playtime at Gordon Neighbourhood House hosted a brunch for community elders. The event drew 54 people and brought community elders together with children 0-5 years old from Creative Playtime as well as their parents.
"Our grant of $500 was all used up in just under 2.5 hours. We managed to raise an additional $146 and used this up by the end of the day. All-in-all, I would say that we collected well over 60,000 butts. Having had to augment the initial grant, due to the success of the event, I would say that we have made a very solid case for the government to look into implementing a deposit system on butts."
These workshops were offered at Gordon Neighbourhood House on two Wednesday evenings in June 2013.
Participants felt lighter and energized after leaving the class. Grant recipient, Brenda Basco Hopkins, hopes to offer her classes on a more regular basis at Gordon Neighbourhood House or the West End Community Centre.
Students from Lord Strathcona Elementary School made a banner for the book swap with the help of their teachers. Each flag on the banner celebrates a child's favourite book.
I just wanted to forward you some pictures of our block party that took place this past Saturday! We had a great turnout with around 75 people at one point! It was a great community effort where everyone brought a dish or something to contribute. Here are some photos that one our neighbours took for us too. Thank you again on behalf of the Port Royal community for the grant!