We applied for a grant to be able to host a Drum Making Workshop. As an expert drum maker and teacher, Allan gathered the materials and I found our participants. We hosted our event in partnership with the Backpack Program's Friday Market at the Strathcona Community Centre. We had a great turnout of diverse people from throughout our community, from the young to the old; lots of laughs were had as we worked together to help everyone figure out the steps. We were able to learn more about First Nation's culture and protocol around drums.
Car Free day block party - barbecue, art auction, sports, music, pedicures, tarot card readings
Community Garden Boxes - built and filled with soil for neighbours without gardens & local preschool
Bee education - guest speaker on keeping urban bees
Neighbourhood Knitting - we met a few times over the winter to knit a communal blanket to donate
Communal bee hives - 5 households working together to start and maintain a beehive in the neighbourhood
Neighbors and community celebration with music, local artisan market, fair and edible treats. Marlin Ramazzini, DJ Castillo and local dancers were part of the entertainment. The grant helped with tents to shade the neighbors and provide shelters during the event.
Puzzle Party : Project Report
Vancouver Foundation and our partners are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are back for 2017!
Communities across the lower mainland have just opened for applications, and we can't wait to see what you come up with. Make this the year you join us to build a sense of belonging in your neighbourhood!