This Canada Day, the residents of Anarchist Mountain wanted to show off their community just 15 kilometers east of Osoyoos. Our theme “Life on the Mountain” was meant to encourage folks to learn more about who we are. Our outfits included a bird watcher, a photographer, a wildflower lady, a cyclist, a baby owl and her family, a moose and a Sasquatch.There are new people moving into the area and it also gave them an opportunity to be involved and for everyone to get to know others better.
Thank you Community Foundation South Okanagan Similkameen and Vancouver Foundation for the Neighbourhood Small Grant we received for our Amazing Race and Music at Powell Beach, Summerland. We had over 100 neighbours attend the event!
We started the day with 10 teams of 8 that had to complete 14 challenges, solve riddles, learn about the history of Trout Creek, dance with a stranger, and other fun and crazy activities. Each team required a senior and a child to encourage multi-generation interactions. After the race, we listened to 2 live bands play indi-pop and blues.
In our little beach community of Kaleden, neighbours applied their NSG award toward a day of outdoor activites, including face painting, games, and painting banners to commemorate the day. By planning an event where all ages and abilites can participate a banner project was a nice fit for the community.
A group of 15 moms got together to get to know each other and have fun conversations. Meanwhile they were getting pampered with henna, make up tips and learning different ways to wear a hijab!
They enjoy great multi-ethnic food that was prepared by the project leader and her volunteers and a celebratory cake!
The gathering was sucha success, participants were thinking on ideas to add for a following gathering!