Doman Day was a fun filled block party on Aug 5, from 4:00-8:00. With over 50 people, a jazz performance, over a hundred hot dogs, and homemade life sized checkers, the block party was amazing to be a part of. Many neighbours came out and met one another, and we all got a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Hopefully this can continue to become an annual event, and eventually run without the help of a neighbourhood small grant.
Our Canada Day Celebration for Canada's 150th was a huge success. We had approximately 50 friends, family and neighbours of all ages from various backgrounds come to celebrate in the drive way of our townhouse complex. It was potluck style for all the side dishes with ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs being purchased for everyone by the grant money. We also used the grant money for many decorations to make the event more festive. Our drive way was transformed into a wonderful oasis for all to enjoy with a lounging area including a propane fire pit along with a huge decorated dining table.
The short film "Lonely Ants Die Young" hopes to be a vehicle of empathy and reflection regarding our need for human connection. In a privileged, busy, and individualistic city like Vancouver, each person is constantly working to achieve their personal idea of "success." While this ambition can be positive, it may also lead to the constant need to "do" in order to feel "enough." This dangerous way of thinking can hinder our feelings of worth and vulnerability.
The annual MacDonald Park Block Party was a success this year despite the drizzle. The bike parade was a hit, as was the kite making. Teen volunteers engaged the little ones with face painting, street hockey and soccer. So many beautiful dishes from all cultures at the pot lock. Delicious! It was a wonderful afternoon of connecting with neighbours and meeting folks who are new to our great neighbourhood.
It was an amazing day where many kids in our community spent their time enjoying fun activities, arts and crafts, and much more! The true spirit of Eid was spread and this event helped us all connect, despite our different cultures and backgrounds. We were also honored to be paid a visit by Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido! All in all, we can proudly say that the event was a success. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us make this possible!