Stories

July 6 2018
St. Augustine's Church Hall, Hudson Street

Taking a break from our digital lives, board gaming is an inherently social hobby, with people getting together to play old favorites or this months hottest new title.

We've started a monthly board game Meetup in Marpole. Marpole Meeples aims to give gamers a space to share their hobby with other gamers in the community, as well as inviting new people into the hobby. Our first two events had 30 gamers at each one, with a huge selection of modern games to choose from, either provided by the host or brought by some of the attendees.

July 5 2018
Columbia Street, Between 10th and 11th

On June 17th, 2018 we had a very successful neighbourhood block party to mingle and get to know our neighbours. We were able to put on a stress free event with a strong team of 7 core volunteers and a whole lot of love and dedication. It’s amazing how a small group of like minded people can succeed when they put their minds to it, and we did just that.

July 3 2018
Macdonald Park

Lot's of cultures have times in the day where they meet neighbours and friends over tea or coffee to share about what is going on in their lives. We wanted to imitate the german Kaffee und Kuchen (Coffee and Cake) and have various pastries and drinks to gather people together. We ended up also bringing a smoothie making bike and games/bubbles/chalk to make it fun for kids as well. We hoped that there would be something for everyone. It ended up going a lot better than we anticipated. Even though it was an overcast (and slightly rainy at times) day, a lot of people came out.

June 25 2018
Unity Church

New West Shine and Share Talent Show

Michael explained why ragtime music had that name, then played a tricky piece on the piano. Toe tappin!
And photos of folks enjoying ice cream; and thanks to Unity Church for the wonderful cozy space.

Emily and Lindsay, one of the dance duos, did A Trip Back in Time.

Mary’s surprise vintage newspaper clipping poetry, Franci’s poetry, and the winner’s jump for joy upon having her name called.

June 19 2018
Moody Park

This is the first time I make an event with NSG, and I would like to make more in the future.

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