This was the second part of our project focusing on (1)building new relationships among neighbourhood residents, (2) providing opportunities for participants to learn from each other and (3) connect people across boundaries of age.
This was the first event of a two part project to build new relationships among neighbourhood residents as well as providing opportunities for participants to learn from each other. Approximately 45 people turned out on July 18 to learn how to play pickle ball, bocce ball and croquet. Everyone brought either a salad or dessert and their own plates/cutlery and the Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen was used to provide beef on a bun and roasted potatoes along with iced tea and lemonade.
Our goal through this project was to build a set of Bluebird nesting boxes that could be set up on a local property owned by the Nature Trust. A couple of weeks ago we made our box plan and planted a variety of native plants on the property. We had a wonderful day building the boxes!
On September 17, 2017 the residents of Innis Place in Keremeos, BC held a wonderful Block Party so that we could get to know all our neighbours a little better.
We also invited the neighbours of the recently developed residences on the lane to the west of Innis Place and adjacent to the RCMP office.
Celebrating the harvest in rural Cawston!