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October 22 2017
Rose's Neighbourhood in Richmond, BC

Thanks to the Neighbourhood Small Grant, the Roses Neighbourhood in Richmond held it's first annual outdoor movie night that allowed neighbours to connect under the stars.

It was a community event for the whole family! The 80s classic Back to the Future was shown on a beautiful warm evening on August 28th, 2017. Around 50 neighbours joined the fun, and brought snacks and sweets to share. Everyone tucked into their lawn chairs and blankets to watch Michael J. Fox find his way back to 1985.

October 22 2017
Brighouse Elementary School Ground

We had a great community BBQ on September 21st at Brighouse Elementary School. We were able to extend our grant through community donations of coffee and the use of a commercial BBQ grill. We served over 600 hotdogs and more bags of popcorn than we could count. We were pleased to have high school students ask to volunteer at the event as well as many adults from the community. Working together gave us a chance to get to know each other better and strengthen already existing community ties. We have had very positive feed back to the event.

October 18 2017
Candlewood Drive

In July 2017 we organized a Block Party for our neighbourhood which consists of 82 single family homes. The focus for this years party was a Bike Registration forum for all the residents bicycles. The RCMP Project 529 is a program that is administered by the Richmond RCMP. The event was very well attended and we served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a beverage.

September 4 2017 to November 30 2017
Buy Low Foods Community Room - New Westminster

An eager group of immigrant seniors, who were learning to achieve a useful and functional way of communicating in English; when I visited,  they were learning basic words that are used for the doctor's appointments and also learning about the Canadian general protocols when seeing a Doctor.
The project leader was very knowledgeable and patient. She made every participant feel accomplished with their learning and support them to express themselves better. What a great group!

June 13 2017
Queensborough Community Centre

Queensborough kids recently squared off in a neighbourhood cookoff and demonstrated some impressive skills in the kitchen.

Queensborough Community Centre, in partnership with community youth, Queensborough Middle School and staff, and Queensborough Special Programs Committee, hosted a neighbourhood cookoff on June 13.

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