On December 16th General Gordon Elementary held a media event to discuss our seismically safe school and then an assembly celebration with the school community. The media event included VSB staff, VSB Trustee Diane Turner, MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena Andrew Wilkinson, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek Sam Sullivan, PAC Executive, two students were selected to be the emcee's and one student played a musical instrument. There were many journalists from diverse media stations.
A dedicated group of 20 residents from the Anderson Creek subdivision cleared a vacant park area and brought in plants, bark mulch, lights and seating and created a beautiful common area to spend time gathering, visiting, gardening and getting to know each other and their neighbours. After many hours of working together, they celebrated with a neighbourhood party.
Fostering Kindness and Inclusion
The Buddy Benches were painted by students and parents at Hammond Elementary and were constructed by inmates at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre. These colourful seats help spread a message of kindness and inclusion to students.
The U.N. has declared International Day of Yoga in June since 2015. We organized our free community event this year on June 19th allowing residents of Surrey to participate in free yoga activities, music, games and yogic food. We provided a yoga demonstration, yoga & health information and yoga for kids. We also promoted yoga as a holistic practice of self development through music, meditation and postures, and how it benefits people to feel healthy, energetic and revitalised.