On a recent sunny morning, the Salt Spring library’s program room was filled with conversation, laughter and the occasional squeal from a happy baby. Groups of women were gathered around several wooden coat stands and ladders, busily knotting macramé plant hangers as they chatted.
As I think about different issues that we are facing today, there is no better time to exercise being a citizen and being a resident of your community. There is one powerful thing that we can do, VOTE.
Last year, we had municipal elections all over the province. As the election date approached, many of the candidates began popping up on my social media feed explaining their platform.
Between the tail end of 2017, and the rest of 2018, there wasn't much of a break between cold and flu seasons. I work in food, and also in health, and noticed that people in Vancouver were continually sick!
This is an expensive city to live in, and most of us can't afford to miss several days of work.
This workshop focused on affordable, accessible, natural, and edible measures that people can take daily, as a step of preventative health care, to protect themselves, their families, and communities from illness.
We successfully organized the 2nd year annual summer barbecue with a turnout of around 50 members.
Our building is a perfect example of a vertical community with a variety of condo units stacked 18 floors high. It is challenging for neighbours to not only meet each other, but also get know each other.
In his book Building Community, Paul Born reminds us that strong, connected communities do not occur automatically; rather, they are fostered by a “conscious, proactive, intentional effort to hold on to and build on the connections between us” (2014 p.5). When we thread all of what we do with an attention to the possibility of connection and care, over time we can embroider a tapestry of community into our life.
Written by Jenna Otto-Wray who has served as the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Coordinator for eight years.
The Work Shop was designed to be a fun learning environment for participants to experience the benefits, ease and affordability to making their own body/house/cleaning products at home through selecting readily available every day natural ingredients.
The Work Shop provided recipe books, ingredients, hardware and reading material for each participant to experiment and take home their creations.
We organized a dancing party in the summer time on 28JUL18. We invited lots of our neighbors to join our dance party. All ladies are requested to wear white dress. We were all have fun in the party. We meet old and new friends and more and more people want to join in our non profit dancing group to practice dance for free every week. We are all excited for the next dancing party in 2019.