Stories

Gordon Neighbourhood House
December 8 2018

The project consisted of presenting three movies over three months:

• 17 September – Bombón: el perro (from Argentina)
• 15 October – La mala educaciòn (from Spain)
• 19 November – Gallipoli (from Australia)

Using posters, and ads on Craigslist, we advertised these films (enticing people with free popcorn and pop) throughout the neighbourhood. We used EventBrite.ca to get people to order their free tickets. Each showing saw about 40 people book tickets and approximately 20 people showed up per movie.

West End
December 5 2018

The West End Free Kitchen delivers weekly hot meals and supplies to people living on the street in the West End. The program is simple: stocked with hot food, water and personal supplies in our car trunk, we drive through the West End looking for neighbors who may be in need.

Residents want to help their West End neighbours living with out a home and don’t know where to start. This program provides a way to be of service to neighbours in need while connecting people that may not have necessarily interacted.

West End
December 5 2018

The program offers a fun and engaging opportunity to connect people to zero waste options via social media, partnerships and conventional channels. Diners are invited to 'trade up' their collected stock of take-out sticks at the ChopSwap 'station' at regular community events like farmers markets, food truck festivals or other options in the 'hood'.

December 3 2018

My project took place in the meeting room of the Guildford library. From June 9, 2018 to June 30, 2018 every Saturday.

Various houses of the host
December 3 2018

We had various events to bring people together from different background and neighbourhood around food.

West End community Centre and festivals
December 3 2018

We had a multiple of events during the summer.
Jul -- Wonder of Bees workshop West End Community Centre
Oct -- Bees and Seeds mini-workshop at potluck West End Community Centre
Jul- Nov -- Giving out free seeds at various workshops, festivals, and community potlucks in the West End area.
Jul-Nov -- West End Urban Gardening calendars given for free at West End Food Festival, potlucks, and workshops.

The workshops were well attended and educational. Lots of seeds given out, and bee houses were made on site for participants to put in their neighbourhood.

Gordon Neighbourhood House
December 3 2018

Crafternoons was a free arts and crafts series on Sunday afternoons, held at the Gordon Neighbourhood House. As part of the Young Ideas initiative at Gordon Neighbourhood House, we aimed to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for artists of all levels and ages to connect and share skills—while creating something unique they can take home.

Workshops included: life drawing, floral crowns, planter pot painting, collaging, pumpkin carving, pillow cover making, and snowglobe mason jars.

Gordon Neighbourhood House
December 2 2018

We were able to provide the community with 25 brand new terrariums, full with stones, soil, moss, and succulents, bring greenery into the indoors of the West End. What was even more apparent was how energized everyone was, of all ages, to get together and bond over crafting, gardening and getting to know each other. I'm proud to say this year had a more diverse crowd, in terms of age, then last year and was also bigger.

Gordon Neighborhood House
December 2 2018

'Free Reiki Morning' event was held on October 14, 2018 with the help of Small Neighborhood Grant in Westend. Reiki is a Japanese self care practice to promote a sense of deep calm and tranquility. Posters were posted along the Davie and Denman Street, in the shops and and also at coffee shops and well-being related businesses, as well as Gordon Neighborhood House and WorkBC City Center locations. 5 Westend residents attended the event, and were given a free introduction about Reiki and its origin. Afterwards a Reiki experience through guided meditation was given.

Jim Deva Plaza
December 2 2018

A pop-up umbrella fashion show held on November 17, 2018 at Jim Deva Plaza in Vancouver's West End.

A runway show of custom umbrella designs with a jury panel and lots of fun. Created by the West End community.

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