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Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
September 24 2018

Yippee! It's Village Vancouver’s fabulous 9th annual family friendly, zero waste community potluck celebration.
With Live Local Music (hosted by Chris Ronald), Children's Activities and Community Tables.
Bring some food or bevvies to share, meet your neighbours, and hang out.
FREE. Everyone welcome; tell your friends! RSVP on villagevancouver.ca or on Eventbrite.

Volunteers needed for setup from 5-6 and for 1-1.5 hour shifts between 6-9:30. Please contact volunteer@villagevancouver.ca.

South East False Creek + False Creek South
September 24 2018

With the increasing density and cost of living in inner-city Vancouver, is there still a place for community gardens or even urban farms? In this free walking tour, starting at Thornton Park and ending at Charleson Park, we stopped by a few different community gardens, urban farms, & an urban orchard to discuss the various models of community/communal gardens and their place in the livelihood of the communities living in this area.

McBride place
September 19 2018

This year my idea was a summer walking club with yoga classes and to end it off with a end of the Summer potluck and BBQ with Movie Night. My idea was to gather all the neighbours for a 45-60 minute walking and 30 min yoga session with an instructor. Everyone took the opportunity to meet each other and get to know them better. Each time we walked to a different park and while the moms enjoyed the yoga the kids played at the park, included with snacks and drinks. At the end of the project we did a end of the Summer potluck and BBQ with a Movie Night.

River Market
September 19 2018

Code Club offers a fun and interactive way for children to build valuable life skills such as logical thinking, teamwork and collaboration skills, as well as engaging them in learning more about the technology they use every day.

We provide easy to follow coding projects which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to grow their understanding of digital making.

Code Club takes place the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Memorial Peace Park
August 24 2018

Over the summer, a group of artists and musicians organized a successful Wild Salmon, Drums and Art event in Maple Ridge’s downtown Memorial Peace Park. Everyone in the community was welcome to join the circle led by Sto:lo Elder Eddie Gardner for storytelling and an opportunity to learn about traditional Indigenous drumming. Red Fox Creative Café art activities and a salmon celebration were included in the festivities. It is hoped by all who attended that this community gathering will become an annual tradition in our downtown park.
 

Gilker Hill
August 18 2018

On Saturday August 18th, Neighbours on Gilker Hill closed off their block and welcomed in the neighbourhood.

Maple Ridge - Back Alley
September 8 2018

On Saturday September 8th, Neighbours held a pot luck BBQ in the alley behind their houses.
With about 35 participants in all, the whole event ran from 4pm until shortly after 11pm.  One of the neighbors brought a fire pit so once the sun went down; they gathered their chairs around the fire and conversed. 

West Side Manor
September 8 2018

On Saturday September 8th, Neighbours in the West Side Manor held a work and play event.
The group of neighbours had a labour inclusive block party. The group used up over 50 Gallons of stain to re-paint their block’s fence and held a block party afterwards to help get to know their neighbours. The weather was precarious, but with the fences for the most part dry they were able to get most of the staining done prior to the rain picking up. Even with the rain it turned out to a blast of fun and talking!

Pacific Autism Family Network - 3688 Cessna Drive
September 14 2018

What a great event we had!

We had a fabulous turnout of neurodiverse and neurotypical friends who came together to socialize and build relationships around a love of Pokemon!

McBride place
September 13 2018

Thank you so much to the NSGP for sponsoring our project and making this event work. Our idea was to do a walking club with yoga in the summer when everybody is at home and bring them out to take the opportunity to meet each other and get to know them better. Each time we walked to a different park and then had yoga with the instructor. At the end of the program we had a potluck, BBQ, and a movie night. Thank you so much again.

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