Stories

Heather Gardens, Richmond

Heather Gardens is a small townhouse complex with 21 units. Although is a smaller complex, people hardly had a chance to communicate with each other. The Neighbourhood Small Grant provide the perfect opportunity to bring people together.

Fleetwood, Surrey

In a beautiful summer evening, neighbors with families from our block gathered together for a potluck and party. Neighbors brought some delicious foods together with the foods, drinks, snacks, and fruits we prepared to share. Neighbors had a great time together to know each other, enjoyed the foods and had great conversations. Kids had a fun time running around and playing together. We had a successful party thanking for the active participation of friendly neighbors.

129A Street Cul de Sac

Our neighbourhood held our annual block party thanks to the help from the Small Grants Program (Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society). This day is an exciting one for the kids and adults!! It is a great way for all the families to come out and mingle and get to know each other. The kids in the neighbourhood have been growing up together and our goal has always been to provide them with a safe neighbourhood. We had an amazing day filled with games, laughter and bonding!!!

Vancouver Foundation staff and NSG project leader.
SFU Harbour Centre

The Neighbourhood Small Grants Learning Day is a one-day community event that brings together Project Leaders (grantees), the Neighbourhood Grant Committee members that review applications, and program coordinators from the 26 communities in which the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is available.

Penticton

We invited all of the people who live on Braid St. to come to a party with the purpose of meeting neighbours, playing games, listening to music and enjoying a barbeque lunch. We blocked off the 500 block with barricades and hung balloons, had welcoming signs and games of all kinds set up on the street, had a face painting station, had a drumming group perform and had a playlist of music when they weren’t performing. It was a hot day so we had several tents sent up to accommodate the food stations and musicians.
 

Osoyoos

Resident of Bayview Crescent in Osoyoos gathered together for a Pancake Breakfast on the Crescent to meet neighbours they had not previously met and to catch and re-connect with those they had not seen in a while.  The event included a visit by a member of the local RCMP detachment who spoke on the issue of lake safety and how and when to call for emergency assistance.  Residents took the opportunity to ask questions on various issues and gained a better understanding of what the RCMP can be called upon to do.  As a result of this event, we have developed an updated contact list of neighbou

Penticton

I am proud of my heritage, we have our own culture, artwork and traditions. Yet, I only looked into my heritage when I reached my 40s. It was important to reach out to anyone who wondered if they have First Nations or Métis ancestory to come together and celebrate our cultures, as well as, honour our differences and the beautiful land Creator has provided us with. The moonlight paddle was not exclusive to Indigenous People as we are all members of the communities we live in. 

Mount Pleasant Skateboard Park

With the help of our Neighbourhood Small Grant, we were able to provide the opportunity for 20+ kids and their caregivers to come together and try skateboarding.

In addition to having a great time skating, we also hosted a children's book swap and a BBQ at the Mount Pleasant Skate Park.

Because of this grant, we were able to purchase extra equipment and supplies to make this and future East Van Skate Club events extra special. We will be able to use this experience to better facilitate ongoing skate club meetups, helping to keep our community vibrant!

Fraser River Place Housing Coop
July 28 2019

Fraser River Place Housing Coop
Small Library Opening July 28- 2pm
You are invited to the opening of our Small Free Library, Take a Book - Leave a Book, the same date of our programmed BBQ. Children and adults, let’s celebrate coming together and share fruits, snacks, drinks, BBQ and the opening of our Small Free Library for children.

Parkdale Manor, & neighbours

The Parkdale Fair was held inside the Lounge of the Parkdale Manor Lounge, so we didn't have the weather to be concerned about.

All Parkdale residents were invited, along with the neighbours in King Edward Court -- all seniors, as well as the residents of the area homes.

The Parkdale Fair was billed as a Wellness Fair; and our plan was to have healthy snacks and exercise information; pamphlets from the Peoples Law School. Some of our resources were Block Watch, ICBC, Translink and David Eby's office.

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