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Wonderful Neighbours
Richmond

This is the first year our Block Watch hosted a barbeque to invite our neighbours to come out and get to know each other. Creating connections with our neighbours allows us to develop a sense of community and desire to look out for one another.

The event was held on a Canada day evening to allow as many to attend as possible. Neighborhood is relatively small but the turn out was very good with over 40 people attending.

In addition to the BBQ all guest brought a non perishable item which was donated to the richmond food bank society.

Team members
Erma Stephenson Elementary, Fraser Heights, Surrey

FHT basketball club was founded 5 years ago in Faser Heights community, Surrey. FHT currently has more than 25 members whose ages are in 7 to 55. The club holds one basketball game every week and BBQ in summer.

Richmond Public Library

We had a very successful Kids Telling Story event on Oct. 27, 2019.

There were total 20 kids with their parents attended the event. All kids told a story to participants. They are all great!

We received very positive feedback from participants. They are looking forward to participating next year's event. Kids enjoyed gathering together and the stories they shared. Parents told us it is great opportunity for their kids to speak in public. It is a good opportunity for kids to practice presenting skills and showing self-confidence.

We're sharing the smiles and food together at this moment, forgetting everything outside
Richmond Caring Place

An exceptional warm and sunny afternoon on November 20, the free public event The Giving Heart Community Feast & Holiday Season Celebration 2019 was hosted at Richmond Caring Place. Cross-cultural learning and understanding groups, elders and youth, men and women, families and kids, rich and poor, working class, military, veterans, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, homeless, and those who would otherwise be alone on this holiday season came to the tables in fellowship, food, music, poetry reading, stories sharing, lucky draw and more.

Steveston

For the second year our Block Watch hosted a barbeque to invite our neighbours to come out and get to know each other. Creating connections with our neighbours allows us to develop a sense of community and desire to look out for one another.

The event was held on a Wednesday evening to allow as many to attend as possible. Our townhouse complex is relatively small but the turn out was very good.

Gordon Neighborhood House

We welcomed flower and plant lovers of our neibourhood, shared some tips with free samples of the varitey of flowers and plants that grow from bulbs in three events at the following dates.
Saturday July the 13th
Sunday August the 11th
Saturday September 21st
Bulb Flowers produce some of the most dramatic garden color with minimal effort throughout the year!

7200 block Quatsino Drive, Vancouver
May 26 2019

The Block Watch Party was for Solar West strata residents to socialize and sign up for Block Watch. Snacks (hot dogs, donuts, lemonade) were provided. The Vancouver Police motorcycle squad attended, a great draw for adults and children alike. People could get a free bike tuneup by one owner. Children could paint bird houses, colour, play games and then hit the pinata at the end (great fun!). Free seeds from Bees Matter had us set up an information table about bees, plants they like, and gardening - it was of great interest.

Surrey Central Library

The Nepali community in Metro Vancouver has mostly new immigrants and they are very new to this country’s culture. Living in the completely new country with new environment, new people, new foods, etc is always challenging to all new immigrants and it effects specially to the kids. The kids are very shy to speak in front of the too many people in the classroom. Thus, Urbasi Tamang and I organized this program with the logistic help from the local organization Nepali Canadian Women’s Society of BC on October 19th Saturday at the Surrey Central Library.

Gordon Neighborhood House

This project held for three different dates as indicated below to increase the chance of having more people in our community involved. It was inspiring to have the instructor and some students of one of the GNH classes in one date and two members of other communities in downtown Vancouver with art talent shared their stories in another date of these series of events.
People that attended took items from their home and together we gave soul to their dying crafts back to their home again this time with happy faces!

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