I am partnering with WE Arts (West End Arts Society), Babylon Buttons and the Women's March to create buttons that encourage dialogue around women's rights. Originaly I hoped to be a regular interactive event at the West End Summer Art Market but some personal events got in the way of that. There will be several booths set up at the 2019 Women's March where people can create their buttons.
We had about 2 dozen folks join us at the meet up event.
We partnered with Mary's on Davie, a local restaurant who supported the events that we host at the Jim Deva Plaza, to host the event and build connections with the local business' as well.
Every Monday evening we have a drop-in table tennis event where anyone can come and learn to play table tennis. During the rest of the week we have various people playing their own organized games.
As the theatre is used quite often in the wider community, people are aware that a table tennis table and equipment is available so it has made an appearance at parties hosted in the theatre, and recreational time during event set up and events.
We connected neighbors while sharing the knowledge of Vancouver history and culture. Curiosities of Coal harbor and other neighborhood names, also Vancouver and Canada general History. Local and older residents are proud of telling their experiences as well newcomers are anxious to learn.
The barbecues were very attractive and not difficult to have participants; as we had rare opportunities to meet them before.
As the opportunities to meet the foreigners of our building were rare, we prepared cooking meetings in order to be attractive.
The meetings were really good, with the help of Small grants we had success during the barbecues sharing the knowledge of Vancouver history and culture. Curiosities about the neighbors name, as Coal Harbor or Gastown for example. Local or old residents are proud of telling their history as well the newcomers are curious to learn.
The group is still small, but we can say now we have friends in neighborhood.
Our project had the purpose of foreigners and local people integration in our building during the cook of feijoada, Brazilian food as well during an outside picnic.
We shared the receipt of Feijoada while cooking, it was funny. Cultural local topics and Vancouver curiosities were shared while promoting regional cooking meeting.
We got together to stitch fabric bags and will distribute it for free in the community. It is part of the West End Chapter for the Boomerang Bags Project.
Kannadiga Food (Vegan/Vegetarian) Cooking workshop was hosted on 26th July 2018, Thursday, between 5.30pm to 8.30pm, In the George and Ella Balfour Salons at St. Andrews Wesley Church ,1018 Nelson Street, (Next to Van West College), Vancouver, BC V6E4S7. This event was FREE and everyone was welcome!
Summer Soirée - Creating Condo Community
July 28th, 2018 4:30 - 6:00
We had four events in October and November, targetting different age groups from elementary school, high school, and the transition to adulthood. I invited a professional speaker to talk about important topics for each group. Parents got to know each other and made friends. Some parents shared their experiences, so new-diagnosis families can have some guidelines without wasting too much energy and time. It’s good to know we have so many similar situations in this community and that we can find empowering solidarity.