Neighbourhoold small grants is a pretty good program which we can bring some neighbors together and build a strong friendship. Everyone is busy everyday. From this program, we have a chance to be together. It is good for adult to build friendship, and also good for kids to play with each other.
Knitting and giving seem to go hand-in-hand. Somehow, it just feels right.
Here at the Richmond Public Library a group of us volunteers run free monthly knitting workshops teaching crafts including knitting, crochet, and loom to anyone interested.
We had a blast at the community BBQ! Residents from four buildings joined the BBQ which was hosted in the shared garden/picnic space on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Residents donated so much: a balloon arch, watermelon, snacks and drinks. A tasty BBQ was provided along with drinks, chips, fruit and freezies for the kids. People brought lots of other tasty treats to enjoy as well. There was face painting for the kids which they loved - and the adults joined in the fun too! Residents were able to meet others from the neighbouring buildings as well as their own.
Building upon the success of last year's 2017 Rice dumpling workshop, this year's Chinese cooking workshop focused on making three different types of dumplings which were easier to construct. The workshop was hosted in late September and we had a full roster of 30 participants. Three different workstations allowed participants to practice their skills in making the different Chinese dumplings. This year we had a wider age range of individuals from elementary school age to seniors.
This year in August, we ran a similar event to last year at the same location, where children and teens played games and showed their talents through game strategy. At first, not everyone knew each other so we played some icebreakers to hopefully let participants get to know each other. We mostly focused on activities that would engage the participants, such as ninja and stringing together funny stories. It caught everyone's interest and got everyone's minds and bodies moving, giving our brains and our bodies a much-needed exercise a few weeks before school began.
On July 21st we held our Garrett Street summer block party. The first one was held in 1994 and it has been an annual event ever since.
Hogarth Place had its' annual Cul-de-sac event on Sunday,
Under normal weather conditions, we sit outside in our c-d-s. However, this year, it was too cold and rainy, so we moved inside one of the neigbhours home.
The neighbourhood is diverse and we had neighbours that are: German, Austrian, Mainland Chinese,
HongKong-nese, Turkish, Taiwanese, Canadian and Danish. Everyone came together and contributed to a dish from their nationality.
Our even is dancing together!
Dancing is often considered a recreational activity and all too often overlooked for the positive physical,mental and social health qualities. People will not feel lonely when they dance with other people.
They are more healthy and happier after dance with friends and neighbors. They will forget the troubles and the sadness during dancing. People change a lot after keep dancing. Our project can help people meet new friends and get good relationships with their neighbors.
SunShine Choir Event
It was on 21st Oct, a beautiful day, around 25 SunShine Choir members and some of their audiences gathered in a Fleetwood house for a Performance Party.
Different types of small choruses were performed. All the audiences enjoyed very much and our demonstration were recorded by some pictures and videos . The instructor Ms. Zhou made some comments on the specific skills and feelings of our singings. The future plan of our choir was warmly discussed after the demonstration.
The Nelson Park Community Garden was ten years old this year and we decided to have a birthday party in the park for the community gardeners also inviting the wider community as many people stop to talk with us as we are tending our plots.
We held this party on August 25th, 2018. We erected a tent to cover our cake and our information in case of rain. Although it was cloudy and there were a few showers there was a good attendance by gardeners and community.