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.
SunShine Choir Event
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.
The event was hold in Erma Stephenson Park on August 29th .
More than 60 people took part in the event.
Most people were from ethnic Chinese. One person was from ethnic Korean, One person was from ethnic Vietnamese.
People were dancing and singing.
Some people went ethnic Dai dance. Some went ethnic Sinkiang dance. A dance, called “Cheongsam Show” was very attractive, which showed a kind of Chinese women tradition costume.
The theme of this grant was “know your neighbors and connect”.
Food, sports and appreciation of nature was something that would easily connect us with each other. This grant was to utilize those traits to bring the community members together and celebrate diversity. We divided it into two components.
* Block Party in the alley
* Talent Show (Kids)
* Cooking Contest
* Clean up Neighbourhood
* Blockwatch Dinner
* Dinner/Appie Evening
* Fort Building Contest
Lots of socializing and mingling and creating a safe and friendly neighbourhood
There were about 40 participants coming to join together. We had a good time at the event, where people got to know each other and exchange thoughts and ideas of how to become a real Canadian.
This year our NPCG Apiary focus was on apiary maintenance and improvement and community education. We had a wonderful year with the bees and were able to host two community learning workshops in the garden as well as meeting countless neighbours who stopped by during our bee inspections. We have experienced a huge amount of support for our bees in the community garden and their contribution to local food security, green infrastructure awareness, as well as the health of our community garden.
I recently completed the Master Recycler Program conducted by Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, in Vancouver. As a certified Master Recycler, I felt I had learnt so much during through the course. And hence I decided to share my knowledge with my neighbours through this workshop.
"Puzzle Party" is an event where people get together, share puzzles, enhance their knowledge and have fun!
This year, we hosted the event in the beautiful Jim Deva Plaza of West End. This outdoor space is very active during the summer months and we were able to connect and engage with neighbours during this time.
We feel we provided a platform for improving the social skills and encouraged the cooperation among participants to complete the puzzles. They took turns and helped solve each other's problems!
The initial workshop at the Riley Park Community Garden was held in June, where a selection of gardeners and new Syrian settlers to the area attended. The basics of composting were explained to various interested people and the City’s composting leaflet was made available for gardeners to take away. Everyone enjoyed the Syrian-influenced lunch that followed.