Lord Kelvin Elementary School
May 22 2015 to June 26 2015

Grow Your Own is a community project where students at Lord Kelvin Elementary School, their families and community members will build a planter and plant veggies to later bring home and care for over the coming months.

Rising Star Coop, Common Room 1556 East 5th Ave Vancouver, BC (Near Commercial Drive and 5th Ave.)
June 18 2015

You are invited to bring a food dish to share at the potluck and previously loved clothing and books to swap.  There will also be an option to make alterations and crafts from repurposed materials.

A night of community building and resource sharing.

Mount Pleasant
June 7 2015 to September 6 2015

A free walking tour of Mount Pleasant district.  

Pond by 4250 Marine Drive, Burnaby
May 16 2015 to May 30 2015

On May 16 (or May 17 if it rains) we will clean-up the Community Pond, and on May 30 (or May 31 if it rains) we will plant around the pond.  Please support us in any one of these days.

On June 13 we will have a Thank You BBQ around the Pond.

For any questions, please contact

Hope to see you there! 


800 East Broadway, Outside Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
May 17 2015

'Kaiso Day' Japanese Style BBQ
A FREE neighbourhood event and mini street festival, featuring food, martial arts demonstrations, music and kids' crafts!
When: Sunday, May 17th, from 12 noon to 4pm
Where: Outside the Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House, on Prince Albert St. at East Broadway.
Why: to celebrate and 'give back' to our great community!
Who: Hosted by Vancouver Shorinji Kempo* and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Various spaces
April 1 2015 to November 30 2015

Drop-in Spaghetti nights are to encourage people to get to know each other through the sharing of meals (Spaghetti doesn't have to be served - any meal is great).

All events are advertised on the events section of the Village Vancouver website:

So keep your eyes peeled for Burnaby drop-in Spaghetti nights!

The idea is simple...

St. Mark's Church basement kitchen
May 1 2014 to August 1 2014

SG 2014

Neighbourhood Cooking Classes for Parents with Young Children

June 8, 15 & 22, 2014



Participants: three women who have young children enrolled at Pacific Rim Montessori School

Location: first two classes were held at St. Mark's Church (W 2nd & Larch), one of the participants invited us over to her home for the third class

Learning: simplify the classes and market them to students of similar ability levels

West 8th Avenue & Larch Street Former Green Streets Traffic Circle
May 1 2014 to August 1 2014

NSG 2014

Herb Circle in West 8th Avenue and Larch Street Traffic Circle

May through August, 2014.

Note: Project was interrupted by City of Vancouver sewage repair on W 8th Avenue in August. Further, the City will replace the traffic circle and Green Streets plot with stop signs due to limited visibility and the accident risk level associated with vehicle/cyclist/pedestrian traffic at this intersection. This was confirmed by Green Streets Co-ordinator, Sarah Orchard, March 10, 2015.



April 1 2015

The deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants applications has been extended in the following communities:

Richmond: The deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grants applications is THURSDAY, April 16.


WestSide Vancouver: The deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants applications is Tuesday, April 14.


Downtown Vancouver: The deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants is THURSDAY, April 16.


March 27 2015

Our Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants program funds hundreds of projects each year to help make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020.

This short film by documentary film-maker Pia Massie shows how producing local food can help make Vancouver greener, and bring community residents together.

Get your Green ideas growing – apply now!

Got a great idea? Apply now for a Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant.