In order to build sense of ownership of our community, I hosted CITY CENTRAL TOUR, more than one hundrend people attended.
The objective of this project is bringing togeher Spanish Speaker families with children age 4-6 years-ol for 8 sessions 1hr once a week. The goal is introduce books to children in a fun ways, with different activities, games and crafts every week.
We often hear from those in the neighbourhood that they no longer know their neighbors. We desired to create an event that would foster a sense of community and that would provide a fun atmosphere to meet and talk with neighbours.
Welcoming Winter was a community dinner and block party designed to bring people of all ages together from the Springs Neighbourhood.
The event was held at the Manoah Steves Elementary School gym on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
The winter-themed decor and the Christmas music created a festive environment.
Back Alley Fence Beautification through community art installation.
We are a group of single parents in the New Westminster area who came together for various events over the summer of 2014. The existing support group for single mothers in New Westminster doesn't run through the summer months, so the NSG funding helped to organize family-friendly and welcoming events.
Our street had a Canada Day party where the entire street was blocked off. Neighbours contributed food, on top of what was bought using the grant, and we rented children's entertainment, on top of the inevitable sprinklers on such a hot day. Everyone had a great time being able to meet new and old neighbours and getting to build a better sense of community.
On November 19th, the Qayqayt school community was invited to attend a Community-Building event at the school to celebrate the diverse cultures of Qayqayt and the recent installation of our Phase 1 play structure (not yet open).
The event included screening of short films in English and French, and free food (including sushi, stir fry, samosas, pakoras, pizza, fruit, and dessert). Approximately 100 people attended and a good time was had by all!
We are hosting a community dinner and block party at Manoah Steves Elementary School for the Springs Neighbourhood and those associated with Steves Elementary School. The dinner will include soup, bread, and salad. The block party will include kids activities, bounce houses, popcorn and snow cones. The event is Nov 28, 2014 from 5 pm - 8 pm.
This was the second year The Food Connection received a Neighbourhood Small Grant, and we couldn't be happier with how much we learned and shared with the community! The Food Connection is an ongoing project, and it's essentially a community of food-loving folks that meet for monthly potlucks and free food workshops at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.
We started with a centennial celebration a few years ago which was such a success that everyone wanted this to become an annual gathering. The block party brings together neighbours from surrounding blocks - young and old, of many different backgrounds. The closing of the street creates such an amazing open space for people to gather, sit and chat, kids playing freely, riding bikes and playing games we've made over the years.
Thanks to the grant, we can keep this event going - thank you!