Queensborough Open Mic was a wonderful first event with 58 people attending. There were musicians from all different ages, cultures and genres. The night kicked off with performances from a number of musicians. After this there was a portion of the event where people could jam and meet other players. We wrapped up the night with some collaboration performances from those that networked with one another. We hope to do many more in the future! The event was very well recieved and is a great way to socialize and enjoy a fun evening for people of all ages/ cultures.
Our Neighbourhood Block Party was a great success this year, building on previous years we've had them. There continue to be new families moving into our area and this has been a great way for us to get to know each other. A group of about 10 neighbours did the planning, with everybody taking on a few of the tasks. This made the event very simple to carry out and everybody is keen to have a neighbourhood block party every year to keep the momentum going. We invited the Community Policing office and we had live music and food which always draws people in.
With a desire to build the social capital in the immediate neighborhood (2-3 block radius), and create more of a sense of village atmosphere,we gathered neighbors over simple meals - where it was accessible and easy for all
residents to participate (potlucks can hinder busy people from attending, and families with low income - to not have
Free Indonesian Shadow Puppet Shaw
A carnival aimed at toddlers in the neighbourhood - games, prizes, food and a bouncy castle!
King George Forever! - New KG Song Facilitated by WEArts
King George High School Students Create New School Song With Local Composer In Honour of Centennial Celebration
The West End Youth Art Jam is about youth making art in the West End as a community event. Our mission is to engage the youth in arts, drama & musical projects and to connect them with artist mentors.
Another Great Day in Vancouver
Eddie is known by many for his charm and outgoing personality. He is extremely friendly and can often be heard saying things like “Hello Beautiful!” and “Let’s talk for a minute” to people he meets throughout the day. These gifts were especially appreciated during the “My Great Day in Vancouver” event that neighbours hosted as part of the 100 in 1 Day citizen festival on June 7th.