This past June, I received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to organize and host a local plant swap. I invited our friends and neighbours to contribute plants and seedlings to exchange with one another on a sunny afternoon. The evening before my kids and I infused lemonade with lavender, rose petal, lemon balm and mint foraged from our garden. We baked lemon poppy seed, anise cookies and several other families brought over cookies and other treats to share. We organized a contest to win an small apple tree, and harvested and bundled fresh thyme, mint, lavender and oregano to give away.
Event: Pizza Night & AA Meeting
Location: 11051 No. 3 Road - (South Arm United Church (old church) - No. 3 Rd. & Steveston Hwy.
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Pizza & refreshments
- (9:00 PM to 10:00 PM) AA meeting; 3 special guest speakers; John C's 34 year cake; dessert & coffee
Expect 40+ attendees.
On Sunday September 28th, Kozier Neighbourhood Park hosted an afternoon of fun and games.
Neighbours came out to play board games and test their physical skills by participating in a variety of games including the egg/spoon relay, water balloon toss, and tug of war. The sharing table was filled with an assortment of finger foods and everyone enjoyed a hot chocolate or coffee (Thank you to Starbucks at Blundell and No.2 Road) while connecting with their neighbours and making new friends.
Children learn best through hands on learning by using their senses. Seeing, touching, hearing, smelling and tasting are great ways for children to explore their environment and process the world around them. This workshop will discuss how children develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively through sensory play.
Bee-coming Leaders: A Bee School For Kids was created and developed by Beekeeper Markus Storhas & Holistic Nutritionist Tricia Sedgwick of The World In A Garden. It is an interactive school that introduces the world of bees to kids and encourages them to become future beekeepers, leaders in their community and stewards of our land and food systems.
Our neighbourhood party was much anticipated and enjoyed by all. Over 50 people of the neighbouring streets of Regina Street gathered for an evening of reconnecting and getting to know each other better. Several new families had recently moved in so it was a great opportunity to meet and welcome them. The children had fun with waterballoon tossing, potato sack racing and hanging out! It was a really pleasant evening!