October 6 2014

Join us for our third book presentation Monday, October the 6th @ 7 PM in Kitsilano.

Our guest author for this meeting is Daniel Kalla . We will discuss his novel "The far side of the sky" and we will have the chance to ask him how he manages to be a doctor, a writer and a family man.

About the book:

Queensborough Community Centre, Hume Park, Moody Park, Grimston Park, Ryall Park, Summer Block Party at Salvation Army
June 22 2014 to August 16 2014

Started with Queensborough Children's Festival on June 22 at the Queensborough Community Centre, I planned and hosted 6 reading flash mobs events throughout the summer. We visited Ryall park, Moody Park, Grimston Park, Hume Park, and the last event we partnered with Summer Block Party ( to bring the whole community together.

Lower Hume Park
June 27 2014

For promoting my project, I designed a poster and had posters up in Judy Darcy's office, BC housing seniors house, Royal City Centre and Seniors Services Society. On Friday June 27, I rented out the picnic shelter in Lower Hume Park and invited all the seniors in New Westminster to come for BBQ and Bingo in the park. We provided free hotdogs, burgers, salads, fruits, coffee teas and water for everyone. We also had MLA Judy Darcy sponsored us with a cake.

Connaught Heights Park, New Westminster
August 11 2014 to August 19 2014

What a wonderful 8 days in our neighbourhood! We began our project Monday, with kids from ages 3-18 years making painted butterflies with mini-flashlight tails, to be used as decorations in our final performance. Classical Indian dance moves were taught to the group next by local teen dancers Simran and Rachelle. All the teens were wonderful mentors to the younger fry all week. The last hour of each day was reserved for rehearsals of the edited script of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

June 14 2014 to August 23 2014
With a separate small grant from the one received for the spring garden cleanup, volunteers from DIGS (the Downtown Intercultural Gardeners' Society) have hosted a series of summer socials over June, July, and August. The socials are held in the garden, are potluck style, and sometimes include special workshops such as one on bee-keeping. What a great way to build community!
DIGS Garden, St. Paul's Hospital
June 29 2014
The first I heard about a community garden at St. Paul's Hospital was from a friend who worked at the YMCA . That was in the Spring of 2010. I went to a community information session held at the Gordon Neighbourhood House and was quite surprised to learn that it wasn't just a question of applying for a plot but one had to commit to several days of Intercultural Communication workshops. To qualify one either had to be an immigrant living in the West End or simply a West End resident. The ratio of participants was 60 to 40.
September 29 2014

A book club to develop ties among neighbours, expose the participants to new books, and promote local writers. The Club's aim is to discuss books with a friendly and open-minded group of people. We buy copies of of the local authors' books, share them, and after the meeting we donate the books to the neighbourhood street libraries.

Join us for our second book presentation Monday, September 29 @ 7 PM in Kitsilano.

Our guest author for this meeting is George K. Ilsley and we’ll be reading his novel ManBug.

1150 Quayside Drive
August 16 2014

WESTPORT received funding from the Vancouver Foundation, Neighbourhood Small Grant Project to enable us to make our party an event that all WESTPORT owners, residents and their families can enjoy.

There were friendly activities for all ages, including face painting and games. Council supplied tables, decorations, fruit and vegetable platters, juice, water and pop, plates, utensils, napkins, and name tags.

Sunrise Park
August 22 2014

Summer Art at Sunrise Park


Aug. 22nd Friday


at Sunrise Park( near Rupert st and east 3rd st.)

 please come and join us for dancing, enjoy local talented musicians, BBQ and puppet show

1-3:45 BBQ, music, dancing and craft making

4-5pm Puppet show at Sunrise Hall

This event is supported by Thunderbird Community Centre, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House


Ladybug Community Garden E8th & Commercial Dr. 1600 block E. 8th
August 17 2014

"Re August 17th Sunday Summer Blast at the Garden 1-4pm”

If anyone from the neighbourhood would like to join us at the garden please know that you are welcome. 

Ladybug Community Garden is celebrating summer with a neighbourly invite on Sunday Aug 17th, 1-4pm. Bring a dish to share, and your own cutlery, plate and cup to cut down on garbage.