Stories

510 first street, New Westminster (my backyard)
July 11 2014

Our Queen Bizz Club welcomed five newly arrived families of Queen's Park neighborhood. They all came with spouse and children. That was a big success. 

On a second meeting, our webmaster Shammi conducted a well awaited training session on How to Organize, Synchronize and Manage our computer, smart phone and tablet. We had all questions answered but admit we need another session yet.

The week after, the group addressed the Facebook challenge: let’s ‘make friends’ with Facebook!

If you are new in our neighborhood and you are a woman, send us a note and come join us.

Between Burrard Bridge and Granville Bridge
July 19 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMQIwSia-VINW

False Creek Neighbourhood day was held for the first time on July 19th, 2014.  Our goals were to find and celebrate community spirit, establish our area's name in people's minds, and support local businesses. 

Sunrise Park
August 8 2014

With fantastic weather, an awesome crowd and volunteers with big hearts, the 2014 NSG Fun Day for Parents and Toddlers was a success!  The event was hosted at Sunrise Park on August 8th, 2014 with over 60 participants attended.  The afternoon was filled with food, balloon animals, Play-do creations, and laughter from an ethnic diverse parents and toddlers.

Spruce Street, Burnaby - between Smith and McDonald
July 19 2014

"Building communities one block at a time"

The event was a great success! 8 families took on the role to organize - successfully securing the support of 20 local businesses of donations of food, drinks & door prizes, inviting local police & fire fighters (who happily partook in the event), the organization of potluck lunch, live music, games, face painting & so much more.

Arbutus Manor
July 12 2014

On July 12, about 20 Vancouverites gathered at Arbutus Manor for en evening of film, food and thoughtful discussion.  We enjoyed getting to know one another over cocktails and appies in the garden, then watched the award winning film "With My Own Two Wheels", a Pedal Born Picture in our private theatre room! 

The 501 Building @ 501 Pacific Street
July 13 2014

The 501 bulding, at Richards and Pacific in Yaletown, is a typical downtown high rise comprised of a townhouse complex and tower. There are 450 residents, both owners and renters. Highrise living has its many perks in Vancouver, but it is also widely recognized that community building in highrises faces many unique challenges. Residents often remark that it’s difficult to meet neighbours in such a large complex, and as most of these interactions are in the elevator, they are often brief and even awkward. 

New Westminster Children's Centre
July 8 2014

The New Westminster Children's Centre provides therapy, support and resources to children with special needs and their families. One of the great things that the NWCC does is host a family picnic, where the families can interact, form friendships and find support. This year, thanks to the NSG, the families at NWCC were able to bring the Vancouver Tumble Bus, an amazing, revamped school bus that's been turned into a gym. Kids of all abilities and developmental levels were able to use the climbing wall, play in a ball pit and even go on a zipline.

Queens Ave United Church Gym
July 19 2014

Six people took part in the workshop.

We learnt leash technique.

Took to the street.

Lunch

Went to the dog park.

 

Gilpin Elementary School
June 6 2014

A great time was had at Gilpin's 1st multicultural potluck dinner on June 6. We came together and celebrated our diversity over delicious foods from around the world, enjoyed multicultural entertainment and arts and crafts. We want to thank the Neighbourhood Small Grants for inspiring and helping us in bringing our community together.

July 14 2014

Deadline extended! 

Calling all Richmond residents - apply now for a Neighbourhood Small Grant by Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to make your community stronger and more engaged!

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