June 3 2013

What do you do with a rotting wooden planter on the boulevard? Mike & Brian applied for and received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to build a raised edible garden around it.

Heading off to Home Depot one Sunday morning they bought the supplies & began construction. The roots of the 2 large trees caused a bit of a problem but another neighbour donated bricks & cement to level the ground. Many neighbours stopped by to help and plant.

May 4 2013

The Bees on the Drive event occurred on May 4th of 2013. The project leaders had the following to say: "Everyone arrived with their own personal story of what had brought them to be interested in bees and beekeeping. Many people have gardens, know other beekeepers, are concerned for the health and wellness of the bees or want to start a small business.

July 11 2012

Bringing the Vancouver West End community together - one BBQ at a time.

Dennis and Misty Wilkinson hosted four community BBQs over the summer and invited all of their neighbourhood.
Watch the Community BBQ with mini Olympics
Watch the Father's Day BBQ

February 26 2014

It was a hot day and perfect for a barbeque with activities such as water pistols, paddling pool and hula hoops. The host discovered a neighbour who worked as a DJ and was happy to be in charge of music for the event. 

The event was important to the community because lately there a been numerous burglaries. The neighbours were enthusiastic about the gathering and offered to contribute dishes and whatever help they could.

February 26 2014

Jerry Thompson spoke about the Cascadia Fault:

  • 1300 km long
  • Extending from Northern California to northern Vancouver Island
  • It is an active subduction zone
  • Last time it slipped was in year 1700 and it caused widespread damage along the coast.

Ann Pacey spoke about how to prepare your neighbourhood for an emergency:

February 26 2014

The Neighbourhood Small Grants Project was introduced in the Little Mountain and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods in 2005, and spread throughout our community rapidly and successfully. In 2012 we granted 135 projects, supported new leaders and NSGP veterans, introduced and promoted the Artist Enhancement and Greenest City components, witnessed innovative projects flourish and annual events grow, all making our province, city and neighbourhood a wonderful place to live.