I live in a strata including 72 units, near the Guildford Mall. We are a very diverse community with many people speaking a language other than English. Many are fairly new and have not yet built relationships with their neighbours. We held a potluck event, including games, kids prizes and door prizes. Because people brought their own food, they were able to “showcase” their home dishes. Many people wanted to do more events like this and several ideas were presented for future grant projects. One woman shared individual cuttings from a plant she had – this was a lovely gift. We found our best advertising came from sandwich boards in the building entrances, with information attached in Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese. Children also went door-to-door inviting everyone. I think our event was a great success, with over 50 people attending.

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