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Intro to carving workshop

I received funding in fall 2020 to pilot a 2-day beginner’s carving workshop in the Toquaht village of Macoah on the north coast of Barkley Sound. The event was a...

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1st Tofino Chess Open 2022

Last weekend, we had more than 50 players and many more spectators from close and far gathering at the community hall and sitting around the chess boards. Over 24 kids...

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Community Pantry Project

The community pantry project began in March and is still running – it provides a barrier-free opportunity for anyone living in Alert Bay to access pantry items. We did this...

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Wee Care Update

Members of Piece Arch Quilters’ have different life experiences, but our uniting feature is that we all love quilting. Our Wee Care program consists of making quilts for babies as...

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Beauty of Spring

First of all, thank NSG for supporting this project. As planned, we have implemented this project in two steps: 1. Offline Preparation In first phase, each participant prepared a 1-to-5-minute...

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Hail Spring!

In preparation of Spring 2022, due to cold weather conditions, we’re off to a slow start. Just yesterday I was discussing whether or not to start planting with another member...

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Painting Planter Boxes

It turned out that the planter boxes are very expensive. We changed our strategy to create a free community garden in the South Vancouver area. Instead we use the money...

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Free The Seeds – Quadra Island

Free the Seeds achieved what we set out to do. We purchased seeds from William Dam Seeds and Saanich Organics, both suppliers of high quality organic, non-gmo seed. Additionally, one...

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Remote Community Grocery Delivery

Getting supplies to the islands around Surge Narrows has never been easy as it usually requires: • boat travel, often in bad weather, or darkness, or both • a 45...

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KinPark Community Pantry

With the support of Victoria Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grant, I was able to team up with youth, local businesses and community members to build Duncan’s first free community pantry! A...

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