My name is Sean and last year I helped my dad with this grant to paint yellow fish on the storm drains all around our neighborhood with kids from the neighborhood. It was fun and everybody learned a lot about how we can help keep English Bay clean for us and the animals especially the salmon. It was great when we had a big community dinner at the end and everyone from the neighborhood got to eat fresh salmon. The more people learn about how to protect the water then the cleaner it will be. That’s why I wanted to do this project again and help out more.
My personal motivation for applying for this funding to reduce travel miles for our food. Growing Asian vegetables is one practical way to do this. Plus, I found there was so much interest in gardening, so this grant provided an opportunity to address both. The West End can be a lonely place and even as an introvert I have tried to make an effort to be friendly. Gardening, (next to having a dog), seems to be a good way to start up an conversation. Most of my friends I have made here since moving to the WE have been from gardening.
This was a "Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants" project by Rashmi. She shared information about how to reduce food waste, package-free grocery shopping, proper segregation of kitchen waste, recycling, composting etc. Participants discussed about "Menu Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads".
Workshop participants learnt to make Beeswax Wraps to take home with them. All materials and handouts were provided. This event was free of cost. Everyone were welcome to attend.
This project workshop was hosted by a child, for the children in West End, Vancouver! This project is by Siddharth, a 4 year old DIY enthusiast and Mary, a 90 year old DIY enthusiast!! Siddharth's parents helped him with the organizing, set up and clean up for the workshop.
We invited all children to join us for a wonderful session to make amazing spa products like sugar scrubs and bath salts! Participants learnt new skills and had fun with their neighbours!!
Our 2nd Ora Community BBQ was fun for the whole neighbourhood! After having a successful first year word got out and even more came to year two. Businesses in the area donated food and colouring books for kids and people came together on the Canada Day weekend to celebrate, get to know each other, and connect with their community.
The Rosedale Gardening Initiative was begun to encourage neighbours in our high-rise vertical condo building to meet each other and come together on a mutual project.
The Neighbourhood block watch party event was a huge success! On June 15th, Everyone in the neighbourhood brought food and set it out under two big tents. There was a crafts table set up for the kids, who decorated wooden animal masks which are now put up on the fence of our playground. We had games such as Jenga and a bean bag throwing game. Two barbeques were brought by some neighbours and there was a vegetarian option as well. Music played in the background as members of the community sat on picnic chairs and chatted amongst each other.
We joined the Pride Block Party at GNH to make glam outfits for Pride.
INDIGO DYE WORKSHOP
----NOV 10th 2019---10:00am- GNH
We started with researching the Long & Fascinating Indigo story!
The History of Indigo Dye.
How the technique has been developed & used around the world in various dying/ and stitching techniques.
We advertised our program mouth by mouth, as well as created a WeChat Group. In the WeChat Group, people brought their used but good quality stuffs (which means they still have their life and they are still useful.) togather to do exchange. As living support costs index increasing, more and more families which have little kids hardly to keep buying brand new toys and cloths for their children. On the other hand, as their kids growing up, these families have to clean-up lots of toys and cloths. Those