Stories

July 15 2017 to December 3 2017
New Westminster - Glenbrooke North

Wow! I couldn’t believe it actually happened!

I got most of the activity ideas from the book “Canadian Most Popular Celebrated Activities” and also thanks to neighbours who put forth such awesome ideas as “Street Hockey” and “BBQ”. Of course, these last two events are Canadians most popular and well-known summer activities.

This is our multi-cultural day of celebration; we sang our national song, shared Canada’s most popular sports and games, such as:

“Going to Jerusalem” – musical chairs

Making your own “150th Canadian Flag”

Boissevain (frog)

November 30 2017
New Westminster - Glenbrooke North

Our street (and surrounding streets) had a very successful Block Party on July 16, 2017. The weather was perfect and a wonderful time was had by all.

For for the kids we set up a bouncy castle, had facepainting, water balloon fight and crafts to decorate bikes.

For adults we set up tables, bistro style on the road, so we could eat and mingle.

I think everyone will be looking forward to Block Party next summer.

Thanks again to the Vancouver Foundation for helping make our Neighbourhood Block Party a success!!

Wendy

November 29 2017
Centennial community center

It was a great opportunity to share the wonderful concept of Nonviolent Communication. It helps people having better understanding to their children, families, co-workers, and themselves. We have learned how to observe facts without judgment, feel emotions and express needs. We have been practicing together in person and online for one month. Our participants are seeing the changes at home and on themselves. For example, J, a mother with two young teens, said her younger son said he liked the way mommy talked now, it felt nice.

November 29 2017
Near Victoria and Kingsway

We hosted a series of 4 neighbourhood plastics parties to recycle some of the things that can't be taken in our weekly pick-up.
We invited neighbours to come together and enjoy some food, drinks and conversation whole also getting rid of recyclables all in one place!

We had visitors with everything from a small 'bag of bags' to two huge garbage bags full of packing Styrofoam. We swapped stories about the neighbourhood and learned about early Greenpeace founders who lived just around the corner.

November 29 2017
Outdoors near Amenities Room

Our 4th annual BBQ and Potluck focused on reduce, reuse and recycle to make residents more aware of the extent of recycling. We also wanted to provide an activity for the children to keep them engaged and occupied. This year we had a paint on canvas project with the intention of displaying the finished pieces in our amenities room. Unfortunately, everyone wanted to keep their "works of art" so we were unable to display them. Although we did this with the children in mind, a lot of adults participated as well. It was a very well received project idea.

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