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Community Events – March 15, 2019

What’s happening in your community in March?  

March’s Vancouver calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and events.

Link to March events around the GVRD:


Caramel Coffee House and Social Club|Recurring Event (See all)

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing and community.  Bring your own lunch from home and your dancing shoes too!  There will be live music with Anthony.  Everyone is welcome!


 April 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)


Burnaby Neighbourhood House

5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map

Cost: FREE!

For more information, please email or


Neighbourhood Small Grants

 Connect and engage neighbourhood residents

Examples: Block parties to introduce new neighbours or weekly neighbourhood clean-up work parties that strengthen and sustain relationships over time.

 Share residents’ skills and knowledge within the community

Examples: a free yoga lesson for the community or a community kitchen where participants exchange their cooking skills and share a meal together.

 Build sense of ownership and pride

Examples: A historical tour of the neighbourhood or a community clean-up of invasive species in a local greenspace.

 Respect and celebrate diversity

Examples: A multicultural fashion show, a story telling project that involves seniors and youth, or a cost free acrylic workshops open to all ages and skill levels.

 Online applications are open NOW!

 Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants

Reducing greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint (e.g. hosting a clothing swap).    Promoting greener forms of transportation (e.g. a community map where people can draw their bicycle route to work.

Creating zero waste (e.g. neighbourhood based composting clinics)

Improving access to nature and planting trees (e.g. a workshop on building nesting boxes for barn swallows with basic materials)

Breathing clean air (e.g. host an awareness workshop about the use of renewable energy)  Clean water (e.g. installing rain barrels on garden sheds in community gardens)

Green buildings (e.g. host a “Do it Yourself home energy retrofit” workshop providing participants with starter materials such as window insulation kit)

Growing and eating local food (e.g. pick neighbours’ unused/unwanted fruit and process this as a group (e.g. make jam, fruit leather, etc.)

Online applications are open NOW!

Residents and small groups of neighbours have the opportunity to apply for both grants. Priority will be given to first-time applicants and innovative ideas. Please spread the word and encourage friends and neighbours to get together and come up with a great neighbourhood- building activity on your block, local park or meeting space!

Promotional postcards and paper applications can be picked up at reception at Collingwood Neighbourhood House.

Application deadline is April 9, 2019.

I encourage you to share this message widely.

I am your coordinator in Renfrew-Collingwood, Champlain, Killarney, Sunset-Fraserview, and Marpole-Oakridge!

Many Languages: We have grant information online and PDF application forms available in seven languages!

Please contact me anytime with your questions and inquiries, I am here to support your successful application and awesome activity or event!

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Sheri Parke

Neighbourhood Small Grants Coordinator

South Vancouver and Collingwood


You are invited to the opening of a unique art show

Three Visions Walking in New West

Where: Anvil Centre Community Art Space

 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

When:  April 5 – May 31, 2019

Opening Reception:  April 11th, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

For the past two years, three of the artists from the PotteryWorks program of The Community Living Society, have been walking through New Westminster taking photographs.  Two of those artists, James Lash and Dan Tell, used their photos to create a series of paintings of the city.  Sheri Lynn Seitz has used her’s as a series of Gyclee photographs of the city.

Together, they are exhibiting 24 works, portraying the wide range of sights available in New Westminster.


Kudoz is an experience platform connecting people with and without disabilities to splendid things to do, together.

Locals host anything from anime drawing to bread making to city politics.

Youth & adults with cognitive disabilities search the platform and book experiences to try!

Everyone is welcome at Reflection Cafe to swap photos & stories
from experiences.

Earn badges for stretching yourself! Badges go great on resumes.

Along the way, access our free learning coaches to build motivation & hone your skills.

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