Locals host anything from anime drawing to bread making to city politics.
Community Events – March 8, 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: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/events/calendar-of-events/vancouver-events-in-march/
Mar 10, 2019 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 10, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
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!
Neighbourhood Small Grants Coordinator
South Vancouver and Collingwood
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