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Act of Faith - Hijab Awareness Day
One day soon after the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, Shazia Suleman was walking home from a neighbourhood park with her two young children when a man started yelling at her. “Go back to...
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Cultivating Friendships with Neighbourhood Small Grants
Community can start with carrots —along with rosemary, squash, rhubarb and pumpkins. That’s been the experience of Carlson Hui, Matt Cooke and other residents at a 155-unit condo complex called James...
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People in Hillside-Quadra Community
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce Neighbourhood Small Grants are available again in Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). These grants are made possible through a partnership between Vancouver...
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Sometimes vegetable stew includes turnips. Usually it has potatoes, onions and carrots, but it might also include grains and seasonal farmers market produce like squash or zucchini. Each time it’s...
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The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey. January 2012: An idea is born It’s a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through...
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The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture...
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Indonesians have been creating colourful and intricate patterns on fabrics since the seventh century. Called batik , it’s used for everything from ceremonial attire to textiles that bring luck to...
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When Tricia Keith and her family moved to a new housing development in Whalley, they felt, like their neighbours, that the area needed some fresh energy. It needed some inspiration and a little...
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When Judy Kenzie set out to spread the word about the benefits of growing your own food in small spaces, she took her message to the streets of Vancouver… in the back of a pick-up truck. Kenzie...
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Nathan Coburn is the Origami Kid – and a stealth community nurturer. The enthusiastic 11-year-old with the nimble fingers paws through a vat of his brightly coloured origami creations to show off...
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It starts with one ball... dropping onto the hard gym floor at RayCam Community Center in East Vancouver. The basketball hits the floor with the distinctive “thunk” of rubber on laminated wood, and...
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Traditionally, children have told stories through drawings, written reports, and oral presentations. What happens when you combine all these pieces, throw in music, moving images, and some...
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Never underestimate the power of an apple pie. That simple dessert became a catalyst for building community last year, inspiring nine women – originally from Germany, Brazil, Venezuela, France, China...
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There are more than 200 parks in Vancouver, and Julien Thomas has added another to the list. It’s small. Really small. About three square metres (or 0.0003 hectares). So small that if you blink while...
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The kitchen at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House in east Vancouver is buzzing. Busy cooks are mixing, stirring, tasting; and the place smells great. It reminds visitors of Kitchen Stadium on the...
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In the summer of 2010, South Hill Vancouver community resident and artist, Shary Bartlett, was inspired to develop a project in her community that could bring her neighbourhood together. She...
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“The classroom was so quiet that community centre staff kept peeking in. They thought the kids may have lost interest in my workshop and gone home.” This is the way Doug Harder describes the first...
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It starts with one ball … dropping onto the hard gym floor at RayCam Community Center in East Vancouver. The basketball hits the floor with the distinctive “thunk” of rubber on laminated wood, and...
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Susan Faehndrich-Findlay is a grassroots community leader in south Vancouver, a mother of four and until recently a wannabe canner. Living sustainably is important to her. And so is the health of her...
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The lined faces of the senior citizens watch in awe as Master artist Siu Chang Wong gently glides his fine, horsehair brush over the delicate rice paper. With a few fluid strokes, a beautiful image...
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Neighourhood Small Grants and Youth Philanthropy Council The Youth Philanthropy Council and South Burnaby Neighbourhood House know their communities. Vancouver Foundation entrusts them with selecting...
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