Welcome to Frog Hollow’s Community Connections Blog

Check out our Calendar of Events It’s updated regularly.

For more information see our About Us page.

 

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Frogs in the Park

Second week of summer program! We are at Clinton park every Tuesday.

What do we have here? Check this out, Veggies provided by Spark BC. Seeds give away, did you know you can plant in august, come down and get your seeds! I have kale, lettuce, carrots and more!

See you next Tuesday!

Tomorrow we will be at Sunrise park.

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Collective Art Fun at Clinton Park

Come and join us at Clinton Park tomorrow to have fun to create Art for ‘Before the Sunrise’ to share stories and memories of the Hastings Sunrise community.  There are three days event Art fun on July 31, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28 at 10:30 am – 12:00pm.  This Art project will be showcased sometimes  October.

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Sunrise Summer Kick Off

Did you attend the event?  There were many useful resource to receive also many games to play for a prize as well as entertainment for you to enjoy.  Kids had fun playing hockey there too!  Frog Hollow had hand out many informations with regard to their summer program, also exhibit the outreach tricycle on the day which caught a big attention to others even Jenny Kwan had a go on it.

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Aboriginal Day in the Family Drop In

Three sister soup in the making! A yummy traditional indigenous soup!

Made with butternut squash, green beans, corn, potatoes, some soup broth, a little pepper, and a whole lot of love. You can find the recipe here.

   

While the soup was being prepared by our amazing volunteers, the parents and children play in the drop-in anticipating the nutritious and healthy soup and a story time read by Lea LaBerge and Maria Helena. The Indigenous story of The Raven captivated the audience of children ages 0-6 to celebrate this very special day.

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Story Gathering Sessions

Exploring Stories of the Hastings-Sunrise Area

Be a part of this collective social art project by sharing your stories and memories of the Hastings-Sunrise area. We will discuss pre and post settlement history, changes in the neighbourhood and its impacts on our lives. Stories gathered will be expressed in a collaborative art project created by community members such as yourselves.

Story Gathering Sessions: Thursdays, May 17th, 31st and June 14th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

Come to one or come to all! Event located at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Gloria at 604.251.1225 Ext.245 or email gloria@froghollow.bc.ca

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2018 Good Neighbours Award

Last night (May 3rd, 2018) was the Good Neighbours Award event hosted by ANHBC (Association of Neighbourhood Houses). It was a fun and eventful evening. Congratulations to all the award recipients and we thank them for their commitment and contributions to the community.

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The GNA goes to the Bloggers and Senior’s Computer Support Team: Jennie Yuen, Kyra Dawson, Linda Tsang, May Lee, and Monica Louie.

This wonderful group of volunteers have contributed countless numbers of hours towards the Community Connections Blog and the Senior’s Computer Class. The Blog/Computer team are an inspiratuional and motivating group of women that share their expertise with social media tips and safety measures to the online world.

The Youth GNA Award goes to Celine Co.

Celine has been a youth volunteer at FHNH for the last three years and has put over 200 hours. She has demonstrated the ability to maintain a positive attitued, be a strong mentor, has the ability to lead a group, and continues to support people in the community.

The Corporate GNA goes to Renfrew Care Centre.

Renfrew Care Centre has been involved with FHNH for at least 10 years. On numerous occasions, they have supported us with space to run the Family Caregiver Support group and guidance to the caregivers and seniors needs. In addition, joint projects such as the Senior Art Project in 2015 left us a memorable piece of artwork that marked a time of collaboration and community.

With gratitude, we continue our relationship with Renfrew Care Centre and appreciate their open welcoming from Debbie Mitchell, Recreational Manager, and all the staff and employees. Their ongoing support with the Engaging Abundant Community is very much appreciated and we look forward to building stronger connections.

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Past Event: Walk with Lori Snyder

Lori Snyder is an indigenous and contemporary First Nations Metis Herbalist. She loves to teach people about the wonders of what is growing under their feet. Lori shares natural ways to make skincare products, sunscreen, infused honeys, green drinks, vinegar mineral tonics and more.

We discovered wonders of plants and learned how to identify edibles and how you would incorporate wild foods into your diet and lifestyle.

During our walk, we came across many plants that can be used to heal. Many people think of them as weeds, but there are actually many health benefits from these plants.

Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and in calcium. Plantian leaves can be made into tea to consume and relieve bladder problems and to aid with Bladder infection. External use of plantain leaves is also good for the skin to sooth insect bites, bee stings, burns, rashes, and eczema.

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Chickweed leaves are used by adding them raw to salads and sandwiches. They can be tossed into soups and stews as well. When adding to a cooked dish, the stems and flowers can be used also.

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Dandelion is a great source of many vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants. The leaves can be eaten raw and can be used in salads. Let dandelions grow. Remember that bees, beetles and birds need them.

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Chinatown Cultural Day

April 22 there was a special city council meeting where Mayor Gregor Robertson delivered an official apology to the Chinese Community at the Chinese Cultural Centre.  On the day it also has other activities to learn the Chinese history, Chinatown stories, street foods stalls, lion dance and tai chi demonstrations.

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Community Slow Walk

April 11 we have started our walk again after spring break.  We walk around the neighbourhood to see the cherry blossom.  Also handout flyers for the Knitting Group and Older Adult Coffee & Chat Corner.  The Knitting Group held every Tuesday at George Whiten Place at 10:00am – 11:30am and Coffee and Chat at Frog Hollow every Thursday at 10:00am -12:00pm so if you are either interest at knitting or simply like to have a chat please contact Manda at 604-251 1225.  We have another walk with Lori Snyder an indigenous First Nations to learn the use of plants from the neighbourhood on Apr. 25 which is interesting.

 

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Free Program for Permanent Residents, New Immigrants and Canadian Born Residents

Join us at Frog Hollow for a Free Community Connections 10 Week Program for Permanent Residents, New Immigrants and Canadian Born Residents. Free child minding, great information and an empowering workshop.

Check out the flyer below for more information or contact Eva Aboud at 604-251-1225 ext. 238.

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