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Community Walk

Thank you to all participants taking the walk today.  The rain cannot stop us from walking, we walk the same route as our last walk on February 1st.  Leaving Frog Hollow at 12:30pm walk from Renfrew then turn to 4th Ave. E to Slocan to Clinton Park.  We do not stay at the park for a chat due to the rain but we stop at Frog Hollow on our return trip instead.  Please be advised that our next walk will be on Wednesday March 1st at 12:30pm after the walk please stay behind for a survey in related to our community walk.  There are also food and prize draw after the walk and survey.

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Lunar New Year Seniors’ Art Showcase [Photos & Recap]

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Lunar New Year Seniors’ Art Showcase (on Thursday, February 9,2017) was an amazing event that featured art and crafts from our fellow senior participants. To get audiences interested and get interactive, comment jars are placed at each table. Spectators were also able to vote for their favorite type of art by placing a coloured dot on the sheets provided at each table.

See below the type of art and descriptions:

GUM DRAWINGS

Gum drawings are made with “drawing gum,” which is a peelable rubber solution for the creation of artworks using ink, watercolour, pencil crayons, as well as varnishes and fixatives.

CANVAS PAINTING

This canvas painting was created by various participants, including adults, youth, and seniors. Each square piece is individually painted by different people and connected together as a puzzle piece showing the Frog Hollow name.

INDIGO TIE DYE SCARVES

White cloths and indigo dye were used in this project. The designs were created with rubber bands, marbles, popsicle sticks, and other objects that give it the effect. Folding and twisting the cloth before placing in the dye will also create unique designs.

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MOSAIC TILE ART

The mosaic tile art is made using small tiles and clay. Seniors get creative with various patterns using various tile colours.

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CLAY MOULDING

Clay art is used with blocks of slightly wet clay and moulded into shapes and designs. After the clay is dried, the work can be painted for a nice colourful look.

VEGETABLE PAINTING

The flag designs were made using shapes from cut out vegetables, fruits and dab into paint to create fun designs.

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The event also featured a live performance of line dancing as well as Yoga Movement.

For more photos, click on the unique link to see the FULL gallery – https://www.flickr.com/gp/jennieyuenphotos/03U3N0

Photos by Jennie Yuen.

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Lunar New Year’s Seniors’ Art Showcase

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Seniors Leadership Conference at Loon Lake [Recap]

Can you believe it’s February already? Also, Happy Lunar New Year to everyone! Lunar New Year was January 28.

I want to share my experience from the senior leadership conference that happened January 23rd to 24th held at loon lake lodge. As their event photographer, it was a bit overwhelming and exhausting, but it was also fun while it lasted.

There is the post by Linda (one of our senior leaders) with her own views here: https://communityconnection.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/loon-lake-retreat/

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For me, the highlight of the conference was hearing all the participants speak about their contributions and volunteer experience at Frog Hollow. Then they shared their tips. It was amazing to learn that many have become more involved in the community, is more social, and even learned to speak a good amount of English.

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Some of the other activities we have done were exploring the site, team building, chair yoga, indigo tie dye scarfs, art showcase planning and more. Group activities were facilitated by Manda and Ashley.

On the first day, after the morning workshops and having lunch, we walked along the trails. Some of us had the chance to explore the scenic views and the snow —Yes, there was quite a lot of snow there, but trails were shovelled and clean.

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A lot of the participants really enjoyed the tie dyed workshop (thanks to Gloria for her guidance).

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If you like to see more photos from this conference, come by Frog Hollow and you’ll be able to view it as a sideshow on the monitor in the lobby.

 

Photos by Jennie Yuen

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Have your say!

Did you go to Clinton Park (Grant & Slocan) renewal open house on September 1, 2016 and January 19, 2017.  If not here is an update.  There are two proposed concept plans.  Plan 1 is the Urban Adventure Play and Plan 2 is the Nature Play.  Please go to web site Vancouver.ca/Clinton-park share your ideas and vision and take the questionnaire to have your say.  Please be reminded deadline is on February 9, 2017.

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Loon Lake Retreat

Thanks to Frog Hollow for the two days Seniors Leadership Training in Loon Lake.  We all enjoy it very much.  Though it is still very snowy in the area we have many indoors activities and skill learning.  Thanks to Gloria teaching us to make a scarf with indigo dye we have so much fun with it.

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Join Us for a Free Money Skills Workshop Tomorrow

money-skills-workshop-jan-2017Hi Everyone!

Join us at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House for a Money Skills Workshop starting on Tuesday, January 24th until Tuesday, February 7th. Learn how to handle your money like a boss!

Best of all, it’s free! See you there.

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Canning Workshop At Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

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A super group of participants eager to get ready to Learn!

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A snapshot of the essential ingredients for canning.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Share Your Stories About People, Places and Spaces

fhnh-open-house-meeting-january-19-20172-copyIt’s great news for Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House! And don’t forget to share your own stories! We can’t wait to read them.

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Christmas at Canada Place

Happy 2017 everyone.  Though December 2016 was a snowy month and still is at this very date.  We did not housebound by it.  We were able to tour around Canada Place on December 23rd and 30th when the weather permitted.  We looked at the Christmas window displays at Canada Place and gingerbread displays at Hyatt Regency also the Christmas trees at Four Seasons Hotel to catch the spirit of Christmas.  On December 30th we went to see the exhibition at Poly Art Gallery because it was closed on December 23rd.  Anyway we love to share what we have seen on the day.

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