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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Join Us for a Gardeners Hangout Every Wednesday

It’s that time of year to seed and plant and start growing your garden. We’re hoping you’ll stop by the Gardeners Hangout at Frog Hollow and plant a seed and watch the garden grow! Every Wednesday starting Wednesday, April 25th.

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Visit Us On Earth Day!

Earth Day 2018 is almost here! Come visit us at Frog Hollow and grow together!

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A Special Thanks to the Rotary Club

The representatives from the Rotary Club came to Frog Hollow’s Family Drop-in  to present a donation of $2,000.00 to our senior’s program to support the building and running of our outreach bike cart.  A big thank you to the Rotary Club!

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