Community Wellness Forum

Please save the day and come to our community wellness forum on March 12, 2018 at 10:00am- 2:00pm.  There are many seniors resource available and healthy ingredients to pick up.  This include educational talks, healthy food and exercise too.  We hope to see you there! Click here for more information wellness forum poster Chinese and wellness forum final

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2018 Neighbourhood Small Grants is open!

Apply for a grant for your community project in your neighbourhood! You can get a grant of up to $500 for projects that help to build community.


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RENFREW RHYTHMS Acoustic Open Stage February 2018

Did you miss our first Acoustic Open Stage event last month? Frog Hollow is hosting another one this month and we are inviting you to come join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 starting at 6:30pm. This month’s featured artist is “Hi-Rise” Dex with Michel Drouin. Admission is by donation.

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RENFREW RHYTHMS Acoustic Open Stage

We’re excited to announce this new monthly event: RENFREW RHYTHMS – Live music nights at Frog Hollow! Come listen to some fabulous local musicians play live and sign up for the open mic. Earle Peach & David Symons By donation. For ALL AGES!

This will be Frog Hollow’s first open stage coffee house! Come join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

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FoodFit 12-Week Program Starting January 29, 2018

Happy New Year 2018! Come join us in this great program starting this Monday, January 29th!


FoodFit is a 12-week program for low-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health. The program combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. The program also collects biometric indicators at the start and end of the program, and provides pedometers so participants can monitor daily steps. FoodFit respects the limits of people’s circumstances, and aims to give participants simple, useful tools to navigate an increasingly complex food environment.

For more info, contact Eva at 604.251.1225 or email

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Celebrating National Child’s Day


A Hundred Years From Now…

…It will not matter what my bank account was,

the sort of house I lived in,

or the kind of car I drove…

…But the world may be different

because I was important


~ Forest E. Witcraft

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Community Walk

Our walk on Nov. 1 was working  with the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing to pick up the garbage in the neighbourhood. It was  a very good way to do the clean up because the night before was Halloween event.  Thank you to all the volunteers for their help.  Also thanks to Gloria for the photos.


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Wheelhouse Seafood & Miscellany Thrift & Vintage Interviews

Introducing two more incredible local entrepreneurs.

Wheelhouse Seafood is owned by Catherine and Trevor Yamamoto who have been selling sustainable, locally caught sea-food, long before the sustainability movement came into popularity.   Zainab is the owner of Miscellany Thrift and Vintage. All her merchandise is donated from the community.  One amazing programs she provides is to women is transition who are offered gift certificates to shop for free.  She also has a second store in Mount Pleasant.  We hope both these entrepreneurs continue doing business in this neighbourhood in the future!  Read more about their stories below.

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Kitchen Table Conversation (KTC) Facilitators Celebration RECAP

Previously, we had a couple of group meetings for the Kitchen Table Conversation facilitator training workshop where participants were educated on how we would approach our neighbours and collect community stories around our neighbourhood.

Questions that were asked in part of the training session:

1. Think of a time and place when you or someone you know have felt most alive and engaged. What supported that?

2. Think of a time and place where you or someone you know felt despair. What helped you or them get through it?

After collecting some interesting stories, we had a celebration to thank those who participated in the session and shared their stories for the “Engaging Abundant Community” project. Celebration was held on October 13, 2017 at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. The celebration event activities included Seniors show & tell, dancing, and stories to tell of our life experiences.

Tai Chi demo by Jacqueline Carothers:
How to wear an Indian Sari demo by Jagjit Kaur Mann:

Chinese Line Dancing led by Suzy and Joey:


Click here to see the full gallery –> Photos by Jennie Yuen

Some wellness tips that participants shared:
– stay connected; join social groups
– stay active
– find support
– educate yourself – lifelong learning
– give back (volunteer; share your story)
– share a meal
– have faith in yourself and whatever supports you

Finally, we got to eat some good food specially prepped by the kitchen volunteers.

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Kid Food Nation Recipe Winner from Vancouver

Originally posted on Jen’s Blog of Random Thoughts

Congratulations to our very own Frog Hollow member, 9-years-old Brandon Yuen, who had won the grand prize for the Kid Food Nation Recipe Contest. He was one of the 26 chosen contestants out of hundreds of entries submitted across Canada. Brandon’s recipe is the Cheesy Quesadilla (shown below featured as one of the few appetizers at the Kid Food Nation Gala).

Thanks to the Government of Canada, Boys and Girls Club of Canada, President’s Choice Children’s Charity, Corus Entertainment, and all the families who celebrated the winners of the Kid Food Nation at the gala.

Occasionally, Brandon would help mom prepare dinner in the kitchen. He loves to help whenever we’re having his favorite foods. At home, he has been taught about kitchen safety and food safety. For the quesadilla recipe, we used mainly vegetables such as chopped fresh bell peppers and filled with grated mozzarella cheese. We usually make it with chicken, but for Brandon’s winning recipe, we use extra veggies such as a variety of bell peppers for a healthier option.

Congrats again to all the winners! See the full gallery HERE.


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