Digital Storytelling: “The Importance of Being Thankful” by Shirley

This is Shirley and her loving family. She spends a lot of quality time with them and she shares about her thoughts on the importance of being thankful. No matter who you are or where you’re at in life, there is a reason to be thankful. Check out Shirley’s story in the video below. If you are having trouble viewing the video on the blog, you can view directly from our YouTube Channel here.

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Digital Storytelling: “How I became a Laugher Yoga Leader” by Monica

This is Monica, one of our active participants and a senior here at Frog Hollow. She previously attended a digital storytelling workshop and had put together a short film about how she became a Laughter Yoga leader. Laughter help decrease stress and releases promote a sense of well-being. Take a look at her video below. If you are having trouble viewing the video on the blog, you can view directly from our YouTube Channel here.

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Nature Walk with Lori Snyder, Join Us Monday, July 29th

Join us Monday, July 29th from 10am to 12pm for a Nature Walk with Lori Snyder.

Learn all about the indigenous plants right here in your neighbourhood.

Need more information? Check out our flyer below!

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Then tell us about your favorite experiences and of you would like to go on more nature walks  in the comments below! Have Fun!

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Join Us for the 14th Annual Frogs in the Park

Wondering what fun things to you can do with the family this summer? Well look no further.

Join us for the 14th Annual Frogs in the Park starting Tuesday, July 23rd! ee the flyer below for more exciting details!

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Food rescue gone sustainable-no more plastic bags!

    After all these years of using plastic bags every Tuesday to pack food rescued vegetables donated to us from Van Whole Foods, we have finally switched over!

No more plastic bags! I love it! This system works really well. Participants have two bags where they alternate each week. Thank you Save on Foods for the discount on the bags.

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GIVE65 Fundraising Event

The seniors program here at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House collaborated with Home Instead Foundation and is participating in the GIVE65 Event to help seniors in the Great Vancouver area.

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What is GIVE65?

GIVE65 is a donation event in support of seniors and will take place between July 9th and July 11th, 2019. The GIVE65 Event is the nations first and only online giving event focussed on charitable programs and services that give seniors hope in communities throughout Canada.

We are trying raise funds for our “Neighbourhood House on the Go” project. The “Neighbourhood House” bike cart reaches isolated and marginalized older adults by bringing Neighbourhood House activities and resources to the streets and yards of older adults, creating greater accessibility to services, and building strong neighbourhood-based intergenerational relationships. The raised funds can help sustain this project through maintaining the bike, riding the bike around the neighbourhood, and facilitating events with seniors in need.

Visit GIVE65.ca and enter Frog Hollow in the search bar to find us.

Our Goal is $50,000

We have the chance to not only receive up to $5,000 in matching funds, but we are also competing for an additional $2,500 in bonus grants based on how much we raise or how many donors give.

Donations of $10 or more accepted at 5am on July 9 until 10pm on July 11. You can also pre-schedule your donation July 1-8 at GIVE65.ca.

Don’t want to wait until July 9 to give? GIVE65.ca accepts pre-scheduled gifts between July 1-8. Learn more at GIVE65.ca

Please feel free to share the flyer below with families, neighbours and the community and help spread the word.

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2019 GIVE65 Event flyer Canada (PDF)

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Places to go this summer

There are many places you can visit this summer if you are interest to go to museum you can visit Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Museum of Anthropology in UBC.  Also there are Museum of Vancouver and Vancouver Maritime Museum,Police Museum and Roedde House Museum in town too.  If you are interest watching flowers and trees there are Nitobe Garden and Rose Garden in UBC also there are VanDusen Garden,Darts Hill Garden and Deep Cove in town.  Also there are Trout Lake,Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake near by too.

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Frog Hollow’s New Children’s Playground

At Frog Hollow, we have just completed renovation to our new kids playground and we are raising money for the maintenance. To learn more and to make a donation, visit the link at https://bit.ly/2E5QbLO. Please help us by spread the word by sharing with your family and friends. We are grateful for all contributions.

Thank you from all of us at Frog Hollow.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Good Neighbour Award Recipients

On May 9th, we celebrated The Good Neigbours Awards, an annual event hosted by The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia (ANHBC) to celebrate our volunteers, community supporters, and neighbours.

Huge congrats to the following award recipients:

      John Chen, for receiving the Youth Good Neighbour Award. Thank you for all your work for the Youth Programs!

      Gordon Parenteau, for receiving the Neighbour Award. He has been volunteering with our Food Security Program since 2016. His positive energy brings joy to others.

      Uprising Bread Bakery, for receiving the Corporate Good Neighbour Award. They have been donating their homemade baked goods to our programs since 2008.

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My Plant

Recently I have tried to grow some plant on my balcony.  Here they are I  am quite proud of it.

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