Tamam Palestinian Restaurant & BK Market Interviews

More stories from our friendly neighbours at Tamam Palestinian Restaurant and BK Market on Hastings Street.  We were thrilled to get to know these amazing locally-minded business owners.  Stay tuned for more stories!

Funded by the Hastings Legacy Fund.

 

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Upcoming Event: 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch in the City

Another year has come and soon it will be October and kids will be thinking about Halloween and pumpkins. Frog Hollow will be hosting their 17th annual Pumpkin Patch in the City on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

Free Admission with activities include:
– Arts Harvest Exhibition
– Story-telling
– Halloween Crafts
– Face Painting
– Small price for games & contests
– And much more…

See attached flyer for more info. Also, if you are a youth and would like to volunteer, applications will be available soon.

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East Café and Di Oliva Interviews

Through our Generating Connections Project, youth and senior volunteers conducted interviews with businesses in the Hastings-Sunrise area.  The East Café and Di Oliva were kind enough to participate in our project.  Below are their stories.  Stay tuned for more interviews!   Di Oliva  East Café 

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Nordic Pole Walk

The seniors had fun trying out the new toy.  One of them said it was easy walking with their arms and legs at the same time.

So what is a Nordic Pole? It’s like walking sticks that helps you to balance and improves your posture. There are some cool benefits too. Reducing diabetes, high blood pressure, builds upper core muscles, it’s an overall great cardio workout.

Check out our photos! Would you try it?

*Photos courtesy of Gloria Tsui

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Neighbourhood Small Grants: Science X [Event Recap]

The youth team at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House had organized a science workshop for the kids. It was funded by the Vancouver Foundation Small Grants. The project involves the promotion of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field to youth and children.

I love seeing the kids learn cool science projects and get educated on how things work. Each group move through each science station to experience different types of science experiments. Activities were about aerodynamics, slime-making, and dried ice experiment. It was quite a fun hands-on event.

Check out the photos below:

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Neighbourhood Small Grants: Can U Can It? [Event Recap]

September is here and the kids are back to school. If you have been scrambling to get ready for school, you’re not the only one. I am happy to share the past Small Grants event that was hosted by the youth team held at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House: Can U Can It?

What is it? It is a workshop where the teens and youth have a chance to learn how to make blueberry jam as well as apple sauce. It’s nice to see kids, and not just the adults, experience and learn how to make jam and other canned foods (with adult supervision, of course).

MAKING BLUEBERRY JAM

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MAKING APPLE SAUCE

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Upcoming Event: Harvest Festival

Can you believe there’s one week left of summer break before school starts? This Thursday, August 31st, come join us on the final day at “Frogs in the Park” at Clinton Park for the Harvest Festival from 10am to 2pm. This event will feature arts & crafts, games, Tai Chi, dance, vegetable contest, baked goods fundraising, Carnival Band appearance, and much more!

If it rains, it will be held at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

More about the vegetable contest: Enter your proudest vegetable you have grown and win a prize. Contest entry close at 11:45am and announcement begins at noon.

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Community Slow Walk

Our walk today mainly is to hand out information in related to next Thursday August 31 from 10:00am – 1:00pm Harvest Festival held at Clinton Park together with  Fundraiser at Harvest Festival.  We have distributed flyers in the neighbourhood around Clinton Park and stopped at the park for Eva and the youth’s tasty smoothie.  So please come by on the day to have fun with us!

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Gardening with Love

Yes! We grew that!

It started with a seed in a miniature green house back at the neighbourhood house in the month of May. Transplanted in the month of June, and waved our magic wand for a little universal love. Just one seed is all it took. Thanks to my volunteers , you guys make things happen! Let’s see… hmmm should I make zucchini cake or stew or should I dehydrate it for later?

I love our food choices 😊

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DIY-Do it Yourself workshop at Clinton Park

Jacqueline led a fantastic presentation at Clinton Park on how to make your own shower scrub made with coffee and avocado oil and a bath soak made with salt and baking soda. They smelled amazing! Everyone got to take a sample home. Thank you Jacqueline for showing us how to make self care products straight from our kitchen cabinets.

I’m going to use some myself- love the  coffee scrub!!!

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