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Still Creek Stories at the Library April 6th

Come to the Renfrew Branch Library and share your stories and memories of Still Creek tomorrow! If you have  photos bring them too!

1-4pm, 2969 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver

We’ll be serving tea and coffee and treats.

Youth Volunteers from the Renfrew Library Teen Action group will be there to help record your stories.They speak English and Mandarin.

  • What is the most amazing thing you have found or seen in the ravine?
  • Did old-timers tell you stories about the creek and the ravine?
  • Did the creek once run through your back yard?
  • Have you helped with ravine clean ups and stream restoration projects?
  • Have you seen Salmon in the creek?
participants at the Sunday workshops at Slocan Hall have been making images to go with their memories of Still Creek

participants at the Sunday workshops at Slocan Hall have been making images to go with their memories of Still Creek

 

Making Mooncakes: a delicious tradition!

IMG_6610With the 11th Annual Moon Festival now officially less than week away, we decided to spend our last Saturday before the big day by making mooncakes! In two sessions taught by Jimmy Chiang and hosted at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, community members were able to immerse themselves in the classic art of mooncake-making. Two types of mooncakes were offered, each in their own workshop. One was the signature Hong Kong style of mooncakes, and the other was a distinct Snow style. Participants had lots of fun getting know what goes into each mooncake and how it’s done!

Check out the rest of this post for photos of the day! (more…)

Slocan Music Festival & Bulletin Board Building

IMG_1289Last Friday we were excited to have a booth at the first ever Slocan Park Music Festival, where we were eager to share a fun arts project for the entire community to participate in.

After applying for a Neighbourhood Small Projects Grant with Suzo Hickey from the Art House in the Field collective, we were able to gain funding to put together a community bulletin board.

IMG_1283As the east wall of the field house at Slocan Park often gets tagged with graffiti, we thought it would be a perfect spot to mount the board. With this in mind, we decided it would be fun to create a salmon-shaped bulletin board and invite the community to decorate it with us! (more…)