Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time Just Flies By

Birth Day 


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

The weather is great and (fingers crossed) will stay that way. So I finally got around to our first of the planting fun at home with the kids.
I don't get much sun in my place but I'm still able to get a few things to grow. This year I wanted the kids involved. So here is phase 1.


Finished Product

Monday, May 7, 2012

Attention all Vancouver West End Residents

Most of you should have heard by now that we are all working towards making Vancouver the greenest city by 2020. The City of Vancouver and The Vancouver Foundation have teamed up and are offering grants to you to help us get there.

The maximum grant per person or group is $1000. The project must be completed within one of the 9 major focus areas. It must be legal and something socially acceptable to the neighbourhood. You have to finish it by October 31, 2012 and cant financially profit from this.

The areas of focus are:

1.    Making businesses greener or creating green jobs
2.    Growing and eating local food
3.    Making buildings more energy efficient
4.    Promoting greener forms of transportation
5.    Creating zero waste
6.    Mitigating climate change and breathing clean air
7.    Improving access to nature and planting trees
8.    Conserving drinking water
9.    Reducing our ecological footprint

For a full list of details and how to apply check out Gordon House Greenest City Project Grants

But I'm not done. Have a good idea that does not necessarily meet the criteria above that can help the community? Well there are some funds for you too. Last year's projects included community BBQ, drumming circle, theatre groups, organic food co-op and more!

You can check out the rest of the requirements and apply here Gordon Neighbourhood House Small Grants Project

Application Deadlines on both is May 25th.

You must in the West End to apply via the Gordon Neighbourhood House but there are different funding projects at play in other parts of the city. Please check with your local Neighbourhood House to see if they one going. You can find the ones closest to you at Associate of Neighbourhood Houses BC  Not all Neighbourhood Houses will be hosting a grant program but all of them have great programs for children, families, seniors, immigrants and everyone else in the neighbourhood.

Vancouver Street Entertainment

There is a lot of it and most of its good, some is bad and some is just bizarre.
This guy has been downtown the last couple of weeks. He draws a crowd because of the look (how can you miss him) but unfortunately his playing still needs (a lot of) work so people rarely stay longer than it takes to click their phone.

I have a short video of him but I won't subject you to it. I'll try to add some more street music options as I come across them.