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McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

~ 7th Annual Westside Food Festival: May 23 - July 10 2023 ~

May 6 - June 24, Saturdays weekly: Aberthau Community Gardening

   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center (Aberthau)

June 1, Thursday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway

   5:00 - 6:00 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 4, Sunday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and Beeswax Wraps

   1:00 - 3:00 PM at West End Community Center

June 6, Tuesday: Drip Irrigation for a Waterwise Garden

   6:30 - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

June 8, Thursday: Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars

   6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

June 10, Saturday: Grow Your Own Microgreens (Demonstration only)

   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Kerrisdale Library

June 11, Sunday: West End Urban Garden Club, This month - Growing Great Tomatoes

   1:00 - 2:30 PM at West End Community Center

June 12, Monday: Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder

   6:30 - 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Center

June 13, Tuesday: Making Incense and Flower Essences

   6:30 - 8:30 PM at Collingwood Library

June 13, Tuesday: Making Jute and Wool Baskets

   6:30 - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 14, Wednesday: Cordage for Kids

   4:00 - 5:00 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (collaboration with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 14, Wednesday: Hapa-Zome for Kids

   5:15 - 6:15 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 15 Wednesday: Kits Village May Plastic Recycling Depot

   6:00 - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre (South Patio: North-East Corner of 12th Ave and Larch St)

June 17, Saturday: Growing Superfoods

  10:00AM - 12:00PM at Coal Harbour Community Center

June 17, Saturday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

  2:00 - 4:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

June 18, Sunday: Growing Superfoods

  6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

June 18, Sunday: Growing Superfoods

6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

June 20, Tuesday: Playing in the Dirt (Children's workshop)

 10:00 - 10:50 AM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 20, Tuesday: Seed Hunters (Children's workshop) 

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse (with West Point Grey Community Center)

June 20, Tuesday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk

 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Fraserview Library

June 20, Tuesday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks

 6:30 - 8:30 PM at West End Community Center

June 21, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup

 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

June 21, Wednesday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Dunbar Library

June 22, Thursday: Introduction to Seed Saving

 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

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Want to join our community gardens?

Aberthau Community Garden
Every Saturday 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Kitsilano Community Garden
Every Saturday 1:45PM - 3:45PM

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Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

Garden with Us

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

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For more info on VV events: events@villagevancouver.ca

To find previous News Blasts and Special Announcements, go to this page.

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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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