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3rd Annual South Hill Community Dance January 31

14 Jan

CommunityDanceYou are invited to the 3rd Annual South Hill Community Dance being held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre on January 31st.   This is a family affair for all ages presented by South Hill Neighbours.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  As expected, there will be dancing which will be led by several different dance teachers. You will travel around the globe learning dances from various cultures.  The aim is to get you up on the dance floor to move, laugh and, of course, dance. You don’t need a partner, just show up and join in. There will be food and light refreshments on hand. The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre is located at Prince Albert and 60th Avenue in SE Vancouver. The event runs from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Come out and join the fun.

Lantern Making In South Hill Saturday October 18th For All Souls Night

14 Oct

LostSoulsSouthHilltin-can lanterns hangingSouth Hill Neighbours is hosting a lantern making workshop on Saturday, October 18th at Mountain View Cemetery Celebration Hall from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. You are invited to come and craft your own lantern. Supplies will be provided, but you are asked to bring your creativity with you.  Last year they saw beautiful carved turnip lanterns (pictured below), wax paper window lanterns and tissue paper globe lanterns.  Adults and teens can design their own more complex shimmering orbs of beauty while small children can work on simpler versions.  All ages are welcome.  South Hill Neighbours will be creating these lanterns in preparation for a lantern procession to All Souls Night which takes place on October 25th.  Everyone is invited to come out and participate.  If you plan to participate in the All Souls Night, participants are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones they have lost so they can incorporate their photos into the lantern so that it becomes a creative memorial to honour that person.  This community event is organized by South Hill Neighbours and funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grant Project which is brought to you by the Vancouver Foundation. If you would like more information about this event, please email southhill.neighbours@gmail.com. LostSoulsSouthHillturnip lanterns

Photo credit: South Hill Neighbours



Learn How To Take Care Of Your Bike August 23 – South Hill

8 Aug

BikeWorkshopSouth Hill Neighbours present a workshop to help you look after your bike. If you live in the South Hill area, you are invited to a summer morning workshop to learn basic bike operation and maintenance.  Tim Welsh will lead the workshop and is a local bike fan and knows all about making a bike run right.  Tim will offer a 2 1/2 hour workshop showing basic tuning and maintenance, operation, and mechanical diagnosis of your bike.  Up to 20 South Hill residents and their bikes can participate.  The workshop starts at 9:30 am and goes till Noon. There will be morning refreshments, cycle maps and bike take-aways such as tubes, tools and lights.  To book your spot, contact: southhill.neighbours@gmail.com.


7th Annual MacDonald Park Block Party Saturday July 26th

24 Jul


You’re invited to the 7th Annual Macdonald Park Block Party in the South Hill area. This is a free, fun, family event which will feature a community potluck, bike parade and bike decorating, hula hoops galore, kids’ obstacle course, street hockey, face painting, and a well-loved drum circle. You are invited to bring your friends and food to share. Everyone is welcome. The event takes place this Saturday, July 26th from 11:00am to 3:00 pm at MacDonald Park which is located between Fraser and Main Street along the 45th Avenue Bikeway.  The organizers are also looking for help cleaning up after the party. If you’re interested in getting involved, you are asked to email them at southhill.neighbours@gmail.com.

Many Hands Fruit Share In South Hill This Summer

16 Jul


Do you have fruit trees or grape vines on your property and need a hand picking the fruit? Will you be away this summer and don’t want to see your fruit go to waste? Or maybe you’re interested in picking and eating local produce. Many Hands Fruit Share has the equipment, all they need are willing workers and tree owners. This program connects local residents with fruit to spare and neighbours who care. All fruit will be divided between the property owner/renter and the volunteer pickers. Many Hands Fruit Share will be picking fruit now through September. If you’d like to be involved, contact southhill.neighbours@gmail.com.

Photo Credit: Zsuzsanna Kilian

Community Dance Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre February 1st

27 Jan


South Hill Neighbours invite you to a Community Dance at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre February 1st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, if you don’t know it, is a great little community hall located in SE Vancouver at Prince Albert Street & 60th. It has been recently renovated and will soon see the return of the Baker’s Market. This is a great facility that hosts live theatre, dance groups, culinary artists, painters, orchestras and more.  Outdoors they are growing herbs and are starting a food garden with native edible plants in the Spring.

This weekend though it is all about the dance. You, your family, neighbours and friends are invited to come out and dance. Or if you aren’t that great at dancing, come out and learn to dance. Dancing will be led by Basil Houtman who we’ve learnt has experience leading community dances.   He will be sure to get everyone up dancing.  No dance partner required, just show up and get ready to have some fun. This is a free event that gets under this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

All Souls Night: Lantern Walk & Musical Procession to Mountain View Cemetery October 26th

25 Oct


South Hill Neighbours invite you to All Souls Night this Saturday, October 26th.   This event was created to provide opportunities for the public to commemorate their dead with a family-oriented community art event. Artists and community will be coming together to create a sanctuary for remembrance and reflection.  They will be meeting at MacDonald Park located at 44th Avenue and Prince Edward at 6:30 pm.   Everyone will walk together to the Mountain View Cemetery.   You are encouraged to bring a lantern which you can hang in the South Hill Neighbours Tree. If the night is dry, musicians will accompany the procession from MacDonald Park to Mountain View Cemetery.  The event is curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto.  Musicians, singers, visual and digital artists will join together to create a setting that invites everyone to remember those we’ve lost and find beautiful ways to mark their passing and the emotions of parting. Candles, Swedish fire logs, bonfires in carved oil barrels, prayer flags and homemade memorials all make this a magical evening.  The event takes place rain, shine and in this week’s case, fog.

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