The Community Cleanup was a collaborative project with Central Neighbourhoods, Mosaic, West Alexander Residents Association, and Centennial Community Improvement Association. The event brought together 123 participants and volunteers, who picked up litter and waste in over 160 neighbourhood blocks in Central Park, Centennial and West Alexander neighbourhoods.
In June Central Neighbourhoods partnered with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) to give away soccer equipment to children and youth in our neighbourhood. 125 kids received bags of soccer equipment, like balls, socks, and shin guards. This is an important way to remove barriers to kids participating in organized sports, making it safer and more accessible.
The sakihiwe’ festival hosted two pop-up events in our neighbourhoods, at Central Park and Gord Dong Park. The festival features local indigenous artists, and brings live music and entertainment to downtown communities in an accessible and safe setting. We partnered with sakihiwe to provide kids activities and a BBQ at the event. We served over 600 people, and provided kids crafts and activities to dozens of families.
Central Community Feast was hosted on October 3rd at Central Park! The event offered stew and bannock, harm reduction supplies, and musical entertainment to ~120 community members. Community Members had opportunities to speak to local politician Uzoma Asagwara about issues they face in the community, and chat with Central Neighbourhoods about the services they’d like to see us offer. Funds provided through this sponsorship allowed us to pay local Indigenous restaurant “Feast” for catering for the event, and local youth musicians for entertainment!
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