Roundhouse Radio launches six-part “This Neighbourhood Life” Radio Series at Kiwassa

With support from Vancouver Foundation and Hastings Park Legacy Fund, Roundhouse Radio is proud to partner with Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and the Hastings North Community Partners Group to bring you This Neighbourhood Life – a new series with host Minelle Mahtani, exploring how life and learning happens in East Van’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, and what it might mean for the rest of us.   Each segment will be recorded live in our neighbourhood and will focus on a different set of issues and opportunities in Hastings-Sunrise, and their relevance to people across the city.

Check out the interviews recorded at our Open House and hear what people had to say about what Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and the Hastings-Sunrise community means to them.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Mark Gifford (Sept 22, 2017)

Mark Gifford, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Executive Director, talks to Minelle about how they arrived at the idea for This Neighbourhood Life, and what to expect.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Jenny Kwan (Sept 22, 2017)

Vancouver-East MP, Jenny Kwan, talks to Minelle about engagement in community.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Andrea Reimer and Gloria Roque (Sept 22, 2017)

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer tells MInelle how she finds a sense of community in her life. Minelle also speaks with Gloria Roque, Seniors Program Coordinator from Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and talks about her passion for her work with the seniors.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Corrina Keeling (Sept 22, 2017)

Artist Corrina Keeling talks about her Neighborhood Love Letters project in the Sunrise Hasting Neighborhood and what she has learned about this community.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Miu Chang Yan and Eric Kowalski (Sept 22, 2017)

Dr. Miu Chung Yan, the Director and a professor at the School of Social Work at UBC and Eric Kowalski, Social Planner for Social Policy for the City of Vancouver, discuss the role of Neighborhood houses in community and city building, and how the city and foundations work together.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Sarah Race (Sept 22, 2017)

Sarah Race is a photographer attending the 25th Anniversary Event at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and photographing, as she has been doing in the hood. She talks about her insights as seen through a camera lens.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Andy Yan and Meseret Taye (Sept 22, 2017)

Andy Yan, Director of the city Program at SFU, and Meseret Taye, Manager of Partnership Programs at the Vancouver Foundation, talk to Minelle about the role Neighbourhood Houses in community and relate it back to their personal experiences.

This Neighbourhood Life Special – Travis Angus (Sept 22, 2017)

Travis Angus, a foster parent and community leader, is on the board of Nisg’aa Tsamiks Society.  He talks to Minelle about displacement and reconciliation in a neighborhood setting.






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