Kiwassa Celebrates 25 years!

Yesterday at our open house event we celebrated 25 years at our Hastings-Sunrise location and thanked community partners, funders and residents for helping Kiwassa grow a welcoming and inclusive neighbourhood in East Vancouver for over 65 years.

Guests spent the afternoon enjoying live music and performances, great food, and a variety of fun activities for the whole family.

This Neighbourhood Life

Roundhouse Radio launched their six-part “This Neighbourhood Life” Radio Series at our open house. This new series with host Minelle Mahtani will be exploring how life and learning happens in East Van’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, and what it might mean for the rest of us.

Love Letters to my Community

To add to the festivities, Corrina Keeling, artist and creator of the Love Letters to My Community project, painted eloquent sidewalk art messages around the grounds at Kiwassa. The goal of the Love Letters project is to connect youth-in-and-from foster care with residents of their neighbourhoods through arts-based engagement. By building new community connections and strengthening existing relationships, Neighbourhood Love Letters creates a tangible, beautiful record of inclusive communities.