Tag Archives: Building Hope

Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College will host the 11th Fair in the Square on Sunday, May 28th at Victory Square Park in Gastown, and we’d love to have you with us. Fair in the Square, in its 11th edition this year, is a no-cost community fair for people from across Vancouver including our… Read More

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

It’s not often that a bathroom or sauna can help change a life, but for the women at Chrysalis Society’s New Dawn house, that is exactly the case. “When I saw the sauna I was ecstatic,” says Kaylee. “Just to get a moment of peace helps me get back into myself and get back on… Read More

Fair in the Square: A.J. Brown

Fair in the Square: A.J. Brown

6th Annual Fair in the Square ~ Sunday, May 27 in Victory Square Park The sixth annual Fair in the Square, a free community celebration, concert and BBQ lunch, returned to Victory Square Park at Hastings and Cambie in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hosted by Central City Foundation with partner Vancouver Community… Read More

What gives you hope?

What gives you hope?

“Good food, laughter… and love” bring hope to neighbours in the inner city. These words also aptly describe the fifth annual Fair in the Square, presented by Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College. The sun shone brilliantly for the festivities; an inner city celebration where neighbours connected with neighbours, building hope in the community.… Read More

Give What You Can. Take What You Need.

Give What You Can. Take What You Need.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours in Grandview-Woodlands In a brightly lit room surrounded by windows, kids excitedly finish morning snacks, tidy their dishes, and rush off to play on one of the many activity stations at Eastside Family Place. Caregivers stand close by, some with coffee cups in hand, and chat with neighbours while morning turns into… Read More

Dignity at Work

Dignity at Work

Building hope in the inner city at the Carrall Street Market & Fair. Each Sunday, the Carrall Street market and fair is a lively fixture in the inner city. Colourful blankets filled with found objects, art, and homemade goodies line Carrall Street as the market bustles with activity: volunteers organise vendors, musical acts entertain the… Read More

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