Check Mate

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I’m sitting opposite Bryan, black and white chess pieces scattered across the table between us. Alan, the organizer of the club, unrolls a chess mat with a quick flick of his wrist and hands it to me. A ‘casual club’ …

Song and Doodle Party

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Building Caring Communities is so happy to partner with Leah Yin, a passionate local Storyteller. Check out the event that she is hosting at the Hub this weekend: “Zona Story, Song and Doodle Party” Local Vancouver storyteller Leah Yin and …

Building a Community of Reciprocity

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Exciting relationships are unfolding as Building Caring Communities expands further outwards into community and invites groups inwards to use the Hub as a gathering spot for workshops, book launches, singing classes, meditation groups, jam nights, sewing clubs, etc. The latest …

Becoming Active Citizens

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This week, we hosted a group at The Hub to participate in the second webinar in the Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities series, jointly hosted by Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation. Friends from the Vancouver Food Bank, …

The Crochet Project

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I need to share this story from yesterday’s TedxRenfrew-Collingwood workshop on The Crochet Project. It was a definitive moment that signified this project. During the workshop, I had invited everyone to introduce themselves by saying their name and naming a …

Josh’s Story

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Last month I got a call from Josh: “I’m standing downtown at the corner of Granville and Georgia. I’m supposed to meet those people from Toronto but my Skytrain was late and there’s noone here. Do you have their number?” …