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Fun Ways to Stay Active Outdoors this Winter

Enjoying ‘Friluftsliv’ on the North Shore

New Year’s Intention

Choosing a direction for the year ahead
Globe made from ice

Winter Solstice

Celebrations from around the world
'Detail' Playful Blossoms by Esmie Gayo McLaren

At Home with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Community Conversations Address Anti-Asian Racism
Rainbow Flag

Inclusivity from a Trans Perspective

How to make public spaces safe for every body
Child running

Letting your children loose!

5 tips for helping them develop independence
ephemeral art

Engaging Community with Art and Science

Meet NVRC’s Visual Artist in Residence Pierre Leichner
Lynn Valley Love

Lynn Valley Love

Reclaiming the plaza with positive energy
Fitness class in the park

June is Parks & Recreation Month

Celebrate outdoor recreation in our beautiful parks!
View of the Lions from Cleveland Dam

Never Stop Learning

Honouring Indigenous history and cultures in June and year-round

May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian-Canadian cultures are as vibrant as they are diverse across this country. From the first settlers of over two hundred years ago to today, our communities are enriched by the deep contributions from Asian Canadians, their cultures, languages, and experiences. May is Asian Heritage Month. To celebrate, free festivals and events are happening all month and everyone is invited!

The Edible Garden Project and North Shore Neighbourhood House

Urban farming on the North Shore has taken off in recent years. Much of the credit for this growing movement goes to The Edible Garden Project (EGP) based within North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH). The Project’s vision to “grow, teach, and share” has transformed yards, parks, boulevards, rooftops and schoolyards into edible landscapes that grow fresh produce accessible to everyone in the community. 

Exploring My Backyard Paradise

Socrates once said “Contentment is the wealth of nature.” I couldn’t agree more and feel very fortunate to live close to so many mountains, trails and parks. The well-being that comes from recreating outdoors is undeniable, and being able to access so much locally is a joyful privilege. 

Outdoor exercise and recreation yield a whole host of positive physical and psychological benefits, including natural light therapy and Vitamin D, mood elevation, lowered levels of stress, and greater feelings of revitalization.

ParticipACTION: 5 simple ways to move for a healthy heart

The calendar has officially flipped to February, which means it’s time to chat about the heart – and we don’t mean the chocolate kind. It’s Heart Month in Canada, the perfect opportunity to bring some attention and awareness to the importance of heart health and what you can do to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Far too many Canadians are feeling the impacts of not moving enough, with research showing higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality among individuals with low levels of physical activity and fitness.

Happy Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is referred to by different names. In China it is Chunjie or Spring Festival, in Korea Seollal, in Vietnam Tết Nguyên Đán, in Tibet Losar. Masses of people travel from the cities to their home towns to be with family, resulting in the world’s largest annual human migration.  Red envelopes

Putting the pandemic on ice

When Maryam Nassaji moved to North Vancouver from Victoria two years ago she was looking forward to putting down roots and making new friends.  A pharmacist at Walmart, Maryam found an apartment in Central Lonsdale and started to get to know her new community.  Then the pandemic hit. Like so many others who live alone, Maryam experienced long days of social isolation and anxiety as she adhered to the restrictions required to flatten the COVID curve.

Acts of Kindness

A couple of years ago, I received a random act of kindness. A perfect stranger paid for my lunch after I placed my order at the counter and then discovered I had forgotten my wallet. The stranger’s spontaneous generosity absolutely made my day and reminded me how good people can be. It also made me realize how small acts of kindness can make us feel cared for and cared about. Compassion and kindness underpin our humanity and build a deep sense of community. Right now, that community is what every one of us is sorely missing. 


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