This Neighbourhood Life

We say goodbye to the Container Conversations

After six days of conversations, activities and music, our  four-dimensional pop-up art installation and community engagement initiative has come to an end. We talked about families, food, and public art, connected local businesses with newcomers, and heard some great local artists. And now it’s time to say goodbye, and start planning the Pandora Park Fall […]

Thursday Container Conversation: food as sustenance and as a bridge between people

Thursday conversation was all about food: we need it to stay alive, but food is more than just sustenance. It brings people together, and helps to bridge the divide between different groups. Local poet, youth worker, community builder and activist Bryant Doradea shared some of his poetry, followed by singer and songwriter Elliott Slinn

Public art and community – our Wednesday Container Conversation

Minister Shane Simpson joined us on Wednesday to talk about the importance of public art in bringing people together. The evening concluded with community singing.

Container Conversations – Monday

Monday saw local business owners connect directly with newcomers to our community from Iran and Afghanistan. The evening ended with an impromptu dance party with Saeid Kooshki providing the entertainment (with power helpfully provided by a local resident!)

Our Container Conversations have started!

Last year we conducted a series of radio interviews with over 100 people from our neighbourhood on topics ranging from food security to better childcare facilities, and business improvement ideas. This year we wanted to continue these conversations – and the idea of Container Conversations was born! An art installation and a gathering place all […]

Container Conversations are coming to our neighbourhood!

Last year we organized a series of radio interviews with over 100 people from our neighbourhood, on a wide range on topics: housing, childcare, safety, jobs, and many others. This year we wanted to build on what we had learned, but also to bring these conversations into the community – and the idea of Container […]