Alex House staff and volunteers recently received Safe Harbour: Respect for All Diversity Training and Alex house is now one of a growing network of 1,000 Safe Harbour-certified locations across Canada. Safe Harbour organizations care about making our communities more welcoming places to live, turning vision into action and creating opportunities to celebrate differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.
If you haven’t stopped by the office lately, take a detour when you’re walking the beach and come in and see the completed Community Art Project. Our caretaker, Lisa Lucow, took on the project as part of a school assignment, and she, with the volunteers who turned out to lend their talents, ideas and skills, produced a colourful, interesting, detailed work of art. It encapsulates the heart of a neighbourhood house in a visual, fun statement, Drop in and have a look!
In this issue ..... Business Excellence Awards, Parenting Programs, Youth KRU, Rental Special, Anti-Bullying Art, Gardening Crossword, Outdoor Leadership, Community Day Trips. Safe Harbour training ..... and more
Through programs, services and community events, Alexandra Neighbourhood House helps residents on the Semiahmoo Peninsula to build safe, inclusive communities where people have a sense of belonging, a sense of place in time, and the knowledge that they, as individuals have the ability to make a difference in their own lives, in their neighbourhood and in their community. Alex House works to improve the quality of neighbourhood life in a creative, caring way.
A group of committed community members joined forces at Alex House to create local solutions for sustainable food production, individually and as a group. The result? A community garden! Alex House is supporting these industrious, energetic and committed gardeners by providing meeting space and a small area of land in Alexandra Park to house the garden plots.