Update: July 21st
Let’s make Neighbours for Change a year long event/ process/ opportunity. Invite the stunning folks of all ages to think of ways to contribute to the ‘Change throughbout the year. We can highlight their efforts on video. People in Fernwood WANT to help, to be included.
This doesn’t mean that Sarah and Tara have to burn themselves out… The fire in the community already exists . NFC will be the kindling and your team will be the fire starter.
Then the NFC block party is a culmination , a celebration of the whole year.. of the community’s efforts. LIke the Party Band your success will be viral
Neighbourhood building – use the Vanc Folk Festival approach.. a free burger or beer as an appreciation- or 50/50 ticket..to people on the block.
Cultivate can-do people who follow through –
Don’t depend on school kids – teens may be good for word of mouth but are low on follow through. What could they do during the year when they are more accountable. Have them make it a business class project. ( like the booth you had selling food — I have a video of him talking about it)
people appreciate a good showcase.. and visa versa
let’s give them a year’s exposure on the site
Some of these may be booths for next year..