Neighbours Day 2023

Neighbours Day 2023

EDIT: this is a blog post now, so you can leave comments down below!


Hey, neighbour!

Neighbours Day is from 1-5 pm on June 17th.


We’ve had so many new neighbours over the past few years and we’ve been so limited in how we can get together, so jumping on to this city-run event seems like the perfect opportunity to get everyone out and mingling!


We have submitted an application* through the Neighbour"s Day event page to host a Fairview Block Party!!


(*we thought based on the City's wording that each "activity" within the block party needed its own submission, but we were wrong... One is fine, and we can start planning in more detail now!)


We don't have the space in our lot, but if you would like to Host a musician for a 1-hour performance, the City will figure out the details on getting us some live music.


As for other activities, we came up with this list to get our collective imagination going:


• Photo booth/backdrop with instant-print camera or printer so people can take home a little souvenir

• Neighbourhood storytelling (history etc) - could have a cork board posted up where people record and draw and share their stories)

• Dancing/drumming/music making

• Ring toss or bean bag toss (using plates or hula hoops as targets)

• Three-legged race

• Water balloon-type games (water relay, hot potato, etc) something like these "reusable cotton toys" is a great alternative to cleaning up broken balloons for weeks - example from Amazon)

• Photo scavenger hunt

• "geocaching" scavenger hunt

• Slip n slide and/or sprinkler if it's a hot day

• Pizza box relay (it looks silly fun for all ages - a running relay where each person grabs one more pizza box and you end up trying to run back and forth with a bigger and bigger stack of boxes!)

• Giant Jenga

• Sidewalk chalk mural

• Face painting

• Cookie decorating

• Food/drinks: could have volunteers offer to bring a favourite family dish, or have a couple barbecues set up with designated cooks. Solicit donations somehow? maybe people have connections to businesses, or we can have a fund/by donation.

• Plant/Seed Swap

• Arts and crafts table

• Nature crafts such as found-object mandalas on front lawns - this + the sidewalk chalk would be a nice way for our party to leave a (somewhat) lasting memory for people who pass by later


Please comment below, send us an email, or catch us outside to figure out our plans :)

See you at the block party!!!

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Aw, sorry you can’t make it Caroline!

If anyone sees this…we only need to submit one application for our whole event (confirmed via, so that’s done! Didn’t provide tons of detail so between now and June we can start planning :)

-Elysha (#12)


This is such a fun idea! We are unfortunately away that weekend and unable to attend but the more street parties the better! (35 Fairview)


Hello!! I submitted my application today for a Free Market/Clothing Swap. I hope that other folks can put in for more fun things either off the list or from your own ideas :)

Would especially love to see chalk murals, music, food, and games!


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