Block Parties

Block Parties are back for 2019!

Let’s face it, life is busy! Between work, volunteering, extracurricular activities and other commitments, we often find it hard to interact with those who we live closest to.
That’s where a block party can help!

A Block Party is a gathering of people who want to celebrate and strengthen their neighbourhood’s feeling of togetherness. It’s a great way to get to know each other, create new friendships, enhance and preserve safety and encourage a sense of local community.

Neighbourhood Projects are a get-together of like minded community members who collaborate on projects that make their neighbourhoods stronger and more connected.
Projects can focus on block beautification, weed-pulling events, and neighbourhood trash clean ups. These events can aid in giving a sense of pride and ownership to neighbourhoods by promoting a group effort to make improvement.

Where can I host a Block Party?

  • On your street
    • If you are planning to hold a block party or neighbourhood project on your street, ensure everyone is informed and supports a street closure (if needed).  Fill out a Parade Permit Application and provide all relevant information for your street closure.
  • On private property, backyard, or community common area.
  • In a park
    • It is not necessary to book a park for small block parties or neighbourhood projects. If you are having a larger gathering and would like to ensure you have the space, please call us to book 604-485-8909.
  • Please note:  for Block Parties we provide liability insurance provided by SBC insurance, providing Maximum Commercial General Liability Limit of $2,000,000.

How do I Apply?

A Block Party Grant Application must be submitted a minimum of 15 business days prior to the day of the event and include the following:  A description of activities planned, details of the purchases the grant will go towards, estimated number of participants, and details for road closure (please note: intersections & bus routes will not be closed).

Download our Application forms here: 2019 Block Party Application

Looking for inspiration?  Thoughts or ideas?  Check out our 2019 Planning Kit

You can send in your completed forms via email to srahier@powellriver.ca or in person at the Recreation Complex.

For more information about Block Parties please contact:

Shawna Rahier

Community Recreation Program Coordinator

Tel: 604-485-8902

Email: srahier@powellriver.ca