Block Parties

Block Parties

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.

The 2022 intake is now closed.  Look for us again in the Spring!

Where can I host a Block Party?

  • 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 that we are currently not accepting requests for block parties requesting a street closure until further notice.

 

How do I Apply?

The 2022 intake is now closed.  Look for us again in the Spring!

A Block Party Grant Application must be submitted a minimum of 10 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 if requesting one (please note:  we are currently not accepting requests for block parties requesting a street closure until further notice.)

Block parties MUST be free for all attendees.

Who can Apply?

Any resident in the qathet Regional District is eligible to apply for a Block Party Grant.  Please note that individual businesses, organizations, and schools are not eligible to apply for the Block Party Grant.

 

2023 APPLICATION STEPS:

  1. Fill out your Block Party Application form and email srahier@powellriver.ca, or deliver in person, to the Recreation Complex c/o Shawna Rahier.  You will be contacted after your application has been reviewed and approved.
  2. After your party is complete, you will send your original copies of your receipts for reimbursement of up to $250 to the Recreation Complex c/o Shawna Rahier.

Download our Application form here:

Look for the new form in Early 2023!

For more information about Block Parties please contact:

Shawna Rahier
Parks, Recreation & Culture Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Tel: 604-485-8902
Email: srahier@powellriver.ca