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                  E-Newsletter April 2015

A special thank you to some of our recent donors, our friends at The Listel Hotel, Forage Restaurant, Blake Elliott Jr. (The Mister Blake Foundation), The Raymond James Canada Foundation, Art Knapp, Hollyburn Properties and MT Square Interiors. 

We also acknowledge the support of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation (Greenest City Community Grants)  for their support of our urban farming initiatives. 

Greenest City Community Grants Press Release:


At Gordon Neighbourhood House we evaluate the impact of our work together using a variety of methods. Here is a snap shot of some of the success we had in February 2015:

We hosted 2 Food Systems Discussion sessions that had 13 Neighbourhood Houses and 25 different organizations, faith based groups, local businesses and chefs present.

92% of attendees indicated that they have a greater understanding of the topics presented as a result of their participation in the sessions.

We served 266 Community Lunches and 100% of participants feel the Community Lunch Program helps them meet their nutritional needs​. 

84% report that they have tried a new healthy food at Gordon Neighbourhood House's Community Lunch Program.

Clean Team volunteers spent 84 volunteer hours cleaning the West End community, collected 39 garbage bags of litter, and removed 15 stickers and posters.

This is above and beyond the regular hours that the Clean Team Crew are out on the streets. We have amazing volunteers!

Creative Playtime had 333 visits and 77% of the parents/caregivers felt they had more access to information and support as a result of attending Creative Playtime.

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, members and staff that make GNH the special place that it is.

It was our pleasure to host an event in celebration of the amazing work that you do.

A very special thank you to the dedicated team of Langara students in the Recreation Program that worked with us to put the wonderful celebration together.​

Thank you to the Young Ideas team on hosting an awesome balcony farming workshop​.

Want to Launch a Community Herb Garden?

Herbs can be pretty expensive! You may have noticed that Gordon Neighbourhood House currently has two community herb gardens in the West End, where anyone may walk by and collect a variety of herbs. We would love to see these herb gardens scattered throughout the community, but to make this possible we need your help! If you have a boulevard or front yard that could be home to a new community herb garden, let us know! We can assist with sourcing materials and funds.

Contact: for details.  

Congratulations to our colleague Andrew Christie (GNH's Community Food Advocate) on his recent appointment to Vancouver's Food Policy Council.

The Clean Team

Gordon Neighbourhood House's Clean Team, in partnership with the West End Business Improvement Association, continues to be a source of pride for West End residents.  The Clean Team works to keep the main streets of the West End free from litter. This year, we are excited to be participating in the 25th annual Keep Vancouver Spectacular event on Saturday April 25th. Volunteers will participate in a clean up of our streets, and then meet for a celebration and BBQ afterwards. If you'd like to participate​, please contact:

Community Lunch Menu (April)


Thursday, April 2, $10

Menu catered by Chef Matthew Phillip, Ten Ten Tapas Restaurant.

Roasted turkey, Garlic mashed potatoes, Stuffing, Veggies


Tuesday, April 7, $5

Soup of the Day, Roasted Chicken, Steamed Veggies 


Thursday, April 9, $5

Chef’s Salad, Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles 

Tuesday, April 14, $5

Soup of the Day, Lemongrass Chicken, Vermicelli Noodles, Fresh Veggies 



Thursday, April 16, $5

Chef’s Salad, Pulled Pork, Mashed Veggies

Tuesday, April 21, $5

Soup of the Day, Stir Fry Beef, Brown Rice 


Thursday, April 23, $5

Chef’s Salad, Stewed Pork in Tomato Sauce, Polenta 


Tuesday, April 28, $5

Chef’s Salad, Roasted Chicken, Risotto 


Thursday, April 30, $5

Soup of the Day, Beef Lasagna, Garlic Toast 

Every Wednesday: Soup and Sandwiches  $Pay What You Can

Do you not eat meat? Are you allergic to shellfish? Lactose Intolerant?  We strive to accommodate your dietary restrictions. Please let us know a week in advance and we'll do our very best to accommodate you. We all deserve a taste of Chef Peter's delicious food.

Gordon Neighbourhood House acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples.
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