We Are Here: Celebration!

We are happy to report that We Are Here: A Creative Mapping Project for Marpole is nearing completion! This has been a year-long community initiative in which participants stitched a patch to mark their favourite place in Marpole, and all suggestions have been compiled into a stitched artwork as well as a paper version for individual use.

We will be hosting a community celebration to celebrate our collective effort, where everyone can explore the stitched map loving created by Marpole’s neighbours and our artists, and also take home a limited-edition paper version of the map to enjoy.

Please join us on Saturday, May 27, 1-3pm at the Oak Park Fieldhouse (7575 Fremlin) for an afternoon of connection and refreshments.

Date Change – Up-cycle Sessions

Hi Everyone! Due to community feedback, we have changed the date of our final Up-Cycle Sessions event. Join us at Oak Park Fieldhouse (7575 Fremlin) on Saturday, April 29, 1-4 for a FREE insect hotel workshop! We can help you to design a piece that is friendly to specific bugs and a fabulous work of art too. Invite your friends and neighbours, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Up-Cycle Sessions – FREE Workshops!

Coming up soon! Artists Holden McIntosh, Jack Morris, and Robin Lough are running FREE workshops themed around UP-CYCLING! Drop in to make creative, functional, and ecologically friendly additions to your garden and art kit – just in time for spring!

1. Homeade Pastels from Natural Pigments, Sat. March 25, 1-4
2. Recycled Planters, Sun. April 9, 1-4
3. DIY Insect Hotels, Tues April 25, 1-4

Please invite your neighbours!

Pollinator Workshops

The Fieldhouse is buzzing with activity as the Environmental Youth Group from the Marpole Oakridge Community Center begins a series of pollinator workshops with our team. The first sessions involved re-purposing wooden boxes from a previous project into Bumble Bee Houses, and the upcoming sessions will revitalize the garden at the Fieldhouse into a mini pollinator pasture and begin testing for the new Insight citizen science app set to be released in Spring 2017.


Sunday Stitching…

Sunday’s Open House was a cozy and productive day as Marpole residents participated in the We Are Here project. We shared our favourite places in Marpole and stitched patches to go with the stories. Keep an eye on the blog for your change to join in next time!

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Big Draw at Oak Park!

This past weekend, we had a fantastic time participating in the Vancouver Big Draw with the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre! A lot of kids participated in our fence weaving, and the end result is a fun and cheery new work for the Marpole community to enjoy! Be sure to check out the work in front of MOCC’s pre-school playground.


A big thanks to Big Draw Vancouver, MOCC, and Vancouver Parks Board for making this project possible!