Thursday, March 31, 2016: Being good neighbours

I’ve been working this evening designing an invitation to Vancouver Cohousing’s Kensington neighbourhood for a block party. The photo shows some of the images I’m using.

When we were seeking support from local residents for our rezoning application in late 2012 and early 2013, we said we were going to be great neighbours. I’m a member of our external relations committee and at a meeting this week I proposed that it was time to be neighbourly.

We’ll open our gates for a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon, offer refreshments and tours, and get to know the people into whose world we have landed, perhaps like a spaceship from another planet to some of them.

After all, we’ve created a multi-family complex with 31 units housing 51 adults and 18 children right smack in the midst of a single-family neighbourhood. Many of us remark that we continue to be amazed we actually made it happen. It’s real and we’re living here.

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One reason I’ve been able to blog daily has been a drought in the flow of the editing work I do on contract. But this evening a 120,000-word report landed in my inbox and I’ve got a week to polish it. You may not see posts from me every day, or some posts may be pretty short and sweet, like this one.



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