Category: New Westminster

  • On the eleventh day of donating…

    Of all [the Food Bank’s] clients, 24% are children and youth, 58% are adults, and 18% are seniors. Source: The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to nearly 8,500 people directly and tens of thousands more people through their Community Agency Partners every week! That’s a lot of people. And that’s just to support […]

  • On the tenth day of donating

    Another nonprofit that is located close to my home is the Spirit of the Children Society. Their vision is “The spirit of Indigenous children and families in our community is nurtured to love, laugh, play, and achieve their dreams. Their unique cultural traditions are recognized and valued within a safe, respectful society” and their mission […]

  • On the eighth day of donating…

    Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op is located pretty close to my place and I knew that they worked with newcomers to Canada, but I’ve been meaning to learn more about what specifically they do. So I checked out their website and saw that “As a cooperative community health centre, [Umbrella is] delivering culturally-appropriate health care to […]

  • On the third day of donating…

    Aunt Leah’s Place supports youth who are “aging out” of the foster care system at 19 years of age, as well as helping mothers keep custody of their children. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers-in-need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey […]

  • On the first day of donating…

    This year has been hard for everyone and some people and organizations have been hit harder than others. I’ve been extremely fortunate that I’ve been able to keep my job throughout the pandemic and that I have a safe, warm place to sleep every night – and to shelter in when pandemic responses calls for […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 30 – Sunset

    Since I started working from home, which I believe was 18,000 months ago, I’ve tried to enjoy a walk after work to mark the distinction between my day job work and my evening (which may or may not involve working on my various other jobs), as well as to get some steps in so that […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 27 – Buy Local

    Today is Black Friday and while I’ve never been one to care much about Black Friday sales (or Boxing Day sales, for that matter), this year, in light of the pandemic, a lot of people are talking about supporting small, local businesses. When everything started to shut down in the early pandemic days, people started […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 17 – The Quay

    A few days ago I blogged about Pier Park. Since I can’t go there right now, when I go out for a walk, it’s typically along the New Westminster Quay. Today I went out for a walk after work but before the night class that I teach on Tuesdays. And I ended up out there […]

  • Halloween 2020

    As you may recall, I love Halloween. I especially love dressing up for Halloween. And I thought that I’d have to forgo it this year because working from home means no office costume contest and pandemic restrictions means no parties1. But then my gym came to the rescue! My gym’s Halloween costume contest has always […]

  • On the eight and ninth day of donating…

    I missed doing a blog posting yesterday because I take the red eye to Toronto and then got distracted by seeing my family and going to the movies and also being super tired from taking the red eye. So, for yesterday’s donation, I asked my family for recommendations of a non-profit and my brother-in-common-law suggested […]