Neighbour Day | 3rd Saturday of June
Meet your Neighbour, Grow your Community
What is Neighbour Day?
The idea is to meet neighbours, make new friends, have fun and maybe work together on a project that benefits the entire community. It is an opportunity to celebrate community by connecting with neighbours, the very people we live next door to and to grow community.
What can you do to celebrate Neighbour Day?
There are many ways for you to connect with your neighbours and celebrate the vibrancy of your community. Here are just a few suggestions.
- host a
block party (using this guide)
- have a neighbourhood picnic at a local park
- host a neighbourhood potluck or BBQ
- host afternoon tea in your backyard
- parade of lawn parties
- hold a sidewalk chalk drawing challenge
- participate in the
Clean Community Challenge
- participate in
- help your neighbour with their spring cleaning or gardening
- or be creative in your own way to celebrate community spirit in Lethbridge
More ideas can be found here:
Ways to Connect and Celebrate
In commemoration of Canada's 150th, we are creating a list of 150 Ways to Connect With your Neighbours. Visit our Facebook and Twitter for more.
Is there funding support available?
The short answer, yes! - there is funding support to help you plan a successful Neighbour Day event. Two funding options are available, depending on your needs.
Events requiring a larger budget - Community Event Support Grant
Only available for neighbourhood groups that have society status under the Societies Act.
Events requiring a smaller budget (seed funding) - Neighbour Day Event-Project Support Grant Application.pdf
This grant is designed specifically for neighbourhood groups wanting to do a small event to kick start an initiative in their community. Only available for 2018.
Neighbour Day is supported by the
Beyond Your Front Door neighbourhood initiative, through the City of Lethbridge, as a way to create engaged, safe, welcoming and inclusive neighbourhoods across our community.
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