Borrow equipment for your next neighbourhood event.

The Neighbourhood Event Kit loan program is suspended until further notice to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

If you are organizing a small neighbourhood event to build local connections and a sense of community, you can access the Neighbourhood Event Equipment to support your project. Bookings are first come, first served, so get your request in early!

Kit Contents

Take all or just part of the equipment. Each kit contains:

  • A portable sound system
  • 2 pop-up canopy tents
  • 2 folding tables
  • Assorted lawn games (giant Jenga, Checkers, ring-toss – depending on availability)

Who Can Borrow

 These equipment kits have been lent to support past events including:

  • outdoor poetry readings,
  • events in The Grove,
  • community celebrations,
  • a community garden festival,
  • and a variety of public music and arts performances.

All borrowers of the kit need to provide their Recreation Passcard number, which you can get for free at any recreation facility. Borrowers are responsible for picking up and returning the equipment undamaged and on time.

We can’t lend out the kit for the following sorts of activities:

  •  Individuals or groups for the purpose of private gain.
  •  Political or partisan activities.
  •  Exclusive non-public events.
  •  Events that do not align with the City Values and policies.

Request a Neighbourhood Event Kit

Request a Neighbourhood Event Kit for your next community event. Kits are available for pick up at:

We will follow up with you to confirm your requested date as it is on a first come, first served basis. Make sure you request a booking early!

You can also book the Newton Tickle Trunk, co-sponsored by the Newton Business Improvement Association and the City. Call 604-593-2294 for more information.