Planter boxes at Unwin Park

An opportunity for generations to engage in dialogue and to explore differences and similarities between seniors and youth.

Guildford Social Gathering

Join us to work on community projects that will be implemented in the Guildford neighbourhood. The social gatherings will facilitate conversations and activities exploring social and cultural connections in the community. If you are 55+ and live in and around the Guildford area, we would love to hear about your unique experiences.

Upcoming Free Workshops

 

Sound and Synesthesia

February 16 from 11:30am – 2:00pm

Guildford Recreation Centre: Craft Room 1

Surrey based artist Lyn Verra-Lay will lead an art workshop that explores the sense of sound. Discover the influence of sound and music in this immersive experience as you make connections between each other and the art you create! All supplies will be provided. Participants will have a chance to reflect on and share their art pieces with the group.

Sign up for Sound and Synesthesia



Relief Printing

February 24 from 11:30am – 2:00pm

Guildford Recreation Centre: Craft Room 1

Surrey based artist Claire Moore will host an art workshop that will focus on relief printing techniques. You will work closely with her to develop and carve an image that will be prepared for printing. All supplies will be provided. Participants will have a chance to reflect on and share their art pieces with the group!

Sign up for Relief Printing



Storytelling Workshop

Contact Matthew.DeSiena@surrey.ca for more information.

Textile Dye Garden at the Museum of Surrey

Address: Museum of Surrey - 17710 56A Avenue

Are you curious about what plants can provide the colours and fibre for our clothing? Did you know we can grow certain types of plants that can be used to create natural dyes for textiles? Join us on the Museum of Surrey campus and experience a unique opportunity to create a Textile Dye Garden!

Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners Society will be leading conversations around plant selection for a diverse array of both colour and fibres. Through interactive workshops and in-person hands-on activities discover how we all share the cultural legacy of how plants have been an integral component of history and evolution of our clothing.

Garden of Generations at Unwin Park

Address: Unwin Park - 13313 68 Avenue, Surrey

Do you have a passion for edible plants? Want to try your hand at building an edible garden from beginning to harvest and learn along the way? Curious about some edible plants in Indigenous culture? Learn to maintain a garden, get your hands dirty, and tend to plants' needs. Enjoy the benefits gardening brings, and enjoy freshly harvested foods.

We are looking for people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. Join us to create a space to grow, gather and nurture the plants, and one another, through the Garden of Generations. Help us build community through collaboration.

Connecting Generations: Gathering Time

Gathering times will resume in spring 2023.

How to Participate

Register above, or contact agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca to sign up for a volunteer shift to participate in garden care.

Program Funding

The Connecting Generations Initiative and the Walkit Web Map Activity Program are made possible through the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which:

  • consists of organizations from different sectors
  • is a collective impact initiative multi-partner approach
  • aims to address systemic barriers of social inclusion faced by seniors 55+
  • supports an interculturally inclusive and engaged community

The core network consists of the backbone organizations:

  • Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
  • Seniors Come Share Society
  • SOURCES BC
  • UNITI
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
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Government of Canada Funding

Contact

Have a question or comment about one of these initiatives? Reach us at agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca.