The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a pickleball demonstration, general rules, play the game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. (Westerly File Photo)

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust announces 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants

Free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Nov. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall.

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) announced the fall round of Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) last week. From a “Sexy seniors hair makeover in Macoah” to a “Harvest Festival” in Tofino and “Under the Sea Roller Disco” in Ucluelet, there are some gems on the list that West Coasters won’t want to miss.

Of the 21 projects funded, six are youth-oriented projects that were supported by the District of Tofino, District of Ucluelet, and Eat West Coast, like an upcoming Food Preservation for Youth workshop at Ucluelet Secondary.

“This is a special occasion because it’s the fifth anniversary of NSG in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region and it’s the 20th anniversary of NSG in B.C.,” said CBT’s outreach co-ordinator Brooke Wood.

To celebrate the milestone, the CBT is hosting a free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall.

“The event will showcase some of the projects that were celebrated in the last year,” said Wood. “You can try your hand at cedar weaving, beeswax wrap making, and bannock preparation, to name a few.”

This is the third round of NSG funding this year, notes Wood, preceded by 20 Environmental NSG projects in the spring and 12 Cultural NSG project in the summer. The total number of 2019 projects is 52 with a budget of just under $16,000, making it their biggest NSG year to date.

Over the last 5 years, the CBT has supported 139 NSG projects totaling $45,430.

“Neighbourhood Small Grants are a direct expression of what community members want and need for the places we all call home. Create your own community and check out to an NSG event near you,” encourages Wood.

To see all the amazing projects being funding, visit: https://clayoquotbiosphere.org/initiatives/blog.



nora.omalley@westerlynews.ca

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