Meet Your Street!

Thanks for your interest in Meet Your Street!

The program is now FULL for 2023, watch for openings in Spring 2024.

Meet new people, reconnect with neighbours, and hear what’s going on in your community by hosting an event for your neighbourhood.
Municipal staff can also help your neighbours brush up on emergency preparedness, safety and crime prevention.
Panorama Recreation will also provide an 'activity game bag' that includes: spikeball, large tic tac toe, ladder ball and corn hole to add some fun games to your event.

EVENT IDEAS

» Neighbourhood BBQ/block party » Outdoor movie night
» Scavenger hunt » Breakfast buffet
» Neighbourhood clean up» Emergency preparedness presentation
» Recipe exchange » Create a tool/sports equipment sharing system
» Language, cultural learning» Skill-sharing workshop
» Chalk art challenge » “Get-to-know-your-neighbours Bingo”
» Ask a local band to play live music 

 WHAT TO KNOW
»
Event must take place in Central Saanich
» Max one event per year per neighbourhood; priority for 2024 applications will go to neighbourhoods that did not receive the grant in 2023
» Event must be inclusive and accessible
» Event must be free-of-charge
» Event should demonstrate consideration for waste reduction
» Noise must be kept at a respectable level for the consideration of your neighbours
» All event promotions must be neighbourhood based. Event announcements on channels that would reach a city wide audience are not permitted
» Depending on the event, other considerations may need to be taken into account or required, such as additional permits or approvals. For example, if requesting a street closure for your event, a Road Usage Permit is required.

In memory of Heather Player, block party enthusiast
A beloved resident and local public health nurse for more than 30 years in Central Saanich, SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) and W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation, Heather was devoted to community building. From working tirelessly to establish needed programs (she started the local mother-babe program and meal programs in the schools) to reaching out to new neighbours and befriending many with her big smile and easy laugh. A volunteer with the Saanichton Village Association, Heather believed in pitching in wherever she could. In 2010, she began organizing an annual block party and in 2020 she initiated a parade and neighbourhood beautification to lift spirits. Heather took great pleasure in being a part of her community and left an indelible mark on Central Saanich.

TO PARTICIPATE
Ensure you meet the follow qualifications:
»Your event is free, inclusive, neighbourhood driven and neighbourhood based
»You are a Central Saanich-based neighbourhood (neighbours within close proximity to each other)
»You have co-applicants (two individuals living in Central Saanich but residing in different households) responsible for the grant money
»You will be inviting 30+ individuals (including children) and cap attendance at 50 people
»You are seeking funds for the following eligible expenses: food, non-alcoholic beverages, insurance