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We <3 Summer Festivals!

August 02, 2017

There’s no better way to get out into the community and chat with families in Point Douglas than by attending a summer event! We make a point of attending at least 2 festivals/events each summer to connect with North End residents regarding our work, as well as hand out some great prizes!

This year we’ll be connecting with families regarding the North End Wellbeing Measure (NEWM)  – a community designed measurement tool that is being used to evaluate wellbeing in North End families. By creating the NEWM alongside the community, we’re able to better define wellness from a locally-driven, strength-based perspective, rather than imposing a predetermined definition of wellness and possibly missing the mark. The NEWM also takes into consideration all aspects of self, much like the teachings of the medicine wheel, in order to evaluate wellbeing from a wholistic lens.

We’ll be asking local residents to participate in the North End Wellbeing Measure through a survey that is completed with the help of volunteers. Each participant will get their name entered into a monthly draw for a gift card.


Here’s some information about the events we’ll be attending this month to complete surveys:

Austin Street Festival

Hosted by North Point Douglas Women’s Centre

Friday, August 11, 2017

Austin Street at Euclid Ave


Picnic in the Park

hosted by North End Community Renewal Corp.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

St. John’s Park


Both events will feature free food, local entertainment, kids games, and bunch of other fun and exciting activities. Make sure to come by and be sure to pop in at our tent to say hello!