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Richmond resident held roller-skating and painting event with neighbours

Twenty participants showed up to enjoy three outdoor activities together
Roller-Skate and Paint event
A Richmond resident used a Neighbourhood Small Grant to organize a local roller-skating and paint event for her neighbourhood

A Richmond resident organized a roller-skate and painting event in a Steveston neighbourhood to gather her neighbours after a tough pandemic year of social distancing.

With the help of a Neighbourhood Small Grant, Rachel Qian organized the event and invited families in Holly Village to complete three activities together on August 4.

Qian wanted to take the opportunity and bring her neighbours back together as the public health guidelines have begun to ease, according to Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG).

A total of 20 people from seven families showed up and participants biked, roller-skated or jogged from Hollymount Drive to Steveston Community Park.

At the park, families painted pictures "full of colours, love and inspiration," using supplies that were bought using the grant.

The last activity was a short knowledge quiz about the Richmond community. 

"The activity gave participants a chance to show off their local knowledge, and learn new things about the place they call home," said RCRG in a media release.

Rachel told RCRG that she was happy with the turnout and was "especially grateful to her neighbours for 'helping and supporting (her) all the way.'"