Vibrant Communities Speaker Series – Enhancing Neighbourliness – July 19
Enhancing Neighbourliness and Connections Where We Live
Abundant Community Edmonton (ACE) is part of a large movement that is neighborhood focused, citizen centered and gift based. ACE encourages and enables neighbourhood life shaped according to residents’ vision for where they live; facilitates neighbourliness and connections by linking neighbours to other neighbours, as well as to groups existing and newly formed within the neighbourhood; and discovers and invites into action the incredible gifts people have and want to contribute to their local community. ACE is endorsed and supported city-wide by The City of Edmonton’s Citizen Services Department and is locally sponsored and coordinated by Community Leagues and other leaders in the neighbourhood, with funding opportunities available through Alberta Culture and Tourism’s Community Initiatives Program (CIP). There are amazing examples of community-building happening every day, all around us! ACE works to build upon and celebrate these efforts and is steadily gaining momentum in Edmonton and in other municipalities across North America.
When: Tuesday July 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Doors at 6:30 PM presentation starting at 7:00 PM. Cash bar available with appetizers and discussion afterwards
Our Guest Speaker – Anne Harvey
Anne Harvey coordinates Abundant Community Edmonton (ACE), a grassroots neighbourhood engagement and organizing framework that encourages and enables neighbourliness and local connections. The City of Edmonton’s role in this citizen-initiated work, is one of support and collaboration. Anne plays a variety of roles within her work with the city’s Citizen Services department including: facilitator; event coordinator; connector; resource developer; and innovator. She collaborates with neighbourhood groups to develop organic processes and comprehensive resources that further enable and enhance their community building efforts.