Beverly/Alexander block party planned

Beverly/Alexander block party planned

A road hockey tournament, live music and community-led workshops for both kids and adults are being offered during a Beverly/Alexander Street block party on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The party is being hosted by Social Planning Cowichan and its partners at Warmland House, Collective Space and Cowichan Housing as well as other community organizations.

Free food courtesy of Warmland chefs will fill the bellies of attendees while they get to work building community library boxes (“bring your old books to stock the shelves,” notes a press release), paint murals, learn about cob building and permaculture to name a few.

“There will also be a station to design ‘Streets of Dreams’ for the Alexander-Beverly Street Neighbourhood, where you can add your ideas and help paint a picture of what you would love to see in the future,” said the release.

The four-hour event will take place in the Warmland gardens and at the school board offices on York Street. Parking is available at Quamichan and Alexander schools.

“This celebration will kick off a series of workshops and initiatives that will continue throughout the year in the Beverly/Alexander area, including ongoing permaculture workshops at Warmland, an emergency preparedness plan workshop, and discussions on climate change and community safety that focus on relationship building and building a sense of belonging in the community,” the release said.