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Free Storytelling & Video Workshops

Free Storytelling & Video Workshops


Become a movie-maker in an afternoon! Learn how you can use the technology you already have, even your smartphone. This workshop will give you the skills and guidance to start telling creative, thoughtful, entertaining and fun stories just like the professionals.

We are offering FREE workshops to support people to make videos for the Kits House Project for Awesome Video Challenge. You can attend one workshop or all three.

Dates: Sundays November 11th, 18th & 25th

Times: 1:00-3:00pm (workshop) 3:00-4:00pm (optional coffee and chat)

Location: 2425 Vine Street (at West 8th Ave)

Cost: FREE

At the end of these workshops, you’ll have the skills and confidence needed to turn on that camera and end up with the story you wanted to tell. Then you can put it out there for all the world to see. And even if you choose to not pick up the camera, you’ll come away with a better understanding of the role such stories play in our lives be looking behind the curtain.

George Orr –  Workshop Facilitator 

George Orr is an award-winning documentary film-maker whose professional career has focused on finding and telling compelling stories. From his beginning as a working journalist, and then as an educator who has taught the majority of broadcast and video-journalists in British Columbia, George has become a proponent of backpack journalism. With his training and guidance, you will gain the insight needed to use the modern technology to tell stories that will draw in the viewer, and entertain and engage your community.

For more information about the Kits House Project for Awesome Video Challenge visit:



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Heart of Belonging

Here’s something to get you in the community spirit!!

Creating & Sustaining Our Psychological Sense of Community

The Heart Of Belonging – Workshops to Create and Sustain our Psychological Sense Of Community

Come to a free educational and fun workshop to help you strengthen your sense of community here in Vancouver.

This interactive workshop focuses on the psychological sense of community—our experience of connection within the groups to which we belong. In this workshop, we examine our own sense of community in our lives, share ideas on how to enhance it, and learn how to sustain it over time. Our goal is to learn about and experience a sense of community together. The workshop includes: Individual exercises, partner interactions, small group activities, discussions, and presentations by the facilitator. The event concludes with an optional serving of delicious stew created with ingredients we each contribute to the collective stew pot!

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for anyone who would like to enhance their sense of community within the groups to which they belong. The ideas apply to many types of community settings, including small groups, shared homes, neighbourhoods, organizations, and the workplace.

Collin van Uchelen, Ph. D, is a local expert on the sense of community. His research has examined the connection between our sense of community and empowerment in community settings. He has over 25 years of first-hand experience in creating community in collective homes and he also holds a doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology.

To reserve your space for the workshop, please send an email message to or leave a voicemail message with Michael at 604-417-5193.
Please bring an ingredient to add to our collective stew pot (a potato, carrot, onion, etc.).

This workshop is offered free of charge, thanks to the support of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program administered by the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

Next Workshop:

Monday, November 12, 2012 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Optional stew meal and conversation: 5:30 – 6:00 pm)
Location TBA – please register your space and details will follow