Kitsilano residents love their community and it shows. One of the first local blogs I ever read in 2005 was Kitsilano.ca and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking in front of dedicated business owners at the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce. In a new joint effort by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Kitsilano 4th Avenue BIA, Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce and West Broadway BIA, they want you to show off your Kitsilano pride.
Kits Me… Love the Hood You’re In!
Kitsilano residents, past and present, are encouraged to submit a story about why they love their neighbourhood. A panel of judges will select 90 stories from the entries and have them printed up and hung as banners along West 4th between Burrard and Balsam.
Organizers of the interactive contest also hope it will raise awareness of local organizations and shine a light on the work they do on the Westside. ‘Kits Me’ buttons are another component of the campaign that will benefit both local businesses and customers. They will be sold in stores along West 4th and West Broadway with all proceeds going directly to Kitsilano Neighbourhood House to support the accessible community programs and services they provide to families, youth, newcomers and seniors on the Westside.
They are accepting entries starting today and until April 5, 2012. You can share your story online or drop it off at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (“Kits House”), office located at 3683 West 4th at Alma. The banners will go up in June this year and feature a photo of the story’s author along with a quote.