United Way Avenues of Change – Guildford West

United Way Avenues of Change is a bold, five-year early childhood project that is bringing the community of Guildford West together to help children age 0-6 reach their full potential.

If you are a parent with a young child, a local service provider interested in partnering, or resident keen on making a difference in your neighbourhood, this initiative is for you!

Our hope and dream is that children and families are valued contributors actively engaged in their Guildford West neighbourhood, strengthened by the community who are forging new ways of working together to ensure children 0-6 reach their full potential.

See below for information on Avenues of Change strategies, events and offerings.

Healthy Communities Playbox Initiative

Five new Playboxes are now located in parks throughout Guildford West! Your family can access sports equipment and toys for free. Simply unlock the box, enjoy the gear, return it when finished and have fun!

Trained Early Childhood Educators will facilitate outdoor play and engage with young children at regular times throughout the summer, fall and winter.

Parks that have Playboxes are:

  • Hawthorne Park (10513 144 St)
  • Hjorth Road Park (10275 148 St)
  • Hummingbird Park (11083 Swan Crescent)
  • Guildford Heights Park (10310 154 St)
  • Holly Park (10698 148 St)

Join us for the LAUNCHES of the new Playboxes from July 24-27! Enjoy free food, children’s games, face-painting and the new Playbox gear:

Guildford Heights Playbox Launch

Monday, July 24


Hawthorne Playbox Launch

Wednesday, July 26


Hummingbird Playbox Launch

Wednesday, July 26


Hjorth Road Playbox Launch

Thursday, July 27


RSVP for the Launches: Email avenuesofchange@options.bc.ca or call 604-315-0894.

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