Love My Hood supports and encourages Pelham residents to hold their own neighbourhood gatherings, activities, or projects where neighbours can get to know one another. Love my Hood provides resources, support, and guidance to eliminate some common barriers residents might have in hosting a neighbourhood event. Love My Hood events qualify for a maximum of $300 funding in Pelham Bucks.

To be eligible for Love My Hood, a neighbourhood or community must hold a gathering bringing people together in person and be open to all who live in that neighbourhood or are a part of the community.  An eligible event would invite all residents in that defined area to attend; ward councillors and the Mayor will be notified of your Love My Hood event. Love my hood events are not available during Canada Day, Summerfest, or other events where staff and resources are limited.

Love My Hood events can be as small or as big as you like.  Some ideas include: road hockey tournaments, book exchanges, tree or flower planting, charity yard sale and bbq, street or park clean up, and much more.

What you need to know and how we can help

Please note that it may take up to two months to receive the necessary approval for your Love My Hood event; apply early to provide enough time. After your application is received, a Town staff liaison will contact you about your event.

Park space, facility space: Park space or facility space rentals fees are waived to help you host a Love My Hood event. Park and facility space are subject to availability and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. 

Insurance: The Town of Pelham requires $2,000,000.00 in liability insurance for Love My Hood events and a copy of the insurance certificate two weeks before the event. This certificate must name the Town of Pelham as additional name insured, but only for the duration of the Love My Hood event. For those who do not have insurance, you may use your Pelham Bucks to help cover the cost. You may use your Pelham Bucks to help cover the cost by using the following application form to get the Love my Hood Insurance package for $75. Insurance application form

Road Closure: If you would like to host your event on a road, please contact your Town staff liaison.

Alcohol: Alcohol is not permitted on public property, including parks and roads. We ask that event organizers keep this in mind while planning for the event, and spread the "no alcohol permitted" message to attendees.

Tents and tables: Love My Hood organizers have access to two, 10' x 10' tents for their event. Folding tables are also available to Love My Hood events. Availability of the tents and tables are subject to change and are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Garbage and Recycling: It is the responsibility of event organizers to clean up and remove garbage and recycling upon the conclusion of the event. 

Love My Hood toolkit: Available to Love My Hood events are the recreation and greening toolkits. The recreation kit has an assortment of games and activities, and the greening kit has the supplies necessary for park or road cleanup. The toolkits can be booked for your event and require a $100 deposit. Toolkits must be picked up and returned by the event organizer.

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