Plan a Neighbourhood Game

What is a Neighbourhood Game?

Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games are locally organized, playful activities that bring people — neighbours, co-workers, friends and/or family — and yes, even strangers — together to share an experience, have fun, and play. For more information about Playing for Keeps, click here! 

A Neighbourhood Game can be any kind of playful activity that is fun and enjoyable, age-neutral, and not about expert talent. The idea is to bring people out into their communities, to exercise their minds, hands, bodies, and hearts. Because communities that play together are healthier, more connected, more vital!

A Neighbourhood Game can involve sports, arts, music, or food — anything from basketball to hopscotch, from community gardening to grandmas and tot walks, from street dancing to mega glee clubs.

Planning a Neighbourhood Game

A Step-by-Step Guide

Choose an activity

...And invite people from your neighbourhood! The more the merrier. Use flyers, or knock on doors to get the word out. Also be sure to post it on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #p4keeps

Tell us about it!

Submit your event, and we'll promote it on our website.

Submit Your Event
Need funds?

If you need financial assistance to put on your event, you can apply for a micro grant of up to $50. The Grant must go to an individual resident applicant (not associations, groups or businesses). Events must be free of charge to attend and be free of alcohol, or any prohibited substances. If you are a P4K Volunteer Ambassador, your Grant will be administered by your P4K Hub. If you haven't yet gone through the training and are not a P4K Volunteer Ambassador, your Grant will be administered by any Hub that is closest to you or that you choose. 

Brand your game!

Please make sure to brand your Neighbourhood Game with Playing for Keeps logos and swag! For our logo, click here. To get some free P4K swag/flags for your event, contact your local P4K Hub (if you are a P4K Volunteer Ambassador) or email [email protected]

Take photos and videos!

Upload them here, and we'll publish them on our website! Remember to make sure all the participants are OK with appearing in your photos or videos. Also please share your photos and videos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #p4keeps   For tips on how to make a great Neighbourhood Game video - CLICK HERE

Upload Video

Neighbourhood Game Ideas for All Seasons

Here are some ideas that might work for your Neighbourhood Game. Or mix it up and create your own!

  • Ball hockey
  • Beach volleyball
  • Board Games
  • Bocce ball
  • Building a snowman
  • BBQ cook-off
  • Chess
  • Community gardening
  • Cricket
  • Egg & spoon race
  • Football
  • Group skating
  • Hopscotch
  • Hot apple cider challenge
  • Improv Theatre
  • Nature hikes
  • Obstacle courses
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Rollerbladding
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Snow fort
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Street dance
  • Touch football
  • Tug-o-war
  • Twister

Be creative and have fun!