Meeting in the Middle was a Community Based Intergenerational Leadership Project of the Century House Association and City of New Westminster.  It was launched in March 2018, with a call for Youth and Senior Leaders and Project Leaders. The goal was to deliver workshops & projects for community youth and seniors, in the following areas:

  • Pay It Forward – develop projects where youth and seniors go into the community to initiate, support and/or participate in projects that support the New West community in different ways.
  • Art Outside – develop art projects outdoors.
  • Culinary Pursuits – explore nutrition, cooking and eating together.
  • Naturally Fun Adventurers – develop projects outside that deal with Nature.
  • Technology – video all the other Pods then work on and produce short videos of the development and execution of all the other Pods.

It started like this:                             Calling for technology partners:

Calling for cooks and artists:


The artists had an Art Outside celebration on Saturday October 27 at the Moody Park Lacrosse Box. And here’s the result, a remarkable mural on the 8th Avenue end of the box:

On March 2, 2019, the Pay It Forward section had an event (here’s the poster with details) that got a nice writeup in the New West Record paper here.

Bonus for reading this far

We are now able to show the five videos that resulted from this project.

Here’s the Youtube playlist for all of them.

Or, one at a time (it may take a moment for the videos to load)

Last Reviewed on 2020-08-24