Plan a Neighbourhood Game

What is a Neighbourhood Game?

Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games are playful, simple, and local events that invite people to come together and enjoy their communities.

Anyone can plan one. It simply has to be a playful activity — sports, arts, music, or food — that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.  Get started by following the step-by-step guide below and if you have any questions, contact Tyler at

Planning a Neighbourhood Game

A Step-by-Step Guide

Choose an activity

...And invite people from your neighbourhood! 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.

Need funds?

If you need financial assistance to run your event, you can apply for a grant of up to $50. Grants are only made to individuals (not associations, groups or businesses). To be eligible, your event must be free to attend and be free of alcohol or any prohibited substances. If you are a P4K Community Leader, your Grant will be administered by your P4K Champion organization. If you haven't yet gone through the training and are not a P4K Community Leader, your Grant will be administered by the P4K Champion organization 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 Community Leader) or email

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. 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

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!