Wellness party gives neighbourhood a boost

By Angela Brown
September 11, 2017 - 1:24pm Updated: September 11, 2017 - 3:37pm

What does it take to host a good party? Three-hundred-and-twenty burgers, 200 hot dogs, 200 cups of coffee, and 25 musicians might be a good start.

Steven Cormons, with the Good Neighbour Network, who helped organize Sunday's annual Neighbourhood Wellness Block Party was thrilled with the turnout for the event, now in its 11th year.

"It's absolutely awesome. I can't say any less" he said. 

"It's about a community joining together, sharing and getting to know each other," he added. "It's about watching out and community safety... but's it's more about a community connecting."

A number of businesses and groups, and even RCMP, showed their support by making contributions and special visits. 

Seven musical acts volunteered to entertain during the afternoon, including an Indigenous drum group.

During the event, Cormons wondered to himself why he hadn't planned the event sooner.

"[The block party] just made my heart feel so huge. When you give to the community in a big way, it's spiritual," he said.

 

 angela.brown@jpbg.ca

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