An Event for the Community, By the Community! Hundreds turn out for kids themed community event.
By Bruce Holland, Publisher
On Saturday, August 20th, the community came together to enjoy the first annual Governor’s Brook Block Party. The highly successful, kids themed event was enjoyed by kids of all ages.
The event featured a wide array of activities and attractions, including: two bouncy castles, face painting, kid’s games, and prizes. The kids were also entertained by a number of mascots as Spiderman, Baby Shark, and Princess Elsa, showed up for the party! Reagan and Adam (Ekko Mindful Music Studio), who are from the community, delighted the crowd by performing a set of live music. Firefighters from Station Six also volunteered their time and thrilled the kids by bringing their firetruck to the field where they answered questions and let the kids experience the firetruck up close.
Close to five hundred people attended the Block Party, and were treated to a variety of free food, such as tasty Halal food (Al Halal), Indian cuisine (Spice Hub Indian Kitchen, as well as an abundance of fruit and beverages donated by Dylan’s No Frills. Three Spryfield pizzeria’s donated pizza’s and participated in the “Best of Spryfield” contest. Ice cream from Hali-Pops ice cream bike provided a refreshing treat on what was a sunny and warm day. As well, a few local entrepreneurs also joined the event, and especially popular was the kid’s lemonade and hand-made jewelry stand.
DC Boudreau, one of the organizers for the block party said, “The event showcased the community spirit, and is a tribute to the many sponsors and volunteers who helped to plan the event.” Boudreau went on to say, “Not only did we have some great sponsors, such as PuncHit Fitness, Bowlarama, Precision Digital, and VanWart Ski Tours, but it was incredible to have so many members of the community step up to make the event such a big success.” A number of parents from the area volunteered their time to set up the event and stayed to help clean up. Boudreau said, “I am also grateful to Bruce Holland and the Spryfield Business Commission for their support in helping to making this day so special. It was truly a team effort.”
To cap off a perfect day, over one hundred people came out to enjoy a movie under the stars on a big screen, which was donated by Hope Blooms. Families came out with camping chairs, blankets and munched on popcorn (donated by Wilson’s Gas). DC Boudreau said that response to the event has been overwhelming, with a number of people from the community reaching out. He said, “I think that there is a feeling in the community that this could become an annual event, and folks are already volunteering to help out next year.”