Christine and Ian, and their 9-month-old hosted their first block party with the neighbours who offered extra hands, tables, and food.
“I was especially glad that I chose to hand deliver the 27 invitations to our neighbours so that I could connect, and attach names to faces. I think the personal invitation process was impactful and led to many neighbourly conversations prior to the event”.
The event was a huge success with twenty-six adults and children enjoying playing Bocce and Lader Ball and got to know one another better.
“We received great feedback. Something echoed by several was that this had been on their minds to do for a while, but no one had made the first move. Residents were appreciative and said that although they had seen other neighbours in the area, and may have waved in passing, many had never taken the opportunity to meet and learn names”.
The highlight was meeting a 19-day-old newborn who was proudly accompanied by his parents who had very recently moved into the neighbourhood.