Friends and Families Celebrating Together
On Sunday August 9th, 2015, the Regent Park community gathered at the Big Park to enjoy a remarkable line-up of live musical entertainment, raffle draws, games and prizes, and local food vendors, including a large community barbecue.
It was the 24th annual Sunday in the Park, hosted this year by Friends of Regent Park. And it was a huge success.
The festival had fun activities for everyone!
There was a lot of great food. A huge community barbecue included mouth-watering burgers, hot dogs and falafels with tasty treats on the side and limeade to quench the thirst from the piercing heat. Residents also took part in the festival by selling traditional cuisines and cultural clothes from different parts of the world.
Other activities included Bingo for the seniors, a waste diversion activity for children, ping pong, tons of games with prizes for children, two bouncy castles and more.
There was entertainment by local performers and everyone got dance along to the music. The Friends of Regent Park also had a selfie station and people had the opportunity to take a picture with Friends of Regent Park mascot, Regent Bark. The park new public art installation “Faces of Regent Park” located at the plaza and the vibrant mural painted on the side of the bake oven , gave the park a new appearance – just in time for Sunday in the Park.
Sunday in the Park is a time when everyone can come together to celebrate community, inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism, and the revitalization of Regent Park.
The Friends of Regent Park consist of a group
of residents whose mission is to animate the park by working together to support green space, cultural, and recreational activities in Regent Park and also to bring people together.
This was Friends of Regent Park’s first time hosting Sunday in the Park and the day also marked their one year anniversary. Friends of Regent Park began last year when the Big Park was opened. So there was much to celebrate.
We are a community and Sunday in the Park proved that once again. It was a time of friends and families celebrating together.
By Rafi and Zubaydul