Friday, 10 May 2013

Forsythia Festival a Success!

Hello Cabbagetown!

We had such an amazing time at the 42nd Annual Forsythia Festival that we wanted to share some pictures with you.
Cabbagetown residents were out in the glorious sunshine on Sunday celebrating once again, the arrival of Spring.
The birds were chirping, the children were playing, and the adults were drinking!

The Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) worked tirelessly to make this event a continued success and are happy to report: they Sold-Out their raffle tickets, and had a very successful first ever Beer Garden.

We want to thank all our local businesses for their generous donations and time.
Presented below, the donor board for this year:

Trish, of the CRA wanted to share an important outcome of the residents’ efforts to make Wellesley Park playground a place for everyone to enjoy.  
Havana, 10 years old
Havana, our Festival Queen's daughter is 10 years old and up until now has not been able to enjoy Wellesley Park along with the other kids because there were no accessible features. In working with Yvonne on the flowers and other festival details, she made a special request that Trish work with Toronto Parks to get a swing installed. She only told Trish about her request shortly before the Festival, and she is happy to report that the swing was installed Monday. 
This is a first step in making the Wellesley Park playground a place for everyone to enjoy.
The best part of the Festival was that Wellesley Park was packed with families and neighbours smiling and chatting.

BIA Coordinators, Krissia & Nauoda, enjoying the festivities.
Erin from Stout selling beer tickets for the first ever Beer Garden!
Mark Michelin of St. Jamestown Steak and Chops cooking up a storm.
Mike & Olyana from Cafe Olya serving goodies.
Tony Brady's House on Amelia St. 
Blossoming Tree
Painting the swimming pad in preparation for Summer
Lots of Forsythia plants throughout the neighbourhood.
View of the Children's area from the resting area
Thank you to the business sponsors
Representatives from Steam Whistle Pilsner and Stout Irish Pub
Pizza Pizza bouncy castle
Yellow Haired beauty Gina Dineen
Wonderful Music
403rd  Toronto Scouts activity for kids
Beautiful sunshine
Beautiful homes
Neighbourhood blooms