Every year I host the Ward 18 Community BBQ in a local park as a fun event for local residents and to bring attention to a local organization's fundraising efforts. This year, we were in Campbell Park on June 21st supporting the Christie-Ossington Neighbourhood Centre's efforts to furnish the new community space at Ruskin Ave and the West Toronto Railpath.
Residents of all ages had a great time eating and meeting their neighbours. Everyone received free food, drink, ice cream for the kids, plus information on local organizations, issues and events. We had a phenomenal turnout with more than 400 people taking part.
Events of this magnitude are only possible through the generosity of the organizations and individuals in our community who dedicate time and support of this cause. I would like to thank the many volunteers and staff who made this day possible.
With so much positive energy generated through this event and the great effort that it called attention to, I can hardly wait for next year's Ward 18 BBQ! If you have suggestions for an organization we can support in the coming year, please contact me and we can work together for the betterment of our community.