The Happy City staff had a wonderful time at Victoria Park for
the Lantern Festival this past weekend, Saturday July
27th. The event was full of life and happiness, with
artists performing live on stage, as well as several booths set-up
with family fun activities. Happy City set up shop along the other
booths and posed the incredibly important question: What is your
Attendees had varying responses, and our findings were as
"My Happy City is St. John's! St. John's could be improved with
better transportation. I love the safe feeling of St. John's."
- Bill, community member of St. John's for 71 years
"My Happy City is one of community. St. John's would be better
with more community events and if it could maintain its existing
architecture. I love the artistic subculture in St. John's."
- Maxwell Patton
A few lovely folks wanted to show you what their Happy City
"My Happy City is a place where I
can have fun and do activities with a close-knit group; somewhere
with all the amenities, but a sense of community spirit. St. John's
would be better with better public transit and access to bike
lanes, respect to heritage but all to the future. I love the sense
of community in St. John's, the heritage, cultural events, and it's
just big enough without being hectic."
-Brent Slade, Gander
"My Happy City is vibrant, dynamic,
easy to manoeuvre, and active! St. John's needs better transit
(more often, rapid, and later) and more affordable housing. I love
the scenery and landscape of St. John's, there's lots of green and
blue, and the gardens and activities in the city."
- Tristin Norenberg, Winnipeg,
"My Happy City is clean, free from
crime, and enjoyable in terms of the fresh air. St. John's would be
better if we could cut down on crime. I love the weather and nature
of St. John's, I was born here!
- Gale Drodge, St. John's
"Our Happy City is friendly, green
and familiar. St. John's would be better with better recycling
programs. We love the parks and family friendly community events in
- Amanda Bursey, CBS; Michael
"My Happy City is a place where
everyone can see the harbour without large skyscrapers. St. John's
would be better with a multi-purpose arts centre! I love the people
and food in St. John's."
- Jenn Nolan, St. John's
"My Happy City is one with less
traffic, more pedestrian friendly and less subdivisions. St. John's
would be better with no more subdivisions and solutions to parking
problems (ie. Public transit/bikes). I love that St. John's is an
old city with lots of history and culture and old houses."
- Philip Pretty, Alberta
The Happy City staff also had a chance to speak with two very
special characters! Check out what they had to say:
"My Happy City is one free of crime.
St. John's would be better with more community events and
entertainment. I love the scenery in St. John's!"
- Spiderman, Mount Pearl
"My Happy City is friendly!"
- Wreck it Ralph
The Happy City crew had the best time at this event! Thanks so
much to the Friends of Victoria Park for including us in their
special day. Come find the Happy City staff at our next event, we
want to hear what you have to say. Tell us what your Happy City