Happy City at Georgestown Neighbourhood Association Flea Market/BBQ and Tombolo Multicultural Festival

Georgestown Neighbourhood Association Flea Market and BBQ

It was a busy weekend for Happy City.  On Saturday, July 13th, we were excited to spend to the morning at the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association Flea Market and BBQ.   We ran into some current City Council members, as well as those campaigning for the upcoming election. We had the opportunity to speak with several Georgestown residents and with those who were stopping by to enjoy the event.

"My Happy City is right here, St. John's, Mount Pearl, and Northeast Avalon as one.  St. John's would be better if we took down the harbour fence, and if Sheilagh O'Leary was Mayor.  I love the character of St. John's, the people, the houses, and the outdoors."

-Ryan Cleary, MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl

"My Happy City is an inclusive city.  St. John's would be better if we could improve the conditions of the streets and sidewalks.  I love the proximity of St. John's to so many attractions, such as Signal Hill and the Harbour."

-Susan Hadley

"My Happy City is one where people and neighbourhoods are listened to.  I love that St. John's is friendly and warm.  It is big enough to have culture and opportunities, yet small enough that you still feel connected to community.  St. John's would be better if we had a council that was more responsive to human needs."

-Elizabeth Oliver

Fred Palmer

"My Happy City is one where no one is discriminated against.  St. John's would be better if we had better sidewalk clearing, particularly in the downtown area.  St. John's would benefit if the tax dollars were focused on the citizens, providing more services.  I love the scenic views of St. John's and the people."

-Fred Palmer, Georgestown

Curtis Cronin

"My Happy City is one with affordable housing, with equality and social justice. St. John's would be better if there was greater permaculture (i.e. community gardening), providing the opportunity to create community and share culture.  I love the people of St. John's, the community initiatives, and the potential of the city." 

-Curtis Cronin, St. John's

Jon Kennedy

"My Happy City is one with close community where people help each other. I love the people in St. John's, and the great community events.  St. John's would benefit from a greater arts community."

-Jon Kennedy

Andrew Harvey

"My Happy City is a place where everyone wants to live and feels a part of a community.  St. John's would be better if there were more active communities/community groups.  I love the weather in St. John's! It's not too hot, and it's not too cold! I especially love the people who live here."

-Andrew Harvey, Candidate for City Council, Ward 2

Ron Martin

"My Happy City is a diverse and accommodating city. St. John's would be better if there were more neighbourhood associations - community builds community.  The things I love most about St. John's are the nature and the people."

-Ron Martin, Georgestown

Holly & Jeff Lawrence

"Our Happy City is a beautiful city! We love the scenery of St. John's. St. John's would be better if there were more art spaces."

-Holly Lawrence, and her son, Jett, from Paradise. 

Anna And Maria Lear

"Our Happy City is a healthy city. We love the downtown area of St. John's, and all the community events. A better city is more walkable, has better public transit, has accessible grocery stores and shopping."

-Anna and Maria Lear, a mother and daughter duo from C.B.S.

Erin Holland

"My Happy City is one where everyone knows each other and are engaged in fun, meaningful things. St. John's would benefit from more recycling and green initiatives, better public transit, and snow clearing of sidewalks. I love the sense of community here in St. John's."

-Erin Holland, Gerogestown

Olivia Lewis

"My Happy City is a place where I feel safe at home in pleasant surrounding. St. John's would be better if there was a city council that valued history, culture, and our beautiful geographical surroundings, over development. I love the physical beautiful of St. John's, its history, the diverse culture of its people, and its access to nature."

-Olivia Lewis, St. John's.

 

Tombolo Multicultural Festival

On Sunday, July 14th, we were inside at the Arts and Culture centre for the Tombolo Multicultural Festival. We were so pleased to be sharing a table with RIAC (Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council). The beautiful weather must have kept people outside enjoying the sunshine, as we had as slower day. We were still able to have some great conversations with a few people.

John Kitchen

"My Happy City is one where council hears my complaints. St. John's would be better if there were lower taxes and fewer parking tickets. What I love about St. John's are the Farmer's Market and Pippy Park."

-John Kitchen, St. John's.

Esteban Rivera

"My Happy City is a well informed city. St. John's would be better if there was a better network of communication and expectations: the communication out of City Hall is nonexistent and it is hard to find out what is happening. I love that St. John's is a beautiful city, the people are friendly, nice and helpful. I love the talent within the arts community and how welcoming our city is."

-Esteban Rivera came from Columbia to St. John's 11 years ago as a refugee.

Cheryl Cann

"My Happy City is a green, environmentally clean, and culturally diverse city. St. John's would be better if there was more recycling (or mandatory recycling), and if the city followed the example of neighbouring communities and provided free garbage/recycling bins. I love the people of St. John's and their hospitality, and the many green spaces in the city."

-Cheryl Cann, St. John's. Cheryl and her husband were celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary and stopped by to say hello.

 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association Flea Market and at the Tombolo Multicultural Festival to chat with us and let as know what your happy city is!

 

Written by Leigha at 05:56

1 Comments :

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July 23, 2013 11:28

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