Sunday, June 30th I spent my morning at the Piperstock Hill
Festival in Torbay. The crew at Piperstock was gracious enough to
have Happy City at their "Gig on the Green." This event featured
young adult artists and performers, local vendors showing off their
goodies, and a juggler for entertainment. There was also
face-painting and a jumping castle for children. The current Mayor
and Deputy Mayor also made an appearance. The Gig's main goal was
not only to bring the community together, but to raise money for
the young boys' soccer team to go to a tournament in Minnesota.
At this Gig I had the opportunity to talk to the vendors and
members of the community that were there to celebrate all things
Torbay. I walked through the crowd, approaching locals and
discussing with them what their Happy City is. These conversations
focused on ideas of community and creating welcoming communities,
recreational facilities, cleanliness and environmental concerns,
and having good neighbors.
I had notable conversations with Alexa Breen, a young lady from
Mount Pearl; Wanda Hammond, a lovely woman born and raised in
Torbay; and Sandra Wells, a local entrepreneur from Paradise. Three
women, varying in age and experience, told me that their Happy City
"A Clean City! & Good
Neighbours" - Alexa Breen, Mount Pearl
"Community & Cooperation!
Recreation & Family" - Wanda Hammond,
"A Welcoming City!"
- Sandra Wells, Paradise
I'd like to take this moment to send out a big thanks to the
people at the Piperstock Hill Festival in Torbay for having Happy
City at their event. I'd also like to thank these women for
graciously agreeing to take part in our "My Happy City Is..."
campaign. All in all, this day was a great success! I look forward
to meeting many more members of the community and finding out what
makesyour city a Happy City!