Building a Sense of Community One Block at a Time

I had the pleasure to attend the first Rosario Street Block Party this past weekend that brought together kids, adults and families from all over the neighbourhood.  Kids and adults played croquet and bocci ball together and enjoyed amazing food prepared by all participating neighbours.

A clever method of getting to know one another were the unique name tags. One of the Rosario Street neighbours took pictures of the front of every neighbourhood house and then made and printed from the photos, individual name tags to wear at the party.

My sister happens to live on Rosario, hence the invitation, but it was a great day spending time with great people.

A highlight for the kids (and adults too) was the arrival of the Oak Bay Fire Department and their fire engine.  I didn’t know that this is a tradition in Oak Bay and kudos to the Fire Department for taking the time to visit block parties, get to know residents and entertain and inform everyone at the same time.

What a wonderful way to build a sense of neighbourhood and community.  My thanks to the neighbours in and around Rosario and to the Oak Bay Fire Department — as they say, a good time was had by all.