Thursday, November 3, 2011

Councillor Perks Joins the Parade!

Good times Tuesday night! Thanks everyone (expecially to photographer Jeff Beardall) for coming out and carving a new event into what seems to have become Halloween week. Our local Councillor, Gord Perks, came by to check out the action and say hi to some of the neighbours. It was awesome to have politics come down to the ground and interact with the citizenry.

On the heels of his visit, the Friends of Ritchie Parkette are writing a letter to Gord expanding on what we talked about on Tuesday. I'll keep you abreast of any details. By the way, Gord also said that next year we should talk to him about pumpkin removal a month in advance of next year's parade. Whoops.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Parade at Ritchie Parkette?

Are the post-Halloween blues getting you down? Are you tired of making the trek to Sorauren only to lose your kids in the dark? Have you had enough of the nutty Lord of the Flies-esque atmosphere of youthful chaos enclosed by flames? Well try the new Ritchie Parkette Pumpkin Parade on for size. Small, quaint and guaranteed to be a subtler affair than those of the one way street set. It could only be 7 pumpkins but hey...less it more right? Tonight at 7pm. Come one, come all.

Go, Go, Gadget Camera.

Big shout out to Lillian and Laura and everyone else that contributed. Its going to be hard to imagine it not becoming an annual event. Here are some more pics from the Snap photographer Arnold Caylakyan who was kind enough to share some of his shots for the upcoming Dec 1 article in print and on-line at

Unfortunately Gord Perks was not able to make it. But don't worry we'll try to get him out again next year so we can show him that lots of us care about our park and would really appreciate some of the improvements that we all feel are deserved. There is even some talk of a winter party so stay tuned...