The Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre is holding its very popular annual Dine-for-Safety fundraising dinner on the 23rd of October. If you haven’t had a chance to buy a ticket, there are still some left! But don’t delay – the event is held at Tamam, and it’s a small venue, so there is only a limited number of tickets available.
The Alley Rally volunteers reclaimed the common space in the alley between the two streets, met new neighbours, saw old friends and made new ones. And at the end of the day a full truckload of junk was taken to the dump! What a great way to make a community.
In support of educating our community about Emergency Preparedness, the Adanac Housing Co-operative Society’s Emergency Preparedness Committee participated at the Hastings Sunrise Summer Kick-Off to showcase Emergency Preparedness and Grab & Go Kits. The event was a great success, with many more community residents now being aware of what they need to have on hand for emergency situations.
The garden had been somewhat under-utilized until last fall, but recently underwent a large scale clean up and restoration. As community members we were excited by this transformation and wanted to make it even more welcoming! The goal of installing a seating area was to increase awareness of, interest in, and use of the garden space.
Since installing the gravel pad and log stools, 174 community members have participated in organized programming and have used the stools for sitting, drawing, and identifying plants. Whenever a group visits the garden they immediately head for the stools. We have also seen more and more community members dropping by on their way in and out of the community centre. We are so excited to see the many more community members who will benefit from this seating area.