Would you like to Host a Neighbourhood Block Party?

Submitted by Community Animator on September 17, 2013 - 1:07pm
A great "how-to" guide from the City of Edmonton

                             

During this fall season, it is a great time for BBQs and neighbourhood celebrations before the weather gets too cold. Here is a fabulous guide on how to host a block party...

Click here for the guide!

A neighbourhood block party is the opportunity for neighbours to get together, meet each other, have fun and maybe work together on a common activity

TOP 10 REASONS TO HAVE A BLOCK PARTY

1. To have fun- no excuses or reasons are needed to celebrate.

2. To provide an opportunity to know your neighbours and where they live.

3. To establish friendships.

4. To increasethat sense of belonging to a community.

5. To meet neighbours on your block that might be able to help you with a gardening problem, or lend you that needed ingredient for your recipe.

6. To ecnourage neighbours to look after the nieghbourhood.

7. To help with safety/crime prevention by knowing who lives where and who does not.

8. To increase security by knowing each other's schedules.

9. To learn a little about each other and know who might need a little extra help from time to time.

10. To develop an opportunity to meet some of the old time neighbours and learn about your community history.