On June 9th, the weather was perfect for neighbours to gather in our 5th annual Community Bike and Neighbours Day in Parc de la Croisee. It was a great day for family fun and neighbours to relax and catch up with one another. And like all our community events, it was simply born by ideas supported by neighbours and volunteers.
Our community offers thanks to many generous and encouraging local sponsors and supporters for this event: City of Gatineau, Velo-Service, Mobi-O, Gatineau Police Department, Boston Pizza, Bicyclettes de Hull, Cosmic Adventures, Provigo Grocery (école culinaire), The General Store, Nectar des dieux and Head to Toe Massage.
Thanks, once again, to Joseph Mouaikel (nieghbour) and Moe Atallah (Ottawa guest) who offered and prepared wonderful food at our event.
Our community also greatly appreciated the visits by our special guests, Mr. Greg Fergus (Federal Liberal MP), Mr. André Fortin and family (Quebec Liberal MNA and Minister of Transport) and our local City of Gatineau Councillor, Mr. Mike Duggan.
A special thanks also goes to Velo-Service and the Gatineau Police Department for their street safety support and education initiatives with children regarding bicycle safety and maintenance.
Thanks, once again, to Angela Hager (Co-ordinator) and Melanie Brassard (Street Representative) who led coordination of this event, along with Community Association planning, advertising, and material support.
Thank you, also, to all the volunteers who contributed to this event in so many ways. In particular, Jean-Philippe Richard (Association Treasurer), Lyne Forget-Lanthier, Mary Saghbini, Chad Butler, Joelle Cleroux, Emma Orawiec, Gaston Gagnon, Raymond Gagné, Tania Lambert, Jamie Hager, Halina Hager, Kevin Turcotte, Josee Sisson, Amelia (and Amelia’s friend), Amelie Brassard, Gaston Gagnon, and Tracy McCulloch. (There may be others who have volunteered spontaneously at the event – if your name is missing, please let us know.)
The favourite salad recipe: