From Port Saint John’s rooftop patio looking down, the parking lot was a sea of colour.
Bright bouncy castles, deep blue water, cotton candy pink, army green and a cherry red train – to name a few.
Our fourth annual Community Day was the brightest (and biggest) yet. Thousands of people flocked to the waterfront for the afternoon, with fun and fundraising in mind. The event raised $10,000 for PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools), an organization helping local schoolchildren in priority neighbourhoods with the tools they need to learn and play.
We had CN Rail’s Little Obie, Irving Oil’s right whale, a tugboat watershow from Atlantic Towing, military displays and LAV rides from CFB Gagetown, equipment from Irving Equipment, trucks and a gorilla from O’Leary Buick GMC and four packed tours of the Port aboard the Aquila Tours trolley. All this, plus displays from stakeholders and community partners, cotton candy, inflatables, musical acts, Magical Memories princesses, facepaint and our brave roster of dunk tank participants! Phewf. After all that, people relaxed in the sunshine by the barbecue – sponsored by Giant Tiger and Costco.
Fully expressing our gratitude would take until next Community Day (June 7th, 2015, in case you were wondering), so we’ll share some photos and list our supporters instead.
F. Andrew Simpson Contracting Ltd.
Saint John Airport Inc.
Saint John Marina
Saint John Energy
Shades of Green Garden Centre
OPUS International Consultants
O’Leary Pontiac Buick GMC
Design Art Signs
Clayco Construction (2001) Ltd.
Fundy Fencing Ltd
Commercial Tent Rentals & Sales Ltd.
Mark Campbell Plumbing & Drain Services
Stevens Septic Services
Reno-Vison Construction (Harry Rowe)
Country 94 and 97.3 The Wave