This week I had a really unique opportunity to tweet for the @PeopleofLdnOnt Twitter account! It is what is called a rotating curator account, which a lot of cities have. It gives a chance for different types of people in the area to give their voice and share what matters to them. Each week the account gets handed over to a new local resident. I was very excited to be given this chance during a busy week where I was doing some interesting things at work and personally. One of my highlights was tweeting about the need for volunteers to pick up donated food for a snack program I am involved with at Beal Secondary School. Within minutes I had multiple replies and offers of help. It was amazing to see how social media could be such a fantastic way to get connected and promote involvement in the community. It is also an easy way to get distracted from work and other tasks I want to avoid.....
The Cardboard Café was a fun way to spend a Monday evening-it is only a month old and is located on Dundas St right near the Covent Garden Market. Here you can get drinks, food and for only five bucks you can play as many different board games for as long as you want. It is open until midnight most nights and has a really nice vibe to it. Check it out!
I represented the LIHC and NELCE at Family Literacy Day on Saturday. It was an event for families of Northeast London to come and play games with their kids and also to meet most of the service providers in their area. I met a lot of fantastic people and was amazed by how the agencies worked together to put on the event. It is always nice to see people using their strengths and providing unique services so that families can find what they need based on what they are looking for. Thanks to the YMCA Family Centre for providing the space, and to LUSO for hosting!
The best part of the week though was getting the announcement that my friend Rochelle had her baby boy! Happy Birthday Emerson!
I cannot wait to meet this handsome little guy and share in celebrating with the Bragg's.