As thunder begins to rumble and raindrops hit the window on Sunday, June 25 I’m reflecting on how incredibly lucky we were on Saturday — we had the perfect weather for our party in the park — not too hot and no RAIN, which seems to be a rarity in this summer of 2017.

There are many people and businesses to thank, but first of all, we would like to thank YOU, our Duranders, who came out, enjoyed the day and had fun meeting neighbours.  Our park is a special place, beautiful and inviting, and we can be thankful again for the pioneers in 1972 who fought for our green space.

Anne Tennier worked hard gathering items for our raffle prizes, and we would like to thank the contributors:

Aquarius Lounge – $50 gift certificate for Aquarius Lounge or Mattson & Co on Locke Street

Beckers, Caroline & Herkimer – Two Canada 150 hats + their bucket of cold beverages delivered to the park at about 4 p.m. on Saturday — so generous!

Durand Coffee – Half pound of coffee and $15 gift card

Guardian Drug – Body wash and hand cream caddy

Hamilton Store – gift basket valued at $65

Hammercloth – gift blanket

House of Java – Chocolate sampler gift pack

Mercedes Spa – product bag and pedicure gift card

Mezcal – $10 gift card

Red Crow – Two $10 gift cards

Royal pizza – Two $10 gift cards

Shoppers Drug Mart – Two kit bags full of product samplers

Wass Ethipoian Restaurant – $15 gift voucher

Vendors also donated to a gift pack:  Hammercloth donated a blanket, Sassafras Botannical donated handmade soap and House on Hunter donated home-made granola.

We will be posting photos soon plus an update on the progress of repairs to our splash pad.  Watch your email inbox for the latest news from Durand NA.