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July 4, 2013: Street of Rock Singers Shine At Summer Solstice.

July 4, 2013: Street of Rock Singers ShineAt Summer Solstice..
By Hintonburg Economic Development Committee.

What better way to celebrate summer solstice than to spend a beautiful, warm summer evening with neighbours and friends in one of the wonderful Hintonburg pocket parks.
June 21 was perfect weather and Carruthers– Stirling Park was full of families, neighbours and friends. This year neighbours gathered in the park around 5 pm for their traditional Friday night potluck. Volunteers worked to set up for the 7 pm start of the 4th Summer Solstice Party.
The festivities started with the “Street of Rock” choir. These local young people stole the show! They were the highlight of the evening and the crowd tried to keep them singing as long as they could. When they were too tired to continue, local musician Yvon Villeneuve entertained the crowd with well-known songs to sing along to. What an amazing voice. Local musician Dan Baker acted as MC and despite a really bad case of laryngitis he still had a powerful voice.
Neighbours, friends and a group from the Royal Ottawa Hospital donated baking, the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee provided refreshments and popcorn. Donations received will go to local youth programming in the community.
Kids were kept busy by artist Tim Thibeault, helping to paint a banner for the Newswest 1K Kids Run that will be held July 14 as part of the Hintonburg Community Association 5K run. Our junior face-painters, Emma and Ana, were busy all evening with a steady line-up of children waiting to be transformed into butterflies, cats, flowers and other creations.
There are many local issues coming up so it was a good chance for neighbours to get caught up on the issues – there was information on the OC Transpo buses that will be diverted onto Scott St. for two years during the LRT construction, the upcoming Scott St. Community Design Plan and the redevelopment of the Odawa site. Newswest also had an information table and was accepting contest entries for the 35th Newswest Anniversary contest. The evening was sponsored by the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee, the Carruthers-Stirling neighbours of the park, and the Hintonburg Recreation Association. It was a full evening of fun, entertainment and information sharing. That’s what this community is all about!

4girls, 1 boy plus guitar backup in park

The kids wanta Rock!

Photo Caption:The Street of Rock choir stole the show at this year’s summer solstice celebration at Carruthers-Stirling Park on June 21. Photo by Tim Thibeault.

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