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July 7, 2016: Solstice on the Street of Rock; Hintonburg songsters celebrate summer.

July 7, 2016: Solstice on the Street of Rock;
Hintonburg songsters celebrate summer.

By Sarah Sims Hartell.

The annual Summer Solstice party on Friday, June 17th filled Stirling-Carruthers park with many neighbours, delicious food, beautiful songs and summer fun.
  
The sunny, warm evening kicked off with a potluck featuring many yummy dishes shared between neighbours.   Special thanks to Rahul from Charlie’s Groceteria corner store for providing a huge tray of delicious, cheesy pasta for the occasion.   

Once bellies were filled, the Street of Rock neighbourhood youth choir performed for a large crowd.

They kicked off the performance with a few songs from the “senior” group.   This group of talented young musicians chose the songs they wanted to perform, and  wowed the crowd with their bass, ukulele, percussion and singing skills.

A crowd favourite was the mash-up of the Imagine Dragons hit “Demons” with Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and U2’s “With or Without you”.   

After the seniors finished their set, a few dozen younger Street of Rockers joined them on the grassy stage to perform several songs including “Uptown Funk”, “We’re Not Gonna Take it” and then finished off the set with a Tragically Hip sing-along to “Ahead by a Century”.  
  
After the performance, the kids all enjoyed Popsicles and then headed out to the blocked off street for some basketball and foursquare action.  The foursquare went on late into the evening with a rousing competition between kids (and several parents too!)    

Many thanks to the Hintonburg Recreation Association, Cheryl Parrott and Councillor Jeff Leiper for their continued support of Street of Rock and the Summer Solstice event.  

A huge thanks as well to all the neighbours who came out to this event, brought food to share and who make this neighbourhood such a lovely, tight-knit community.   

Note:  Street of Rock is now on summer break.  If anyone is interested in joining for the 2016/2017 year please email Kayren at kayrenm@sympatico.ca or check us out at http://street-of-rock.blogspot.ca/ .

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The Street Rocks for Kids.


Photo Caption: After a successful concert, Street of Rock performers burn off some energy playing street basketball and foursquare, parents included. Photo courtesy of Street of Rock.

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