Saturday December 1st, 2012
One of a few garden cities in the world, award-winning Beaverbrook is a system of parks, walkways, soft pedestrian lighting, curving streets, rock out-croppings and randomly planted trees. Families of all ages live here together. But times change. No longer are the supermarket, shops and post office the natural meeting places. So we need to find new ways to connect with each other in order to keep the community strong. That’s why we created the Beaverbrook Travelling Village Dinner. And you asked us to do it again.
Urban planning with a vision. Let’s celebrate and plan to stay ahead. Let’s keep Beaverbrook at the cutting edge of urban planning where human scale is respected and knowing your neighbors matters .
Let’s keep talking. More than ever before we need to talk to our neighbours and to get to know each other. We need to say hello next-door and across Beaverbrook to people you’d normally never encounter. It is great to meet up with each other. You know, be neighbourly, make a friend and build the community.
I’ll sign you up to host one of three courses and send you detailed instructions about your commitment and your personalized evening’s itinerary. Just like last year, you’ll host one course for 6 people at your home (or at the Mlacak Centre for appetizer hosts). In return, you’ll spend the evening travelling to different homes in Beaverbrook with different people for each of the other two courses to share food, drink and conversation. By the end of the evening a lot of people who live, practically just around the corner, will no longer be strangers to you. This year, we’ll all be together for appetizers, not for dessert as was the case last year.