South Hill: it's a (block) party!

Justin Crann
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Citizen engagement and a committee's hard work will be on display in South Hill on Saturday.

The South Hill Community Association (SHCA) is bringing back an old neighbourhood tradition with an inaugural South Hill block party.

"It is kind of a resurrection of South of the Bridge Days," explained Crystal Froese, chair of the SHCA. "There has been a lot of interest in resurrecting some old events, and the committee got together to start talking. From that discussion came (this) family-oriented event."

The block party will be held in what Froese described as South Hill's "main business district": the 400 block of Lillooet Street West. It kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a bike and trike parade, opening ceremonies, live entertainment and South Hill heritage tours.'

She added that she was looking forward to seeing how many people would come out for an event that was put together with enthusiasm by the community.

"It's going to be an interesting day," said Froese. "It's a pretty thriving neighbourhood over here on South Hill, so it hasn't been too hard to get this off the ground."

Though she expects a good turnout and for South Hill's community spirit to be on display, the event will also feature the unveiling of a draft copy of the neighbourhood's "one-of-a-kind" Local Area Plan — the result of more than a year of consultation and brainstorming.

"It will be a good opportunity for other Moose Javians to come and take a look and see the work we've done over the past year, the engagement of our citizens in this community, and how it could actually trickle over into other neighbourhoods in Moose Jaw," said Froese. 

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Organizations: South Hill Community Association

Geographic location: South Hill, Moose Jaw

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