The Fathers Day Picnic lucked out again with sunny warm weather and hundreds of families of all ages showing up to enjoy the afternoon. Parents brought their picnic blankets and lawn chairs, or simply sat on the grass, as kids burned off their energy running up (and sometimes rolling down) the hills in Paintbrush Park, trying their hand at mini putt, or getting their faces painted. Mickelson National Golf Club had a successful day giving out packages and even tours to interested parties, and the party was kept upbeat by Virgin Radio on location providing great music.
Down on the lake, two groups of dedicated paddle boarders were getting lessons from the skilled instructors at Undercurrents and braved the breeze to be there all day, launching from the sandy beach. If you didn’t get a chance to interact with Tony and Donna Palmer, the owners of Undercurrents, and would love to know more about kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding – both lessons and purchasing equipment – visit www.undercurrents.ca Tell them “Harmony sent me!”
Spolumbo’s grilled sausages in a bun, potato salad, the Family Freezed fresh lemonade truck and frozen ice pops were all big hits, as was Central West’s specialty coffee cart. The perfect picnic combination. Rocky and Rosie Raindrop also made an appearance — Harmony’s official mascots representing our advanced water management program. They can’t talk, but that doesn’t stop the little ones from being fascinated, giving Rocky and Rosie hugs and wanting to dance.
Thank you to all the Harmony residents, soon-to-be-residents, and visitors who came to our Sunday get-together, to celebrate Fathers Day, and to experience Harmony’s special sense of community in what is now officially “New Community of the Year.”
One visitor who is considering moving from Cochrane said, “I’ve been to Harmony before, but never for an event. It really makes a difference to see it come alive like this!” We couldn’t agree more.
Hope to see you next year and stay tuned for other upcoming Harmony events.