McKellar Park Fall Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Gorgeous weather, friends and neighbours—everything came together on Sunday, September 28 for the 10th annual McKellar Park Fall Festival. With bouncy castles and inflatable slides, live music, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream and more, this festival was a fun-filled celebration of the community spirit that thrives in Kitchissippi.

“It’s a tradition for people who live here,” says Julie Pandeya, chair of this year’s festival and part of the McKellar Park Community Association that organized the event. “It’s always anticipated.”

The first festival was organized by the Friends of McKellar Park in 2004 to raise funds for improving the park and its play structures. Over the years, the community association and Dovercourt have stepped in to help organize the event that attracts hundreds of people from the local community and beyond.

“It’s an opportunity to bring everybody together, young families and older people,” says Tina Casey, a member of the organizing committee. She added that it all comes together through the commitment of the many volunteers who donate time and effort.

“It’s an event for everyone,” she says. “The community really looks forward to it.”

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