First annual Summerfest in Grimston Park a big success!

Summerfest in Grimston Park was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came. The turnout surpassed our expectations. We estimated that we had about 500 people at the movie alone, and maybe 1000 over the course of the afternoon. Our sleepy little West End park was packed with happy families!

Crowds gather to watch E.T. on an outdoor movie screen at Summerfest in Grimston Park. Photo: Harry Pehkonen.
Crowds gather to watch E.T. on an outdoor movie screen at Summerfest in Grimston Park. Photo: Harry Pehkonen.

Well, Summerfest in Grimston Park was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came. The turnout surpassed our expectations. We estimated that we had about 500 people at the movie alone, and maybe 1000 over the course of the afternoon. Our sleepy little West End park was packed with happy families!

The organizing committee for the 2010 event (MaryAnn Mortensen, Gavin McLeod, Renee Chadwick from NWPCR & me) are planning to do it again next year. We’d like to hear feedback from those who attended. If you were there, or even if you weren’t, we’d appreciate you letting us know what you liked about this year’s event, and share any suggestions on things we could add or change next year. You can comment on this post, or email us at info@tenthtothefraser.ca.

Here are some photos from the day:

Kids frolicking in the new playground at Grimston. Photo: Briana Tomkinson
Kids frolicking in the new playground at Grimston. Photo: Briana Tomkinson
Ron Ulrich, performing at Summerfest. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
Ron Ulrich, performing at Summerfest. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
My family was among many who gathered for a picnic & some playtime in the park before the movie. Photo: Richard Tomkinson.
My family was among many who gathered for a picnic & some playtime in the park before the movie. Photo: Richard Tomkinson.
A happy customer (my husband's second cousin) shows off facepainter Allyson Grant's handiwork. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
A happy customer (my husband's second cousin) shows off facepainter Allyson Grant's handiwork. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
Settling in to watch E.T. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
Settling in to watch E.T. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
Another view of the movie crowd. Photo: Will Tomkinson.
Another view of the movie crowd. Photo: Will Tomkinson.

And here is a slideshow of photos shared on Flickr. If you want to share yours with us, please tag them “Summerfest” and “New Westminster” and they will appear in the slideshow below.

Briana Tomkinson

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3 comments

  1. This was a really great event, and a great introduction to the new park facilities. Fantastic community building, way to go!

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