Block Parties

Block Parties are a great way to celebrate you and your neighbours and build a strong sense of community, connectedness and a culture of care. Getting to know your neighbours is a great way to increase neighbourhood pride, safety and build supports and networks.

 Hosting a Block Party

ONE MONTH OUT

  • Download the Hosting a Block Party document and the Block Party Checklist
  • Recruit neighbours on your street to help with the planning
  • Choose the location, date and time for your event
  • Decide on the type of block party that you’d like to host (BBQ, potluck, activity night or something in between)

THREE WEEKS OUT

  • Fill out the Block Party Application Form and Neighbourhood Support Form
  • Submit the Block Parties Application Form and Neighbourhood Support Form 
    REMEMBER, on your Neighbourhood Support Form you need signatures from 50% of the residents on your street in order for your application to proceed
  • The first 4 approved applications (both Block Party Application and Neighbourhood Support) will receive one $75 gift card from Sobey’s to go towards your Block Party

TWO WEEKS OUT

ONE WEEK OUT

  • Pick up any food or supplies you may need for the party – if it’s potluck, check in with your neighbours to see what they’re brining
  • Pick up your Block Party Summer Fun Kits for kids from Community Services.  Limit 10 per application while supplies last

DAY OF

  • Set up your supplies and set up traffic barricades (if needed)
  • Greet everyone as they arrive and help to introduce neighbours to one another
  • Use Block Party Name Tags and hand out Block Party BINGO sheets to get to know your neighbours

AFTER THE PARTY

  • Clean up, pick up any garbage and put the traffic barricades at the drop off address for Infrastructure Services to pick up

ONE WEEK AFTER THE EVENT