After making connections with block connectors, we wanted to get to know them more! What they love about their community, what it means to be a neighbour and more! Below, you can see some of the people who make our community vibrant.
Dave Brulotte has lived in the neighbourhood for 6 years and has helped plan block parties on his block for the last 4 years. He believes that connecting with your neighbours can prevent isolation and create a safety net through building bonds and trust. He sees block parties as a way for people to start helping and giving back to the community, the first step is bringing a potluck item or attending a neighbour event. If Dave could be a animal he said he would be a lion, to be at the top of the food chain and to have self-preservation.
Grace and Matt just recently hosted one of our biggest block parties yet! They are lively and welcoming people who would definitely stop to say hi to you in the neighbourhood. We recently sat down with them and asked a few questions!
NCT: How long have you lived in the neighbourhood?
Grace and Matt: We moved here in January of 2007
NCT: How many neighbours have you met on your block?
Grace and Matt: Almost all of them!
NCT: Why do you connect with your neighbours?
Grace and Matt: It helps people lookout for one another and allows us to coordinate activity and common goals. It also increases public safety.
NCT: Do you enjoy the block parties that have occurred on your block? What do you like about them?
Grace and Matt: It was a great event that allowed our neighbours to socialize on a deeper level. It opportunity to have lengthy discussions about common values.
And last but not least, our most important question…
NCT: If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
Matt: To read peoples minds!