It was a hot time in the park on Saturday Sept. 23! Thanks everyone who attended The WaBASH Fall Festival. The Kids Zone was packed, the Pup Show was a hit (and hoot), the bands were on fire, the pizza oven was on fire, the food was delicious, the evening perfect for outdoor movies.
Big thanks to all our volunteers who kept the event moving seamlessly. Thanks to our musicians and authors and food vendors. Here’s the full schedule of events and participants.
You can see more coverage and video on our Facebook page.
A special thanks to our amazing sponsors, whose support allows us to produce these free events for the community. Please show them your support.
Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bash on Wabash!
The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4 – 10 p.m. at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue.
- Great live music
- Delicious food from local vendors including pizza from the park’s new community bake oven
- Fun-filled Kids Zone including story telling with great local authors
- Pup Show for dogs and their owners
- Outdoor movies featuring classic Canadian shorts and the Oscar-nominated Fly Away Home… the final outdoor movies of the year.
You’re invited to the park on Family Day Monday for a campfire and special activities organized by the Friends of Sorauren Park and the Sorauren Farmers Market.
With the demise of the rink over the warm weekend, the focus will shift to the Town Square, with all-welcome drop-in ball hockey and the campfire, beginning at 1 p.m. Bring your sticks, we’ll set up the nets. Sound system courtesy Scooter Girl Toys.
The Farmers Market gets under way at 3 p.m., with special giant jenga, corn hole games and hot drinks. Fabulous market delicacies and prepared food will be available at the Market tables in the Sorauren Fieldhouse until 7 p.m.
See you at the park!
Grab your gardening gloves and a shovel and help us beautify the park at the annual Gardening Day on Saturday, May 7. We’ll start at 10 a.m. at the Fieldhouse, with large mulch piles to distribute around the gardens and the flourishing Town Square trees.
If you’ve got a wheelbarrow, bring that, too! All ages welcome, and there will be coffee.
Once again, we’ll be joined by our friends from the global Yale Day of Service, who have made Sorauren Park a second home for six years now.
This additional construction will:
- extend the Town Square permeable paving pattern into the pathway and new, expanded patio space around the Sorauren Fieldhouse, replacing much of the limestone screening
- re-use the existing Fieldhouse patio pavers into a wider pathway on the west side of the Fieldhouse, fixing a drainage problem
- move one healthy tree to replace one dead tree near the Town Square. The dead tree was the only tree of 48 new trees that did not make it through the brutal winter, a testament to the success of the Adopt-A-Tree crew. Many parks had 30% attrition on new trees.
Construction will start on Tuesday to have the least effect as possible on the Monday Farmers’ Market. Work is expected to last about two weeks, depending on weather.
The work does not include the bake oven… still fundraising for that!