If there's one thing that we do well at Redwood (Ok, we do lots of things well, but this one is the most important) it's community.
So when it was time to host a night to raise funds for our Hope through Housing capital campaign, we made it a community affair. Like a neighbourhood barbecue...if your neighbourhood is all of Barrie.
We gathered together with all our friends in a cozy tent on the gorgeous Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery property. We perched on hay bales with yummy all-day roasted pork, delicious salads, beer from Lost Craft, and cider and apple wine from our hosts. Then we listened to some fantastic local talent—Jess Bowman, WILKES, and Dani Strong. Mayor Jeff Lehman shared a few words about the importance of affordable housing, and then hopped on the drums with WILKES.
And that's what it's all about: coming together for the people of Barrie. People just like you and me who have run into some hard times and need a place to find their feet again. Thank you to everyone who made this night possible, especially our amazing sponsors listed below. And if you missed out on this great party, don't worry—you'll get another chance!
Erin Hatton is a mom of 4, fiction author, and family support worker at Redwood Park Communities.