Habs Torrey Mitchell and Olympic diver Pamela Ware make appearances at ‘Expo Greenfield Park’
The second annual Expo Greenfield Park took place in front of town hall on Saturday.
The event organized by the Greenfield Park Revitalization Project saw over 50 local merchants participate.
Event organizer James Bray, said this is an opportunity for community members and businesses to network.
“The businesses that are here today… small businesses, also we go all the way up to Home Depot, Krispy Donuts,” Bray said. “So we go from the grand to the small to make sure that everybody can see and network and support each other in any way they can.”
Brossard Bagel, a small business selling wood-fire Montreal-style bagels, has been part of the Greenfield Park community for 12 years.
Its owner, George Grant, said supporting small businesses is a healthy choice for the community.
“By supporting small businesses, keeping [them] in existence it becomes a source for the community when they need to get sponsorship for their local sport team, sponsorship for local charity and so forth,” Grant said.
“Parkers”, as Greenfield Park community members like to be called, were also treated to music from local acts and got a chance to meet local celebrities Torrey Mitchell of the Montreal Canadiens and Olympic diver Pamela Ware, who finished 4th in the three meter springboard competition at the Rio games.
“I played hockey and football in Greenfield Park growing up, it had a huge impact,” Mitchell said. “A lot of the coaches I still see and communicate with and it’s been nothing but a great experience growing up in this town.”
Ware echoed the sentiment.
“I was born in Greenfield Park, I grew up on these streets, ” she said. “I always had the support of them and I felt them behind me so to be back here today to support them as they supported me is just amazing.”
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