Lot’s of cultures have times in the day where they meet neighbours and friends over tea or coffee to share about what is going on in their lives. We wanted to imitate the german Kaffee und Kuchen (Coffee and Cake) and have various pastries and drinks to gather people together. We ended up also bringing a smoothie making bike and games/bubbles/chalk to make it fun for kids as well. We hoped that there would be something for everyone. It ended up going a lot better than we anticipated. Even though it was an overcast (and slightly rainy at times) day, a lot of people came out. We had a set of giant dutch blitz cards that was a lot of fun to play. It was also cool to see so many different generations, from elderly folk from a l’arche community house, to teenagers to kids running around.

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