More than 40 neighbours gathered for a chili cook-off in Princeton’s Ridgewood neighbourhood. In addition to 18 great chili entries, neighbours participated in a cake decorating contest for the kids, a cake walk, a scavenger hunt, a barbecue raffle, face painting, rock painting, chalk street art and free hotdogs and beverages.
“The highlight for me was overhearing a young couple saying they’d never seen anything like this before, but they’d heard about their parents talking about stuff like this back in the ’80s,” shared the project leader, Lindsay. “Everyone really loved meeting their neighbors.”
“Thanks to the Community Foundation of South Okanagan|Similkameen for supporting this event. Neighbours have already stepped up to support a similar block party next year.”