(TINY, ON) The Township of Tiny held its annual Community Barbecue on Saturday July 21, 2018, at Perkinsfield Park and celebrated all things “Grown in Tiny”.
Festivities ran from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and featured local farmers, artisans, music, a fun zone, informative booths and community groups. The event also provided an opportunity for residents to embrace Tiny’s rich agricultural roots by showcasing pork, egg, grain and dairy producers.
Over 35 vendors participated in the event providing attendees an opportunity to browse and purchase local produce, preserves, baked goods, art and made-in-Tiny treasures. Approximately 1,500 Tiny residents enjoyed refreshments and a complimentary BBQ sponsored by Mueller’s Fine Foods.
Kids of all ages enjoyed the Fun Zone that included pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, inflatable obstacle course and more! The North Simcoe Boys & Girls Club, Scientists in School and the Penetanguishene Library all offered a variety of fun activities.
Tiny’s Environmental Stewards invited residents to tour the new Perkinsfield Community Gardens and learn more about the Local Food Project, an initiative to teach people the importance of eating local and help make local food more accessible for the community.
A special addition to this year’s BBQ was Simcoe County’s Grow Your Green Bin Program. The program featured a 30 foot tall inflatable green bin, the Mobile Education Unit, an information booth and family games.
An energetic musical line-up, featuring ‘Tiny Grown’ Ariko and DJ Lovewell, kept everyone tapping their toes! To view moments from Tiny’s 2018 Community Barbecue, please click on the following link: 2018 Annual Community Barbecue.
Each year, Council dedicates resources to special community events in order to engage Tiny residents. Council’s goal is to build civic engagement and community pride.
For more information:
Maggie Off, Community Engagement Leader
705-526-4204 ext. 271
For media enquiries, please contact:
Kristie Czovek, Communications/Committee Coordinator
705-526-4204 ext. 277
Township of Tiny
130 Balm Beach Road West
Tiny, ON L0L 2J0