Rosedale Brigade Day back for second year running

Event organized to bring the rural community together

Last year's inaugural Rosedale Brigade Day included hay rides and other fun family activities in the heart of the community.

Last year's inaugural Rosedale Brigade Day included hay rides and other fun family activities in the heart of the community.

The first Rosedale Harvest Brigade Day was such a success, it’s coming back for a second time.

The fall celebration was held in the centre of Rosedale, and included a parade, vendors, children’s activities, and more. This year’s Harvest Brigade Day will be similar, and is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15.

City counsellor Chris Kloot organized the event last year after taking in a Jim Diers workshop that focused on building neighbourhoods. As a lifelong Rosedale resident, Kloot wanted to create an event to celebrate the idyllic, farming-based community. He was overwhelmed with the response, especially with the event’s short notice.

Last year’s event started with a pancake breakfast, and it’s rumoured that they cleared out the local supply of syrup. This year’s pancake breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. at the Rosedale Firehall and the parade will start at 10 a.m. from Rosedale Traditional school.

This year’s Harvest Brigade will include tours of TyCrop, children’s activities, a vendor lane and farmers’ market, and even a plowing match.

Many Rosedale businesses will also be getting involved, and there will be specials, cotton candy, coffee and more.

To get involved with this year’s Rosedale Harvest Brigade Day, contact Chris Kloot at 604-703-4335, or Jack Klaassen at 604-997-5612.