Hats off to Rod (of the Bloomfield Community Centre) and his entire volunteer crew for the incredibly wonderful and unexpectedly HUGE local block party that they put on for the adjoining residents of Almon & Bilby in Halifax’s North End last Saturday night. Sprigg’s Lane, an eyesore of a road (if it can be generously called a road as the city refuses to take responsibility for it) was transformed for a few hours into a haven of neighbourliness. Donated and delicious food & drink, a fully amp’d and lit stage for open-mike song & dance, a spectacular show of fire twirling and so much more. I still can’t believe it was all right in our backyard. It was shining example of what doors will open and what generosity will culminate when your remove an illegal car mechanic and his drug selling friends. Good on you Rod and thanks so much.
By Richard Carpman