McCauley Community Gathering and Resource Fair

  • Mike Siek (left) and Taro Hashimoto at the shared space for the Street Prints Artists Collective Table and E4C. Paula E. Kirman

  • Children’s performers The AwesomeHots. Paula E. Kirman

  • Lots of mingling and networking between the information tables and community members. Paula E. Kirman

  • Ward 6 City Councillor Scott McKeen (left), Kelly Holland (Community Engagement Manager, REACH Edmonton), and Mark Davis (McCauley Community Coordinator, REACH Edmonton). Paula E. Kirman

The McCauley Community Gathering and Resource Fair took place on November 5 at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre. Organized by REACH Edmonton, the free event brought together around 40 community organizations and businesses, with approximately 170 people attending form the neighbourhood and beyond.

The event also featured face-painting and entertainment.

Photos by Paula E. Kirman

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