Bulletin hosts in-person weekend event
Families gathered at the Aydelu centre to enjoy a public event, May 28 and 29. Outside were kid activities hosted by Full of Beans and CFT Recycling. A big maze and bouncy council were set up with free popcorn and cotton-candy nearby, as well as a ‘paint-a-wreck’ station. This is an actual van that anyone could paint – inside and out.
Inside the Aydelu Centre were a host of kiosks rented by Aylmer small businesses and services. “After the long years of Covid isolation, people were hungry for an in-person event,” noted the Aylmer Bulletin Event Manager, Tina Chandler. “We have the perfect situation with so many new residents in Aylmer, new small businesses as a result of covid and the Aylmer Bulletin leadership working to ensure everyone who wants to read a local newspaper knows about the Aylmer Bulletin. These reasons made the weekend event a huge success.”
Both afternoons were host to the old Marina restaurant’s favourite band, VJay and the Groove Machine. Aylmer music lovers were especially spoiled May 27, 28 and 29 as the Aylmer Folk & Guitar Festival was in town, and VJay told folks at the Aydelu Center that he and his band will be playing at the Marina again this season. Dates are yet to be released, but the new restaurant there, Le Bateau, hosted VJay around Christmas with plans to have the band back for patio dancing.
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Visitors to this “Family Wellness from 0 to 99” Trade Fair asked when the next one will be. There are two more booked for 2022. One is in August and is titled “Inclusive Aylmer” with a focus on a healthy LGBTQ2+ community. In October, it will be the business community in spotlight with a Trade Fair followed by an awards gala as Best of Aylmer gears up again. Organizers of the event, Tina Chandler, Melissa Barr and Mélanie Ward ended the weekend event with words of gratitude. “Aylmer’s business community is so supportive of each other,” explained Mélanie Ward, Director of Publicity. “We hear it all the time, that people who live or visit Aylmer just love the community, and the magic that makes Aylmer work is in how everyone loves to work together. When we help each other, we all grow. This Trade Fair was a perfect example, I’m so grateful.”
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