Saskatoon’s Park(ing) Day a success says organizers
There was no shortage of criticisms leading up to the event, but Saskatoon’s Park(ing) Day clearly presented an alternative festival that celebrated building sustainable, creative streets that promoted quality of life, business and investment.
In some ways it was the total antithesis of events like Cruise Weekend, which shuts down city streets to look at parked cars. Woo! But, walking up 20th Street, an area that has seen so much transformation in the past few years, it was wholly refreshing to be greeted with smiling faces, music, fashion, art and a general celebratory mood.
Some people, reportedly, weren’t all that into the event. But I guess those things are hard to appreciate when everywhere you have to drive in a car is of the utmost importance.
For those of us too busy having fun to care, Park(ing) Day was a total success, with bands stomping up a storm on Ominocity’s red couch, on the main stage in the parking lot on 20th and Ave B, and inside the Two Twenty coworking space.
Highlights of the evening included dancing outside, eating poutine, getting silly on keg beer and learning how to operate a soundboard when I’ve never attempted such a thing before in my life.
Already looking forward to next year!