The annual Mayor’s Garden Party returns on June 25th from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Park.
In the event of poor weather, the festivities will take place at Festival Hall.
“The garden party is our primary annual opportunity to honour senior citizens for all they have done to make Red Deer a better place,” said Mayor Tara Veer.
The party was historically thrown to celebrate seniors of the community, however all members of the public are welcome to attend.
“Seniors are an essential part of a population, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to honour them and to spend quality time with the seniors who attend that day,” said Veer.
She adds, “The more, the merrier!”
Veer describes the garden party as a launch to many of the festivals and events that are upcoming through the summer months.
“It’s a great opportunity to meet the mayor and council and to come by and say hello,” Veer said. “I deeply appreciate the opportunity to be in regular contact and communication with my citizens, to be able to talk to them both formally and informally about their issues, concerns and ideas for the great community in which we live.”
The garden party serves as a chance for the people of Red Deer to come together over an afternoon of live musical entertainment, refreshments and Victorian era decor. Hosts and hostesses are dressed in period style attire.
There will also be an artist painting in the midst of the event, as well as live musical entertainers.
“I think my greatest hope and expectation would be that not only would we have a strong senior citizen presence, but that members of the public feel very welcome to attend and to come by.”