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What is Neighbour Day?Nighbourhood Day Share Image 2017

The City of Grande Prairie understands the importance of building better relationships with the people who live around us. In celebration of neighbours and community, we will hold the first Neighbour Day on September 16, 2017. This day will be celebrated annually on the 3rd Saturday of each September.

“The idea is to meet neighbours, make new friends and have fun in your community.” says Patricia Millward, Neighbourhood Association Coordinator, “Creating a connected community fosters a sense of belonging and well being by celebrating the very people we live next door to.”

To kick off the first Neighbour Day, a proclamation will be read at 9:00 am at the Montrose Cultural Centre concourse on September 16, 2017. We will also recognize those who were nominated for their good neighbour deeds with the Good Neighbour Awards.

How can you celebrate Neighbour Day?NA Block Party

There are many ways for you to connect with your neighbours and celebrate the vibrancy of your community. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Host a Block Party or Potluck
  • Have a neighbourhood picnic at a local park
  • Host afternoon tea in your backyard
  • Parade of lawn parties
  • Hold a sidewalk chalk drawing challenge or set up a lemonade stand
  • Help your neighbour with their fall cleaning
  • Go out and say hello to a neighbour you haven't met yet
  • Be creative in your own way to celebrate community spirit

Check in with your local Neighbourhood Association (NA) to see if they are hosting an event. Like your NA Facebook Page to stay informed.

Good Neighbour Awards

The City of Grande Prairie is providing residents a way to acknowledge others who have provided assistance, a service or are just truly outstanding citizens. Nominate a great neighbour today.

Last updated: 8/25/2017 12:33:42 PM