Posted on: July 03, 2017
Absolutely perfect weather greeted us this year – blue skies, temperatures in the high 80’s and a gentle warm breeze. Attendance was up this year from last and I have a feeling that the weather was one factor that contributed to that.
For those of you who have yet to attend the picnic, Camp Green Acres have numerous amenities that you and your family would enjoy – baseball diamonds, volleyball areas, biking and hiking trails, basketball/tennis courts, soccer fields, mini-putt golf, a heated swimming pool, farm animals, large sheltered areas in case of inclement weather and numerous bathrooms spread throughout the property.
Along with the traditional activities such as an outdoor service, free hot dogs, Fukubiki draw, races for the children and adults, tractor rides we were treated for a second year to a yoga class led by Denise Crofton and the ever popular suika wari game was brought back. Many thanks go out to the youth volunteers for organizing the races.
The Toronto Buddhist Church gratefully acknowledges the following businesses and individuals who made a donation towards the picnic: Cooksville Auto; Dr. Sushi/Ikebata Nursery; Heisei Mart; Main Auto Body; Ocean Food Co, Ogden Funeral Homes; Sanko Trading; Sandown Market; 247 Systems & Networks; Aki Ikebata & Joyce Matsumoto; Donna Nakano; Fred & Ann Kotani; Julie Suyama & David Saxby; Kataoka Family; Mits Ito; Myra & Glen Takasaki. If any names have been missed we regretfully apologize but are equally as grateful.
Once again, thank you to all our donors and volunteers and congratulations to all the winners of the day!
2017 TBC Picnic Committee
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