Oxford Mills Community Association (OMCA) will be hosting a Community Day on Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is a celebration of the province’s reopening: while Covid protocols remain in place, the day will be a time to safely reconnect with friends and neighbours. Plans include a Volleyball tournament, BBQ, games for children, and live music from Rosewood, Happy Crap, and Tripoly. While the OMCA typically holds such events at Maplewood Park, this event will be held at Crozier Park, which has been newly planted with trees.

Neil Whyte, of the OMCA, attended the Council meeting of August 11 to request modest financial support from the Municipality of North Grenville. The OMCA requested $355 for sanitation services for the event.

Councillor John Barclay moved to allocate the funds, stating that he is “invested in the community and this event.” Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman replied, “Aren’t we all?” Council unanimously agreed to support the event.

The OMCA is requesting that anyone interested in participating in the volleyball tournament email oxfordmillsca@gmail.com to register their team of 6. Themed teams and costumes are encouraged. There is no cost associated with the tournament, games, or concert.

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