First Bridge­wa­ter Cham­ber pic­nic draws a crowd

South Shore Breaker - - Homes - CON­TRIB­UTED edi­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

The beau­ti­ful Des­brisay Mu­seum and ad­ja­cent Wood­lands Park was the set­ting for the first an­nual Bridge­wa­ter and Area Cham­ber of Com­merce Fam­ily Pic­nic. The pic­nic, held on Sun­day, Sept. 16, was an op­por­tu­nity for the pres­i­dent and board of di­rec­tors to net­work in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment with the gen­eral mem­ber­ship.

The event had every­thing that a great fam­ily pic­nic would need to be a suc­cess. The Bridge­wa­ter Fire Depart­ment Band Dix­ieland en­sem­ble per­formed all af­ter­noon to a very ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ence. Food was pro­vided by MJS Street Side Grill food truck and did not dis­ap­point the hun­gry crowd. The young ones had a great time in the bouncy cas­tle and rid­ing around on the Bridge­wa­ter Lions Club train.

When asked why the pic­nic hap­pened and what were his thoughts on the suc­cess, Bridge­wa­ter Cham­ber pres­i­dent Jim Brown said, “We held our pic­nic as a way to say thank you to our ex­ist­ing mem­bers and wel­come our new mem­bers into the Cham­ber,” he said. “It also pre­sented us with an op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce our new board and its di­rec­tion to the Bridge­wa­ter and area com­mu­nity.

“Events such as the pic­nic are one of the many ways the board plans on reach­ing out to the com­mu­nity and gain un­der­stand­ing of what the mem­bers need and how we can bet­ter serve then as well as the busi­ness com­mu­nity as a whole. We were happy to see the 30 plus mem­bers who turned out, as well as the com­mu­nity mem­bers who stopped by for some great food and mu­sic. In this busy time of the year, it is dif­fi­cult to an­tic­i­pate how many peo­ple will at­tend. We were able to take time to talk with and make a con­nec­tion with many of our mem­bers and part­ners in the area. That in it­self means the event was a suc­cess. I can’t wait to build on that suc­cess over the next year,” said Brown.

Any ques­tions re­gard­ing the Bridge­wa­ter and Area Cham­ber of Com­merce can be di­rected to 902-543-4263 or of­fice@bridge­wa­ter­cham­ber.com.

Con­trib­uted

More than 30 Bridge­wa­ter and Area Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­bers and their fam­i­lies at­tended the first- ever Bridge­wa­ter and Area Cham­ber of Com­merce Fam­ily Pic­nic, which was held on Sun­day, Sept. 16.

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