Georgestown Neighbourhood Association
It is not always easy in a city to feel part of a community, but the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association, formed in 2000 and run by volunteers, has been able to achieve that for the residents living inside the boundaries of Military Road, Bonaventure Avenue, Empire Avenue, and Monkstown Road in St. John’s.
Their goal is to maintain and improve the social and physical environment of the neighbourhood, which they do through advocacy, community building events, and direct involvement with the City of St. John’s.
The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association plays a vital advocacy role in the neighbourhood, striving to improve and protect urban green space, support local development that enhances the quality of life for residents, improve snow clearing and removal, and protect built heritage.
The group also plays an important role in planning with a representative on the Municipal Planning Area Advisory Committee for Georgestown. They coordinate a wide range of community building activities, including annual flea markets, winter skating parties, clean-ups, food drives, barbeques, flower bulb planting, and workshops on community building.
I ask all honourable members to join me in congratulating the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association, a model of what urban community building can be like.