Picnic on Queen Street


If you drove on Queen St. Saturday, you would have noticed some commotion on the Courthouse lawn.

Michael Burtch, former curator of the Art Gallery of Algoma and recipient of the 2017 Medal of Merit in recognition of his many contributions to the community, and Katie Blunt, who has held many positions that include Resource and Partnership Developer for NORDIK Institute, Project Coordinator for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, community activist, and the United Way of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District put together a picnic at the Courthouse to raise the awareness of the importance of the need for access to public space, for the need of healthy sustainable food, and  consciousness of the importance to make our environment a cleaner, safer place.

This was a prerequisite to the picnics that will be held every Wednesday at the same place all summer long from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.  The purpose of the picnics is to create a sense of community and to populate public spaces.  During the summer, cafes in the area will have lunches for purchase for the weekly event and prices will be reasonable with health consciousness being the main goal.

They invite anyone and everyone to join them.  If you don’t want to purchase your lunch, bring your own.



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