On a beautiful fall day in September, people from all over the community gathered in the centre of Tuscany for the Tuscany Harvest Festival. The carnival-like atmosphere brought around 4000 attendees out to enjoy the day, and organizers say everyone left with smiles and great parting comments. Using $700 from ActivateYYC, the Tuscany Harvest Festival was able to add the new activities of bubble soccer and sponge archery, which helped motivate more young adults and teenagers to come out to play and be neighbourly together!
To create this unique fall festival, the organizers had to contact the City of Calgary for event permitting, field use and site inspections. Additional grants – such as a City of Calgary Festival and Event Subsidy and a Ward Community Event Fund – plus event sponsorships were also used to make this project a success