Did you know that September 12th was Grandparent’s Day?
The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, who wanted to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
This year we treated Grandma and Grandpa to a lovely afternoon tea at Sunnyside Pavilion.
The event was hosted by the High Park Grenadier Fund (HPGF), a not-for-profit organization established in 2014 to promote philanthropy, corporate support and community engagement in Toronto’s High Park and the Western Beaches. The group provide’s financial support to the community-based education, recreation and preservation programs that animate and enhance High Park and the Western Beaches.
Sunnyside Pavilion is a hidden gem along the West Toronto beaches. Located on a popular boardwalk, you will find it tucked in with volleyball players, paddle boarders, and joggers.
We were treated to traditional fingers sandwiches, scones, baked goods…and of course..tea!
With prizes for those who wore hats, it was a fun and interactive day.
Mark your calendars for Sunday Sept 10, 2017!