There’s just something about the heat of the summer that puts me in a better mood. Windows down with the music up, driving around the city is one of my favourite things to do… even with the ridiculous price of gas. Over the past few weekends, I’ve tried my best to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer in the summer. From watching World Cup games at Cabana Pool Bar to enjoying a Blue Jay game with the dome open, weekends in the summer are meant for living in the sunshine.
SEIU Healthcare has always delivered memorable summertime events; feel free to take a trip down memory lane via our YouTube channel to relive some of how we’ve spent the days of summer’s past. The late Jack Layton marched down lakeshore to take part in SEIU’s float for Toronto Carnival (formerly known as Caribana), his wife (current Toronto mayoral candidate) Olivia Chow jumping and waving to the crowd, by his side the entire time. Pictures on our Flickr page from last year’s Caribbean BBQ show Olivia Chow having a great time talking to SEIU members about real issues within the community, while enjoying a beautiful summer day with her family, enjoying the finest jerk chicken.
This year we’ve taken things in a new direction having our annual event at Wild Water Kingdom, renamed to “Summer Splash”. Construction at High Park caused the shift, but the overall response from the members has been astounding and we are now fully booked for the event! I look forward to seeing everyone at the water park on Saturday July 26th– just make sure you’re ready to get a little bit wet!
Last year I had the pleasure of attending a Boat Cruise around Toronto Harbour after being invited to a member organized event courtesy Baycrest Hospital . I’m always amazed at the network of people that our members are connected with; SEIU is so fortunate to have dedicated individuals in the community to help bring people together for positive events. I can’t wait to do it again this year- I’ll see you on the water Baycrest members!
The summer truly is my favourite season of the year and certainly one of the busiest here at SEIU Healthcare. Stay connected to us via Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Flickr and our website at www.seiuhealthcare.ca to find out all the latest happenings!