This past week, we began NextGen Month with our Kick-off event at Little Brick Café. It was a tremendous night, full of laughs, mingling, fabulous weather and gorgeous scenery of the river valley. If you have never been to Little Brick, you should seriously check it out. You won’t regret it!
Since the weather was gorgeous, everything was outside, and there was plenty of space to allow people to mix, mingle and enjoy some tasty appetizers and drinks. We would like to thank Ribstone Creek Brewery, Redstar, and the Bower for providing some amazing food and beverages. There was everything from chicken wings and donuts to beer and wine. We would also like to thank Mojo Photo Booth, who was there to ensure everyone could take some goofy pictures to remember the evening, as well as DJ Thomas Culture who energized attendees and really set the mood.
The highlight of the evening was Councillor Andrew Knack presenting the proclamation for the NextGen Month here in the City of Edmonton. He spoke about being involved in the city, doing our part to make it a more enjoyable place, and encouraging others to do so. We would like to thank Councillor Knack for contributing to the success of the event.
An important theme throughout the night was meeting new people and broadening your network of friends in the city. NextGen is a great way to connect with other volunteers and people from all different industries and the Kickoff Party gave people a chance to meet others and discover new opportunities to get involved in Edmonton.
We also announced that NextGen will be organizing it's biggest yet: A music concert with a twist! Instead of asking you to buying a ticket to the show, we want you to donate your time and volunteer. Rack up 15 volunteer hours with a recognized organization, and you'll get into this exclusive, must-see show. Stay tuned for more details!
It was fantastic to see people excited about the City of Edmonton and its future. We are so happy to have June proclaimed as NextGen Month and we are looking forward to what the coming weeks have in store.
Check out some photos from the NextGen Month Kick-off Celebration below!