To call last Sunday’s Community BBQ event held by Logan Kanapathi, MPP (pictured above) Markham-Thornhill, a scorcher is putting it mildly. Local residents and constituents were invited to join local leaders like Bob Saroya, MP Markham-Unionville for free food at the July 20 event.

By noon, the line ups were in triplet for what was on offer, including children’s activities and entertainment at the family-friendly Aaniin Park. Parents, children and seniors from local groups like the Armadale Older Adults Club happily braved the challenging weather conditions to be with community.

This goes to show it does take more than a heat wave to keep the community away from a Markham-Thornhill event, and last Saturday’s BBQ was no exception. Luckily there is a fire station near the Aaniin Community Centre, who were able to bring along some troops and their truck!

That paired with the free ice-cream truck surely provided much-needed relief to local revelers on the hot day.