The first Thorold Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast was hosted today by One Church Thorold. Held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, the community event produced by the Thorold ministerial group brought together many leaders from the political level, business people, as well as social agency representatives, and members of local churches to celebrate and pray for our city and its leaders.
Driven by the theme “Partnering for Thorold”, the event was open to all residents and local business owners and others with an interest in shaping a brighter future for our city. YFC Youth Unlimited set up a display to promote their centre located on Merritt Street in St. Catharines. Members of our local business community including John Henderson, Henderson’s Pharmacy, Bill VanderKlippe, Print Three, and Tim Whalen from Thorold Community Credit Union joined many others in networking at the function.
Guest speaker Brian Beattie inspired the audience of close to 100 people with a compelling story from his hometown of Brantford, Ontario. Taking a page out of Brantford’s success story, Brian shared some proven ideas on collaboration that worked in the revitalization of their downtown area. Actually, he told the audience that Brantford was the setting for a horror film not too long ago, and the producers did not have to do too much to capture the image of a scary ghost town!
Can we also revitalize our community in Thorold?
Everyone in attendance learned the simple answer.
“Of course, we can.”
Stay tuned to MY Thorold as the story unfolds. Look for a blog article coming soon, and a related article to be published in our December newsletter.