BRACEBRIDGE, ON- The Town of Bracebridge wants to thank the people who fought the flood.

According to a news release from the town government, Bracebridge will be hosting a BBQ and picnic on Sunday at Annie Williams Memorial Park to thank all who assisted with the community response to the flood of 2019.

Mayor Graydon Smith believed it was important to recognize the hard work and support that residents had shown during the flooding.

“Neighbors came out and helped neighbors; strangers came out and helped community members that they didn’t know,” he said, in the release.

“I have never been more proud to be the mayor of this great community. You can really get a sense about what a community is made of when a disaster happens. The outpouring of volunteerism and kindness that happened during the flood this spring was overwhelming. It reaffirms for me that our community has so much to be thankful for, not the least of which are the amazing people who call Bracebridge home.”

The appreciation event will have live music and food. It will take place at the park on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The town says that all welcome to the free community event.