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Superior Sunday at the Community Center
February 6 @ 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
Guest Speakers: Carla Albers and Dee Martz, Colorado Springs residents and survivors of the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Please join us for our next community gathering at the Superior Community Center this Sunday, February 6th, from 2-4 PM.
This event is organized by Superior Rising, a newly formed organization of residents and community leaders whose goal is to support, coordinate and fast-track the best possible recovery for everyone in Superior affected by the Marshall Fire.
If you attended last week, thank you! We had over 100 residents turn up and it was a great start to what this recovery process will look like in terms of community gathering.
New this week:
We are please to welcome this week’s guest speakers, Carla Albers and Dee Martz. Carla and Dee will be sharing their experiences, paths to rebuilding, and biggest takeaways after losing their homes in the Waldo Canyon Fire—the catastrophic fire that devastated neighborhoods in Colorado Springs in 2012.
Carla and Dee were part of the core team that formed Colorado Springs Together, a community-driven volunteer effort created to facilitate quick and effecting rebuilding after the Waldo Canyon fire. Since then, Carla, Dee, and others in their community have been speaking on the recovery process, and in addition to to sharing their personal journeys to recovery, they will speak about what they did to help their community again after the Black Forest fires.
What to expect moving forward:
“Superior Sunday,” is an in-person meetup organized by Superior Rising. While frequency details are still under development, this will be a regularly occurring event with a typical agenda that consists of a guest speaker from our community connected to the recovery process as well as time for more focused neighborhood groups to share.
There are already several organized groups, many of which are moving in similar directions, managing similar needs. This gathering is intended to be a sharing space to let our community know what each of you are out there working on and HOW WE CAN HELP. If you’ve found yourself in the amazing role of leading a niche neighborhood recovery process, please come! We want to hear all about it.
In addition to speaking/sharing opportunities, we will continue with the Gratitude Project efforts by having art supplies available.
Activities for kids:
There are several areas of entertainment for kids of all ages throughout the community center.
Food & drink:
Serendipity Café will be open and offering small bites and drinks for purchase.
There are many options for parking near the community center to include Community Park and the Safeway overflow area as well as community streets around the Superior Community Center. Please use caution when crossing streets and driving near the area.
It will be colder than it was last week so we may be indoors for this one. Please come prepared to mask up and if we can open the garage doors and be outside, we will.
Everyone is welcome and no RSVP is required. We look forward to seeing everyone!