Sharing the love throughout Elora

There was a lot of love here on Valentine’s Day with a “dance walk” through the downtown.

Stephanie Lines-Toohill described the event as “a spontaneous community event shared through Elora Community Share Facebook page and through friends and family.”

“We created the event because love is for everyone not just for sweethearts on Valentines Day,” said Lines-Toohill.

Organizers were inspired by an American who is “dancewalking” to share his love of dance.

“We asked ourselves ‘how can we share love with everyone?’ We’re going to have a dance walk since we’ve never had one,” said Lines-Toohill.

Well over a dozen participants came on board for the event. She explained lots of people wanted to take part, but it was a work day.

“We may well do another walk depending on its success. But for now it’s just a fun way to spread some love and a few smiles on Valentine’s Day.”

She added the Tutu in You sewing group at the Elora Centre for the Arts helped to create the scarf worn by “the tall guy” in the Elora Greenspace at the corner of Mill and Metcalfe.

“It’s made from recycled scarves and states ‘you are loved.’”

Maddy Smith, of Elora Community Share, is a member of the Facebook site and

“It’s basically a platform for people to share material goods, ideas, skills and connect with other community members to build a more resilient community,” said Smith.

Other projects include an annual chicken coop tour, clothing swaps and random community events. The goal, outlined on the group’s website, “is to strengthen the sense of community and interconnectedness.”