Festivals ,etc.

BBQ Raises Money for Perth / St. Luigi School Playground

From Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's July 18 2012 newsletter:

Great Success at Ward 18 Community BBQ!

More than $55,000 raised in support of "Field of Dreams"!

Each year I am happy to host the Ward 18 Community BBQ in support of a great local initiative! This year's BBQ was held in support of an energetic group of teachers, students and parents from Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School who are striving to animate their shared schoolyard, and our neighbourhood, by fundraising to build a running track and soccer pitch.

Before this barbeque even began the Parent Council had done a substantial amount of work and raised a significant sum of money. In March of this year the project won $50,000 from Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment’s Team Up Foundation in a very competitive, province-wide process that included two rounds of voting and judgement by an expert panel. As Councillor, I supported this important community project by putting the word out and by committing $100,000 raised as a result of local development.

During the barbeque our community showed its spirit and generosity, further supporting this great initiative to the tune of more than $55,000! This sum is made up of the combined funds raised through a yard sale, food donations, raffle ticket sales and contributions by several individuals and organizations. Now with well over $200,000 in the bank to fund this project it is almost certain that the "Field of Dreams" will be built.

Railpath Community Run

To celebrate the Railpath, and promote health within our communities on September 30th, 2012 a community run/walk will be held on the West Toronto Railpath. The charitable partner for the event will be The Stop Community Food Centre.

This event has a unique format that differentiates it from other local running events. Instead of a set distance (such as 5km), this is a timed lap-based event. In 45 minutes, participants will complete as many laps of the 2.1 km stretch as possible. This is great to practice your speedwork as a competitive runner, or not be overwhelmed by needing to complete a big distance as a new runner or casual walker. There is something for everyone, and you decide what that is for you!

There are lots of prizes available for participants and every registrant before September 7th will receive a commemorative t-shirt and shoe-tag medal. Refreshments after the event are also included. We'd love to see lots of participation from the local Junction Triangle community!

Details about the event are here: railpathcommunityrun.wordpress.com

To directly go to the registration page go here: www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=8247

Jane's Walk: Daffodils in Davenport

Started in 2007, Jane's Walk is an annual event honouring the late urban thinker, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs. On May 5 and 6 2012, free walking tours will take place in cities all over Canada, the USA, and other countries around the world.

On Saturday May 5, starting at 5:00PM, the Daffodils in Davenport walking tour, guided by Andrea Dawber and Claude Bergeron, will start at Wadsworth Park, and finish at Campbell Park.

Jane's Walk: Why Cheap Parks Are More Fun

Campbell Park - Soup on the Campfire: Onion soup and toasted croutons on the campfire. Campbell Park Friday Night Skating Party. Photo by Vic Gedris, 2011-01-28Campbell Park - Soup on the Campfire: Onion soup and toasted croutons on the campfire. Campbell Park Friday Night Skating Party. Photo by Vic Gedris, 2011-01-28

Started in 2007, Jane's Walk is an annual event honouring the late urban thinker, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs. On May 5 and 6 2012, free walking tours will take place in cities all over Canada, the USA, and other countries around the world.

On Sunday May 6, starting at 3:00PM, the Why Cheap Parks Are More Fun walking tour, guided by Jutta Mason, will start at MacGregor Park, widing its way via Lansdowne, the Railpath, and other places to finish at Campbell Park for a campfire.

Cycle and Celebrate the West Toronto Railpath June 16th.

Details from the Cycle Toronto website:

Event date: 16 June, 2012 - 13:00 - 16:00, Bike ride at 12:00 noon.
Event Type: Festival / Special Event

The West Toronto Railpath is a beautiful and award-winning public space to walk, ride a bike, and enjoy being active and outdoors. On Saturday June 16, CultureLink Settlement Services, Cycle Toronto, the Davenport West Bike Project, Bike Pirates and our friends and partners host a celebration of the Railpath and what it means to us. We celebrate clean and sustainable transportation options, and we celebrate how the Railpath creates vital connections between diverse communities living and working in this historic neighborhood. Activities include:

2nd annual Solstice Celebration at Carlton Park

Tipera sent the following event info:

When: Dec. 21st as soon as the sun sets.

There will be fire performances and hopefully a fire so bring your marsh mellows! Also please bring a home made or otherwise lantern! Any one interested in joining in and performing please email tipera@gmail.com, or go to Carlton Park People's Auxiliary face book page.

Perth Dupont Community Garden - Fall Harvest Potluck and BBQ

Susan Berman from the Perth Dupont Community Garden sends the following event info. Follow the links for further details:

Perth Dupont Community Garden - Fourth Annual Fall Gathering and Barbecue, along with the Dog Show and Training Workshop

Both events will be held in the Symington Avenue Playground Park, on Sunday Sept 25, starting at 4 pm.

Good Food for All Festival

Event info from The Stop's website:

The Good Food for All Festival is back and bigger than ever! Join us on Sat., Sept. 17 for a fun-filled—and entirely free!— day of entertainment, kids' activities, music and, of course, lots and lots of delicious food. The day will feature a community cook-off (you be the judge); our Good Food Market; samples from The Stop kitchen; a bike-repair clinic; and much more. Kids will enjoy live animals, food competitions (with cookie rewards!) and music by Samba Elegua. Join us for what is always a wonderful day celebrating our neighbourhood and healthy and delicious food. Please note: We'll kick off this year's festival with a community march that will leave from in front of the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre (1900 Davenport Rd.) at 11:30. Join us and our intrepid marching band as we make some noise about election issues!

When: Saturday, Sept 17, 2011. Community March: 11:30 to noon. Festival: Noon til 3 pm.

Where: 1884 Davenport (at Symington)

How much: Entirely free!

Beat the Winter Blues - Fundraiser for Davenport West Bike Project

This is to let you know the Davenport West Bike Project fundraiser is happening on Friday April 8 at DPNC (1900 Davenport Rd) in the Sanctuary. There will be great food and music.

The Davenport Perth Community Ministry is organizing the Coffee House to help us share the project with the community and to raise funds for helmets and locks to help community members protect their bodies and their bikes.

Karen Williams has some great friends who will be performing: North of Queen (bluegrass/folk) and Thane (R&B). One of the bike project volunteers, Gustavo, will be performing some traditional South American Music, Equadorian Amistad. There will be an opportunity to make some interesting jewelry out of bike parts (small ones). The event is pay what you can and family friendly.

Attached is a flyer for the party (BW is black and white). Please share the information to your contacts. We are looking for volunteers to bring food for the event. We will also be accepting used bikes in good working order.

Shine: Performing Arts event at Movement Centre


Junction Triangle Artists Will Shine October 15-17
Multidisciplinary Performing Arts Event Returns To Movement Centre

NEWS October 7, 2010

Some of the Junction Triangle’s most talented dancers, comedians and performers will premiere new work at the autumn installment of SHINE, a multidisciplinary performing arts event at the artist-run Movement Centre.

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