With news of the city going into lockdown on Monday, DECA would like to wish our community strength and solidarity. We are fortunate to be part of such a kind and compassionate community and we have seen the resilience of our friends, neighbours, teachers, healthcare workers and all the other front line workers and local businesses in our neighbourhood. We know the road ahead is filled with trepidation. If you or your neighbour need support please reach out to DECA via our socials or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are so many services in the east end trying to help us all get through this, and we will do our best to connect you.
In the coming days, let’s try to stay connected to each other! We have three virtual events coming up to share with you:
DECA Open Meeting – Wednesday, November 25
Are you interested in chatting with us about what the board does or how you can get involved? Join us at our open monthly board meeting this Wednesday, 7:30-8:00pm. The link to the meeting will be posted at deca.to.
Virtual Tree Lighting – this weekend
Normally at this time of year we would be busy planning for our annual festival of lights, which brings our community together to celebrate the end of year festivities. Along with so many of our other favourite events, this one has had to be pared down this year. Happily, however, the East Lynn lights will still shine this winter! Thanks to the city, the traditional festive lights are going up, and will raise our spirits and provide light as the sun goes down earlier each day. We would like to invite you to join us on Instagram or Facebook next Saturday at 5:30pm as we “turn ON” the lights at the park! Please get involved by sharing photos of your own lights/decorations/festivities. Tag #danfortheastlights so we can all enjoy their beauty!
Danforth Discussions #4 – Monday November 30
Join us next Monday for the fourth in our Discussion series. This time we are excited to welcome back Dr. Notisha Massaquoi in conversation with Lanrick Bennett Jr. Dr. Massaquoi was with us for the first Discussion, and we are thrilled that she is coming back to talk in more detail on the important topic of “Mental Health in BIPOC Communities.” Get the Zoom link at deca.to
We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these virtual events. And remember, at this time our local businesses need our support more than ever so if you can please shop local!