DECA’s New Drivers, Scene 2

Last November, we elected a new board. We thought you might want to meet some of the new members — kick their tires, look under their hoods, you know.

Last week, you met Mark Rullo.

This week …. drum roll…. 

linda ballantyne

My name and age is…  Linda Ballantyne and I am young at 63!

One thing people don’t know about me is…  I’ve always enjoyed volunteering. Currently I deliver the Beach Metro News on Bastedo Ave. with my grandson Ocean.  It’s been a family tradition for 25 years. We had a route on Gainsborough Rd. and then Kellner Court and now Bastedo. My daughters always complained about delivering the paper and Ocean does too, but I say you have to give back, meet your neighbours and meet new friends.

I moved to Danforth East because…  I have roots in this area.  Twenty-five years ago, I had a house on Gainsborough, actually just across the tracks from my current home. 

I was dying to join the DECA board because…  I wanted to keep up on happenings of the community and look for an opportunity to give back.
The thing I love most about the neighborhood is…  the sense of community within each section of where we live — our townhouse row is very friendly and we all connect well.
My biggest local pet peeve is…  those who do not shovel their side walks!
My neighborhood secret is… I love to walk the around and check out gardens and go to Monarch Park and watch the dogs play!
The place I go to on the Danforth that you’ve likely never frequented is….  Our Little Library, at the corner of Hanson & Drayton which always has great “gems” to enjoy. It’s a great way to share books you’ve enjoyed.
My dream plan for this year as a DECA board member is…  I like the idea of reaching out to support our less fortunate neighbours in need and provide support to them.