This week at the market…
In addition to the tasty delights of farm fresh meat, produce and honey (as if that weren’t enough)…
- Sell out sale – we’re selling off the last of the Klean Kanteens from $5 – $10 and the Simply in Season cookbook $15.
- Soap-making by Simply By Amanda – local artisan and soap-maker.
Speaking of East Lynn Park, you may have noticed that a couple of trees in the park were damaged this winter. Two Ash trees were vandalized and burned by people who set the sledding-safety haystacks on fire. One of those trees is going to be removed and the other will be pruned. It’s too bad to lose a big beautiful tree in our local park and serves as a reminder that we should all be vigilant about calling the police when we see people in the park doing naughty things.
Speaking of trees, 13 folks joined in on the LEAF tree tour last week – taking notes and photos and learning more about the trees in our neighbourhood. A few of them signed up to join DECA Woods – the team of DECA members who are working with U of T to survey our neighbourhood tree canopy and determine how best to keep it strong and healthy. Want to know more? Contact Mary-Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with some of our DECA Bikers, Gledhill Public School is organizing a bike rally for its students on June 16th and 17th. Students will take part in a ‘fun-packed’ morning of bike safety and maneuvering exercises as well as signalling, stopping, turning and other safe-biking skills. Why am I telling you this? Because if you would like to arrange such a bike rally at your school, DECA Bikes would like to help.
Contact Jamie at email@example.com, Mary-Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to them at the DECA Bikes booth at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market. Don’t forget to bring your bike to the market for tune-up help and any matter of biking advice. (Oh and Mary-Margaret wants you to know that you can now get CAA service for your bike.)
DECA Bikes works with a few other east-end bike groups to advocate for biking and tonight (June 9th) that group of East End Cyclists is meeting at the East York Civic Centre at 7 p.m. Want to know more or get involved? Go forth to East York Civic Centre and prosper.
Earl Haig Family Resource Centre – Best Ever Garage Sale
This Saturday (June 12th) you’ll want to make your way to the GEHA (Greater Earl Haig Area) for the garage sales supporting the Family Resource Centre at Earl Haig School.
The centre is a drop-in for all families with young children and is a great place for parents and caregivers to go with young children to sing, do activities, visit with other adults and play. Families on neighbouring streets are raising money to keep the centre open for another year.
The garage sales on Currie, Earl Haig Ave and Hillingdon will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a kids’ bike parade at noon. For more, contact Natlie at email@example.com
Sports For Kids
First – I notice that Goodlife Fitness is offering free summer memberships for teens 14-17 for July and August during the day. There is a Goodlife at Coxwell and Gerrard. There is bike parking inside the club and a bus stop outside the front doors.
Second – If you miss out on the registration (tomorrow) for the City of Toronto summer programs, there is always Jack of Sports – now offering swim and summer camp programs at Monarch Park indoor pool.
Last Day Music Fest
Save the date – Friday, June 25th is the Last Day Music Festival. This, rock and roll show will take place in the St. Brigid’s school yard (Glebeholme and Woodmount) from 7 – 10 p.m. And get this? The bands are seriously good bands – all made up of kids. Want to see some great music performed by some young people with talent? The whole thing will be hosted by 102 The Edge’s – Darrin. Funds raised will go to support outreach projects at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church.
Shame about the trees in East Lynn Park. I think we all need to be sure when we’re using the park that we’re being respectful of the surrounding residents. Would the impromptu fireworks display last weekend count as something worthy of a call to police? To my mind it was no different than any other wreckless behaviour by teenagers in the park. In addition to being incredibly inconsiderate, it was also quite reckless, and sets a bad example for our kids.