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June 6th, 2020
June
Gardening for Climate Change: Rain Gardens and Extreme Weather
Wed. June 3, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Rain gardens are not just beautiful outdoor spaces - their special design absorbs excess rainwater, filtering it as it returns to the soil. Creating rain gardens and managing how stormwater moves through your property will make your community more resilient to climate change and the extreme weather that comes with it. Presented by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series. Free program. Drop-in. No registration required. For more information, please contact the branch.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. June 4, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information.
Riverdale ArtWalk 2020 (CANCELLED)
Sat. June 6 & Sun. June 7, 11 am - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre, 870 Queen St. E.
A FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists. The festival hosts over 180 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups and entertainment. A great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home!
WOOFSTOCK (CANCELLED)
Sat. June 6, 10am - 7pm & Sun. June 7, 10am - 5pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca; 416-234-9663
Celebrating 17 years! WOOFSTOCK is all about mixing popular classics with new soon-to-be fan favourites! Back by popular demand will be: Wiener Dog Races, Running of the Pugs, Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars, Woofstock Fashion Show, Stupid Dog Trick Contest, Mr. & Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show & much more. Let's Pawty!
Beaches Arts & Crafts Show (CANCELLED)
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Signatures Shows
Nlouisseize@signatures.ca; https://signatures.ca/beaches-arts-and-crafts/
The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Toronto Beach community's favourite annual events, bringing together some of the very best in Canadian Handmade under the springtime sun. For two days only, Kew Gardens Park becomes the temporary home to over 150 of Canada's most talented artists, artisans, and designers, providing local shoppers with a stunning marketplace in a memorable setting. FREE Admission! Join us rain or shine!
First Day of Summer
Sat. June 20
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
July
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Wed. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Q107 presents an all-day music fest to celebrate Canada Day. Join us live on location all day long for loads of food, fun and good tunes!
Happy Canada Day!
Wed. July 1st
Did You Know? -- not till October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day". The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. For more information about the history of Canada Day, visit Canadian Heritage website at www.pch.gc.ca.
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay (CANCELLED)
Wed. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.)
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca, 311
Canada's birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge's Bay Park.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Community Environment Days / WARD 20
Sat. July 11, 10 am - 2 pm
Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 20 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Community Environment Days / WARD 19
Sun. July 26, 10 am - 2 pm
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Councillor Brad Bradford
WARD 19 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
August
Civic Holiday
Mon. Aug. 3
Canada wide
In Canada, Civic Holiday is in most cases the first Monday of August. Civic Holiday in Canada is not a statutory holiday. A bill has been attempted to be passed in the House of Commons but it has always been unsuccessful. If an employer wants you to work, it is a work day.
September
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery (Labour Day Weekend)
Fri. Sep 4 to Mon. Sep. 6, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com/toronto/
Fall Fine Art & Craft Show. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada's top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission.
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 7
Canada celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday of September and is the last long weekend of the summer, the last time families can take their children on a short vacation before school starts again. If you can't get out of town, be a tourist in your own town.
Back to School (TDSB)
Tue. Sep. 8
40th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 20, Registration 8:30 am, Run 9 am - 12 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Station (East of Coxwell / South of Lakeshore Blvd.)
The Terry Fox Foundation
www.terryfox.org/Run/
The run is a non-competitive event where people get together to raise money in Terry's name. It is a day of celebrating Terry's legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade and Wheelchair accessible. Route distance: 5 km Walk, 10 km Bike.
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sun. Sep. 20, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital | Along Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sep. 22
Beaches Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. Sep. 26 & Sun. Sep. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Signatures Shows
Nlouisseize@signatures.ca; https://signatures.ca/beaches-arts-and-crafts
The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Toronto Beach community's favourite annual events, bringing together some of the very best in Canadian Handmade under the springtime sun. For two days only, Kew Gardens Park becomes the temporary home to over 150 of Canada's most talented artists, artisans, and designers, providing local shoppers with a stunning marketplace in a memorable setting. FREE Admission! Join us rain or shine!
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 12
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in North America.
Halloween
Sat. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
November
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Wed. Nov. 11
"Lest We Forget". Wear your poppies to celebrate the lives and remember the sacrifices of our brave men and women who have died fighting for the freedom and security of our nation and our values.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 26
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving.
Black Friday
Fri. Nov. 27
Cyber Monday
Mon. Nov. 30
December
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Mon Dec. 21
The winter solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet is farthest away from its star, depending on the polar hemisphere of reference. Earth's maximum axial tilt to our Sun during a solstice is 23 26'. More evidently from high latitudes, a hemisphere's winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest.[2] Since the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as midwinter, the longest night or the first day of winter.
Christmas Day
Fri. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Sat. Dec. 26
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