QR Food Label, a round table discussion
Sat. Mar. 1st
Truly Local Farms, 245 Carlaw Avenue East, Unit 004
Scott Sniedzens (owner) or Hazelyn Ticzon
Discussions on our food labeling and our food systems. The event times are as follows: 11:00am - 11:45pm; 12:00pm - 12:45pm; 1:00pm - 1:45pm; 2:00pm - 2:45pm; 3:00pm - 3:45pm; 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 9
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Mon., March 10 to Fri., March 14
St. Patrick's Day
Mon. Mar. 17
The longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parade in Canada occurs each year in Montreal, Québec. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824; however, St. Patrick's Day itself has been celebrated in Montreal as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France. In Canada, Saint Patrick's Day is an official holiday only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the City of Toronto from 1919 to 1927, the Toronto Maple Leafs were known as the Toronto St. Patricks, and wore green jerseys. In 1999 when the Leafs played on Hockey Night in Canada (national broadcast of the NHL) on St. Patrick's Day, the Leafs wore the green St. Pats retro jersey. Although the baseball season is still in the spring training phase when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, the Toronto Blue Jays wear green uniforms for the occasion.
Thur. Mar. 20
East End Seedy Saturday and Green Fair
Sat. Mar. 22, 2014
Blessed Cardinal Newman Highscholl, 100 Brimley Rd. S ( south of Kingston Rd)
Katie Fullerton ( Seeds of diversity)
Come to the Scarborough Seedy, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or join a workshop on composting or growing food in small spaces.
Spring Sprint Registration
March 25, 26, 27, 31 and April 1, 2: 7pm - 9pm
Beaches Recreation Centre
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
Registration for the annual Spring Sprint - 5 km run; 2 km kids run & Sr's walk. Get your race bib with timer and wear it to race on April 5.
Riverdale Historical Society March Event
Tue, Mar 25, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
St. Matthew's Bowling Clubhouse
Riverdale Historical Society
"What's a Park Lot? With Notes on John Scadding and Riverside Lot 15". Wendy will give us a guided tour of her TORONTO PARK LOT PROJECT, an online interactive map-based exploration of the earliest days of Toronto and Upper Canada. Admission $5/free to RHS members.
Community Centre 55 Annual Silent Auction
Fri. Mar. 28, 6 pm - 8 pm
97 Main Street
CC55 is hosting its annual Silent Auction. Check the website for a preview of the items that will be up for grabs.
Beaches 2nd Annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT!
Sat. Mar. 29, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kew Gardens park
Let's celebrate together at the 2nd annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! event. Music, Dance, Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns. Visit www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout for event updates.
The Arkel Trio Concert
Sun. Mar. 30, 1:30 pm
Kingston Road United Church
Tim Dawson / Elaine MacSween 416-699-6091
The Arkel Trio is made up of TSO cellist Winona Zelenka, TSO principal violist Teng Li, and Marie Berard, concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Tickets $20, kids 12 and under free.
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 5, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and BBCC
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
27th Anniversary Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre mid March, check back for registration times. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri. Apr. 18
Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E. from Munro Park. Ave. to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.beacheslions.com or Keith Begley at 416-690-2614
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fourth decade, attracts thousands of people from all over the city. Don't forget your Loonies for the Lions, to support local charities. Applications for the parade can be found at the Beaches Lions Website.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 20
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 21
Tue. Apr. 22
Spring Beach Studio Tour - 20th Anniversary!
Fri. May 2, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 3, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 4, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victora Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 647.559.6950; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 24 artists @ 14 studio sites - paintings, hand-woven fashion, glass art, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, handbags, home decor and more. Brochures (with map) are available at most local shops and on our website. Come explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood. Self-guided, FREE admission.
East York Skating Club Ice Show - Hooray for Hollywood
Fri, May 2, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
East York Arena - 888 Cosburn
East York Skating Club
Annual ice show featuring local skaters of all ages. Three shows: Friday 7:30; Saturday May 3; 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the door.
Sun. May 11
Happy Mother's Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
The historic Gardener’s Cottage (foot of Lee Ave, South of Queen St. East, in the heart of Kew Gardens)
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s Spring Show and Sale featuring paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Original small paintings – none over $250. Free admission. Notecards & Gift Basket lucky draw. For more information, visit our website.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 19, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park at Coxwell Ave. and the Lakeshore
City of Toronto
Toronto's only Victoria Day fireworks show will be a spectacular 14 minute display at Ashbridges Bay Park, rain or shine. TTC service will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A). It is recommended that members of the public use the TTC and leave their cars at home. A special viewing area with limited space is set aside to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. City bylaws prohibit the public from setting off personal fireworks in the park.
Mon. May 19
Happy Victoria Day!
Sun. June 15
Happy Father's Day!
Relay For Life in the Beaches
June 20, 7:00 pm - June 21, 7:00 am
Neil McNeil High School
Canadian Cancer Society
Toronto Unit 416-448-5400 ext 2122, www.relayforlife.ca/toronto
Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level! Teams of 10-15 people fundraise individually and as a team to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives and support those who are facing cancer.
First Day of Summer
Sat. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Tue. June 24
Happy Canada Day!
Tue. 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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Fri. July 4
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 4
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.
Mon. Sept. 1
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.
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sept. 23
Mon. Oct. 13
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. More info on Wikipedia.org website.
Fri. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
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