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February 24th, 2018
February
Beaches Adult Book Club: "Wenjack" by Joseph Boyden
Thur. Feb. 1, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Feb. 3, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Giant Book Sale
Sat. Feb. 3, 11 am - 3 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
416-699-6091
Kingston Road United Church will be hosting a giant book sale. Muffins, tea, and coffee will also be sold.
Chess Master Challenge
Tue. Feb. 6, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Local chess master Robert Morrison takes on all interested chess players in a simultaneous exhibition. A knowledge of chess rules is required. Casual play. No registration is required. Drop-in.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Victor/Victoria (1982)
Wed. Feb. 7, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Victor/Victoria (1982) - A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Directed by Blake Edwards. Stars Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston. 134min (rated PG). Space is limited and seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Erik Malmsten: Celebrating the Beaches Chess Club
Tue. Feb. 13, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Chess player and historian Erik Malmsten looks back and celebrates the accomplishments of the Beaches Chess Club which captured the City of Toronto Championship in 1917, 1918, and 1920. All welcome. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Please visit the website for more information http://tbeths.com
Valentine's Day
Wed. Feb. 14
Free Seniors Information Session on Memory and Dementia
Wed. Feb. 14, 11 am
11 Coatsworth Cres.
Info: Linh Dao, EPC Facilitator, 416-691-7407
A representative from CAMH will talk about symptoms of memory problems, the differences between various memory disorders, risk factors, prevention strategies, current treatments, and research programs. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Neighbourhood Link Support Services.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Love Story (1970)
Wed. Feb. 14, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Love Story (1970) - A boy and girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing and then tragedy strikes. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Stars Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neal. 99mins. (rated PG). Space is limited and seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Ladle It Up! Soup-Tasting Competition
Thur. Feb. 15, 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Participating restaurants are AMS Pizza and Wings, Beach Hill Smoke House, Murphy’s Law Pub & Kitchen, and Gull & Firkin. $5 to sample and vote for your favourite. Proceeds go to CC55 programs.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Feb. 17, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Feb. 18, 11 am - 5 pm
The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
Brigid Elmy: leslievilleflea@gmail.com
www.leslievilleflea.com
We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up - cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans. With 50+ vendors and all kinds of unique finds, the Leslieville Flea is a great way to spend a chilly Sunday! Link to map of fermenting cellar: http://bit.ly/1msDOy9
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 19
Community Skate with MPP Arthur Potts
Mon. Feb. 19, 11 am - 1 pm
Ted Reeve Arena (corner of Main & Gerrard)
Hot chocolate and light snacks. All welcome! For more information visit arthurpotts.onmpp.ca
Winter Stations
Mon. Feb. 19 to Sun. Apr. 1
Along the Boardwalk, between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach
Winter Stations Return for a fourth consecutive year! An exhibition celebrating Toronto’s Winter waterfront landscape. Visit and experience the life size installations and the frame of mind in each artist for their winning designs. Eight stations will be installed this year along the sandy beach between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach. Five winning Stations are chosen from over 400 submissions around the world and three Stations are institutional projects design and build.
Let’s Talk About Advance Care Planning
Wed. Feb. 21, 1:30 pm - 3 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
www.eastendchc.on.ca
Get more information about Advance Care Plans and Power of Attorney. Learn how to discuss your plans and decisions with the significant people and health-care providers in your life. Tools and resources to help your planning process. Registration is required. This program is free. To register, please call Joanne Gallagher 416-778-5805 x 218.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Heiress (1949)
Wed. Feb. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Heiress (1949) - A young naïve woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. Directed by William Wyler. Stars Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. (115mins). Space is limited and seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Free Seniors’ Movie - “Get Out”
Thur. Feb. 22, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Beaches 11th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 24, 11 am - 3 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
416-690-4269, kids@beachesliving.ca
Come learn about and explore kids programs available in the Beaches for ages 0 to 16. Meet face to face with program organizers, teachers, coaches, etc. The participating programs are in all areas including music, sports, science, arts, computer, playgroups, tutors, after school programs and much more. This Open House is free and open to families in the Beaches and the Greater Beaches area. View event photos from past year at: beachesliving.ca/kids
East Toronto Lunar New Year Community Fair
Sat. Feb. 24, 11 am - 2 pm
Gerrard Square, 2nd Floor, 1000 Gerrard St. E.
You are cordially invited to our annual Lunar New Year Community celebration. Come for live entertainment, community booths, a lion dance, as well as multicultural dance and music!
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: About Schmidt (2002)
Wed. Feb. 28, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: About Schmidt (2002) - A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. Space is limited and seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
March
Beaches Adult Book Club:
Thur. Mar. 1, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Financial Abuse
Fri. Mar. 2, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This seminar identifies the top forms of financial abuse. Do you suspect financial abuse? Learn about the red flags and where you should go for help. Presented by the Canadian Bankers Association. Series: Your Money Seniors. The seminar is free of charge, does not promote business products or services, and is offered by bankers in the community who volunteer their time and expertise.
Grantfull Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen
Sat. Mar. 3, 3 pm - 6 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
Robin, 416-690-5169
This is a monthly community dinner serving a wonderful hot meal to anyone who shows up!
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Mar. 3, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath
Sat. Mar. 10 & Sun. Mar. 11
Sugar Beach
www.sugarshackto.ca
Toronto’s urban sugar shack experience is returning! The 3rd annual Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath, is a winter festival that invites Torontonians to come out and celebrate all things maple. Dip into some traditional cabane a sucre activities and melt away the winter blues with tons of fun interactive entertainment, performances, live music, specialty bar, tons of food & much more! Visit our website for more information. Free general admission.
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 11
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 12 to Fri. Mar. 16
Older Adult Active Living Fair
Wed. Mar. 14, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road
416-461-8143
Applegrove Community Complex will be hosting its 6th Older Adults Active Living and Information Fair. Come and join us for a day of information and learning. The event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and lunch. To register or for more information, please call 416-461-8143 or email seniors@ApplegroveCC.ca
St. Patrick's Day
Sat. 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.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Mar. 17, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
Spring begins
Tue. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 24, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair
Sat. Mar. 24, 11 am - 4 pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. South (south of Kingston Rd.)
Katie Fullerton - beach Resident, Seeds of Diversity
scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com
Join us at East End Toronto's big gardening event. It is a garden and seed exchange with heirloom seed vendors, gardening booths, environmental organizations, green living ideas and great workshops on growing and supporting Nature. Over 60 booths and great kids activities. $2 or Pay what you can - kids are Free! Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/
Applegrove Annual General Meeting
Mon. Mar. 26, 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd.
Info: Susan Fletcher or May Seto, 416-461-8143
Join us at our Annual Meeting of Applegrove Community Complex. Child care will only be available during the business meeting if you contact Applegrove'’s office by March 21. The meeting will include a light supper, speaker, the annual report, and awards. To vote at the meeting, membership must have been obtained by Feb. 23. RSVP to 416-461-8143.
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 30
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Mar. 31, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
April
Beaches Lions Club 52nd Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.com
Richard Bourdeau: 647-527-0266; richardblaw@gmail.com
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fifth 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. 1
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 2
Beaches Adult Book Club:
Thur. Apr. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 7, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
31st Anniversary Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults at 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids/seniors at 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre late March and beginning of April. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Apr. 15, 11 am - 5 pm
The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
Brigid Elmy: leslievilleflea@gmail.com
www.leslievilleflea.com
We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up - cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans. With 50+ vendors and all kinds of unique finds, the Leslieville Flea is a great way to spend a chilly Sunday! Link to map of fermenting cellar: http://bit.ly/1msDOy9
Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Wed. Apr. 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book Project Animal Farm. In this event, she will talk about how small changes in our day-to-day lives can yield major positive results for people, animals, and the planet.
Earth Day
Sun. Apr. 22
Pollinator-Friendly Gardening
Wed. Apr. 25, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Did you know one of the greatest threats to all pollinators is the loss of habitat? Learn how you can play a role in creating pollinator habitat in your community. Get tips on making your garden more attractive to butterflies, bees and more. Presented by Live Green Toronto as part of Toronto Public Library's Fragile Planet program series. Free program! Register in person or contact the branch at 416-393-7703.
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2018
Fri. May 4, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 5, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 6, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Lucille Crighton, 416-694-4046; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 22 artists @ 12 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.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 13
Happy Mother's Day!
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 21, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca
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.
Victoria Day
Mon. May 21
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 25, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27, 10 am - 5 pm
Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents its annual Spring Show and Sale at the historic Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. The show features small paintings by over 40 artists and affordable art (under $350). Gift basket lucky draw and free admission. Visit website for more information.
Doors Open Toronto
Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 19th annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
June
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 9 & Sun. June 10, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans and designers from across Canada, including local talent from the Beach. Exhibitors are selected based on the quality of their work and the originality of their designs. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet and shop from the makers themselves and find original fashions, stunning jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 34th year! Admission is FREE!
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 15, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 16, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 17, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
http://northernheatribseries.ca/beaches/
An event focused on bringing together all barbecue enthusiasts. Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations and Craft Vendors. Enjoy an ice cold brew while you explore the festival grounds. A community favourite that has something for everyone!
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. June 16, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
Father's Day
Sun. June 17
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Thur. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sun. June 24
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sun. 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
Sun. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
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.)
Wed. July 4
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 6 to Sun. July 29
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 30th Annual Jazz Festival will feature an unparalleled musical roster, multiple stages and venues and the return of renowned and adored festival favourites. Performances will take place at Woodbine Park from Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 27 - Sunday July 29. Jazz Latin Carnival at Woodbine Park from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15. "StreetFest" from July 26 - 28 along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Visit our website for a complete concert schedule.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Fri. July 6, 6 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 8, 11:30 am - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.
beachesjazz.com; riverside-to.com; leslievillebia.com
After the resounding success of its inaugural year, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside will return to Jimmie Simpson featuring a dynamic musical roster. Visit our website for more info and complete Concert Line-Up.
Afrofest
Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 8, 12 noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
www.afrofest.ca
Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture. It is a weekend-long celebration centered on African melody, rhythm and dance taking place on outdoor stages. Over 20 bands - local and international. Over 30 food vendors. Free admission.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. July 21 & Sun. July 22, 10 am - 8 pm
Toronto's Regent Park, 600 Dundas St. E.
media@muhtadidrumfest.com; www.muhtadidrumfest.com
Join us at this annual event that celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. 40+ local and national Drum Groups, interactive area and much more. The Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 6
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.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 3
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
Sat. Sep. 22
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 8
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
Wed. 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. 4 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Sun. 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. 22
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.
December
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Fri. 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
Tue. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Wed. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
February
Valentine's Day
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 10
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 11 to Fri. Mar. 15
St. Patrick's Day
Sun. 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.
Spring begins
Wed. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 30, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 19
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
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