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March 5th, 2015
March
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Annie Hall (1977).
Wed. Mar. 4, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Annie Hall (1977).
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 8
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Dx3 Canada 2015
Wed. Mar. 11, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dx3
www.dx3canada.com
Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, digital advertising and digital retail. It brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Best In Show (2000)
Wed. Mar. 11, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Best In Show (2000).
March Break
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20
St. Patrick's Day
Tue. 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.
Applegrove Seniors Active Living Fair
Wed. Mar. 18, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Applegrove Community Complex
60 Woodfield Road
Renate Schober, Seniors Program Worker, 416-461-8143; seniors@ApplegroveCC.ca
Applegrove Community Complex is hosting its 4th Seniors 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. Contact us to register or for more information.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Maleficent (2014)
Wed. Mar. 18, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Maleficent (2014)
Spring begins
Fri. Mar. 20
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Wed. Mar. 25, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
Marketing Your Fiction Book
Thur. Mar. 26, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join Sharon A. Crawford, author of the Beyond mystery series, and Shane Joseph from Blue Denim Press, for a lively presentation about marketing your fiction book. Sharon will discuss how the synchronicity of series characters and plot affects book marketing, while Shane will outline recent publishing innovations.
Beaches 3rd Annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT!
Sat. Mar. 28, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Beaches Living
www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout
Let's celebrate together at the 3rd annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! event. Music, Dance, Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns. Visit www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout for event updates.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 3
Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 5, 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. 5
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 6
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 11, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and BBCC
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
28th 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 mid March, check back for registration times. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2015
Fri. May 1, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 2, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 3, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria 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.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 18, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park at Coxwell Ave. and the Lakeshore
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 18
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 22nd, 3pm - 8pm; Sat. & Sun. May 23rd & 24th, 10 am - 5pm
The historic Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Ave., south of Queen St. E.)
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.BeachGuildofFineArt.com; http://www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
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 $350. Free admission. Note cards, & Gift basket lucky draw.
June
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Sun. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
July
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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Heatwave Toronto 2015
Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
21st 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.
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
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
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 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.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
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.
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