Apr 29 fundraiser with Hon. Jim Bradley MPP

calendarJust wanted to loop everyone in on a Provincial Liberal fundraiser that is upcoming in Beaches East York on April 29 with the Hon. Jim Bradley, MPP. Cost is $125. In his day job as the environmental minister he gets to announce great news like this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/experimental-lakes-area-research-station-officially-saved-1.2594161

To transfer to the Beaches/East York site (to purchase a ticket), click here:  BEY Bradley Invite

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Sat. June 21 noon – 4:00 p.m. Leslieville Tree Festival

Visit the Leslieville Tree Festival in Leslie Grove Park (1158 Queen St E, corner of Queen St E and Jones Ave.).  Featuring green groups and vendors, exciting live performances, a kids zone, native plants, local food and much more.

Presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation and Toronto Hydro.  A full event for the whole family!   For more information, or to host a table at the event, click on this link:

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June 11, 12, 14, 18: LEAF Tree Tenders Volunteer Training


This multi-day course is designed for people who want to gain tree-related knowledge and skills. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them, then this course is for you!

Each session provides basic arboriculture training through a combination of indoor and outdoor instruction, and group tree planting.   Registration required.  Bain Apaartments Coop Community Centre. 100 Bain Ave. Toronto. M4K 1E8

ISA CEU’s.  Pending - Eligible for up to 13.75 ISA CEUs

Full course dates & times:
Wed.   June 11, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Thurs. June 12, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sat.   June 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wed.   June 18, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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Kew Gardens, Sat Mar 29, 7:30-9:30 Earth Hour Lights Out!

Red_lanternsCome out on Sat. Mar 29 for the Beaches 2nd annual Earth Hour to see Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns illuminate Kew Gardens!

With a magical atmosphere and live music, it promises to be a fun evening! For more info,  see: http://www.beachesliving.ca/beacheslife/earth-hour-lights-out-beaches/

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Mar 18 7-9 Kew Gardens Refresh Workshop

calendarThere is a Kew Gardens Refresh workshop with Mary Margaret McMahon on March 18, from 7 pm-9 pm, at the Beaches Recreation Centre.  Bring your ideas (and hear about new ones) to improve this great park!

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Mar 21-29 Water Docs Festival, Jackman Hall (AGO)

calendarFor info re Canada’s International Film Festival, focused on water, see… https://www.facebook.com/WaterDocs .  Films screening is in Jackman Hall at the AGO &  tickets go on sale Monday.

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City Doing a Traffic Study on Queen

At our recent GW32 meeting, Adam also reported that Transportation Services has been planning a proper traffic study of the area for a while, but the construction on Kingston prevented that.  Pretty soon the weather will be tolerable enough and hopefully we can get a better snapshot of the area’s traffic.

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