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Glen Andrew Community Association – Newsletter - March 2019
 

·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod
·         Guest Speakers:
Councillor Michael Thompson
City Developer 
·         Membership Report
·         New Business / Resident Issues
·         Adjournment
Our Guest Speakers:
Councillor Michael Thompson:
Many of you who live east of Brimley may not have met Michael yet, and you who live west of Brimley most likely know him. He will join us at our next meeting.
His topics will be on changes in Scarborough (especially in our area), such as the subway extension, development and other important changes in our area.
A question and answer period will follow. Here is an opportunity to meet Michael and maybe have your questions answered, so please come and join us. 

City Developer:
We attended a community consultation meeting in February 2018 and indicated a number of concerns to the developer regarding the design of the building due to its location at a busy intersection. I understand from City Planning that the developer has dealt with many of those concerns. This is your opportunity to hear what they are planning and offer any concerns.
See you at the meeting!


Association Contacts:
President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097
Membership and General Information:
Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932
E-mail: ehlersmike00@gmail.com
Advertisement:
            Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore
E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com


Our Annual Litter Clean-up Day:
Our litter clean-up day is coming up soon.
We are asking you to give us an hour or two of your time between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and help us pick up litter from our streets, boulevards, parks, woodlots and school yards. Even though we always have a fairly good turnout, we can always use a few more volunteers, so if you have the time, please come out and help. Remember, many hands make for light work.
We really believe that this yearly function is a great way to keep our neighbourhood cleaner.
 Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Meeting place:  Birkdale Community Centre
(south side of Ellesmere, west of Brimley)
8:00 a.m.: Coffee, Tea, Juice, Cookies or a Muffin
12:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Barbeque
2:00 p.m.: Conclusion and Prize draw.
        (You must be present to collect your prize)
Community service credits: are available for students. h
If it is a rainy day, still come out and join us for the BBQ. We booked a large room inside. The food that we collected and purchased needs to be eaten.

Thank You, Glenn De Baeremaeker!
Glenn was our councillor for 14 years and decided not to run for council in the 2018 election campaign.
He was easy to work with on any concerns we had for issues which would have a major impact on our Community.
He was a major asset when the TTC decided to continue the Bloor-Danforth subway from the Kennedy Station up to Scarborough Town Centre, and was always a big supporter of our Annual Clean Up Day. He always provided Family Zoo passes as prizes for that day.
He will be missed and I can only hope that we will be able to develop the same good working relationship with Michael Thompson.
I would like to wish Glenn all success in whatever he decides to pursue as a career for the future.
Iain
Birkdale Community Centre:

1299 Ellesmere Rd.        Telephone # 416- 396-4069
Interested in what's happening at the Birkdale Senior Centre?
Check out our new Website:  www.birkdaleseniors.com
Community Garage Sale at Birkdale C.C.
Jun 15: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hosted by Birkdale Seniors.
Come and find your treasures! Vendor tables available
Please call Karen 416-396-4069
What’s on at our Churches:
 St, Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrews Road, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N2
For all events please contact the office at 416-438-4100 or email office@standrewsscarborough.ca
Office hours: 9 to 12 Monday to Friday.
Website: www.standrewsscarborough,com.
 Wednesday, April 3: The Alpha Course for adults starts April 3rd, every Wednesday evening from 6:15-8:30 p.m., for 11 weeks until June 12.  The evening includes dinner, a video, and then  group discussions.  All are welcome!  For more information or to register please call 416 438-4100. https://www.alphacanada.org/try/

Saturday, April 13:
Men’s Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. Details available mid-March.
Maundy Thursday, April 18:   6:00 p.m.  Family potluck supper (bring a salad, dessert or main course to share) and Easter program. Fun for all ages!
 Good Friday, April 19:   Worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday Worship services:
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Children's Easter program and egg hunt Sunday, April 21 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. for 3 years to Gr. 6. Parents may drop off their children (filling in a registration form), participate with their children or attend the worship service occurring at the same time. A youth program for Gr. 7 to 12 will also be offered.
Saturday, May 4:
Spring Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring St. Andrew's Voice and Bell Choirs & Whitby Community Concert Band. Light refreshments following.  Tickets $15. (adults) and $5 (children) available starting March 24.

Saturday May 25  and Sunday, May 26:  Doors Open Toronto – Historical Cemetery and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church tours. Saturday from 10:00 a.m., Sunday from 12 noon.
 Friday, June 7 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: P.A. Day Camp for children SK to Gr. 6. $20. Registration information is available on the church website. We provide a variety of fun activities (science, games, baking, etc.) in a small group, allowing for individual attention to each child. 
 Sunday, June 16:  Our 201st Anniversary: 
One service at 10 a.m. 
Guest Preacher:  The Rev. Stephen Farris

What’s on at our Schools:

St. Victor Catholic School

April 30: Weather permitting, staff and students will help to keep the environment clean by spending time cleaning up their schoolyard and nearby areas. St. Victor believes in doing their part to keep planet Earth clean.

May 10: Weather permitting, staff and students will experience the workload of carrying water jugs as they embark on a Water Walk to see how some children in other parts of the world spend their days.

June 14: Community Fun Fair BBQ.  Come out and enjoy an evening from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. of fun and gathering.  The schoolyard will be packed with games, bouncy castles and activities for children to enjoy; BBQ and other yummy treats available for purchase. Please come out and support this worthy cause that helps support ongoing initiatives for the students. If you would like to donate any prizes ahead of time that can be raffled off, please feel free to drop them off at the school office before June 5.

June 20: Our Year End Mass to celebrate a year of learning.  The mass will take place at St. Rose at 9:45am after students walk over to the church.  If inclement weather, mass will be at the school.


St. Andrew’s Public School
June 14: Annual Fun Fair, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Small business ventures that want to sell products can rent a vendors tent at the fun fair.

We are accepting donations from community members and businesses who want to support our fundraising efforts.

For details on the above items, contact Eleni Karipidis-Herrera: ekaripidisherrera74@gmail.com.



Town Centre YMCA:


230 Town Centre Court Scarborough, ON  M1P 4Y7
Tel: 416-296-9907 Ext 400 Fax: 416-296-8981


The YMCA has a promotion that gives anyone the chance to try the YMCA FREE for two weeks. People interested should come to the YMCA during hours of operation with an ID and request the two week pass.

Councillor Michael Thompson

Tel: 416-397-9274 councillor_thompson@toronto.ca



Free CPR Training with Toronto Paramedic Services

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. at McGregor Community Centre (2231 Lawrence Avenue East)

To reserve a spot call 416-397-9274 or email councillor_thompson@toronto.ca . Walk-ins are also welcome, though space will be limited.



Community Environment Day  

May 18, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at McGregor Community Centre (2231 Lawrence Avenue East)



Compost Days: May 11- May 12

Time & Location: To be determined



Community Picnic  

June 8 at Thomson Memorial Park

Time: To be determined



Any residents who have additional questions regarding the events are more than welcome to give us a call or email! Also, I will add your email to our regular community updates so that you can get all the information for all upcoming events.  





Scarborough Historical Society:



The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road.

Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access



March 26: Bendale Library, 7:30 p.m.

 “Canada’s World Wonders”      Power Point:

Ron Brown, author/historian

Take a journey across Canada to visit our world-renowned

natural and historic landmarks



April 23: Bendale Library, 7:30 p.m.

 “The Archaeology of Iroquoian Occupations of Toronto:1200-1650 AD”          Power Point

David Robertson, Archaeologist at ASI

Exploring the rich record of remains of ancient settlements of Indigenous communities.



May 28: TOUR: 6:30 p.m.

“Armadale Free Methodist Church & Cemetery”

400 Passmore Ave. (Steeles/Markham Rd. area)

Joanna McNeil, Guide



Contact: Jan Howe,

Chair, Programme Committee
416-759-6052

Support Your Community:



You have probably noticed a lot of homes for sale in our area. This also means that some of our long time members are leaving and moving out of our community. In the last few years we have lost a number of our long time members. New memberships have not replaced the number of members we have lost. Maybe some of you have thought about supporting the association, but never got around to it. Now would be a good time to do it.

Just like your expenses, our expenses keep on going up. The membership is still $10.00 a year per household.

We are also looking for more e-mail addresses, so we can better stay in touch with you. Bulk mail will always be sent in Bcc, so your e-mail address will not show up on anyone else’s e-mail.

If you are interested, call Mike at 416-438-8932, or email   glenandrewcommunityassociation@gmail.com



Association Board Members:



The majority of our board members have been on the board of directors for a long time and some of them are ready to step down.

From our request for volunteers in our last newsletter, we have had a positive response. We still need three or four more people to join us. We have a few duties that need to be done on a regular basis. None of them are hard to do and will not take much of your time. We have one duty that should be done by two people; it is only done once a year and will only take a few days of your time.

We need new members now to work with the current ones to ensure a smooth turn over of duties.

If we want to have a say in the changes and construction in our part of Scarborough, we need to keep the Glen Andrew Community Association active and involved in the community.

To get involved with your community, please call Iain McLeod at 416-431-0097 for more details or a meeting with him.



Birkdale Arts Festival:



Formerly known as Birkdale Art in the Park Saturday, June 22: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

In the Birkdale Ravine and Community Centre,

1299 Ellesmere Rd.

More details to follow in our June newsletter.

Hope to see many of you there.
If you want to display or sell your work at the event, you can register now at birkdalearts@gmail.com


Scarborough Museum:

(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)

Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.

For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.



APRIL:

·         April Weekends 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Events include: flower-themed crafts, a special spring scavenger hunt that leads to a treasure. Sample traditional chocolate cream puffs with delicious, spiced chocolate tea. Pay What You Can.

Canadian Taste Buds: April 27 & 28

The monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe for April is luxurious chocolate tarts.

·         National Canadian Film Day Screening: April 17

The Breadwinner. Presented by Reel Canada, on April 17 great Canadian movies will be available on air, on line and on foot at over 1,000 screenings across the country. FREE



MAY:

·         Comic Book Day: May 4, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Meet the artists and bring your comics plus a blanket to sit on (or your cape!) and join a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates the colourful magazines. All ages welcome. Pay What You Can.

·         Youth Day: May 4, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Celebrate your week at Scarborough Museum. Admission is Pay What You Can. Enjoy giant games on the lawn, leather stamping and a baking challenge.

·         May Weekends: Sat. & Sun., 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Come in and try savoury scones baked over the open fire, with a cup of tea. For Mother’s Day, mom can enjoy some delicious treats while the kids make a Mother’s Day card and try their hand at a paper tea cup craft. Pay What You Can.

Canadian Taste Buds: May 26 & 27

The monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe for May is a decadent cheesecake.

·         Doors Open Toronto: May 26 & 27, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

At Scarborough Museum, visit the Cornell House and McCowan Log House, check out what’s baking and go on an exciting scavenger hunt. Prizes for all! FREE.

·         Jane’s Walk – St. Andrew’s road: A snapshot of old Scarborough – May 4, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Join staff on this FREE walking tour to explore the historic stretch of St. Andrew’s road. Guided tours through the historic house are available with paid admission.



JUNE:

·         June Weekends: Sat. & Sun., 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Play games from around the world and go on an animal scavenger hunt. Enjoy lemon biscuits and lemonade on the lawn.



·         P.A. Day Camp (Ages 6-11) June 7
Call 416-338-8807 for more information

The Art Guild of Scarborough



The Art Guild of Scarborough’s Annual Spring Art Show & Sale returns Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Centennial Recreation Centre-Scarborough.

 Members of the Art Guild include many local artists who exhibit in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, ink, mixed media and sculpture. The show features a wide variety of styles with over 300 works of art by over 90 artists, many of whom will be in attendance. All works are completely original and are for sale at reasonable prices.

 Whether you are looking for an original piece of art for your home, office, a gift for a special someone or to celebrate the long awaited spring season —there’s something for everyone’s taste. And speaking of taste, we also have something to tantalize your taste buds: a lovely complimentary tearoom. So come out and join us for a stroll through the many wonderful works of art and enjoy a wee cuppa and a sweet treat.

 The Art Guild of Scarborough’s Spring Art Show and Sale will take place at Centennial Recreation Centre-Scarborough, 1967 Ellesmere Road (between Markham Road & Bellamy Road). The official opening and awards presentation will take place at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, March 30. The show continues from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No charge for parking.

The Art Guild of Scarborough is a non-profit membership organization, which was formed in 1962 in order to bring together people with a mutual interest in the fine arts.

Celebrating over 50 years of fine art!

For more information, please visit www.theartguildofscarborough.com

Blog

Visit our blog at: glenandrewcommunity.com. Get copies of newsletters as well as
updates on community issues and events

Advertise Your Business!

Our newsletter reaches residents in 1,400 homes and 11 condominium buildings in our neighbourhood. All business cards are also posted on our Business Partner page on our blog which now has over 50,000 views.

To advertise your business in the next newsletter and blog, please contact

Dave Jackson – 416-438-9846

Reminder – Upcoming GACA Meeting:

After the March meeting, Monday, June 24, 2019



Newsletter produced by Gemma Gallimore

Printed by Paradise Print



The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:
Monday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m.

Come and join us – new members always welcome.
Meet your neighbours and enjoy a coffee on us!

Meeting Agenda:

·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod

·         Guest Speaker: Jamie Rapos of

      Petropoulos & Rapos

Barristers & Solicitors

·         Membership Report

·         Treasurers Report: Tom Bazanis

·         New Business / Resident Issues

·         Adjournment

Our guest speaker’s topics:

Our guest speaker, Jamie Rapos, is one of our business partners. The outline of his presentation is:
· Wills and Estate Planning
· Joint ownership of accounts and real property
· New Estate Tax Information Return requirements
· Question and Answer period
The last time Jamie gave a presentation at our meeting was October 2015. Many members were very pleased with the information they got from him, and asked that we invite him again.
Please join us at our meeting on October 29 to a meeting of good and helpful information.



Association Contacts:
President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097
Membership and General Information:
Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932
E-mail: mikehl@rogers.com
Advertisement:
            Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore
E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com


Our Association at Work
We continue to work on your behalf with City Planning and the TTC regarding issues which will have an impact on our community.
Recently, we have been heavily involved with numerous issues regarding the continuation of the Bloor Subway line up to Scarborough Town Centre from Kennedy station.
So far, we have been able to prevent the demolition of the Esso gas station, the Progress Plaza and the destruction of 2 hectares of the Frank Faubert woodlot. We also were able to prevent the expropriation of 12 houses on McCowan Road.
We were also able to have the city re establish a left turn lane at Ellesmere and Grangeway. This was completed within one day of making our request.
Our thinking with this request was to allow East or Westbound traffic on Ellesmere who wished to go north on McCowan to have an alternate option over a left or right turn at McCowan, as this is one of the busiest intersections in the city.
Our most recent victory came regarding the intention to demolish the Progress overpass at McCowan and create a new intersection with a traffic light.
This would put the new traffic light approximately 70 Meters from Transit Road where the buses exit the station. This would allow only two buses at a time if that new light were red.
Since all but three buses turn north coming out of the station, the traffic jams would be horrendous. We requested that an independent traffic study be conducted which concluded that the demolition should not proceed.
We also deal with proposals for new development in our area, mostly condominiums and town houses. In the last 12 months we have turned down 3 requests to demolish the plaza at Brimley and Brimorton and build Stacked Townhouses. This request would also have required the demolition of the 3 single family dwellings adjacent to the plaza on Brimorton.
It is also our intention to lobby for the continuation of the Sheppard subway from Don Mills road east to Scarborough Town Centre and west to Downsview Station. This will finally create a loop in our subway system.
Iain McLeod
President
What’s on at our Churches:


St, Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrews Road, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N2
For further information please call the Church Office at 416-438-4100 or email office@standrewsscarborough.ca
Office hours: 9 to 12 Monday to Friday.
St. Andrew’s is very pleased to announce that our new web site is up and running.  It’s at the same address:  www.standrewsscarborough,com.   Take a look some time.

P.A. Day Camps 2018-19: Information and registration are on the church website! The cost is again $20 or $90 for all six days. There will be science, games, crafts, cooking, Bible exploration, outings..... AND A LOT OF FUN. Registration is available now!

Hand Bells anyone?  If you would like to join our beginner Tuesday evening bell choir, please phone the church office for more details.

Saturday, December 8th, 5:00 to -7:00 p.m.One Starry Night Enjoy a visit to the town of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth! Strike up a conversation with townspeople, follow shepherds to find Baby Jesus and experience hands on activities along the way. Fun for the whole family! $10 per family; $5 per person
Saturday,  November 3: Christmas Bazaar from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday,  December 24: Christmas Eve Services, at 7:00, 9:00 and 10:30
 Saturday, January 19:  at  noon - Robbie Burns Dinner
 Saturday, March 16, 2019:  at 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Concert Tickets can be reserved now, but will go on sale in February 2019.

 St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
3216 Lawrence Ave. E. – 416-438-6729
 ·         Annual Christmas Bazaar:
Saturday, November 24 --- 9.00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bake table: Apple, Rhubarb, mixed fruit pies and other baked goods.
New and nearly new table
Craft table
Vendors
Raffle and 50/50 draw
Tea /coffee and light snacks room
          Hope to see you there.
 ·         Christmas Concert:
Saturday, December 1 --- 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Goodwill donation to Society of Saint Vincent De Paul

St. Matthews Lutheran Church
3159 Lawrence Ave. East
Tel. # 416-431-9252
Pastor Dereck Pillay invites all of you to join us

·         Christmas Bazaar:   Craft & Bake sale 
Saturday Nov. 24 --- 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For information on Worship Services: contact the office, or e-mail   st.matthews@0n.aibn.com

Birkdale Community Centre:

1299 Ellesmere Rd.        Telephone # 416- 396-4069
Interested in what's happening at the Birkdale Senior Centre?     
Check out our new Website:  www.birkdaleseniors.com

Annual Christmas Bazaar: 
Saturday, November 24 --- 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 Come see us transform into a Winter Wonderland of shopping. Dozens of vendors, selling handmade crafts, gifts and jewelry. Check out our used books in our book room. A Tea Room: to enjoy a tea, a coffee and a snack.
Town Centre YMCA:


230 Town Centre Court Scarborough, ON  M1P 4Y7
Tel: 416-296-9907 Ext 410 Fax: 416-296-8981
 Until December the YMCA has a promotion that gives anyone the chance to try the YMCA free for two week. People interested should come to the YMCA in our hours of operation with an ID and request the two week pass.
 Volume level at the church:
We have seen some of you go home during a break in the meeting. When Mike asked why they were going home, the answer was that they could not hear what was being said. Even though we thought that we had the volume level high enough, but found out that in many cases we were not close enough to the microphone when we speak.
As of the October 29 meeting we will try to set the volume a bit higher and also try to hold the microphone a bit closer. This should solve the problem.
We are also asking you to do us a favour, when you have a question, please use the microphone, just raise your hand and one of us will bring the cordless microphone to you. That way everyone can hear the question asked.
Scarborough Historical Society:

The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road.
Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access

October 23
“Back Roads of Ontario”
Ron Brown, Author

November 27
“Roughing It in the Brush”
Canadian Women  Artists at Work
Arlene Gehmacher: Art Historian, R.O.M.

January 22, 2019
“Exile Air: WWII’s Little Norway”
Andrea Baston, Author
All of the above are at Bendale Library.


Contact: Jan Howe,
Chair, Programme Committee

Volunteers Needed:

Many of us on the Board are getting up there in age. We need to start looking for younger people to join us.
We need volunteers who have the time and are willing to take on a task, like organize the Association meetings, keep track of members, collect membership dues, help at the yearly litter clean-up day, do the e-mail mail out, help with the newsletter (like making  sure we have enough street reps, have the newsletters printed, organize the delivery). Maybe start a neighbourhood watch.  There is always something that needs to be done.
If you are interested, please call Iain McLeod at 416-431-0097, or come to our next meeting.

Membership:

We have lost a good number of supporting members in the last couple of years by them moving into Retirement homes, Apartments, Condos and out of the area. If you as a home/condo owner have ever considered becoming a member, but just did not get around to it, now is as good a time as any to do it. Membership is still only $10.00 a year per household.
If you are interested, call Mike at 416-438-8932. He will deliver a membership card to you.

Scarborough Museum:
(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)
Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.

P.A. HOLIDAY AND MARCH BREAK CAMPS
Ages 6-11; Prices subject to change; Pre-register for camps online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4386.

·         P.A. Day Camps: The boredom buster for P.A. days! Bake over the hearth, make crafts, play games and explore the park.

·         Holiday Camps: Make 19th century toys, cook over the open hearth, play games and enjoy lots of outdoor fun!

·         March Break: Experience settler life and a March Break you will always remember! Have winter fun, learn settler skills, and make crafts and cook on the wood stove.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

·         Family Weekends, 12 to 4 p.m.
Pay What You Can Admission. Great family-friendly activities with something new and exciting each day to do, taste and create!

·         Holiday Baking Bonanza – Ages 6 to 12
Sunday December 3, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bake holiday treats in the woodstove and the hearth. Take home a recipe booklet and goodies to share with the family.
$25 Course Code: 3018841

·         Birthday Parties: Parties include 1.5 hour museum program plus 1 hour use of party room. Fees: $200 plus tax for up to 12 children. Themes include:
Party like its 1899!
Time Travellers
Pirates and Treasure
Case Cracking Spies

·         October Weekends 12 to 4 p.m.
Pay What You Can Admission. Come enjoy some pumpkin spice muffins made in the woodstove and make a pumpkin craft sample.

·         November Weekends 12 to 4 p.m.
Pay What You Can Admission: Guess the secret ingredient in our Mystery Cake and explore the museum through our mustache scavenger hunt.

·         December Weekends 12 to 4 p.m.
Pay What You Can Admission. Come make some pop-holiday cards and try our delicious spice muffins.

Information from the Police
Constable Paul Rowe is the community services officer at 43 division which serves the Glen Andrew area.
Modern cars are much more difficult to break into and to steal compared to cars from just a few years ago. As a result, the city of Toronto has seen a steady decline in the theft of cars.
However, 43 division continues to see an increase in thefts from cars in which people’s valuables are being taken. Of note in these thefts is that a use of force such as breaking car glass, using an electronic device, or picking a lock is almost never observed.
Home security footage has demonstrated on numerous occasions that the thefts from cars are overwhelmingly crimes of opportunity and not of force. The footage shows criminals walking up the driveway between cars, gently pulling on door handles. In instances where doors are found  unlocked by the perpetrator, he or she can be seen entering the vehicle and taking what is easily available. Locked doors are quietly checked and the thief is then observed leaving the driveway if the doors are secure.
Fortunately, thefts from autos are easily stopped by removing the desire and the opportunity for the criminal. Thefts from vehicles typically have little pre-planning behind them and providing even the slightest target hardening against theft can be an effective deterrent.
Valuables should be hidden or ideally removed from the vehicle to eliminate the desire of a thief to enter a potential victim’s vehicle.
In removing the opportunity for thefts from vehicles the optimal circumstance involves a locked car in a locked garage, but this isn’t always possible with many residents having either a garage full of their belongings or while many homes in Scarborough were built with a carport.
On the many occasions that cars are parked outside, car doors should be locked, the vehicle should be parked as close to the house as possible, and light emitting diode (LED) fixtures should be employed that are equipped with a light sensor.  LED lights with a light sensor are extremely efficient and they can make the would-be perpetrator feel as though they are being observed when want to feel that they are committing their crime in secret. A continuously lit driveway is preferable to motion activated lights that deceive very few (care should be given to keep the light to the homeowner’s yard).
Camera systems continue to improve in their quality and decrease in price. They can be a valuable addition to any home security system, but in general terms they do not deter criminal activity on their own, rather, they record and assist the police in solving further crimes.
In addition to the steps discussed above that citizens can take to eliminate thefts from vehicles, officers from 43 division would be delighted to speak to individuals who would like to incorporate crime prevention through environmental design strategies in and around their homes. There is no charge for this service and those interested can email paul.rowe@torontopoliceservice.
Finally, residents are urged to contact the police if they are the victim of an entry to their vehicle or they observe suspicious behavior. They can fill out an online report found at “Toronto Police online reporting” if the event happened during the night or in the recent past and the report will be assigned to an investigator. These reports are of great value as thefts from vehicles often happen in a series that the victim is unaware of.  If a theft in progress is observed or someone is seen running from the yard a call to 911 is most appropriate.

The Art Guild of Scarborough
The Art Guild of Scarborough’s annual Fall Art Show & Sale returns Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 10am-5pm at Scarborough Centennial Community Centre. 
Members of the Art Guild include many local artists who exhibit in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, ink, mixed media and sculpture. The show features a wide variety of styles with over 300 works of art by over 90 artists, many of whom will be in attendance. All works are completely original and are for sale at reasonable prices.
Whether you are looking for an original piece of art for your home, office, or with the holiday season just around the corner, that special gift for the hard to buy for person on your list—there’s something for everyone’s taste. And speaking of taste, we also have something to tantalize your taste buds, a lovely complimentary tearoom, so come out and join us for a stroll through the many wonderful works of art and enjoy a wee cuppa and a sweet treat.
The Art Guild of Scarborough’s Fall Art Show and Sale will take place at Scarborough Centennial Community Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Road (between Markham Road & Bellamy Road). The official opening and awards presentation will take place at 10:30am – Saturday, November 3--the show continues from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Art Guild of Scarborough is a non-profit membership organization, which was formed in 1962 in order to bring together people with a mutual interest in the fine arts.
Celebrating over 50 years of fine art!
For more information, please visit www.theartguildofscarborough.com


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Reminder – Upcoming GACA Meeting:
After the October meeting, Monday, March 25, 2019

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Glen Andrew Community Newsletter - June 2018




Meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd.

The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:
Monday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m.


Come and join us – new members always welcome.
Meet your neighbours and enjoy a coffee on us!


Meeting Agenda:
·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod
·         Guest Speaker: Brock Godfrey
·         Membership Report
·         New Business / Resident Issues
·         Adjournment


A note about our guest speaker’s topic:
Brock Godfrey is a volunteer presenter for the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Topic: Recognize, Reject and Report fraud attempts.
Fraud by telephone, Internet and mail is a serious national problem. It steals your money, your identity and even your self- respect. Protect yourself by learning to recognize fraud. Familiarize yourself with tips and information.
Those who have attended his presentations have found it very informative. Brock answered many questions from the audience. Information hand outs were also available. For more detailed information, come and join us at the meeting.
 


Association Contacts:
President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097
Membership and General Information:
Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932
E-mail: mikehl@rogers.com
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            Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore
E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com















A Message about our Litter Clean-up Day:


On Saturday April 21, 2018 we held our annual Litter Clean-up Day. Although the day started off rather cool, it did warm up and considering there was still snow in the wood lots and shady areas and some areas were still quite wet, we were fortunate enough to attract just over 100 volunteers who helped with organizing and picking up the litter which accumulates on our streets and in our parks and ravines.

 A big Thank You to all of you who came out to help.

As always, we started out with a coffee, tea or soft drink; muffins donated by Montmartre Bakery; donuts  and cookies donated by Tim Hortons.  
I would also like to thank Steve Falconer who manned the barbecue for us again this year.
Thanks to the following community minded companies and individuals who provided either product or gift certificates for the barbecue, or prizes or gift certificates for the prize draw at the end of the day:


Crab Tree & Evelyn,   
Estee Lauder,
Broadway Fashions,   
Boston Pizza,
Milestone's,
Jack Astor's, 
Canyon Creek,
Caryl Baker Visage,  
FreshCo,  
No Frills, 
GNC (General Nutrition Company)    
Tim Hortons
Glenn De Baeremaeker.
Thank you also to Paradise Print for supplying the posters and EJ Bags & Boxes for supplying additional garbage bags.

Please support these community minded local businesses whose contributions are in no small part a reason for the success of this venture.


Iain McLeod 
President
G.A.C.A.

Scarborough Arts:
This year, Scarborough Arts has joined together with the Midland Park Community Association, Glen Andrew Community Association and the Birkdale Community Centre to make this year’s festival the best ever!
The Birkdale Art in the Park is an annual one-day community outdoor arts festival held in the Birkdale Ravine and Community Centre. Over 40 local artists and craft-makers will have the opportunity to display their work, discuss ideas and practices with fellow artists, and connect with the broader Scarborough community.
Saturday, June 23 – 10.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
     Birkdale Community Centre + Ravine.
     1299 Ellesmere Rd.
Over 40 Arts Vendors / Yoga / Live Music /
Arts Activities / Free + Accessible Workshops /
Community BBQ + more.
For more information go to: www.scarborougharts.com/baitp
Admission is free.

What’s on at our Churches:


St, Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrews Road, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N2
For further information please call the Church Office at 416-438-4100 or email office@standrewsscarborough.ca

June 17th, Men’s Day (Also Father’s Day). Come and join our Men’s Day, 10:00 a.m. service (summer hours) in a joyful expression of faith.

July 1st, Scarborough’s Canada Day Parade.
Once again St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church expects to participate in Scarborough’s Canada Day Parade.

July 9-13 and July 16-20, DOXA presents WORD! Day Camp at St. Andrew’s – for students entering Grades 1 - 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.  For more information visit www.standrewsscarborough.com

Sundays in July and August, at 10:00 a.m.
The children's program (3 years to Gr. 6) will be based on the popular Veggie Tales cartoons (except the long weekends, when we will have Movie Sunday)!  All kids are welcome. 

September 8, Community Festival, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with free activities and snacks for families and people of all ages.

PA Day Camps: We will begin accepting registrations for next year's P.A. Day Camps in June. The cost will be $90 for all six days or $20 per day. Adult staff is on site at all times. We are planning games, theme days, outings, Bible learning, science experiments, crafts and cooking. Registration forms are available on the church website or at the church building. 

Worship Services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. resume September 9th

Birkdale Community Centre:

1299 Ellesmere Rd.        Telephone # 416- 396-4069

Interested in what's happening at the Birkdale Senior Centre?     Check out our new Website:
                         www.birkdaleseniors.com

Saturday, June 16 -- 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Birkdale seniors is hosting a garage sale. One man's junk is another man's treasure. 
Come and find your treasure here at Birkdale CC

Saturday, June 23 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Birkdale Art in the Park.
 For details, see the Scarborough Arts advertisement in this newsletter.

Sunday Sept. 9 – 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration can be done for all fall programs.
Please note changes are happening with the registration process this fall. For more info call 311 or Birkdale CC.


Our City Councillors:

Glenn De Baeremaeker:
Tel.3 416-392-0204
Glenn’s movie nights in July will be on Friday nights.

July 6 –  Lee Centre Park (112 Corporate Drive)
July 13 Knob Hill Park (625 Brimley Road)
July 20St. Andrews Park (50 Brimorton Drive)
July 27 Cedar Grove Park (100 Farmbrook Road)
Check for Glenn’s flyers for time and movie titles.

Michael Thompson:
Tel. # 416-397-9274

Sunday, July 1 – 4:00 p.m.
Canada Day Parade
Brimley Road from Ellesmere Road to Thomson Park

Friday, July 6 -- 6:00 p.m . 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7 11:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 8  – 11:00 am to – 7:00 p.m.
Taste of Lawrence Festival
Location: Lawrence Ave. E. from Warden Ave. to Birchmount Rd. 

Saturday July 14th – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Councillor Thompson Annual Community Picnic –McGregor Community Centre
2231 Lawrence Avenue East
You can see the full schedule at   www.wexfordbia.ca

Town Centre YMCA:


230 Town Centre Court Scarborough, ON  M1P 4Y7
Tel: 416-296-9907 Ext 410 Fax: 416-296-8981

There are some exciting new things happening at the Scarborough YMCA:

1.     We just finished major renovations of all our fitness areas including brand new cardio and weight machines.
2.     New classes we’ve added include Arriba (cardio Latin dance), Barre (ballet style workout), MuscleFit, Chair classes, and a new Line Dance program.
3.     We have added new, more affordable membership categories:
a.     Young Adult (15-29 yrs) - $44.07 monthly*
b.    2-Person General Membership – monthly $83.62 ($41.81 per person)*
c.     2-Personal Plus Membership - monthly $168.37 ($84.19 per person)*
d.    Summer student memberships also available

*Includes HST


Scarborough Historical Society:

The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road.
Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access

September 25
“Lost Toronto”
Power Point
Richard Fiennes-Clinton, Author and Tour Guide,
Muddy York Tours
History of demolished architecture in Toronto

October 23
“Back Roads of Ontario” Illustrated
Ron Brown, Author, Tour Guide/Lecturer
The presentation gives travellers the information and maps needed to explore Ontario in a new and creative way.
          Admission: FREE     Plenty of parking

Note: The Society does not meet in June, July and August.
Contact: Jan Howe,
Chair, Programme Committee

Scarborough Museum:
(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)
Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

·         June Weekends
June 2 – Jun 30
Every Sat. & Sun. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy lemonade or chocolate crème candy from the museum’s historic kitchen; board games, an animal scavenger hunt for kids.
Admission: Pay What You

·         Canadian Taste Buds: June 23 &24
The monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe for June is lemon tarts.

·         Canada Day – July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Annual celebration in Thomson Memorial Park

·         Summer Evenings, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Themes include: Arts & Crafts, Games, Music, Treats, Dance and Cottage in the City.
Admission: Pay What You Can

SUMMER CAMPS

·         Ages 5-12. Pre-register for camps online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4386. Themes include:
·         Amazing race Scarborough (Age 6-11) Jul 3-6; Aug 7-10
·         Flashback (Ages 6-11) Jul 9-13; Aug 13-17
·         Mission Possible (Ages 6-11) Jul 16-20; Aug 20-24
·         Carnival Fun (Ages 6-11) Jul 23-27; Aug 27-31
·         Chef It Up! (Ages 6-11) Jul 30-Aug 3

·         September Weekends – 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Celebrate apple treats all month long
Pay What You Can

·         October Weekends
Sat. Oct 6, 12:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Make a decoupage lantern and ghostly craft to decorate your home. Enjoy Devil’s Food Cake and Witches Brews.

·         Oct 27 & 28 is Canadian Taste Buds – make Caramel Crème Candy, a traditional and historic candy recipe from the 19th century that is still popular today.
Admission: Pay What You Can

Police in Scarborough are warning the public about an increase in distraction thefts:

Constables Julie Campbell and Paul Rowe, both of 43 Division, are working with auxiliary officers to raise awareness of the thefts and robberies in an effort to prevent them.
 “Our goal would be to let people know that these things are happening because ultimately the people themselves, the citizens, are their own best defence,” Campbell said. “It’s about maintaining your personal space and just being cognizant that this kind of stuff happens.”  Police are seeing four different distraction theft techniques:
·         The flat tire: The victim is told he/she has a flat tire. While the victim looks at the tire with a suspect, a second suspect steals the victim’s purse or wallet.
·         Jewelry switch: The victim is asked for directions in a busy parking lot. As a thank you, the victim is given jewelry. When the costume jewelry is applied, the victim’s real gold jewelry is removed.
·         Scattering coins: A woman drops her purse in a mall, scattering coins. A young girl assists her “mother” in picking up the coins while blocking the path of the victim, who usually then tries to help the child. The mother or an accomplice then steals the victim’s wallet.
·         PIN watch: The victim is watched at a checkout counter and his/her PIN is recorded by the next person in line. A second suspect is outside and distracts the victim with a question while the suspect from the store comes along and steals the victim’s wallet or just a credit or debit card. “We’ve seen that they will remove the wallet, take out a credit or debit card and then put the wallet back,” Campbell said. “What is perhaps amazing is sometimes it takes a while for people to realize that they’ve been victimized.”
Campbell said police typically see an increase in robberies and distraction thefts in warmer weather because more people are out and about and their bracelets and necklaces are more visible.
Typically three suspects, two females and a male, are involved in a distraction theft though sometimes a child is also used in the crime. “It doesn’t fit your mental image of the robber,” Campbell said.
Rowe said the distraction thieves work well as a team, preying on people’s goodwill. “They’re doing this on a very regular basis and using it as a source of income.”  Rowe offered one somewhat unusual crime prevention tip: say hello to people around you. “Not only are you being friendly, but you are acknowledging that person that you see them,” he said. “It is not accidental that many large retail stores have a greeter at the front door. They are personalizing people as they come in, in a very friendly way...and they’ve seen a reduction in shoplifting.”  Police also offer the following advice to avoid becoming a victim:
• cover up your jewelry;
• walk with confidence;
• remain alert and observe people around you;
• travel with someone;
• if you do become a victim, call police immediately.
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St. Andrews Public School

Fun Fair

June 21: 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

Admission price is $10 in advance; $15 at the event.
Toddlers under 4 are free.
Admission includes DJ entertainment (including a visit from Reptilia),
a bounce house, silent auction, photo booth,
 henna tattoos,
face painting, hair braiding and games.
Vendors are welcome to rent a table, sponsor the event or donate prizes.

For information,
Contact Katy: 416-833-7344

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Glen Andrew Community Newsletter March 2018




Meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd.


The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:



Monday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m.



Come and join us – new members always welcome.
Meet your neighbours and enjoy a coffee on us!



Meeting Agenda:

·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod
·         Guest Speaker: Lorne Ross
·         Membership Report
·         New Business / Resident Issues
·         Adjournment





A note about our guest speaker’s topic:

Here we Grow Again!

Could be because the subway is coming to Scarborough Centre.
 Maybe our Centre’s just such a great place to live!
Two new applications were filed late last year for more apartments in our Centre:
 ·       KLM Planning Partners is asking for 262 apartments in a 15 storey tower on the north west corner of Brimley and Ellesmere;
·       Urban Strategies Inc is asking for 2,245 units, apartments and some townhouses, in buildings up to 48 storeys tall on the north east corner of Progress and Consilium Place.

 Glen Andrew is trying to get both planning consultants to come out to our March 26th meeting to present their proposal. No guarantees yet and if they cannot make it, Lorne Ross who helps us with planning issues, will present what we know about these and other current applications.

 Come to our meeting and find out more. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please send as an email with your concerns. Please send your email to glenandrewcommunityassociation@gmail.com


Our Annual Litter Clean-up Day:

Please mark your calendar.
The time has come again to ask all of you to join us in picking up litter in our neighbourhood. We are asking you to give us an hour or two of your time between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and help us pick up litter from our streets, boulevards, parks and schoolyards. We always have a fairly good turnout, but could easily use another 20 to 25 people to help us, to get all the areas done, so if you can spare the time, please come and join us.
Remember, many hands make light work.
 Date: Saturday April 21, 2018
Meeting place: Birkdale Community Centre
(south side of Ellesmere, west of Brimley)
8:00 a.m.: Coffee, Tea, Juice, Cookies or a Muffin.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Barbeque
2:00 p.m.: Conclusion and Prize draw.

We have had many complaints in the past about some people picking up more than one prize.
(a prize for someone else)
For that reason we have to change it to
(You must be present to collect your prize)

·         Community service credits: are available for student helpers.
If it is a rainy day, still come out and join us for a hamburger, hot dog and a drink. We booked a large room inside. The food that we collected and purchased needs to be eaten
Association Contacts:
President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097
Membership and General Information:
Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932
E-mail: mikehl@rogers.com
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            Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com 







What’s on at our Churches:

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

115 St. Andrews Road, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N2
For further information please call the Church Office at 416-438-4100 or email office@standrewsscarborough.ca.

THIS IS OUR BICENTENNIAL YEAR!!

Tuesdays, from 6:30 -7:20 pm.  Beginners handbell class.

Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 6pm: Potluck Dinner (bring a food to share - salad, dessert or something) and Easter program for the whole family! FREE

Good Friday service is March 30th at 10 am

Easter Sunday services April 1st at 9 & 11 am
Children's Easter Program and Easter Egg Hunt for children 3 years to Gr. 6. All the children will take home chocolate! FREE All families and children are welcome!
Saturday April 7 at 2:30 pm. Spring Tea and Fashion Show,  Cost $10.

Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 noon Luncheon sponsored by the Men. 
Speaker: Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre;    Topic: “Mass Marketing Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness for Seniors.
Tickets $10.   All are welcome.

Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.“Celebration Concert”
Featuring St. Andrew’s Choir, Bell Choirs, Praise Team, Free will offering

Wednesday, May 16:  12:00 noon. Luncheon sponsored by the Men. 
Speaker: Terry Whittam. Topic: “Monarchs in Mexico”. Tickets $10.   All are welcome.

Saturday & Sunday,  May 26 & 27:  Doors Open, Toronto

PA Day Camp! For children SK to Gr. 6.  $20 per day.  Enroll your children and share the information with your friends, neighbours and businesses that you frequent!  The next PA day is June 8.

Bi-Centennial Weekend: 
Saturday June 9: Semi-Formal Banquet, Dinner and Dance at The Brighton 5:30 p.m.  Tickets $70.

Sunday, June 10:  The Big Day – Our 200th Anniversary – One Service at 11:00 a.m. 
Guest Speaker:  The Rev. Dr. John Vissers

From June 17 to September 2 summer hours in effect. One service at 10 a.m.
September 9th Sunday morning services resume at 9 & 11 a.m.

Sunday, July 1:  Canada Day Parade
St. Matthews Lutheran Church

3159 Lawrence Ave. East Tel. # 416-431-9252
Pastor Dereck Pillay invites all of you to join us.
Lenten Services:

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday April 1st 2018 at 11:00 a.m.



What’s on at our Schools:

St. Victor Catholic School.
20 Bernadine St.                           Tel. # 416-393-5338

June 15th from 5:30-8:00pm
Annual Community BBQ
We will have games, bouncy castles and activities.
Food is available for purchase.
Come join us for a great experience and support your local Catholic school.

Scarborough Historical Society:
The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road.
Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access


March 27, 7:30 pm  “Brushing It In the Rough: Early Canadian Women Artists at Work”
Arlene Gehmacher, Curator at Royal Ontario Museum Bendale Library 1515 Danforth Road
Three early Canadian women artists’ stories of how their artistic talent was used for financial survival.

April 24, 7:30 pm “Peoples’ Stories for a People’s Park”
Larry Noonan, Author & Columnist
Bendale Library 1515 Danforth Road
Personal stories in connection with Rouge Canadian Urban Park

May 22, 7:00 pm  TOUR    “Markham Heritage Estates”
Heritage Corners Lane
West of Markham Rd. (Hwy 48) running north from 16th Avenue  Regan Hutcheson, Tour Guide
           Admission: FREE                    Plenty of parking
Note: The Society does not meet in June, July and August.

Contact: Jan Howe,
Chair, Programme Committee

Our City Councillors:

Glenn De Baeremaeker
Tel. # 416-392-0204

e-waste collection event
Sunday, April 22, at Scarborough Civic Centre from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Compost Days:
Saturday, May 12
Torrance Rd., north of Trudelle at 9:00 am
St. Andrews Park at 12:00 pm
Hydro Corridor on Brimorton at: 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 13:
Thomson Memorial Park at 9:00 am
Bendale Library at 12:00 pm
Hydro Corridor on Benshire Drive at 4:00 pm

Wood Chip Giveaway:
Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Location is still to be determined.

Environment Day:
Saturday, June 2 at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Look for Glenn’s flyers to confirm dates and locations.

Michael Thompson:
Tel. # 416-397-9274

Saturday, March 24, 11 am – 4 pm
Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair 2018.

You are invited to the Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair!
This popular heirloom seed exchange/sale, gardening and environmental event will again be held at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road SOUTH, (south of Kingston Rd.)
This day is fun for everyone. Over 60 tables will include our popular seed exchange, heirloom seed vendors, green exhibits, bee products, worm composting, Park groups, garden products, garden associations and more.
There will also be KIDS events.  $2.00 or Pay what you can.

Contact: scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com
More information:
https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/

Wednesday, April 18th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Councillor Thompson Town Hall Meeting – Precious Blood Catholic School, 1035 Pharmacy Avenue
Wednesday, April 23rd – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Councillor Thompson Town Hall Meeting – Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, 959 Midland Avenue
Thursday, April 19th – 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Councillor Thompson Community Environment Day - McGregor Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Avenue East
Birkdale Community Centre:

1299 Ellesmere Rd.         Telephone # 416- 396-4069

Saturday June 9, Summer swimming and skating registrations.
Saturday June 16, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Birkdale seniors will be hosting a community garage sale by vendors. Vendor tables (for your used goods) are available for $10.00 each.
Please call 416-396-4069 if interested. 
This is an indoor event.  Will run rain or shine!

Scarborough Museum:
(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)
Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.


ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

·         April Weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Flower themed crafts and spring egg pancake recipe for visitors to try!
Canadian Taste Buds April 28 & 29
Recipe for April: sweet Lemon Meringues

·         National Canadian Film Day Screening: The Whale
April 18 & 22
Admission: FREE
- Wednesday, April 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

·         Young Creatives Program – a Project funded by Toronto Arts Council’s “Animating Historic Sites” Program
March 24 to June 9, Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
This 12-week workshop series led by professional artists give Scarborough youth a chance to to create and develop skills in artwork, photography and short stories. Pre-registration required

·         May Weekends – 12 to 5 p.m.
Pop up tea parties on the lawn as well as fun historic tea facts
Admission: Pay What You Can

·         Doors Open Toronto
Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At Scarborough Museum, visit the Cornell House and McCowan Log House, check out what’s baking and go on an exciting scavenger hunt. Prizes for all!!
Admission: FREE
What’s new at our Hospitals:

Scarborough (January 22, 2018) – Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Dick Zoutman has been appointed as the hospital’s inaugural Chief of Staff. Dr. Zoutman will be assuming the position effective April 23, 2018.
“We are proud to have Dr. Zoutman joining the SRH team in this integral leadership role,” said Maureen Adamson, Chair of SRH’s Board of Directors.
“Dr. Zoutman is an accomplished academic clinician who brings a wealth of senior leadership experience and a passion for serving his community and building strong teams – traits that will be key as our organization continues to grow together and deliver world-class care to our diverse community.”
An Internist, Infectious Disease Specialist, and Medical Microbiologist by training, Dr. Zoutman is currently Chief of Staff at Quinte Health Care (QHC) in Belleville, Ontario. In addition, he is a Professor at Queen’s University School of Medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Medicine, and in the School of Nursing. Dr. Zoutman teaches in the Queen’s Graduate Program in Health Care Quality.
A health systems leader, Dr. Zoutman was the founding Co-Chair of Ontario’s Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and was the Chair of Ontario’s SARS Scientific Advisory Committee during the SARS outbreak in Toronto. He is a Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma for health care, a Canadian Certified Physician Executive from the Canadian Medical Association, and a Chartered Director of the Conference Board of Canada and DeGroote School of Business’ Director’s College.
“It’s an honour to be joining the talented and compassionate staff and physicians at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital,” said Dr. Zoutman.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the continued journey to enhance services and improve access to care in Scarborough.”
Dr. Zoutman was selected through a competitive recruitment process that involved extensive consultation with the hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee and Senior Leadership Team.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our interim Chief Medical Officers, Dr. Naresh Mohan and Dr. Michael Chapman for their leadership and guidance to the senior leadership team and Board during the hospital’s amalgamation and first year of our integration,” said Maureen.
“Dr. Mohan has also played an integral role in representing our hospital’s physician team as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Mohan’s and Dr. Chapman’s dedication to our organization has been both admired and appreciated.”

Source: Scarborough and Rouge Hospital News Release














The Art Guild Of Scarborough
Spring Art Show & Sale

Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March  25, 2018
10am to 5pm

Free Admission & Parking

Refreshments

Awards & Official Opening –
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10am

Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
(between Markham & Bellamy)

For further information see our website: http://theartguildofscarborough.com/events.html
Membership:

If you are coming to the meeting and have not paid your 2018 membership yet, could you please bring it to the meeting.
Memberships are only $10/year per household and are available at every meeting.
Just call Mike or Eva at 416-438-8932 to sign up and receive your membership card.
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Advertise Your Business!
Our newsletter reaches residents in 1,400 homes and 11 condominium buildings in our neighbourhood. All business cards are also posted on our Business Partner page on our blog which now has over 50,000 views.
To advertise your business in the next newsletter and blog, please contact
Dave Jackson – 416-438-9846

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Glen Andrew Community Association – Newsletter

 Email: glenandrewcommunityassociation@gmail.com         Blog: glenandrewcommunity.com         Fall Issue: October 2017



Meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd.

The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:

Monday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m.



Come and join us – new members always welcome.
Meet your neighbours and enjoy a coffee on us!



Meeting Agenda:

·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod

·         Guest Speaker: Alan Fillipuzzi , Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Toronto

·         Membership Report

·         New Business / Resident Issues

·         Adjournment



Guest Speaker:



Please join us on October 30th at St Andrews Presbyterian Church for a presentation by our guest speaker, Alan Fillipuzzi, Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Toronto. He will discuss The New Street Plans for Our City Centre. For your information, our City Centre covers the area from Kennedy to Bellamy and Ellesmere to Progress.



Association Contacts:

President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097


Membership and General Information:

Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932

E-mail: ehlersmike00@rogers.com

Advertisement:

                        Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846

Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore

E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com

Membership:

If you are coming to the meeting and have not paid your 2017 membership yet, could you please bring it to the meeting.
Memberships are only $10/year per household and are available at every meeting.
Just call Mike or Eva at 416-438-8932 to sign up and receive your membership card.


Birkdale Community Centre:

1299 Ellesmere Rd.         Telephone # 416- 396-4069
·         Saturday, Nov. 25: Christmas Bazaar: 8:30a.m –1:00p.m. Over 30 craft vendors. A great used book room and a tea room.
·         Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 to Monday, Jan. 8. 2018:
The Birkdale Community Centre will be closed.

Note: Winter swimming and skating registration is on December 2, 2017 at 7:00a.m.

What’s on at our Schools:

St. Victor Catholic School.
20 Bernadine St.                           Tel. # 416-393-5338

With construction complete and students occupying the new building, we are settled and enjoying the newly renovated and expanded St. Victor Catholic School. Thank you to the community for their patience and understanding. St. Victor students continue to raise awareness of social justice issues by taking part in food drives, toy drives and raising money to help those in need in the community and worldwide. We appreciate the community support as we learn the value of helping those less fortunate.

Our City Councillors:

Glenn De Baeremaeker
Tel. # 416-392-0204


November:
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sunday, November 5th – Scarborough Civic Centre

Late November-Early December:
Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

December:
Glenn De Baeremaeker's Kids' Christmas Party

February:
Glenn De Baeremaeker's Valentine Skating Party

Closer to each event, watch out for Glenn's flyers or visit helloglenn.ca for more information, dates and times.
What’s on at the Churches:
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrews Rd.     Tel.:416-438-4100
Scarborough, M1P 4N2

St. Andrew’s will be celebrating their Bi-Centennial in 2018!

On Tuesday evenings Helen has a beginner handbell class from 6:30 - 7:15 pm at St. Andrew's Church. To learn how to play hand chimes or handbells please call Helen at 416-287-3475

PA Day Camps! For children SK to Gr. 6. $20 per day and $90 for all six days.
 Sunday, Oct. 29, Reformation Sunday
Reformation Sunday is always the last Sunday in October, marking the occasion in 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
 Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00 a.m. Breakfast.
All are welcome. Speaker: David Pottinger. David will tell the story of two St Andrew’s men William Heron and Fred Strickland who made the Supreme Sacrifice in WW 1. Tickets $5:00.

Saturday, Nov. 18, Christmas Bazaar
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Baking, Crafts, Knitwear, Christmas Ornaments & Much More. Please help the environment, bring your own shopping bags. Come visit us!
 Wednesday, Nov. 22, 12.30 p.m. Luncheon.
Speaker: Terry Whittam. Topic: Annual Raptor Migration through Rosetta Maclain Gardens.
Tickets $10.00.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A Night in Bethlehem. This is a Community event, all are welcome. We will recreate the town of Bethlehem. Save the date and invite your friends and neighbours.
 For Christmas Worship Service information, please contact the office after mid October.
 Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 - The 48th Annual Burns Dinner at 12 noon. Tickets $30.00, available mid-December.
 Sunday, Feb. 4/18 - Jehovah Jireh – 167th Anniversary of the dedication of our sanctuary.

All tickets available from our Ticket Team or call 416-438-4100.

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The Church of God Sabbath-Keeping, Scarborough

55 Brimorton Drive, Scarborough, M1P 3Z3

Tel: 416-439-7752 or 647-521-5116

Pastor G. Edwards

The Church of God Sabbath Keeping, Scarborough is the very proud owner of 55 Brimorton Drive, (formerly Glen Ayr United Church), effective September 7, 2017.

To GOD be the glory!

 

Oct. 29 Thanksgiving / Fellowship Service

Fellowship Meal: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Service: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nov.18 Community "Fast-Food" Social Night

 Starting @ 7:00 p.m. (food, fun & games)

Dec. 16 Fundraiser "All You Can Eat: Caribbean Foods.

Jan. 26 - 28 Youth Crusade & Concert, Up & Coming - Youth Community Outreach/Drop-in Center

ALL ARE INVITED

 

 

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

 

3216 Lawrence Ave. E. – 416-438-6729

Annual Christmas Bazaar:

Saturday, November 25, 9.00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pies: Apple, Rhubarb, mixed fruit

Baked Goods and Preserves

If you would like to pre-order pies, please call

Eva at 416-438-8932

Snack Bar / Tea Room / Nearly New Table / Raffle /

Craft items / Vendors

Christmas Concert:

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

St. Matthews Lutheran Church

 

3159 Lawrence Ave. East Tel. # 416-431-9252

Pastor Dereck Pillay invites all of you to join us.

 

Sundays: Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

 Divine Service: 11:00 a.m.

Advent Services:

Wednesday Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar: Nov. 18, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Special Christmas Program: Dec. 17, 11:00 a.m.

 

Christmas Eve Service: Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m.

 

Christmas Day Service: Dec. 25, 11:00 a.m.

 

New Year’s Eve Service: Dec. 31, 7:30 a.m.

Lenten Services:

 

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays during Lent, at 7:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday April 1st 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Scarborough Museum:

(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)

Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.

For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.

 

P.A. DAY, HOLIDAY AND MARCH BREAK CAMPS

Ages 6-11; Prices subject to change; Pre-register for camps online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4386.

 

·         P.A. Day Camps: The boredom buster for P.A. days! Bake over the hearth, make crafts, play games and explore the park. Lunch is included.

 

·         Holiday Camps: Make 19th century toys, cook over the open heart, play games and enjoy lots of outdoor fun!

 

·         March Break: Experience settler life and a March Break you will always remember! Have winter fun, learn settler skills, make crafts and cook on the wood stove.

 

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

 

·         Family Weekends, 12 to 4 p.m.

Pay What You Can Admission. Great family-friendly activities with something new and exciting each day to do, taste and create!

 

·         Holiday Baking Bonanza – Ages 6 to 12

Sunday December 3, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bake holiday treats in the woodstove and the hearth. Take home a recipe booklet and goodies to share with the family.

$25 Course Code: 3018841

 

·         Desserts by Lamplight

Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A popular and magical evening of lamp-lit rooms, decadent desserts and carolers. Space is limited for this fundraising event. Early bookings recommended.

$25 plus tax

 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

 

Parties include 1.5 hour museum program plus 1 hour use of party room. Fees: $200 plus tax for up to 12 children. Themes include:

 

·         Party like its 1899!

·         Time Travellers

·         Pirates and Treasure

·         Case Cracking Spies

Scarborough Historical Society:

The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road.

Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access

 

 

October 24

“Family Ties: Ontario Archives Turns 150”

 Power Point

Jay Young, Outreach Officer at Archives of Ontario Exploring stories of four 1850’s family groups that intersected with larger historical forces.

 

November 28 “Preserving Our Built Heritage:

 Designation, Listing or Demolition”

 Power Point

 Rick Schofield, Chair, Scarborough Preservation Panel

 

January 23 “A Taste of History”

 Power Point

 Bridget Wranich, Author, Archaeologist

 English Canada’s early cooking & baking traditions

 as adapted for Fort York’s Officers’ Mess 200

 years ago.

 

February 27 “Steal Away Home”

 Power Point

 Karolyn Smardz Frost, Author, Archaeologist

 True story of a teenage black slave who fled to

 Canada but years later returned to her homeland

 Kentucky and reunited with her white former

 mistress.

 

March 27 “Brushing it in the Rough”

Early Canadian Women Artists Stories of their artistic talents used for financial survival

 

 

Contact: Jan Howe,

Chair, Programme Committee

416-759-6052


Advertise Your Business!

Our newsletter reaches residents in 1,400 homes and 11 condominium buildings in our neighbourhood. All business cards are also posted on our Business Partner page on our blog which now has over 50,000 views.

 

To advertise your business in the next

newsletter and blog, please contact

Dave Jackson – 416-438-9846


What’s new at our Hospitals:

Province commits to expanding dialysis services in Scarborough
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital to receive grant to plan and construct new chronic kidney disease facility.

At an August announcement, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, committed to expanding dialysis services within Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) Chronic Kidney Disease program.

“SRH is thrilled to receive this support from the Government of Ontario that will allow us to begin the planning and construction of a new community-based facility to meet the growing needs of Scarborough residents,” said Liz Buller, President and CEO of SRH. “This new facility will greatly improve patient access to care and provide dialysis treatment close to home for those living with chronic kidney disease.”

SRH is working with our partners to build the new facility in the Bridletowne neighbourhood of Scarborough. The Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) will become a leading example of integrated health promoting infrastructure in the province of Ontario. A unique partnership between the YMCA of Greater Toronto, the United Way of Toronto and York Region, and SRH, the BNC will bring together community services and health care providers to promote self-management of healthy living and disease prevention to foster a healthy community where people can live, work, learn, and play.

“We would like to thank Minister Hoskins and MPP SooWong for their ongoing commitment to making Scarborough a healthy community,” said Terri McKinnon, Vice-Chair of SRH’s Board of Directors.

The Art Guild Of Scarborough
Fall Art Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
10am to 5pm

Free Admission & Parking
Refreshments

Awards & Official Opening
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10am

Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
(between Markham & Bellamy)

For further information see our website: http://theartguildofscarborough.com/events.html
or Call 416-439-6017

House Security – Residential Burglaries
Information from Police Services 43 Division

Break and Enters generally occur during the mid-morning and mid-afternoon hours. Very few occur at night as most citizens believe. The average criminal spends one minute attempting to breach a door or window to a home and five minutes inside the home. Criminals use a number of “occupancy probes” to determine if anyone is home prior to breaching a door. Occupancy probes include knocking on doors to see if there is a response and phoning the residence to see if anyone answers. If someone is knocking at your door, you do not have to answer it, but you should make your presence known. The vast majority of criminals are not looking for conflict when they break in. Once a criminal is aware that someone is home, they’ll often move on to another home. Below are some simple proactive tips in order to assist in preventing a burglary in your home.

The correct strike plates on all exterior doors are very important. A 6 screw strike plate will eliminate potential thieves from shoulder push or kicking in an exterior door.

Deadbolts on exterior doors are not a 100% solution to keep thieves out as the door frame could give way into the drywall. It is suggested that all deadbolts are used on doors with the proper framing. It is suggested that you consult a professional to make sure you are installing the correct locking mechanisms. This situation occurs primarily in townhouses/ apartments where exterior walls are not brick but aluminum siding or drywall.

Police suggest as per statistics, that the best deterrent for burglaries is to install higher rated locks with un-copiable keys. This will eliminate the majority of residential burglaries and stop anyone from copying entrance keys at a local store.

In order to increase window protection, cover windows with 3M protection tape. This will significantly increase the durability of the window so that a suspect will not be able to gain entry quickly and thus leave.
Plant rose bushes in front of exterior windows to deter suspects from gaining access. Police statistics show there are fewer burglaries from houses with rose bushes below window entrance.

43 Division is offering free Crime Prevention Through Environment Design (CPTED) audits for residential and commercial properties in the community. A CPTED audit will look at the exterior design of your home, landscaping, visibility from the street and door security and provide feedback on how you can make your home or business less vulnerable to break and enters. Please contact 43 Division to make arrangements for a CPTED audit.

June 2017 Newsletter




Meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd.

The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:

Monday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Come and join us – new members always welcome.
Meet your neighbours and enjoy a coffee on us!

Meeting Agenda:

·         Welcome by: Iain McLeod

·         Guest Speaker: No Guest Speaker this time

·         Membership Report

·         New Business / Resident Issues

·         Adjournment

We are leaving the entire meeting open for questions from you. If you have any questions or concerns about neighbourhood issues, please bring them up at the meeting. We will do our best to answer them, or record them and see if there is anything we can do to help and get answers for you.

Association Contacts:
President: Iain McLeod Tel: 416-431-0097
Membership and General Information:
Mike Ehlers       Tel: 416-438-8932
E-mail: ehlersmike00@rogers.com
Advertisement:
                        Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846
Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore
E-mail: gemma.gaca@gmail.com



Membership:

If you are coming to the meeting and have not paid your 2017 membership yet, could you please bring it to the meeting. It saves Mike a trip to your household.
Memberships are only $10/year per household and are available at every meeting.
Just call Mike or Eva at 416-438-8932 to sign up and receive your membership card.
Thank you for your support!

A Message about our Litter Clean Up Day:

On Saturday, April 22nd we held our Annual Community Litter Clean up day. It was one of the most successful ever as we were able to attract almost 150 volunteers to come out and assist us.

A big “THANK YOU” to all of you who came out to help.

As always we had coffee, muffins, and cookies provided by Montmartre Bakery; Coffee and Juice by Tim Hortons, Dad's Cookies and Country Style in the morning followed by a barbecue hosted by Steve Falconer of D&S Catering at noon. The barbecue was a success as we went through nine dozen burgers and four dozen hot dogs in a little over an hour.

Thanks to the following companies who provided either product or gift certificates for the barbecue, or prizes or gift certificates for the prize draw at the end of the day:  

Crab Tree & Evelyn, Estee Lauder, Broadway Fashions, Boston Pizza, Milestone's, Metro, Jack Astor's, Canyon Creek, Caryl Baker Visage, FreshCo, No Frills and Glenn De Baeremaeker.

Thank you also to Paradise Print for supplying the posters and EJ Bags & Boxes for supplying additional garbage bags.

Please support these local businesses whose contributions are in no small part a reason for the success of this venture.


Iain McLeod

President

G.A.C.A.

What’s on at the Churches:

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

115 St. Andrews Rd.             Tel.:416-438-4100

Scarborough, M1P 4N2

 

St. Andrew’s will once again be participating in the Canada Day Parade on July 1st.

 

WORD! Day Camp – A community day camp for Grades 1 to 6.

Week 1: July 10-14, 2017

Week 2: July 17-21, 2017

$60 per week, per child.

Program time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00

Pick up is between 3:30 and 4:00

Bring a lunch, snacks are provided.

 

October 8th, celebrating Thanksgiving.

 

Summer hours of one service at 10 a.m. began with our 199th Anniversary Celebration on June 11th. This year regular service times of 9 and 11 a.m. will resume on September 17th.

We are kicking off our Bi-Centennial with an outdoor service, and Community Festival on September 10th. Bring a lawn chair, and come and join us!

For further information,

please call the office at 416-438-4100.

 

 

The Church of God Sabbath-Keeping, Scarborough

55 Brimorton Drive

Scarborough, Ontario M1P 3Z3

Tel: 416-439-7752 or 647-521-5116

Pastor G. Edwards

 

Services: Sabbath (Saturday)

10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Sabbath School

1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Divine Service

Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Prayer Group Fasting/Prayer

Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Prayer Meetings/Bible Studies

 

Activities:

July 29 – Concert – 6:30 p.m.

August 6 – Annual Church Picnic

August 20 - Annual Back-To-School BBQ &

Yard Sale – 9:30 a.m.

 

 


Our City Councillors:

 

Glenn De Baeremaeker

Tel. # 416-392-0204

 

Canada Days at Scarborough Civic Centre:

 

Saturday, July 1 from  2 – 11 p.m.

There are too many things going on to list them all.

Please check it on your computer.

Type: Canada Day Celebrations at Scarborough Civic Centre into search, then click on Scarborough Civic Centre - Canada Days - Canada 150 | City of Toronto

 

Glenn Joins Michael Thompson in the Canada Day Parade.

 

Glenn’s annual Film Fest in the Park:

            Starting at dusk.

Friday, July 7   - Thomson Park

Friday, July 14 - Lusted Park
Friday, July 21 - Knob Hill Park
Friday, July 28 - Lee Centre Park

 

Environment Day:

Saturday, September 23

Thomson Memorial Park - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Watch for his flyers.

 

 

Michael Thompson:

Tel.# 416-397-9274

 

Saturday, July 1

Canada Day Parade, starting at 4:00 p.m.

from Brimley & Ellesmere to Lawrence

 

Taste of Lawrence Festival

Friday, July 7 – 6:00 – midnight

Saturday, July 8 – noon to midnight

Sunday, July 9 – noon to 6:00 pm

On Lawrence Avenue East between Warden and Birchmount

 

Councillor Thompson’s Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Road

 

Councillor Thompson's Movie Night

Wednesday, August 3 (starting at dusk)

(Rain date Thursday, August 4th)

Maryvale Park, 5 Trestleside Grove (Ellesmere and Phamacy


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Scarborough Historical Society:
The Scarborough Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road
Free Admission -- Wheelchair Access



Saturday, June 17,10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Highland Creek Heritage Festival”
at Highland Creek Methodist Cemetery,
395 Old Kingston Rd.
Archives Committee

Saturday , July 1, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Thomson Park
 “Canada 150/Canada Day Celebrations”
 Archives Committee at Scarborough Museum

Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
 “Murder in the Family Tree” Richard Jordan, author
 While researching family genealogy, he discovered
 in his own family, two unrelated violent deaths
 that both occurred in rural Ontario in the 1870’s and
 even met the great-great-granddaughter of the
 murderer in the second case.

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Bendale Library
“Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150”
Jay Young, Archives of Ontario
Explores stories of four family groups in Ontario and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces
of the period roughly 1850’s to 1870’s. One of the
stories is that of George Brown, Father of
Confederation. Others include the Wolvertons,
McCurdys and Indiginous Families of Shingawauk at
the time of Confederation.


Contact: Jan Howe,
Chair, Programme Committee



Town Centre YMCA:

230 Town Centre Court Scarborough, ON M1P 4Y7
Tel: 416-296-9907 Ext 410 Fax: 416-296-8981
The YMCA has a promotion that gives anyone the chance to try the YMCA free for a week. This opportunity is ongoing. People interested should come to the YMCA in our hours of operation with an ID and request the one week pass.
We are also waiving the joining fee until July 15, 2017. You can save up to $120.00 with this promotion.

Scarborough Museum:
(Thomson Park, east of Brimley, north of Lawrence)
Established in 1962, the Museum tells the tale of Scarborough’s rural past and the universal story of the experiences faced by immigrants to the new land. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
For open hours which may vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.

·         Canadian Multiculturalism Day FREE!
Tuesday June 27, 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
Live music, performances, folk-dancing, and sweets from around the world.

·         Canada Day Celebrations FREE!
Saturday July 1, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Local artisans, square dancing, special Canada Day cake, and hands-on arts and crafts!


SUMMER CAMPS

·         Ages 5 to 12. Prices subject to change. Pre-register for camps online at www.toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4386. Themes include:

·         Amazing Race Scarborough Jul 4-7; Aug 8-11

·         Flashback Jul 10-14; Aug 14-18

·         Mission Possible! Jul 17-21; Aug 21-25

·         Carnival Fun Jul 24-28; Aug 28-Sep 1

·         Chef It Up! Jul 31-Aug 4


BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

Parties include 1.5 hour museum program plus 1 hour use of party room. Fees: $200 plus tax for up to 12 children. Themes include:

·         Party like its 1899!
·         Time Travellers
·         Pirates and Treasure
·         Case Cracking Spies

SUMMER EVENINGS & WEEKENDS, 12-8 P.M.
Admission: Pay what you can.

Evening themes include:
·         Tuesday – Music night
·         Wednesday – Games night
·         Thursday – Arts & Crafts night
·         Friday – Treats night
·         Saturdays – Folk Dance night
·         Sundays – Cottage in the City night


Fraud information from Revenue Canada:



 



Know how to recognize a scam


There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily.
Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.
These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.
To identify communications not from the CRA, be aware of these guidelines.
If you receive a call saying you owe money to the CRA, you can call CRA or check My Account to be sure.
If you have signed up for online mail (available through My Account, My Business Account, and Represent a Client), the CRA will do the following:
·         send a registration confirmation email to the address you provided for online mail service for an individual or a business; and
·         send an email to the address you provided to notify you when new online mail is available to view in the CRA's secure online services portal.

The CRA will not send email with a link and ask you to divulge personal or financial information;

 

Exception:

If you call the CRA to request a form or a link for specific information, a CRA agent will forward the information you are requesting to your email during the telephone call. This is the only circumstance in which the CRA will send an email containing links.
·         Ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message.
·         Request payments by prepaid credit cards.
·         Give taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer.
·         Leave personal information on an answering machine.

When in doubt, ask yourself the following:
·         Did I sign up to receive online mail through My Account, My Business Account, or Represent a Client?
·         Did I provide my email address on my income tax and benefit return to receive mail online?
·         Am I expecting more money from the CRA?
·         Does this sound too good to be true?
·         Is the requester asking for information I would not provide in my tax return?
·         Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
If you do have a debt with the CRA and can't pay in full, take action right away. For more information, go to When you owe money – collections at the CRA.

What’s new at our Hospitals:


Elizabeth Buller to Join Scarborough and Rouge Hospital as President and CEO
SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO – Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Buller will be joining our organization as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Buller will be assuming the position on July 28, 2017.
“This is an exciting time for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. Elizabeth Buller brings with her years of experience in managing complicated health-care files while building strong and innovative teams to meet the challenges facing modern health systems,” said Maureen Adamson, Chair of the SRH Board of Directors. “We join our patients, staff, physicians, and community in welcoming Elizabeth and we are looking forward to working with her to provide the highest quality care to our community”.
“It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to serve one of Canada’s most diverse communities as President and CEO of SRH,” said Ms. Buller. “I am honoured to be joining an exceptional team with such a rich history, and to be part of our continued journey to enhance services and improve access to care in Scarborough.”
Ms. Buller was selected through a vigorous recruitment and interview process, which involved extensive consultation, including input from community members, medical leadership, and patients.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andrée Robichaud for her leadership and strategic guidance during the amalgamation and initial stages of integration. Andrée’s dedication to our hospital and our community will be missed and we wish her the best as she enters her retirement from a lifetime of public service,” said Ms. Adamson.
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