WBS Sorauren Park: Getting Ready For The Rink and Park Update

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

 

Getting ready for the rink

“With winter’s arrival, preparations are being made for the volunteer-made natural ice rinks on the baseball diamond. Parks, Forestry and Recreation kindly plowed after the recent snowfall and crews have started flooding.

Volunteers flood every night at 9 p.m. as long as temperatures remain below zero. Thanks to everyone who has signed up already. If you’d like to volunteer for one night per week, send us a message on the Contact Us form. No experience necessary! The rink is blessed with experienced flooders who can help train you.

Thanks for staying off the rink area except to skate. Footprints and paw-prints are the enemies of a well-crafted ice surface!

 

 

As well, as 2012 comes to a close, a big thanks to everyone who donated to the Sorauren Park Town Square campaign this year. The community campaign has now passed $56,000, with a community goal of $75,000. The Wabash Building Society will be seeking another $50,000 from other sources, to match the $125,000 grant provided by Live Green Toronto, for a total target of $250,000 in 2013. We’re well on our way thanks to the generosity of neighbours, businesses, and donors from as far away as Sweden.

Here are just some of the things to watch for in the park in 2013:

  • Beginning of Town Square construction in second half of the year
  • Fieldhouse mural
  • Fieldhouse indoor painting day
  • The natural ice rink
  • Sorauren baseball and soccer starting in May… new sod on the soccer field
  • Gardening day in May
  • Metrolinx diesel noise wall consultations
  • Farmers’ Market Mondays!

There’s always lots to do at the park… if you’d like to get involved to make the park a better place, use the Contact Us form”

 

To learn more about the great community member who put countless hours and effort into Sorauren Park and help out the City’s PFR, or to find out how you can get involved please see:  http://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/ and to learn how you can get involved with the Wabash Building Society see:  http://wabashbuildingsociety.wordpress.com/

 

 

Revue Cinema: Special Screening of 'Frida, Naturaleza Viva'

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

 

The Revue Cinema is proud to present a special pay-what-you-can showing of the film  Frida, naturaleza viva on  Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m.

The screening is made possible through the generosity of theConsulate General of Mexico in Toronto.

The 1983 Mexican film, directed by Paul Leduc and starring Ofelia Medina in a remarkable portrayal of the artist Frida Kahlo, weaves together the memories, dreams and images that pass through Kahlo’s mind as she lies dying at age 47.

The award-winning production is painterly and impressionistic, aiming to capture the spirit of the artist’s work, as well as presenting flashbacks of her tumultuous life.  Her small paintings are intimate and introspective, charged with her emotional pain and the chronic physical  suffering  that came from a catastrophic bus accident when she was 18.

Her work and that of her renowned muralist husband Diego Rivera are on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario until January 20, in the fascinating exhibit Frida & Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting.  The Revue is screening the film to coincide with the AGO’s  show, which curator Dot Tuer describes as  “a testimony to Kahlo and Rivera’s enduring relationship and to their mutual quest to realize a visual expression for Mexico and its people.”

Event Details:

The Film: Frida, naturaleza viva (1984, 108 min.) directed by Paul Leduc.

Location: The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Tickets: Pay what you can.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto.

 

And to learn about the Revue Cinema and how you can join the Revue Film Society see:

http://revuecinema.ca/home

 

Revue Cinema: Special Screening of ‘Frida, Naturaleza Viva’

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

 

The Revue Cinema is proud to present a special pay-what-you-can showing of the film  Frida, naturaleza viva on  Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m.

The screening is made possible through the generosity of theConsulate General of Mexico in Toronto.

The 1983 Mexican film, directed by Paul Leduc and starring Ofelia Medina in a remarkable portrayal of the artist Frida Kahlo, weaves together the memories, dreams and images that pass through Kahlo’s mind as she lies dying at age 47.

The award-winning production is painterly and impressionistic, aiming to capture the spirit of the artist’s work, as well as presenting flashbacks of her tumultuous life.  Her small paintings are intimate and introspective, charged with her emotional pain and the chronic physical  suffering  that came from a catastrophic bus accident when she was 18.

Her work and that of her renowned muralist husband Diego Rivera are on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario until January 20, in the fascinating exhibit Frida & Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting.  The Revue is screening the film to coincide with the AGO’s  show, which curator Dot Tuer describes as  “a testimony to Kahlo and Rivera’s enduring relationship and to their mutual quest to realize a visual expression for Mexico and its people.”

Event Details:

The Film: Frida, naturaleza viva (1984, 108 min.) directed by Paul Leduc.

Location: The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.

Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Tickets: Pay what you can.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto.

 

And to learn about the Revue Cinema and how you can join the Revue Film Society see:

http://revuecinema.ca/home

 

Friends of the High Park Zoo – First Annual AGM and Open House

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

 

Friends Of High Park Zoo First Annual AGM and Reception For Members
DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013, 2 TO 3:30 PM
PLACE: HOWARD PARK TENNIS CLUB
430 PARKSIDE DRIVE (NEAR HOWARD PARK AVENUE)

Agenda:

1. Chair’s Report and Introductions

2. Financial Report

3. Approval Of By-Law

4. Election of Board Members

5. Remarks By Councillor Doucette

6. Other Business

7. Refreshments

 

If you are planning to attend please RSVP to members@highparkzoo.ca  before Thursday, January 10th, 2013

To learn more or to become a member visit:  http://www.highparkzoo.ca/index.php

 

 

As well,  an open house at the High Park Zoo will be held on January 12th/2013.  See the poster below for more details.

 

 

High Park Nature Centre and Colborne Lodge: Registration For March Break Camp and Upcoming Events

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

A quick reminder that registration for our popular March Break Camp run jointly with the High Park Nature Centre begins Tues, Jan 8 at 9:30 a.m.  To register, phone the Lodge at 416-392-6916, major credit cards are accepted for payment.  See below for more information on the Camp.
March Break Discovery Camp

March 11 to 15

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – mornings hosted by Colborne Lodge

12:45 to 3:45 p.m. – afternoons hosted by the Nature Centre

Children participate in fun and exciting activities based on the history and environment of High Park. Inside historic Colborne Lodge, campers cook in the 19th-century kitchen, play historic games, make crafts and more.  Afternoons are spent with the Nature Centre exploring the nature of the park through hikes, games and crafts. Different each day!  Sign up for any or all half-day sessions. Half day: $17.50  + tax, Full day: $35 + tax. Reduced rates if booking both sites for multiple days.

 

Join us on Sun, Jan 20th for our annual Winter Fun Day.  Put on your winter gear and enjoy roasting marshmallows, sipping warm cider and eating roasted potatoes in the great High Park outdoors.  Kids can also pull taffy inside the Lodge.  For more info on times and fees, visit
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Free Sunday Walking Tours take place every first and third Sunday of the month, including holidays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park.

Jan 6, 2013

Winter Survival

Hiders and Hibernators

Pat Parent

 

Jan 20, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Photo-Buff Walk

David Allen

 

Feb 3, 2013

The Naked Trees of Winter

Toronto Urban Forestry

 

Feb 17, 2013

Do You Know The Park?

Walking Tours Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Drop In  Family Nature Walks

Get outside and explore nature in High Park with your whole family! Grandparents, parents, teens, children and babies alike will love this chance to discover the natural wonders in High Park’s incredible savannahs, woodlands and wetlands. Walks are led by our amazing nature interpreters and volunteers, often with the help of guest naturalists. Family Nature Walks take place on wooded trails that are not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

For a map and directions see our Location page.

All Family Nature Walks are supported by Toronto Field Naturalists. Recommended Donation $2.

For more information, check here.

All Hikes are 1 – 3 PM.”

Chickadees & Winter Birds

Saturday, January 12,1-3pm

Meet at the High Park Nature Centre

Meet the hardiest of birds as we find the flocks of chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers and more. Learn how these birds make a living through the winter months when so many others have left for warmer locales.

Bugs on Ice

Saturday, January 26, 1-3pm

Meet at the High Park Nature Centre

Bring your magnifying glass as we discover how bugs survive through the winter as we hike the trails.

High Park History

Saturday, February 9, 1-3 pm

Meet at square of benches just south of Grenadier Restaurant

High Park has a fascinating history – both human and natural. Experts from Colborne Lodge and High Park Nature Centre join forces to bring you stories of the people and happenings of the park from long ago.

Frosty Fairies

Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm

Meet at the High Park Nature Centre

Winter woodland magic! Learn about the fairies and gnomes of winter and how they thrive in the snow. Help us build the fairies some well-insulated fairy homes.

Photo Hike

Saturday, March 9, 1-3pm

Meet at the High Park Nature Centre

Attention nature photo nuts! Photograph beautiful winter scenes in creative ways and learn about the nature as we hike the trails. Bring your own camera!

Tune in to Nature

Saturday, March 23, 1-3pm

Meet at the High Park Nature Centre

Come feel the changing seasons in High Park. We will sniff, taste, touch, listen and watch the nature around us on this sensory hike.

Urban Wilderness Poetry WORKSHOP

Sunday, January 27, 1-4pm

Nature poetry may not be what you think it is. It might be a reverent ode to a fox. But it might also be something altogether unexpected. Come hunt the wild woods in the heart of the city for poetic inspiration. Local poet Anita Lahey will introduce you to some great poems on the natural world by living Canadian poets. You’ll soak up the winter wonderland in High Park, explore some trails, and write some of your own verse.

Cost: $10 / person

Ages 12 and above

Registration required. See here.

2013 Ward 14 Budget Town Hall

Posted on January 4, 2013

 

 

 2013 City of Toronto Budget Meeting

Toronto City Councillors Gord Perks (Ward 14) and  Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion on the 2013 City of Toronto Budget.

This event is an opportunity for you to workshop with your local City Councillor and your neighbours to discuss:

City services and issues important to you and your community
The impact the 2013 Budget will play in delivering and funding services
The possibilities for our city

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School, 3rd Floor Staff Room, 1515 Bloor Street West (south east corner of Bloor St. and Dundas St West)

 

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