Congratulations to Greenest City and Power Basketball on their two successful events
Food, Earth and Culture Festival
Last weekend, I had the honour of kicking off the third annual festival for GreenestCity, celebrating food, earth and culture. Moreover, the event was also in celebration of Parkdale’s new rainwater harvesting system which will save the City money and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This was a very timely event as the City is producing a new strategy for food and health and Parkdale is a perfect model of what makes Toronto a great city for its people.
It was also a great pleasure meeting Carolyn, who is GreenestCity’s new Executive Director. Carolyn has over seven years of experience organizations around the Greater Toronto Area and Calgary, developing and managing regional programs with a focus on community development through greening and gardening projects. I look forward to seeing what great ideas Carolyn will bring to GreenestCity!
Parkdale Basketball extended their program this fall to include a one day mini-college that was held on September 26, 2009. The objective of the event was to broaden the experience and education of disadvantaged youth, empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives.
The organization also has other programs like Power Basketball, which aims to present inner-city youth with an opportunity to advance their basketball skills, further their education and position themselves for a job and career.
I am proud of the success of this new youth programs in South Parkdale!