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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


Blog
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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.
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 30,000 views.

To advertise your business in the next
newsletter and blog, please contact
Dave Jackson – 416-438-9846









March 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, March 27, 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: Jack Law 
·         Guest Speaker: Michel Lachance,
MJL Electronics and Computers
·         Membership Report
·         New Business / Resident Issues
·         Adjournment


A Note from Our Guest Speaker



Greetings to the Glen Andrews Community. My name is Michel Lachance and I have been asked to attend the meeting on March 27, 2017 to discuss Information Technology best practices and good habits with computers and Internet.

We will cover a range of topics around protecting yourselves and equipment against the increase in cyber attack type activity. It will not take long to go through some of the good practices we can easily do to avoid and prevent being victimized by spammers and scammers using the Internet to trick people out of their money.

I look forward to meeting you at the March 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 


Advertisement:


                        Dave Jackson   Tel: 416-438-9846 


Newsletter & Blog Editor: Gemma Gallimore


E-mail:  gemma.gaca@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 turn out, but could easily use another 20 to 30 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 22, 2017

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.

(You or someone for you must be present to claim 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.


·         We need 8 to 10 volunteers for most of the day to help at the check-in desk, with the barbeque, and making and serving coffee and tea.                               Call Mike at 416-438-8932


·         Very important request:


We need someone with a pick-up truck or car and trailer for about 3 to 4 hours to pick up and transport the collected garbage to the Birkdale Community Centre for pick up by the city.



We need your help:
If you can spare about an hour to an hour and a half 3 times a year, we can sure use your help.
We are in need of a street representative to deliver newsletters approximately the middle of March, June and October, for Doerr Rd. --- 38 homes    
Please call Mike at 416-438-8932
or e-mail mikehl@rogers.com




What’s on at the Churches:




St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church



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



Scarborough, M1P 4N2




You are welcome to join us for Easter Celebrations:

Good Friday: Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday: Worship Services at 9a.m. & 11a.m.

Easter egg hunt: 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. for children 3 yrs. to Gr. 6.




St. Andrew’s will celebrate our 199th Anniversary         mid-June!  For details contact the office after May 1st.  Telephone: 416-438-4100. 



email:  office@standrewsscarborough.ca

Day Camp Registration: We are pleased to again be offering WORD! Day Camp this summer. The first week is July 10 to 14 and the second week is July 17-21, 2017.  Camp is for students who will enter grades 1-6 in the following school year. 


We offer a program filled with fun games, arts, sports, lessons in life, history and science as well as area outings and other great activities. Go to www.standrewsscarborough.com and download your registration form.  Spots are limited, begin your registration now!


We have Ball Hockey on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of each month for youth Grades 6-12.


We have regular monthly Youth activities the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month for youth grades 7 to 12.  See our website at www.standrewsscarborough.com for details.



For further information,

please call the office at 416-438-4100.

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: 11:00a.m.
Lenten Services:
Ash Wednesday March 1st. at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays during Lent at 7:30 p.m.
Palm Sunday April 9th at 11:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday April 14th at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday April 16th at 11:00 a.m.


What’s on at our Schools:

St. Victor Catholic School.
20 Bernadine St.     Tel. # 416-393-5338
Jump Rope for Heart – Students participate in an active event to raise money for Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Welcome to Kinder - We welcome our new families who have registered for kindergarten for the upcoming school year.  They will have the opportunity to meet their new teachers and visit some activity centres that give them some experience with what is in store for them in kindergarten.
Grand Opening – The addition is pretty much complete, students are occupying the space.  The renovation to the existing school will be complete within the next month or so.  The outside space will be cleaned up and completed in early spring.  We are looking at later May for the Grand opening to ensure everything is complete.
Graduations - Kinder grads and Gr.8 grads will occur in later June. We will welcome our kinders to grade 1 and send off our grade 8s wishing them continued success.



Subway update:


A delegation from Glen Andrew plus a representative from Agincourt and North Bendale accepted Mayor Tory’s invitation and met with his Chief of Staff plus TTC and City Planning staff on Friday.


We continued our campaign for a station at McCowan-Lawrence for our hospital and the 36,000 people who ride the Lawrence bus every day, and for the Big Curve alignment which would keep the long term vision of a Sheppard Subway alive.


Unfortunately we made no progress with TTC-City Planning: their plans do not include a station at Lawrence. They will not curve the subway north of Ellesmere to make use of existing Scarborough Centre Station property.


The next report on the Scarborough Subway Extension will be on Executive Committee’s March 7th meeting. Click on the link below, or type it into the address bar, choose Executive Committee and then choose March 7th for the agenda.


http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyList.do?function=prepareDisplayDBList




Birkdale Community Centre


1299 Ellesmere Rd.               416-396-4069





April 11:  AGM and election of Birkdale Seniors             Executive for 2017/2018 term of office                     (Birkdale senior's Membership required to vote)   10:30 – 12:30; light refreshments provided.


May 6:    Garage Sale 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



Our City Councillors:





Glenn De Baeremaeker


Tel. # 416-392-0204





Compost Days:


Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Torrance Rd., north of Trudelle St. – 9:00 am


St. Andrews Park – noon


Hydro Corridor on Brimorton – 4:00 pm





Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Bendale Library – 9:00 am


Hydro Corridor on Benshire Dr. – noon





For the month of June, the following events are planned:


Butterfly Meadow Community Planting event,


Dog Park opening – Centennial Recreation Centre,


Grand opening of new splash pad at Thomson Memorial Park.          Dates and times to be announced.


Watch for Glenn’s flyers.





Michael Thompson:


Tel.# 416-397-9274





Councillor Thompson's Annual Environment Day 


Saturday, June 24th,    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


McGregor Park Community Centre


2231 Lawrence Avenue East





Taste of Lawrence Festival


July 7th – 6:00 -11:00pm


July 8th – 11:00 am to 11:00 pm


July 9th – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm


On Lawrence Avenue East between Warden and Birchmount





Councillor Thompson's Annual Picnic


Saturday, July 15th,    11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Birkdale Ravine, 1299 Ellesmere Road




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


7:30 pm; Free Admission Wheelchair Access








March 28,  “Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion”              


                    Peter Vronsky, author


         


April 25,  “The Canadian Soldier Up Close” (WW1)


                   Kevin Hebib, Programme Development Officer


                    Fort York National Historical Site





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.

·         April Weekends – 12- 5:00 p.m.
April showers bring May flowers but you don’t have to enjoy the park in the rain. Step into the Museum for flower inspired baking and crafts.
Admission; Pay What You Can.

·         Reel Canada – National Canadian Film Day FREE!
The museum will be screening The Sweater (10 minutes) and Breakaway (1 hour 50 minutes) on the following days:
Wed. April 19 – 6:00-8:00p.m.
Sat April 22 – 3:00-5:00p.m.
Sun April 23 – 12:30-2:00p.m. (1st screening)
                       2:50-4:50p.m. (2nd screening)

·         Youth Can 150
Canadian Taste Buds Youth share their home recipes and their stories in the historic kitchens, bringing all cultures together, with special culinary experts at the helm. Check out and sample what’s happening the last weekend of each month during regular Museum hours.

·         May Weekends – 12-5:00p.m.
Pop up tea parties on the lawn as well as fun historic tea facts highlighted all month long.
Admission: Pay What You Can.

·         Comic Book Day!
Saturday May 6, 12-5:00 p.m.
Artists will be on hand. Bring your comics and a blanket to sit on (or your cape!) and enjoy the awesome space around the museum. All ages welcome! Admission: Pay What You Can.

·         Doors Open Toronto
May 27 & 28 – 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. FREE!
Visit the Cornell House and McCowan Log House. Check out what’s baking and go on an exciting scavenger hunt. Prizes for all!

·         Celebrate Canada 150!
Canadian Multiculturalism Day FREE!
Tuesday June 27, 6:30-9:00p.m.
Enjoy live music, performances, folk-dancing, and sweets from around the world.

·         Canada Day Celebrations FREE!
Saturday July 1, 10:00-5:00p.m.
Bringing the past and present together with local artisans, square dancing, special Canada Day cake, and hands-on arts and crafts!



What’s new at our Hospitals:





There is now one interim President and CEO for all three hospitals, now called Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. The Interim President and CEO for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is Andrée Robichaud. Interviews will soon be underway for a new permanent CEO. She has one assistant who covers all three sites.


The contact numbers for all of the departments, programs, and services across all three sites remain the same. The website for the hospitals is:     www.tsh.to





Central East Regional Cardiac Care Program


Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is home to the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Program for Durham and Scarborough. With a highly qualified and experienced team of more than 20 cardiologists and over 100 health care professionals, the regional program is integrated with the community to ensure excellent, timely care. Each year, more than 6,000 patients are seen by the program for a wide range of cardiac care services, including life-saving emergency and elective interventions to unblock blood vessels in the heart; advanced cardiac imaging to get a better view of what's happening with a patient's heart; pacemaker and ICD implants and electrophysiology procedures to manage and treat arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats); and cardiovascular rehabilitation and education to help patients throughout the broader Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) region to achieve an optimal heart healthy lifestyle. As the designated cardiac care centre for the regional program, Scarborough and Rouge hospital delivers care in partnership with Lakeridge Health, and the Central East LHIN.




Scarborough and Rouge Hospitals








Scarborough and Rouge Hospital has officially opened seven new Smilezones at its Birchmount and General sites.


Generously donated by Smilezone Foundation, these bright, fun Zones include murals, sensory toys, drawing boards, tablet stations, and TVs meant to help improve the experience for children and families when they visit the hospital.


“We are exceptionally grateful to Smilezone Foundation and to their donor, BMO Harris Private Banking, for these major facelifts to such important areas throughout our hospital,” said Andrée Robichaud, interim president and CEO at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital.


“Scarborough and Rouge Hospital has a proud history of providing our community with comprehensive and innovative obstetrical and paediatric care,” added Barb Scott, patient care director of the maternal newborn and child care program at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Birchmount and General sites.


“Having these Smilezones will serve to complement the outstanding care delivered each and every day by our dedicated interprofessional team.”
There are Smilezones in the Family Maternity Centre waiting areas and paediatric unit play rooms at both sites. 
As well, visitors to the paediatric unit at the Birchmount site will now be greeted with a beautiful underwater-themed wall mural. The day surgery waiting area at the Birchmount site has also been transformed into a welcoming Smilezone to help ease what can often be a stressful experience for children. In the paediatric unit the General site, Smilezone murals and activities have been added to a special rapid assessment clinic. 


The Art Guild Of Scarborough

Spring Art Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017

10am to 5pm



Free Admission & Parking

Refreshments



Awards & Official Opening

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10am



Centennial Community & Recreation Centre

1967 Ellesmere Road

Scarborough, ON

(between Markham & Bellamy)

For further information see our website:

http://theartguildofscarborough.com/events.html

or Call 416-439-6017.


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 house.


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.


October  2016 Newsletter - Fall Issue



Meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Rd.
The next G.A.C.A. public meeting will be:
Monday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m.

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



We need your help:
If you can spare about an hour to an hour and a half 3 times a year, we can sure use your help.
We are in need of 5 street reps. to deliver newsletters approximately in the middle of March, June and October.
Doerr Rd. --- 38 homes   
Hathway Dr. --- 54 homes
St. Andrews Rd. --- 31 homes
Bernadine St. --- 26 homes
Flintwick Dr. --- 47 homes
Please call Mike at 416-438-8932 or








Ministry of Health Investing in Scarborough’s Hospital and Health Care System

SCARBOROUGH (April 28, 2016) – The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) welcomes the endorsement of the report of the Scarborough-Durham Expert Panel made today by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins. The Minister supported the implementation of all the Panel’s recommendations. In Scarborough, the implementation of the recommendations will:

         Create an integrated hospital system under one corporation and one Board of Directors to oversee the three Scarborough hospital sites;
         Develop a facility Master Plan for a new, comprehensive acute care hospital in Scarborough; and
         Make short- and medium-term capital investments to ensure that existing facilities continue to support quality patient care until new hospital facilities are built in Scarborough.
The three hospital facilities located in Scarborough will be integrated into one hospital system, specifically TSH’s General site (located at McCowan/Lawrence), TSH’s Birchmount site (located at Birchmount/Finch), and Rouge Valley Health System’s (RVHS) Centenary site (located at Neilson/ Ellesmere). In Durham, the Rouge Valley Ajax site will be realigned with Lakeridge Health.

Minister Hoskins also announced:

·         A capital funding grant of $20 million to better integrate and expand diagnostic imaging services at TSH’s General site. This important investment will provide a better patient experience through improved access to much needed diagnostic services.
·         Up to $5 million for a planning grant to develop the facility Master Plans for the Scarborough and Durham region hospitals.
“Today, Minister Hoskins has set forward a bright future for health care in Scarborough,” said Robert Biron, President and CEO, TSH. “We now have a comprehensive roadmap that will see the development of a single master plan for the three Scarborough hospitals, including the modernization of our facilities so that we can better serve our community.”

To oversee the implementation of the directions, Minister Hoskins appointed Mr. Mark Rochon as a special advisor to the Minister to work with the three hospitals affected by the announcement – The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, and Lakeridge Health. Mr. Rochon brings extensive experience in health system design, planning, and governance.

“We thank Dr. Hoskins for his careful and thoughtful review of the Expert Panel’s report and recommendations and for putting the needs of patients first in his decision-making,” said Janet Dalicandro, Chair, TSH Board of Directors. “We look forward to continue working with special advisor Mr. Rochon, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Central East LHIN, the Scarborough community, and our colleagues at Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health to build a stronger, fully integrated hospital system for Scarborough’s residents, hospital staff, and physicians.”

The full Expert Panel report can be found on the TSH website, and the Ministry’s news release can be found on their website.

TSH begins fellowship program to train ED physicians in advanced ultrasound skills.
Program the first of its kind in a Greater Toronto Area community hospital

SCARBOROUGH (June 27, 2016) – The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is starting a new fellowship program for Emergency Department (ED) physicians to be trained in advanced Point-of-Care Ultrasound skills.
“Point-of-Care Ultrasounds are where the future of emergency medicine lies,” said Dr. Sachin Ramkissoon, ED Ultrasound Director at TSH.
 “Instead of having to request and wait for an ultrasound from the diagnostic imaging department, these units can be brought to the patient and are used to determine everything from internal bleeding, to how the heart is pumping, to the location and health of a fetus. This means shorter wait times, better care, and an increase in patient satisfaction.”
Beginning in early July, two physicians will train in the EDs at TSH to earn their Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer certification and an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship certification. They will be trained by TSH’s Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director Dr. Jeffrey Shih, who received his advanced Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship training at Yale University.
Bringing Point-of-Care Ultrasounds to TSH has truly been a team effort. In 2014, ED physicians funded the purchase of several probes and the software, collectively donating about $30,000. This year, they donated enough to fund another four units at a total retail cost of more than $200,000. The hospital’s two EDs now have six state-of-the-art Point-of-Care Ultrasound machines.
What’s more, with the launch of the Fellowship program, Point-of-Care Ultrasound results are now being recorded electronically into the patient’s record. Every scan is reviewed by either Dr. Shih or Dr. Ramkissoon.
“The review of all ultrasound images serves as a means of quality assurance that will increase patient safety, while also improving a physician’s skills,” said Dr. Shih.
Dr. Ramkissoon also points out that more than 70 per cent of ED physicians at TSH have been trained to the standards set out by the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society.
“It’s all a part of our goal to deliver world-class emergency medicine care to our global community,” said Dr. Ramkissoon.


June 2016 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 27, at 7:00 p.m.



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




We need your help:
We need three new street reps to deliver newsletters. Newsletters get delivered approximately the middle of March, June and October.
Doerr Road: 38 homes.
Brimley Road (west side): 45 homes.
Brimorton Drive: 57 homes.
We also need 4 people to help with the parking at the Art in the Park event on Saturday, July 9, from about 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
If you are willing to help,
call Mike at 416-438-8932.



Scarborough Terminal Station



At a meeting held on May 31, at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Scarborough residents and city staff discussed the proposed Scarborough Centre Subway station. Residents voiced strong opposition to the proposed location of the station which would impact homeowners as well as tenants of a commercial plaza and gas station. One of our members, Lorne Ross, wrote a letter to Scarborough Councillors, expressing his concerns about the proposed Scarborough Station. A copy of his letter is attached.


What’s on at the Churches:



St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

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

Scarborough, M1P 4N2



For further info on any event, please call 416-438-4100 Monday to Friday 9 –12.



Summer worship at 10 a.m. from June 12th to Labour Day, returning to 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.

·         June 16th – Crafts 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We are a group preparing for our November 12th Winter Bazaar. Even more important, bring friends and neighbours, your own craft, do one of ours or just visit.

·         June 19th  - Men’s Day Service - 10:00 a.m.

·         July 1st  - Watch for us in the Scarborough Canada Day Parade.

·         July 9th  - Jazz Night – 7 to 9 p.m.  Youth Fundraiser.  For more information email stayouthscarborough@gmail.com

·         July 11 to 15 and July 18 – 22  - Day Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For students entering Grades 1 to 6.   For more information email stayouthscarborough@gmail.com

·         September 10, 4 to 7 p.m.  Community Festival – Free.  Open House, All are welcome.

·         September 19 to October 1st – World Tour – Exclusive Toronto Exhibition of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry.  Scotland’s Global Legacy, as it has never been seen before, stitched in 25 countries across the world. This worldwide community arts project records the stories of Scots and their descendants. The 304 panels tell the story of hardships and celebrations as the Scots shared ideas and dreams with their new neighbours, struggled and learned together.  Admission Free.  Tapestry Hours:  Weekdays: Noon – 8 p.m.; Sat. Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. Sept. 25:  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. Oct. 1st 10a.m. to 4:00 p.m.





Birkdale Art in the Park:



Annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 -- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1299 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough.

Organized by:  Midland Park Community Association,  Birkdale Community Centre and Glen Andrew Community Association.

This yearScarborough Arts joins the Midland Park Community Association to execute this important event that supports the growth and visibility of Scarborough’s vibrant artistic community.

What began five years ago continues to grow with many local artists and artisans who produce and sell original works of art including jewellery, photographs, mixed media, cards, oil and acrylic paintings and handmade crafts in our juried art show.

The show will be outside only this year with events and programs inside.



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

7:30 pm; Free Admission Wheelchair Access



Sept. 27:  “Sitting Pretty: History of the Toilet”

Power Point

Bev Dietrich, Curator, Guelph Museum & McCrae House



Oct. 25: “Early Airfields in Toronto”

Power Point

Dr. Robert Galway,

Canadian Aviation Historical Society



Nov. 22: AGM and  “Sixty Years of Serving Scarborough”

Power Point

Rick Schofield, historian and archivist

A look back to Society activities from 1956 to the present

60th Anniversary celebration.

Contact: Jan Howe, Chair, Programme Committee




What’s on at the Schools:



St. Victor School:

We are pleased to inform you about progress of the two story addition and site improvement at St. Victor School. Work has begun with the intent of completing construction by the end of summer 2017.

These improvements will benefit the students at our school, as well as the children who live in the neighbourhood.

During the construction period there may be increased dust and traffic, but every effort will be made to minimize the impact on the neighbourhood and the Board’s Facilities and Health and Safety Departments will monitor the construction.

Should you have any questions about the progress of this school improvement project, please contact Jenny Hung, Capital Supervisor at 416-222-8282 ext. 2785.



St. Andrews Public School:

Dear Community Members,

Buying plants, trees and other gardening essentials? Shopping at Sheridan Nurseries?

St. Andrews P.S, 60 St. Andrews Road

416-396-6545

 Needs Your Receipts!

Please ask for an extra receipt at the cash register, and drop it off in the special planting box inside the office.

St. Andrews is participating in a new program called,

"Growing Up Green". Sheridan Nurseries will give our school 2% of whatever you spend in their store.

Our four kindergarten classes are currently building beautiful butterfly gardens at the back of the school and are in need of some plants! 

You can help make their dream a reality.

Sincerely, St. Andrews Parent Council 

Our City Councillors:

Glenn De Baeremaeker

Tel: 416-392-0204



·         Friday, July 1: Canada Day Celebrations 

10:00 a.m. Thomson Memorial Park

4:00 p.m. Canada Day parade on Brimley Road

Dusk - Fireworks at Milliken Park



·         Fridays: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Glenn's Film Fest in the Park

Location and time to be determined

Check for Glenn’s flyers     

     

·         Saturday, September 24: Environment Day

Thomson Memorial park

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Michael Thompson:

Tel: 416-397-9274



·         Friday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.: Canada Day Parade

Along Brimley Road from Ellesmere Road to

Lawrence Avenue East



·         July 8, 9, 10: Taste of Lawrence Festival

Lawrence Avenue East from Warden Ave. to
Birchmount Road

     www.wexfordbia.ca for more information



·         Saturday, July 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

12th Annual Councillor Thompson Picnic

Birkdale Community Centre

1299 Ellesmere Road



·         Wednesday, August 3, 8:00 p.m.

9th Annual Councillor Thompson Movie Night

McGregor Park Community Centre

2231 Lawrence  Avenue East

(Rain Date: Thursday, August 4th )



·         Saturday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ward 37 Community Corn Roast

Birkdale Community Centre

1299 Ellesmere Road



Birkdale Community Centre

1299 Ellesmere Rd.                  416-396-4069

Birkdale Community Centre and Birkdale Seniors are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year!

We have been offering a variety of Senior programming since 1976 and we are still going strong.

Wednesday October 26 will be our day of celebration.  Drop by and say hello!



Fall registration will be on Sunday Sept 11 starting at 7a.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 vary between seasons, refer to our website or call 416-338-8807.



SUMMER CAMPS - $183 per camp



·         Scarborough Museum is running 9 weeks of camps this summer! To check out the different themes and to pre-register go to toronto.ca/scarboroughmuseum/ camps.



EVENTS



·         Destination Canada!

Monday June 27, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day at Scarborough Museum! Free for everyone.

Enjoy live music and entertainment, sweets from around the world, dancing and more!



·         Canada Day Celebrations

Friday July 1: 10a.m. –  5 p.m.

Join Scarborough’s celebrations in Thomson Memorial Park. Try your hand at croquet and sample historic treats. Annual pie eating contest entrants wanted! Admission is Pay What You Can.



·         “Get Creative” Summer Evenings!










Happy Canada Day!

As we celebrate Canada Day, take this fun quiz to test your knowledge about our great country.













Question 1:  What three oceans border Canada?

a.       Atlantic, Arctic and Bering  

b.   Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific

c.     Pacific, Indian and Atlantic

d.    Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic



Question 2: Who built the Canadian Pacific Railway?

a.     Americans                     b.  Black Slaves

c.    European and               d.  Irish-Canadians

Chinese Labour



Question 3: What is Canada’s only Major League Baseball team?

a.     Raptors                                    b.  Blue Jays

c.    Canucks                       d.  Giants



Question 4: What is the largest island in Canada?

a.     Vancouver Island           b.  Baffin Island

c.    Ellesmere Island           d.  Prince Edward Island



Question 5: What is Ontario’s license plate slogan?

a.     The true north                b.  Yours to discover

c.    We the north     d.  Where dreams come true



Question 6: What was the last Atlantic province to join the Dominion of Canada?

a.     Nova Scotia                  b.  New Brunswick

c.    Newfoundland              d.  Prince Edward Island



Question 7: What two consecutive years did the Toronto Blue Jays win the baseball World Series?

a.     1989 and 1990               b.  1992 and 1993

c.    1991 and 1992              d.  1993 and 1994



Question 8: Who is on the $20 bill?

a.     Wilfrid Laurier                b.  Sir John A. Macdonald 

c.    Queen Elizabeth II         d.  William Lyon

                                               Mackenzie King 



Association Contacts:
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Question 9: What is the official residence of the Leader of the Opposition?

a.     Rideau Hall                   b.  24 Sussex 

c.    Stornoway                    d.  Citadelle

Question 10: Canada’s population is now approximately:

a.     15 million                      b.  28 million 

c.    36 million                     d.  42 million 

Question 11: How many Olympic Games (summer and winter) has Canada hosted?

a.     2                                 b.  5

c.    3                                  d.  4

Question 12: What are the three levels of government in Canada?

a.     Federal, Provincial, Municipal    

b.    Federal, Provincial and City  

c.    Federal, Territorial, Provincial   

d.   Federal, State, Local 

Question 13: What is NOT a responsibility of the municipal government?

a.     Snow removal               b.  Education 

c.    Firefighting                   d.  Recycling Program



Question 14: How many judges serve on the Supreme Court of Canada?

a.     3                                 b.  5

c.    7                                 d.  9 

Question 15: Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?

a.     The Prime Minister        

b.    All Canadian Premiers 

c.   The Clerk of the Privy Council

d.   The Governor General of Canada

Answers:

1: b.     2: c     3: b     4: a     5: b      6:c      7: b      8: c

9: c     10: c      11: c     12: a     13: b     14: d    15: d












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