Busy Friends week! Dates to put on calendar


Lots of community activities for the fall. Read on people........
FARMERS MARKET - Oct. 28th last day tomorrow
Tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 28th is the last market day of the 2014 season.... and we know what that means - rain.  Seriously, you'd think we'd get a break, lol.  We say (as we have been all season), damn the torpedos! The show must go on!  Come up and fill your bags with amazing local bounty on the tables and all the other goodies that await.  If that is isn't enough incentive, we'll be giving out cups* of warm soup to patrons, compliments of the TBFM and the Bus Kitchen as our end of the season thank you to patrons.  *While supplies last, one cup person please, thank you.
It is also the final DEADLINE for the 2015 Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market postcard design contest.  Submissions will be accepted from 3pm to 7pm, we'll be up there by 2pm so you can drop off then if need be - ask for Carolyn or Tessa.  Looking forward to receiving submissions - hard copy and digital.  Exciting!  Send digital to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Our fall meeting takes place at the Rec Centre.  7pm to 8:30pm.  Come hear what's up with all things park!  Be a part of the Pumpkin Parade or Park Day. General agenda with reports and some new business.   Everyone is welcome!  Room tbd - check main floor (east end meeting room) or one of the rooms on 2nd floor.  Ask at front desk.
PUMPKIN PARADE - Sat. Nov. 1st - 7pm
Come to our Pumpkin Parade - the evening after Halloween!
Line up your carved pumpkins along the footpath east of Crawford, just north of the playground on Sat. with a candle and they will be lit at 7pm.
Warm apple cider will be served - compliments of the Lucky Penny!  Yay.
If you'd like to be one of the special volunteers that light the candles, just bring your bbq lighter!  
Note: Community Pumpkin Tossing on Sunday Nov. 2nd- skip your workout and help us toss the pumpkins into the city supplied bins (in Rec Centre parking lot) as part of the parade clean up.  No set time, just come early (9-10amish?) and go for it.  Any amount of time will be a help.  You may come across Carolyn, Laura and a few others with wheel barrels to assist.  The more the merrier and faster!  Thanks for the hand....please ;-)
PARK DAY - Nov. 2nd, 1-3pm
Bring on the Daffodils!
You know how happy they make you feel when the show melts.
Come & help make it happen.
Wet your knees & unfurl your inner gardener to beautify Trinity Bellwoods Park
Plant a patch under gentle guidance
even a small amount of your time will help.
Sunday, November 2, 1pm until 3pm
Find us around the planting beds leading to gates


Fall Bulb Planting - Sunday, Nov 2nd

When:   Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1 - 3pm (Rain or Shine!)
Where:  Queen Street Main Gates
Bring: what you've got: Gloves, trowels.

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Winter is closing in...  let's think of the joy of spring blooms.  Join us for a short time or a couple of hours -- kids and dogs in a digging mood welcome!

Working in pairs would be great depending on how many people show up.  Park locations to be distributed on the day of the planting.

Norma, who has organised the event, adds:  I hope there are many among you who will join me on my first park day to soil your knees & blacken your fingernails & do a good thing!!

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Pumpkin Parade Nov 1st

Come to our Pumpkin Parade -- the evening after Hallowe'en!

When:   Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7pm
Where:  Footpath just north of the playground, east of Crawford

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This year, the Friends’ are hosting a pumpkin parade in the park! Bring your carved pumpkins to the footpath east of Crawford just north of the playground on Saturday, November 1st with a candle and they will all be lit at 7pm.  There'll be some warm apple cider from the Lucky Penny too!

Makes for a wonderful display, and the city will put them all in the compost the following morning!

Come check out the parade whether or not you have one to show off, it’s a real treat.

A few dates to mind.....

Oct. 21st at farmers' market, Charlie's Free Wheels will be accepting used bike donations for their cause www.charliesfreewheels.ca for deets about them.  Please dust off that old bike (in decent shape, no rust) and bring it to the market.  They will be a mechanic on site too!  Thanks @CycleToronto and @Cycle19 for partnering.

Oct. 28th is last day of market.  Also the deadline for the market postcard design contest,.  Must drop off submission by 7pm.  Please go to market tab on this site for more deets or www.tbfm.ca. Here's submission info tbfm_pstcrd_contest.pdf

Oct. 29th - Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park community meeting. 7-830pm at Rec Centre, room tbd (it'll either be main flr or 2nd flr).  All are welcome.  We'll have reports and open discussions that concern you.  

Orangic fertiliser on the playing fields

One or two of you were concerned about the material put down on the park's playing fields on September 26.

Safe for babies, kids, dogs and the rest of us?  Yes.

It was applied by the city staff responsible for caretaking the playing fields and it is 'pelletized' (sp?), aged chicken manure.  It is safe, organic but of course will smell for a few days.  Small price to pay.


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Trinity Bellwoods Park is located at Strachan and Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. It extends from Queen W to Dundas Street West to the north, with Gorevale on east and Crawford/Shaw to west. A square 'handle' of the park juts west from Crawford to Shaw, which is where the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market (www.tbfm.ca) is located.

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