The giant yard sale event is on Sat. June 13th this year. Registration starts Monday May 11th starting at 9am by calling the Rec Centre front desk at 416.392.0743. Details will be supplied at point of registion. Please do not email the Friends for info, we are not involved with organizing. Thank you!
....drum roll please....and the winner of the 2015 postcard design contest is....Veronica Park!
Ms. Park (OCAD grad) received 75 market bucks and is basking in a ton 'o glory. Look out for early May (market start is May 5th) when the postcard with her beautiful design, will be distributed to the the neighbourhood.
Thank you to the artists who submitted to the contest and to all that participated in the public weigh-in of 'Likes' on facebook. It was lots of fun and we look forward to doing it again. For more details and who was on jury, visit the 'Farmers' Market' tab on this site.
This weekend is 'Community clean up day.' The Friends haven't organized our usual clean up of the park this year. BUT, fair partk patrons, this does not prevent you from going out there and doing some trash pick up all on your own. Why do we need anyone to tell us when to clean up the park? Exactly. This shoud be an ongoing effort by the community. It's a way to take ownership and be responsible citizens. Set an example for your kids and friends - they will be so impressed. Highschool students, if you want some volunteer hours, let us know, we will be happy to coordinate. If you can't do it this weekend, do it any old time you like. Because we want to keep the park consistently clean of garbage, food waste and pet waste so that we can lounge and frolick on the green space uninhibited. Welcome summer!
Park People have issued some excellent tool kits that explains the how-to put on events in your park and/or how to initiate community building fun! They are excellent resources. The link to their website is below failing that, pdf's of handbooks below.
Ward 19 (yes that's us) Councillor Mike Layton is hosting a skating party on Sunday Jan. 25th, from 2-4pm. So strap on dem skates and bring the family and friends. Pssst. they'll be hot chocolate and cookies post skate! Yum.