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From the December2014 Newsletter:

The blok.ca

Jason Bomers, who lives in the part of the neighbourhood called “Brockton Village,” has started a web magazine called The Blok. He writes: “Brockton feels like home.  The sidewalks and park benches are familiar friends.  Strangers are now neighbours. But even though I’ve been living here 8 years, I feel like I just scratched the surface.  There are decades of history to explore, there are stories in every kitchen, and with a turn on every street corner there are new faces and new experiences to discover.  

Starting this magazine, the Blok, I hope to find out more about this wonderful place and its inhabitants and share it with anyone that wants to spend time with it.

“For this first issue, I chose the theme Roots/Routes.  I wanted to focus on the history of the neighbourhood and highlight how the area is defined by the routes that border or run through it.  There are some fantastic personal stories to explore and some other surprises along the way.  This issue only touches on the some of the history here and the thousands of years of history before European contact is sadly not included, but I hope that this is a starting point for conversations between friends, family and neighbours about this neighbourhood.  Please enjoy!” We read it and did enjoy it, a lot. Block.ca.

Fundraiser for PWA Toronto at the Bake Ovens Sunday June 22nd, 5-8pm

Come by the bake oven Sunday night for Fresh Baked Pizzas - open for everyone, we just ask for a donation at the end. I am participating in the Friends for Life Bike Rally, and need sponsor in order to do it. Here you can find the information about the project

All the money raised goes directly to the PWA Foundation, which helps people living with HIV/AIDS. You can find information about the foundation

From the May 2014 Newsletter:

Annual Dufferin Grove Clothing Swap, May 31 and Jun 1, 10am to 2pm

Saturday May 31st - drop off. Sunday June 1st - shop From the organizers: Bring your clean unwanted, never worn, Why.did.I.buy. it? TOO BIG too small CLOTHING to the Dufferin Grove Rinkhouse on SATURDAY. Come back Sunday. Walk away with something FABULOUS that you WILL wear. The remainder will be donated to local charitable organizations! Want to volunteer? Email us at dufferinpark@gmail.com subject “swap volunteer”

Norwegian Constitution Day parade and picnic, Saturday May 17th: 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the ninth year of this event at Dufferin Grove, started by park neighbour (and Norwegian) Arne Nes. And it’s the 200th year of this Norwegian celebration! Location: centre of the park, across the path from the playground. Wonderful costumes.


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