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Summer Sports News 2008

Latest Summer Sports News 2008


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From the September 2008 Newsletter:

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Sunday Sept.21, 2pm and 3pm From organizer John Veiga: “Join us for a free yoga class in Dufferin Grove Park.
2:00 pm - parents and kids can practice together for a fun filled and interactive class.
3:00 pm - adult class. No yoga experience necessary, bring a mat or practice on the grass. Rain location: The West End YMCA.
I am hoping to assemble as many teachers as I can, representing as many different studios as possible to come out and teach a few poses each. An opportunity to come together as a community, working to weave a garland of poses into a ‘Mala of Peace.’”

From the July 2008 Newsletter:


Community SOCCER and CRICKET times Recreation staff program the soccer field for community soccer and cricket from Saturday 2pm to Sunday night. Neighbourhood groups can book times (at no charge) with recreation staff by calling the rink house at 416 392-0913 or emailing Important note: all community games are open for drop-in as well. From recreation staff Mayssan Shuja: “There’s time left on Saturdays – on Sundays there’s women’s soccer in the morning, Brazilian soccer (lots of Brazilians in this neighbourhood!), cricket from 4 to 6, possibly a kids group as well.”

Open FRISBEE game, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5.30-7.30 From Frisbee player Max Cameron: “My friends and I are usually playing frisbee on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (5:30 - 7:30 ish)... it'd be cool to get more people out, please post this.”

Community BALL HOCKEY times Recreation staff have programmed community games on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays so far. There are still free ball hockey times available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-9pm available, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. People can book game times with recreation staff by e-mailing or calling the rink house at 416 392-0913. All community games are open for drop-in players.

Ball hockey for women:

The Women of Winter take the heat. Mondays 7pm beginning late June. From organizer Deirdre Norman: This game is for all women of all levels of experience. Some equipment will be required. For details and/or to register contact Deirdre Norman at


In May 2008 Newsletter

From the May 2008 Newsletter:

Roller Derby fundraiser YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE, May 17, 9am - 1pm

From Liz Vanderkleyn: “I am a member of the Toronto Roller Derby team and also part of Team Canada Roller Derby. Team Canada is a group of 18 girls travelling from across our great land, over to the UK to participate in a tournament with Glasgow/London/Birmingham. We are a team comprised of women from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario and we are trying to raise funds to help us with our expenses, by holding a yard sale/fundraiser/bake sale in the park. Our trip is on June 3 - June 13th.”

Older Summer Sports News 2008

From the March 2008 Newsletter:


On the same day the proposed market policy raised alarm bells, another policy was approved by the Parks, Forestry and Recreation directors. It’s called the “Commercial Recreation Activities” policy. [Ed. see the city policy document] Commercial activities are defined as “any person, group, of organization charging fees to clients to conduct organized recreation activities or services on city owned and/or managed parkland.”

Such groups are to be prohibited from carrying out their activities in most parts of any parks including sports fields. (The new policy is posted on the park web site, click on sports.)This is a puzzle: sports groups all over Toronto charge fees for kids to take part. Does that mean they will be prevented from using park soccer fields? No more Toronto Eagles soccer? Or does the policy not really mean what it says? City Councillor Adam Giambrone says he’ll look into it.

posted March 09, 2008

New PFR Policy on "Commercial" activity in parks

Parks Forestry and Recreation releases new policy regarding "Commercial" activities in parks. By the PFR definition includes any organization that charges a fee, which would presumably include soccer clubs. Read more >>.

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