May 2017, Congrats to Madonna Students, Relay for life + more..

May 2017, Congrats to Madonna Students, Relay for life + more..

6.10.2017 | News, Newsletters

Congrats to Madonna Students
Madonna Catholic Secondary School has an all-girl robotics team that recently  competed in the Skills Ontario Competition with their robots named Turkey and Stuffing.

They are the first all-girls team to do so and they won silver!

An amazing accomplishment, and congratulations again.

Downsview Second Annual Arts Festival, Next Saturday
Come out to this year’s Downsview Annual Arts Festival at Reading Sprouts Garden, and enjoy arts, music, and performances from the local community.

Saturday June 10
Reading Sprouts Garden (next to the Jane/Sheppard Library)

Arts, dancing, performances from the local community.

Refreshments and sno-cones available!

Relay For Life – Please Help End Cancer Now
Please join us in this year’s Relay For Life  in Downsview Park

Friday June 16, 6:00 pm
Downsview Park

We all know somebody affected by cancer.

On Friday June 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Downsview Park the Canadian Cancer Society will be hosting its annual Relay for Life. As a community, we can stand together and walk a lap of silence to remember the devastating toll that cancer has taken on our friends and families. We walk together to show that nobody stands alone, and together we can bring light to the darkness.Walk with me and join the team in this Relay for Life.Please register with us or start your own team here:


Together we will make a difference.
I look forward to walking along side you.

Orchard Planting at Aptus
Help Aptus plant an urban orchard with Susan Poizner, founder of Orchard People!

Tomorrow, Saturday,
May 27th 10am-1pm

111 Anthony Road
·  Help us plant 25 bare root fruit trees at the Aptus Teaching Landscape
·  Volunteers will help prep the soil and plant trees as they learn from urban fruit tree expert Susan Poizner!
·  All ages and abilities welcome
·  Lunch will be provided, but will try and bring your own reusable water bottle

With questions, please text/call: 416-407-5062 or email:

Arts In The Park (Roding Park)
Fun performances in Roding Park this summer!

Runs August 9 to August 12
7:00pm at Roding park

Show: Fables for the future is a theatrical tale of ecological transformation featuring giant puppets, live music, a singing fox, and a dancing robot. Bring your own blanket and a picnic dinner!

Upcoming Downsview Library Programs

At Home Alone Workshop – Tomorrow, Saturday, 10am-12pm
A fun family workshop to help families assess if their 10-14 year old is ready to be home alone. The aim is to learn how to communicate together, increase safety knowledge and to develop an At Home Alone plan together. This program is facilitated by a Public Health Nurse. Please call Downsview Library to register 416-395-5720. Limited space available.

Toronto Fire Services: Stay Safe in Your Home – Thu Jun 08, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Toronto Fire Services wants to help you learn how to stay safe in your home.

Topics will include:
- preventing a fire from happening to you
- placement and need for smoke & CO alarms
- fire safety in high-rise buildings
- causes of home fires
- eliminating nuisance alarms
- calling for help and much more

Join your fellow community members to learn how to Stay Safe in your home!

Plans For New Trees In Our Parks
Spenvalley Park and Giltspur Park are getting new trees. Urban forestry has issued plans for these. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with my office.

Spenvalley Park Tree Planting Plans
Giltspur Park Tree Planting Plans

Aptus Town Hall Meeting
Community Input Needed to Enhance de Havilland ‘Mossie Park’. Join a community brainstorming session and provide ideas on how to enhance our park.  Youth voices are welcome.

Monday May 29
7PM, Aptus Greenhouse
111 Anthony Road

Light Refreshments Provided
Co-sponsored with Aptus Treatment Centre For Complex Disabilities