Monthly Archives: January 2012

Come to the S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council meeting January 24

from Ann McKechnie, of the S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council:

We are having a meeting of the S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council on Tuesday, January 24 at 6 p.m.  – 56 Woodfield Road.

Everyone who would like to be involved in making sure this centre (including the pool) is utilized to its fullest is welcome to attend.

At the beginning of the meeting, we will be holding nominations for all four executive positions, as they will all be open.  They are:  Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

The pool is safe!

January 18 – Update from Angie Law, chair of Duke of Connaught School Council:

The S.H. Armstrong pool (and the other 4 school-based pools) have been taken off the chopping block.  The motion was proposed by Josh Colle and was approved by a margin of 23 votes to 21 and includes adding back in services to pools, libraries and a host of other community-based items.  Read the Globe article about this.

Please consider joining the S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council and see what can be done to increase visits at the pool because this motion only buys us a reprieve for the next year and then it starts all over again.

And, sign up for lessons!  There are still spaces available. Check the S.H. Armstrong page and click on “Swimming.”

S.H. Armstrong Swim-Up January 13, 2012

Lots of fun at the S.H. Pool Swim-Up on January 13, 2012

“Swim-Up” January 13

There was a great turn-out last Friday for the Swim-Up event.  It was covered on CBC late night news (they came to the event).  See the link below (coverage starts at the 3:24 mark).  If the link sends you to the CBC home page, try copying and pasting it.  If that doesn’t work, search at for Toronto late news January 13, 2012.

Duke students go back a century

On November 30, Duke of Connaught students performed a delightful skit to mark the 100th birthday of their school.    On November 30, 1911 the Duke of Connaught turned the sod and a hundred years later Duke students re-created the event.  Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher helped them to “turn the sod” again.

November 30 was the first of the events marking Duke of Connaught School’s 100th anniversary.   The big event is October 20, 2012 – see the Duke 100th site to find out more.

See photos of the November 30 event on the Snap Beaches website.