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Monarch Park Collegiate 50th reunion, Greenwood Park monument, Diwali on Gerrard Street, more local events October 18-19, 2014

This is a busy weekend:

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Saturday October 18 – 12 to 3 p.m. “Anyone can roam the halls” at Monarch Park Collegiate’s 50th anniversary reunion. Evening dance – tickets required.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. Gerrard-Ashdale Library – learn how to write a novel in 30 days

Saturday at 3:30: Jeffrey Baldwin monument to be unveiled at Greenwood Park – Beach Mirror

Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Little India – Gerrard India Bazaar celebrates Diwali.

Sunday – Ashbridge Estate hosts the final Leslieville Flea Market of the season.

Sunday 9 to 2 is the second-last day for our farmers’ market in Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

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Come to the Greenwood Park Lantern Skate — Saturday March 15, 2014

Greenwood Park Lantern Skate

Saturday March 15, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the end of the skating season at Greenwood Park

Celebrate the end of the skating season at Greenwood Park

Celebrate the end of a wonderful skating season. Bring a lantern or flashlight and light up the trail!
Enjoy music and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate!

More info:
friendsofgreenwoodpark.frog@gmail.com

Skating at Greenwood Park rink – “winter no longer seemed so grim”

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Greenwood Park skating path – taken on opening day November 23, 2013

Marcus Gee writes in the Globe and Mail on “Taking on Toronto, one ice rink at a time” – his story of skating “across” Toronto on 10 skating rinks, from west to east. He ends at our new rink at Greenwood Park.

Excerpt:

“My favourite skate was the last of my trip. Greenwood Park just went through a big refit that put a roof over the outdoor hockey rink, a first for Toronto. The idea is to protect the ice from snow and sun, allowing for less maintenance and a longer season but still providing the outdoor experience. Alongside it is a long trail like the one at Colonel Sam Smith.

As I looped around it, other skaters joined me. One was practising crossovers and going backwards. Another, a hockey player, was warming up at speed. Two little kids shuffled along, wiping out from time to time in their snowsuits, but getting right back up and moving on as their mothers watched.

It was a cold, blustery day, but, warmed by their exercise, no one seemed to mind much. My blades made a carving, scraping noise as I sped along the trail. The boom of caroming pucks rang out. Winter no longer seemed so grim.”

See the full article:
Taking on Toronto, one ice rink at a time by Marcus Gee in the Globe and Mail.