News in Brief: May 17, 2011

The Cantemus Singers will host their annual Plant Sale on May 21, 22 and 23 at 14 Lyall Ave. The sale is a fundraiser for the Food Bank at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Regent Park.
As many as 2,000 beautifully-grown perennials will be available at reasonable prices. The sale will operate between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. all three days.

Police at 55 Division will celebrate Police Week with a Community Fair and BBQ on Wednesday, May 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the New Woodbine Park, located at the confluence of Queen Street East, Kingston Road and Eastern Avenue.
The event promises fun-filled activities for all ages. There will be a Toronto Maple Leafs interactive play area, jumping castles, face painting, all-ages bingo, live music and lots more. Bring your camera and get photos with members of the Motorcycle, Mounted and Canine units. Several area non-profit groups, including Community Centre 55, the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto, WoodGreen Community Services, Neighbourhood Link and local Business Improvement Areas will showcase their programs.

The annual Ward 32 Environment Day Green Festival will be held Thursday, May 26 at Ted Reeve Arena from 4 to 8 p.m. Join Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon for some live music, a barbecue, and the usual recycling and/or disposing of your unused and unwanted household items.
For more information visit or call Councillor McMahon at 416-392-1376.

The Purina & Beaches Lions Walk for Dog Guides will take place Sunday, May 29 at Woodbine Beach.
As the largest fundraiser of its kind in Canada, the Walk helps provide funding to ensure Canadians with disabilities are able to receive a Dog Guide at no cost. All of the funds raised from this event go directly toward the five Dog Guide training programs at Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
At the event there will be contests and prizes for participants, including rail travel, hotel stays and travel point vouchers. Meet on the boardwalk by the bathing station. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the Walk will start at 11 a.m.
For more information visit

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has published a transcription of all the monuments in St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium.
The project took two decades to complete and involved dozens of dedicated volunteers. The transcription is 3,454 pages long and contains about 55,000 names in its index. It has been published on CD only in a searchable PDF format. The cost is $30 plus postage and handling.
For more information on how to order, visit

How about a cottage re-design? HGTV’s Summer Home is casting for families and cottages in need of a makeover. Selected participants will get a personal consultation with the show’s designer and a custom design plan.
Participants require a minimum budget of $5,000. Filming will begin next month.
If you would like to get in on the fun, email

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